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Sweet Cream Cheese Pumpkin Dip with Fried Wontons

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 hr 15 min (includes soaking, cooling and chilling times)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

One 15-ounce can pumpkin puree

One 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature

1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, plus more if needed

1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 

Spiked Orange Whipped Cream, recipe follows

Crunchy Candied Pumpkin Seeds, recipe follows

Sliced green apples, for serving

Fried wonton chips, for serving

Spiked Orange Whipped Cream:

3/4 cup whipping cream, chilled

1 tablespoon honey 

1 tablespoon orange liqueur 

Zest from 1/2 orange

Crunchy Candied Pumpkin Seeds:

1 cup pumpkin seeds

Kosher salt 

3 tablespoons butter, melted 

3 tablespoons honey 

Directions

  1. Whisk together the pumpkin puree, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and pumpkin pie spice in a bowl. Adjust the sweetness if necessary with a little more sugar.
  2. Place the mixture in a serving bowl, dollop a large portion of Spiked Orange Whipped Cream on top and sprinkle with Crunchy Candied Pumpkin Seeds. Serve with sliced green apples and fried wonton chips!

Spiked Orange Whipped Cream:

  1. In a chilled bowl using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer with a whisk attachment, whip together the cream, honey, orange liqueur and orange zest until the mixture forms stiff peaks. Refrigerate until chilled, up to 2 hours.

Crunchy Candied Pumpkin Seeds:

  1. Add the seeds to a bowl and just cover with warm water. Add 1 tablespoon salt, stir to dissolve and let sit overnight to draw out the pulp (this gives a super crunchy seed!).
  2. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  3. Strain and completely dry the seeds. Coat in the butter and honey and sprinkle with salt to taste. Spread on a baking sheet and bake, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown, about 1 hour. Let cool (they will crisp up further as they cool).
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