Thursday, December 4, 2008

toffee dip & pumpkin dip

At my kid's school we make desserts for the faculty and deliver them to the school the last day before Thanksgiving. This year I did something a little different. I made two different fruit dips, gave them with a pear and two apples and wrapped it up with a bow and a tag. Here are the recipes for the dips.

Toffee Apple Dip

[I found this recipe earlier this year. (It is from Becky Higgins.) And it has become a family favorite. It doesn't last long. And you eat it with apple slices, so you feel a little less bad about eating it.]

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. toffee bits (some stores have Skor bits and some have Heath - we prefer the Heath, but it's great with both)

Mix together and serve with apple slices.

Pumpkin Fruit Dip

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
15 oz. can pumpkin
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ t. ginger (I do not include this)

Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar until creamy. Add pumpkin and spices, mixing well. Cover and chill for 8 hours. Serve with gingersnaps, apple slices and pear slices.