HALLOWEEN 'SANDWITCHES' WITH PUMPKIN/CREAM CHEESE/RAISIN SPREAD/DIP
Halloween 'SandWitches' with Pumpkin/Cream Cheese/Raisin Spread/Dip
- Cooking Time: 0
- Servings: 4-8
- Preparation Time: 10
- RECIPE: Pumpkin-Cream Cheese-Raisin Sandwich Spread
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened (or use whipped for a softer spread)
- 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1/4 tsp clove
- 1/4 tsp paprika (this really adds depth to the flavor)
- 1/4 cup (or more) raisins. For a softer texture and extra flavor, you can soak your raisins in spiced cider first to plump them up.
Beat cream cheese, brown sugar,maple syrup and vanilla until smooth.
Add pumpkin and spices and blend until smooth.
Chill for at least 1/2 hour.
Use as a sandwich spread, or for dipping cookies or fruit.
The Pumpkin/Cream cheese/ Raisin spread can also be used as a dip for cookies or fruit. A touch of paprika adds a depth to the flavor and balances the sweetness.