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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 30.7
  • Total Fat: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.6 mg
  • Sodium: 85.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g

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Pumpkin Dip

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Pumpkin Dip

Introduction

Try this dip on a toasted whole-wheat bagel at breakfast or with apple slices or whole-grain crackers for a snack. It's even good with carrots. Try this dip on a toasted whole-wheat bagel at breakfast or with apple slices or whole-grain crackers for a snack. It's even good with carrots.
Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    1 cup 1% milkfat cottage cheese
    8 ounces neufchatel cheese, softened
    1/2 cup pumpkin puree
    1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Process until mixture is smooth. Transfer to a container and chill. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Makes 2 cups 2 tablespoons per serving






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  • Good
    33 of 33 people found this review helpful
    You can freeze canned pumpkin. I measure it out in 1/2 cups, put on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet & freeze until solid. Then put the lumps of pumpkin in a freezer bag until needed. I've used the pumpkin in oatmeal for a different taste, with pumpkin pie spices - 6/3/11

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  • 25 of 26 people found this review helpful
    Love Pumpkin it's my secret ingredient in my chili - use the rest of the can in your next soup or chili it adds so much flavor and texture you will love it. - 7/9/11

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  • 19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    For the person that commented on using Greek yogurt instead of cottage cheese for less sodium - if you have Safeway Stores in your area, they have a no salt added cottage cheese that has only 45 mgs of sodium per serving. That's less than any Greek yogurt. - 11/19/10

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  • Very Good
    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
    Made this tonight to have on hand to snack on: I love pumpkin and the first taste seemed not pumpkiny enough for me. So I doubled the pumpkin, added a little more spice, and added some honey as well--yum! It will go on my waffles tomorrow morning. - 12/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Love it! Love it! Love it! I used sweet potato puree instead of pumpkin because the market didn't have pumpkin at this time of the year! Just as good. Can't wait to try it with pumpkin in the fall. - 8/4/11

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like Hogwarts to me! - 6/21/11

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Definately a keeper! I used 1 cup of fresh pumpkin puree and did not add the cottage cheese (& didn't have any greek yoghurt to substitute). 17 calories per serving & a lot less sodium and oh so delicious! - 1/30/11

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  • Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This was okay. Not sure why I expected something sweet but was disappointed at first taste. Not enough pumpkin so I doubled it and added a few packets of splenda. I would recommend as a spread for bagels, muffins but not as a dip as I wanted w/graham sticks. Better flavor after several hours. - 10/24/11

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  • 7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    If you can only find the large cans of pumpkin, plan several recipes using pumpkin so the can will not go to waste. BTW this a a very yummy dip. It is a faculty lounge favorite with graham crackers or teddy grahams. - 12/14/10

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  • Bad
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I'm not sure what I was expecting, but this wasn't it. I just didn't like the combination of flavors. - 11/23/11

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  • Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I did some altering like some of the others suggested. I used half greek yogurt, doubled the pumpkin and spice. Took it to a youth group gathering with apple slices, carrots and graham crackers - they gobbled it up! - 11/5/11

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  • Very Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I did add a little bit of splenda to it though. My husband loved it. - 11/21/10

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I served this with pita chips (Stacy's Naked) and thought it was an alright dip - nothing special and kind of bland. I would try to make it again with a little more pumpkin pie spice to see if adds more flavor, or maybe with a flavored cracker. - 10/21/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Not enough Pumpkin, so I double it, added more spices and some splenda brown sugar. My husband thought it was very rich. Didn't tell him what was in it.. - 2/18/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I increased the pumpkin and added a tablespoon of agave syrup and a tablespoon of honey. I used the immersion blender and it whipped up great. Cubed a Granny Smith apple, mixed it in two tablespoons of dip and had a great snack. - 10/21/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this looks like a great new fall favorite to add as a topper to toast or bagels. - 10/16/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is GOOOOOD stuff! We eat it with gingersnap cookies. I like the waffle idea too. I've added cinnamon to it as well - 10/14/11

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    hmmmm might try this with greek yogurt instead of the cottage cheese to reduce the sodium - 11/14/10

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  • Can another cheese be substituted and if so, what kind? I am not familiar with this cheese and live in an area where not too much is available. - 11/14/13

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  • Do you cook the pumpkin to make puree?
    - 11/14/13

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  • Double the pumpkin, omit the cottage cheese, increase the spices.I add a little stevia when I take it to work to share. t is a favorite treat! - 11/11/13

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  • This recipe is too much ado about nothing! - 6/21/13

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  • Wonderful! - 6/8/13

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  • add some splenda, extre pumpkin and spices to taste,can use greek yogurt instead of cottage cheese - 11/9/12

