You guys, this comic right here is my whole life right now. It's been circling the interwebs for a few years now, but I'm really feeling it this week. I could elaborate on the latest sads, but I'd rather just direct you to that beautiful, powerful, perfect comic. Even if you don't come back here-- though, um, please come back, we have sweets-- please read that lovely piece of work.
Today's post is going to be short, because maaaaaaaaan do I have a lot to think about thanks to good old Bill Watterson, and also because this is such. an easy. recipe. I actually whipped it up this morning while waiting for my tortillas to warm up (breakfast tacos FTW!). Let's say you've got a whole lot of pumpkin laying around and you don't feel like going the pie route, or you just don't have the time to melt chocolate for pumpkin cups, or you just... really like dips. All good man, I love everything (except Stamos and mint in my desserts). Oh, or you're having a Halloween party and need to feed a crowd, because you're a cool person who has parties and hey, I'm delightful at parties. I bring pumpkin dip!
Pumpkin Dip (makes a big old bowl)
1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/2 cup of ricotta cheese
1/2 mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup plus two tablespoons confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mini chocolate chips, for garnish
Cocoa powder, for garnish
Okay, ready? In a large bowl, using a hand mixer or a wooden spoon, mix together pumpkin puree, cinnamon and brown sugar until combined. Add in cheeses and blend until fully incorporated, then whisk in confectioner's sugar and vanilla extract until you've got your dip. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and dust with cocoa powder, if desired, then chill until ready to serve.
Wait... that's it?
Yeah dudes! Easiest dessert ever! In terms of stuff to dip into it, fingers are a good option, as long as they are yours or those of someone you trust and are definitely attached to working hands...though Halloween is approaching, and who am I, really, to judge you and your parties, cool people of the web? I actually threw some leftover pie dough into the waffle iron on a whim and ended up enjoying these as mini pumpkin pie bites, but pita chips, cookies or fancy crackers would be yummy, too.
This is so easy, so fast, so yummy, and perfectly party-appropriate. I'll prove it at your next shindig, which I'm totally invited to, right?