Filled with a cream cheese base and swirled with caramel and pumpkin, this Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip takes just 5 minutes to make and captures the flavors of fall. It makes the perfect appetizer or dessert and tastes just like pumpkin cheesecake!
Whenever I go to the store, I’m always amazed at how many pumpkin cookies, breads, and other goodies are out there. Every year, it seems like more and more companies are jumping on the pumpkin wagon. And I’m not complaining! So when I see a new and tasty pumpkin treat that I just NEED to try, it just happens to end up in my shopping cart.
Like when I was at Target a few weeks ago, I was sucked into the pumpkin aisle. There was pumpkin granola, pumpkin spice tea, pumpkin chai tea (SO good!), pumpkin chocolate, and more. It was a pumpkin lover’s dream come true.
But I had to run from the pumpkin aisle, otherwise I would’ve bought everything that was on the shelves. And since my kitchen is already filled with pumpkin cookies, pumpkin ice cream, and pumpkin bars, I knew I didn’t need the store-bought stuff.
And since I was dreaming about everything pumpkin, I decided to whip up this Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip. Filled with a cream cheese base and swirled with caramel and pumpkin, this dip takes just five minutes to make and captures the flavors of fall. It makes the perfect appetizer or dessert and tastes just like pumpkin cheesecake!
Since I’m devouring everything pumpkin lately, this Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip definitely hit the spot. I like to dig into this dip with some apple slices or graham crackers, or even just my spoon. This Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip would be delicious on just about everything and is sure to be the hit of your next party.
Ingredients in Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip
Caramel and pumpkin makes the best combination, and when cream cheese is involved, it makes it that much better. This dip is creamy, sweet, and full of pumpkin-y, caramel-y goodness. You just can’t get much better than that!
Here’s what you’ll need to make this pumpkin cream cheese dip:
- Cream cheese
- Powdered sugar
- Pumpkin puree
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Whipped topping
- Caramel sauce
How to Make Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip
Like most of my recipes, this Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake dip is a breeze to whip up.
- Once the cream cheese is softened, beat in the powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.
- Then, mix in some pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, caramel sauce, and Cool Whip.
- Just before serving, drizzle some caramel sauce on top and gently swirl with a knife.
How Long Does Pumpkin Dip Last?
This easy pumpkin dip recipe should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. It will last up to 3 days.
What to Serve with Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip
Serve this dip with some apple slices, pretzels, or graham crackers. Trust me when I say that you will be wowed by this Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip! It’s the perfect fall treat and suitable for pumpkin lovers everywhere!
Tips for Making Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip
- Make sure to use pumpkin puree and NOT pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin puree is plain pumpkin without sugar or spices added.
- You want to use brick-style cream cheese, not the whipped kind. It makes for a creamier, more flavorful pumpkin dip!
- If you drizzle the caramel sauce on too soon, it becomes watery and not quite as eye-appealing. Add it just before serving!
Looking for more pumpkin desserts? I’ve got you covered!
- Pumpkin-Doodle Cookies
- Pumpkin Peanut Butter Spice Bread
- Pumpkin Creme Brûlée
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pumpkin Spice Cake
Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip
- 2 blocks (8 ounce) cream cheese , softened
- 1½ cups powdered sugar
- 1½ cups pure pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tub (8 ounce) whipped topping , such as Cool Whip
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons caramel sauce , divided
- In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar with an electric mixer or stand mixer with fitted paddle attachment until smooth and creamy.
- Mix in pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice until fully incorporated. Gently fold in whipped topping and 1/4 cup caramel sauce. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Just before serving, drizzle 2 tablepoons caramel sauce on top. Gently swirl with a knife to create a marble effect.
- Serve with apples, pretzels, or graham crackers, if desired.
I need to get to Target to check out their all things pumpkin! I love Trader Joe’s this time of year. They even have pumpkin pop tarts! So. Good.
This dip is gorgeous. How cute, putting it into a pumpkin. Fantastic pics!
Target has so many pumpkin goodies! I need to head to TJ’s too…I’m just addicted to pumpkin! Thanks for the kind words, Mir!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
Cream cheese, caramel and pumpkin? Yum! I am thinking of all the things I could dip in this – maybe just my hand? Haha.
A great autumn recipe Gayle!
Haha your hand would be perfect for this dip, Dannii! 🙂
Melanie @ Gather for Bread says
We love pumpkin dip. This looks ultra good Gayle!
Thanks for the kind words, Melanie! Happy Friday to you, too!
Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven says
Oh lord…pumpkin, cheesecake, AND caramel all hanging out in one bowl?? I’m pretty sure this dip would just end up being my dinner rather than appetizer. LOL. Seriously, though it looks SO addicting, Gayle! Loooove it!
I think it’s perfectly acceptable to devour this dip for dinner. I may or may not have! 🙂 Thanks for the pumpkin love, Sarah!
Mmmm! I want to whip this up and eat the entire dish myself 🙂
Thanks, Sues! It’s SO good!
Kennedy Cole@KCole's Creative Corner says
I legitimately think I would eat that whole bowl of dip plus more. 😉 It’s just so creamy and light! I definitely want to try this out for Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing, Gayle! Pinning! 😀
Thanks for the kind words and pin, Kennedy! This would be a perfect dessert for Thanksgiving!