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  • I make a lot of pumpkin rolls this time of year. I often have a hard time finding something to fix with any leftovers. I like the idea of freezing it. - 11/5/12

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  • This was really yummy. I recommend adding some brown sugar splenda or regular splenda in order to get that creamy pumpkin pie taste. Can't wait to serve at Thanksgiving! - 11/1/12

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  • Not sweet but, rich and satisfying. Low in calories. Delicious on raw veggies or reduced fat wheat thins. - 10/30/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yumm.... - 10/23/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe sounds easy and I will try it. - 10/22/12

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  • I brought this to a Halloween party and served with fresh freggies that were suggested in the description (apples, carrots, celery, and also graham sticks and multigrain crackers). At the end of the night, everything was eaten except the dip was practically untouched. Potluck party fail. - 10/17/12

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  • This is similar to what I have done when I wanted a cheesecake, but I never thought of adding the cottage cheese. I need to find something to make my cheesecake fluffier, though. I just mixed the neuchatel cheese, pumpkin, spices and splenda. Maybe I will try adding some cottage cheese likd this. - 10/14/12

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  • When I leftover canned pumpkin puree I just measure out 1/4 cups on a sheet & freeze it, then bag it & have it on hand for whenever I want to use it. - 10/14/12

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  • What would you dip into it??? - 10/14/12

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  • I grow my own pumpkins and freeze my puree in 1 cup amounts for breads, pies, muffins, etc. This will be a great addition! Thanks! - 10/14/12

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  • Even lower carb with real (full fat) cottage cheese and cream cheese, and yummy on celery sticks, cucumber slices, or on pieces of toasted Muffin In a Minute (aka One Minute Muffin). - 10/14/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    what do you eat with this? What as the dipper?
    - 10/3/12

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  • This was very good as a dip - with just the pumpkin pie spice. With the leftovers I added two packets of sweet-n-low, 1/4 t. vanilla and 1/2 t. of cinnamon...and I served it in pot de creme cups for dessert the next night. - 10/3/12

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  • What's a good substitute for the cheese? - 9/3/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I had to add a couple of packets of sweetener. - 11/11/11

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  • Love this. Will use in all the ways you all mentioned. You all have great ideas. I also doubled the pumpkin basically just not to waste the remaining half can. It is perfect as is! - 10/24/11

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  • Easy, quick, delicious! - 10/19/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved the comment about adding canned pumpkin to chili. Have a batch in the oven right now, as well as leftover pumpkin from Thanksgiving (October in Canada). I'm going to run to the kitchen and add it to the chili. Perhaps it will tone down the heat a bit-I overdid the chipotle chili powder!
    - 10/16/11

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  • Just ok - not great. Had to doctor it up with additional spices - 10/16/11

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  • Yum!! - 10/15/11

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  • another good use for pumpkin. - 10/14/11

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  • Very good recipe I enjoyed it on a mini bagel this morning - 10/12/11

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  • Oops! I discovered after I made and sampled it that I'd used canned pumpkin pie filling instead. I'm sure it took care of the need for sweetening that others suggested, and it sure was good! I'll do it the right way next time. I think I'd add more seasoning, less cottage cheese, more pumpkin. - 10/9/11

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  • I'm not a cottage cheese fan, but sounds good with Greek yogurt instead! - 10/7/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    3.7 - 10/7/11

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  • yummy - 10/7/11

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  • I had a tough time with this. I think it tastes better today than yesterday since the spices and flavors have had time to get acquainted. But, it is not a keeper for me.
    I tripled the pumpkin, and added a bunch of pumpkin pie spice, as well as Splenda (a tad), and it was still boring. Sorry. - 10/3/11

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  • I can't wait to try this recipe! I am going to take it to my parents house for a Thanksgiving appetizer. - 10/3/11

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  • I didn't realize when I clicked on spark points earned that it assumed I already made it. I am making it tonight. Sorry! - 9/20/11

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  • Oops! Completely missed the listed pumpkin pie spice in the recipe. - 9/12/11

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  • yummy - 8/14/11

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  • YUMMY!!! Especially on cinnamon raisin bagels - 7/27/11

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  • What is the difference between 100 % pumpkin and pumpkin puree? This had no flavor and was very bitter. Sorry just my opionion. - 7/18/11

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  • I added a TBSP or two extra pumpkin and two packets of Stevia, and a lot more pumpkin pie spice. This is actually very tasty! I tried it on a whole wheat bagel half and a graham cracker. Maybe some protein powder would help thicken it up; mine was a little thin. DEFINITELY MAKING AGAIN to share! - 7/14/11

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  • looking forward to trying.I love trying new ideas and pumpkin is at the top of my list.Need more pumpkin recipes - 6/25/11

