Friday, November 18, 2011

Fitness Friday #12- A Healthy Pumpkin Recipe

Technically, it's early Saturday morning or late Friday night, but I wanted to get this Fitness Friday recipe out in time for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday in case you're looking for a healthy contribution to any feasts you might be attending with family or friends. This low-fat pumpkin dip is served with fresh apple slices for an appetizer and/or dessert that is tasty, healthy, and completely reminiscent of fall. Here is my altered version of this recipe.

Healthy Pumpkin Dip

Healthy Pumpkin Dip with Spiced Apples

3/4 cup (6 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2-3 large apples (I prefer Honeycrisp)
3 tbs lemon juice
1/8 cup lite whipped topping


★ Place cream cheese, brown sugar, and pumpkin in a mixing bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add syrup and cinnamon, and beat until smooth.
★ Garnish with whipped topping and a sprinkle of cinnamon (an little dash of nutmeg is nice too if you choose).
★ Cover and chill 30 minutes.
★ Core and slice apples. Drizzle with lemon juice to keep slices fresh (this won't affect the flavor of the apples). Sprinkle a layer of cinnamon onto the apple slices.
★ Arrange on a pretty dish and you're good to go!

Healthy Pumpkin Dip

What are your favorite fall recipes?

18 comments:

Pili said...

Ooooh, that looks so totally yummy!!

Robin Thomas said...

Holly! This looks delicious, beautifully done girl.

Cindy said...

I am so going to try this! Thanks for sharing.

alexkeller said...

sounds delicious! happy thanksgiving!

DancingMooney ♥ said...

I love having apples and peanut butter as a snack, but I had never thought of a pumpkin dip, sounds SO yummy!!

Carrie said...

oh that looks so so good!!!

Erin Bradley said...

Wow. That looks delicious! I think I will have to try and make that for Thanksgiving! :)

Jennifer Juniper said...

I have made this dip before and it really is good! For an indulgent dipper, try mini-gingersnaps!

Heather said...

thats yummy looking! i love just about anything pumpkin :) this recipe could have been for pumpkin flavored cardboard and I'd say "awesome! bring some to the next craft show!" lol

Kim AllAboutTheStyle said...

jummm this looks gooood

La Alicia said...

that sounds yummy!

ac neil said...

when you make that random stop by my house, be sure to bring some of this with you...

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh this looks SO very good!!! Thank you very much for sharing the recipe. I just love pumpkin. This is definitely a nice refreshing snack. I hope that you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

CMA said...

great photos, love your blog, keep it up!
and i hope you'll come visit mine soon!

Coffee Cream and the Caffeine said...

It look really delicious ! drooling

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erica marie said...

apples and pumpkin sounds like an interesting combination.

xo erica

Renee said...

Yum! This looks delicious! Seems like it would fulfill your craving but not be too heavy at the same time, I like that!

Bad Joan said...

yum! this sounds so delicious!

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