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Ingredients

8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
2 cups confectioner's sugar
15-ounce can solid pack pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
Fresh apple and/or pear slices

Instructions

Beat the cream cheese and confectioner's sugar in a mixing bowl. Stir in the pumpkin, vanilla, ginger and pumpkin pie spice. Beat until smooth. Serve with fruit. Refrigerate any remaining dip.

Mary Kastor, Rock Island



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