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  • Wow! That sounds easy & yummy!! I'll try it! - 6/21/11

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  • cant wait to try it!
    - 6/21/11

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  • yummy i am going to make some up - 6/21/11

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  • good - 6/21/11

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  • yummy - 6/21/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Going to try this w/ pumpkin spread instead of pureed pumpkin. I think this will make it sweeter. Sounds good, can't wait to get to it! Thanks for sharing - 6/15/11

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  • This is really good. I did add a touch of sugar to sweeten a bit, but other than that I'd definitely make again. Can't wait to try it on a bagel. - 5/12/11

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  • yummy - 5/7/11

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  • Pretty good! I used yogurt instead of cottage cheese as it was on hand. I thought it would be thicker. I might eat it tomorrow on some fruit...
    - 4/30/11

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  • It sounds very different, but I'd be willingto try it, thanks! - 4/30/11

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  • This is great! - 4/30/11

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  • LOVE THIS, I USE IT IN MY OATMEAL AND AS A DIP FOR FRUITS:) - 4/28/11

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  • This is awesome very healthy too! I LOVE pumpkin! Thanks! - 4/22/11

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  • this was ok....needed more pumpking pie spice. It was good with low-fat graham crackers - 4/19/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I think I will try it with cinnamon pita chips! Yum! - 4/10/11

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  • yummy - 4/8/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Looks good, I will try it. - 4/8/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have some green turban squash to cook and this would be good for some of pulp. - 4/8/11

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this will go into my Holiday baking file. I do a lot of it and anything healthy and reduced fat and calorie is for me. - 4/8/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Just never thought of doing this .... thanks - 4/8/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have made pumpkin dip in the past and loved it. I can't wait to try this leaner version. Thanks - 4/8/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds delicious and nutritious. Like others, I will use FF Greek yogurt instead of the cottage cheese to lower the sodium. Can't wait to try -- hubby LOVES dips and has gotten creative with some really healthy ones. This will add to our repertoire. - 4/8/11

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  • not to crazy for this... - 4/8/11

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  • It is good but not sweet. At first I thought it would be more of a dessert like dip but it really isn't. I added a little honey to it and mixed it into instant oats for a satisfying breakfast. - 2/4/11

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  • it's very good! I made it for some breakfast variety. - 1/3/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am definitly going to try this recipe for work when it is my turn to take a snack.Thank you. - 12/29/10

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  • Is there another type of cheese that you would recommend? I live in a very remote area and have limited access to much variety. Thanks! - 12/8/10

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  • I can't find pumpkin in less than 28 ounce cans! - 12/3/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    have not tryed it yet but sounds wonderful i love pumpkin - 12/2/10

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  • This sounds really tasty - another for my nibbles and dips list.
    I'll need to have a look in Morrisons (Safeways as was) and see if I can find such low sodium cottage cheese.
    NASFKAB - follow the link in the recipe - it takes you to chef Meg's own spice mix. - 12/1/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great but as I mentioned before we do not get things like pumpkin pie spice so what spices are used & proportions. - 12/1/10

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  • I served this on Thanksgiving with some whole grain crakcers and Ritz. It was easy to make and pretty good! The kids loved and devoured it. - 11/30/10

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  • My work has "food days"... Dont even get me started!! Tuesday is our "food day" and I'm making this!! So excited. I love pumpkin, and the leftover can go into a homemade smoothie. Thanks Meg. WIsh I could have been at your tasting a few months back, you food is so GOOD!! - 11/30/10

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  • I love all things pumpkin, squash & sweet potato. Am so going to try this! Anyone tried it with silken tofu instead of the cheese? - 11/24/10

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  • Sounds good. I am going to try this - 11/22/10

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  • I had some pumpkin spiced with pumpkin pie spice that I had been putting in my oatmeal, so I few spoonfuls of that and a few spoonfuls of greek yogurt with a bit of Truvia to taste. Yummy. Lots less calories than using the cream cheese. - 11/20/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    For the person who asked about neufchatel cheese, it is reduced fat cream cheese. You will find it right next to the other cream cheeses. - 11/17/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    is there something you can use besides cottage cheese - I love pumpkin but no way am I going to even try to force myself to eat cottage cheese! - 11/17/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I would dip fruit and some veggies.... - 11/10/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    To Benice12- Neufchatel cheese, is a low fat version of Cream Cheese, you can find it along side the regular cream cheese. - 11/10/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    When you say pumpkin puree, are you saying canned pumpkin pie filling, solid packed pumpkin w/out seasonings or pumpkin from the actual squash then pureed? Can we used solid packed pumpkin?
    ****Just made this using solid pack pumpkin & added some sweetener packets. Pretty good! Can't wait to try - 11/10/10

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