Healthy Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip - Healthy Dessert Blog

“Pumpkin Pie” and “Cheesecake” certainly don’t come to mind when you are thinking of a healthy snack, but sure enough, this sweet, thick, rich and creamy Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip is…  secretly good for you!

Oh yes.  No full-fat cream cheese, no butter, no eggs and no refined powdered sugar here.  This guilt-free recipe is no-bake, low-calorie, low-fat, sugar-free and high-protein (but you’d never know it)

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip - Healthy Dessert Blog

I decided to compare the nutrition label of this Healthy Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip to a typical version I found online.  The typical recipe’s nutrition label is on the left,  the Desserts with Benefits nutrition label is on the right.  You will not BELIEVE the difference:

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip - Healthy Dessert Blog  Healthy Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip - Healthy Dessert Blog

CRAZY.  For the same amount of dip my recipe has 280 less calories, 19g less fat, 13.5g less saturated fat, 42g less carbs, 43g less sugar (that’s almost 1/4 cup of sugar!!), more fiber and 18g more protein.  Talk about a healthy, guilt-free dip!

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip [version #1]

Yield: 2+1/3 cups

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip [version #1]

Ingredients

  • 16oz Low Fat Cottage Cheese*
  • 1 cup 100% Pure Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 tsp Stevia Extract
  • 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until very smooth.
  2. Refrigerate for later or serve immediately alongside graham crackers, gingersnaps, gingerbread, fruit, spoons, etc!

Notes

*Use low fat in order to absorb the vitamin A in the pumpkin... but if that's not really important to you, you can use fat free too :)

This recipe is: eggless, gluten free, no bake, low fat, low carb, high protein!

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/healthy-pumpkin-pie-cheesecake-dip/

This recipe requires only 6 ingredients to make and takes only a few minutes to put together and a few minutes to make.

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip - Healthy Dessert Blog

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Here is recipe #2:

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip - Healthy Dessert Blog

A little more sweet and a little less “spicy” than the version above.

But still just as delicious!

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip - Healthy Dessert Blog

I ate this dip with strawberries (and a spoon, of course!) but you can use other fruits like apple slices or pear slices…  your finger is a viable option too  :)

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip [version #2]

Yield: 3 cups

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until very smooth.
  2. Refrigerate for later or serve immediately!

Notes

*Use low fat in order to absorb the vitamin A in the pumpkin... but if that's not really important to you, you can use fat free too :)

This recipe is: eggless, gluten free, no bake, low fat, low carb, high protein!

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/healthy-pumpkin-pie-cheesecake-dip/

This recipe requires only 5 ingredients and is a breeze to make.  Here is the nutrition label comparison using the version #2 recipe:

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip - Healthy Dessert Blog  Healthy Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip - Healthy Dessert Blog

WOW.  For the same amount of dip my recipe has 360 less calories, 20.5g less fat, 14g less saturated fat, 49g less carbs, 47g less sugar (that’s nearly 1/4 cup of sugar!!) and 13g more protein.

Hmmm, I’ll choose my recipe thank you very much.  Super easy, amazingly quick, incredibly rich and flavorful, and surprisingly healthy — now isn’t that something we all wanna hear?  ;)

QUESTION:  What would YOU use to dig into the delicious and creamy dessert dip?

Labels: 5-Ingredients-or-Less, Cottage-Cheese, Eggless, Gluten-Free, High-Protein, Icings-Frostings-and-Spreads, Low-Carb, Low-Fat, No-Bake, Nutrition-Label, Pumpkin, Sugar-Free

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Comments (4)

  1. jessica hernandez: November 24, 2013

    I’d dip graham crackers and Biscoff cookies! It’d be like a one bite pumpkin pie!

  2. Vanessa: January 14, 2014

    OH MY GOSH this looks amazing!!! I just need to get some cottage cheese and this will be in my blender ASAP :)

  3. Trekkmom: September 27, 2014

    I have a question. Why are these so high in sodium? Recipe #1 is higher and has no added salt, #2 is 10 mg less with added salt? Are you sure you’ve done nutrition correctly? 770 mg/ 23% sodium is really high for something that has no added salt.

  4. dessertswithbenefits: September 27, 2014

    Trekkmom-
    The sodium comes from the cottage cheese, a naturally high-sodium food — like all other cheeses :)
    That’s why I didn’t add any salt to the recipe!
    -Jess

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