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Ingredients

12 ounces of cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 package (2-1/2 ounces) dried beef, finely chopped
1/3 cup green pepper, chopped
1/3 cup red pepper, chopped
1 can (2-1/2 ounces) sliced black olives, drained
1 pound round oaf Italian pumpernickel or small pumpkin
Choice of vegetables, crackers or corn chips for pumpkin dip

Instructions

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, pumpkin, taco seasoning and garlic powder until smooth. Stir in beef, peppers and olives. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Yield: 3 cups. If choose bread to serve in: cut top off bread and scoop out bread from inside leaving a 1/2-inch shell. Fill shell with dip mixture.

If choose a pumpkin to serve in: remove pulp and seeds from inside; put a shallow dish inside the shell and fill with mixture. Serve with vegetables, crackers or corn chips.

Linda Enders
Port Byron



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