Kelly // The Pretty Bee: Allergy Friendly Eats says
Wow, this dip looks so decadent! What a fun treat for a party!
Thanks, Kelly! This would definitely be perfect for a party!
This is a great combination and I love it! Need to try make this dip this weekend! Love Dutch Farms products! Pinning!
Thank you, Mira! I think you would love this!
Mary Frances says
These bowls are the cutest things ever! And perfect for this season. Mmm can I just have a whole bowl of this for breakfast? The creamy richness with the pumpkin spice sounds uhmazing!
Thanks, Mary Frances! I’ve been dunking everything into this dip!
I love pumpkin cheesecake, so this dip is just perfect because no baking is involved! And yes please to the caramel addition! Have a great weekend, Gayle!
Thanks for the kind words, Marcie! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, too!
Amy | Foodetcaetera says
I’m pretty sure I’m the only one, but I’ve never had pumpkin creamcheese! thanks to your recipe, I will work on it pretty soon 😉 Have a wonderful week-end!
Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by, Amy! I hope you love this dip if you try it!
Can you believe I’ve never had pumpkin dip? That needs to change! Thanks for giving me the ‘delicious’ nudge I needed! Have a great weekend, Gayle!
I think you would love this dip, Annie! It’s SO good and so easy to make! Hope you have a great weekend, too!
Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks says
I love pumpkin everything and this dip is at the top of things to make for game day! That pumpkin dish is adorable!
Thank you, Rachelle! This would be the best dip for game days!
Harriet Emily says
This sounds so delicious! I love the caramel pumpkin combo. Nothing beats cheesecake dip – I could happily eat this all day long! I love the bowl too! So pretty!
I totally agree, cheesecake dip is the best! Thanks for the kind words, Harriet!
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
This is such a great idea! I think it’s easier for me to run from the pumpkin aisle than most people… Lol. But if there’s cinnamon or caramel involved, it’s a lot more difficult! This would be such a great dessert for a holiday potluck!
I think you would love the caramel in here, Ashley! It gives the pumpkin flavor a nice twist! 🙂
Jen | Baked by an Introvert says
Caramel and pumpkin sound amazing together. I’m afraid I’d end up eating this dip with a spoon; it looks delicious!
Thanks, Jen! I ate more of this with just a spoon than I care to admit! 🙂
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
I can’t resist trying anything pumpkin flavored at the store either and now I must try this cheesecake dip! Love the caramel and pumpkin combo! I would be so tempted to eat it by the spoonful! Totally swooning over your bowl too – so pretty! 🙂
Thank you for the pumpkin love, Kelly! Pumpkin and caramel is my new favorite combo! 🙂
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
This dip sounds delicious! Can’t get enough pumpkin right now. And how cute is your little pumpkin bowl? Need!
Thank you, Natalie! I feel like I’m going to turn into a pumpkin if I eat anymore! 🙂
Blair @ The Seasoned Mom says
This would be so perfect to serve as an appetizer on Thanksgiving! I love the combo of caramel and pumpkin, so I’m sure I would enjoy more than my fair share of gingersnaps dunked in this dip. YUM!
Oh I love the idea of dunking gingersnaps into this dip, Blair! Thanks for the kind words!
Manali @ CookWithManali says
The combination sounds so delicious Gayle, I will take the whole bowl!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
I would LOVE to dunk some graham crackers into this dip! So yum 🙂
It’s the best! 🙂 Thanks, Medha!
Michele @ Two Raspberries says
this is the tastiest looking dip! and I adore the cute little pumpkin that it’s served in too! super cute! happy Friday Gayle! 😉
Thanks, Michele! Happy Friday to you, too!
Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker says
Pumpkin chai tea?! Yes!!! I need it! I’ve made a dip similar to this but it didn’t have caramel. WHAT WAS I THINKING?!!? I wasn’t, obviously. I need to learn from your ways and make this pumpkin caramel dip!
That tea is SO good, Senika! Thanks for the kind words!
Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates says
OH MY GOSH! Gayle this looks amazing! We are having “friendsgiving” in a few weeks and this is going on the dessert table! YUM!
Friendsgivings are SO fun! Hope you love this dip if you try it, Mariah!
Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness says
I love the idea of this dip! I feel like there are a lot of people like you: I can’t get my hands on canned pumpkin because they are always sold out at my local grocery stores!!
Thank you, Cathleen!
Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat says
You really can’t have too much pumpkin! I love the idea of this cheesecake dip! So tasty and so delicious!
Thank you, Shelby! I agree, I could never have too much pumpkin!
Gayle I have never eaten a dip like this before so that needs to change!! Wish you lived closer girl!!
Thanks, Ami! I think you would love this, it’s SO good!
Kelley @ Chef Savvy says
There is pumpkin everywhere in the grocery store and I love it! This is an awesome idea Gayle! You can never go wrong with pumpkin and cream cheese!
Thanks for the pumpkin love, Kelley!
Darlene @ Dip Recipe Creations says
I’m so addicted to pumpkin things this time of year! I love the fall 🙂 Pinned!
Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by, Darlene!