Pumpkin Spice Cashew Cheese Dip Recipe

Looking for an easy Pumpkin Spice Cashew Cheese Dip recipe? Learn how to make Pumpkin Spice Cashew Cheese Dip using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by adchance

Makes 20 servings



http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2010/10/pumpkin-spice-cashew-cheese-dip-fall.html

Recipe Ingredients for Pumpkin Spice Cashew Cheese Dip

15 oz. pumpkin
2 cups raw cashews
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp olive
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cayenne

Recipe Directions for Pumpkin Spice Cashew Cheese Dip

  1. 1. Soak the raw cashews overnight in salted water. Drain, but reserve the water for use in the dip.

  2. 2. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

  3. 3. Add the drained cashews, pumpkin, maple syrup, lemon juice, oil, salt and spices to a food processor or high speed blender,

  4. 4. Add the water in a few splashes at a time. (If you are infusing the water with saffron, as I mentioned in my Hot Dip Tip, be sure to add in that step) Add more if needed. You want to process the cheese into a thick texture - a bit thicker than hummus. Process until the desired texture is reached (at least 2 minutes on high).

  5. 5. Do a taste test. Add in more spices/salt/sweetener/lemon juice as you see fit. You can also add in additional flavor changers like harissa for a smoky/spicy taste. Or crushed sage for a warm herbed flavor. Or extra black pepper for a peppery flavor. As i said above, you can also substitute the lemon juice with orange juice for a mellower, warmer flavor. I used lemon and loved it though.

  6. 6. When your flavor is perfect, pour your cheese into your baking serving dish. Sprinkle a few modest spices on top. You can also top with a few pumpkin seeds as a nice garnish. The seeds will toast up nicely in the oven. Shallow dishes will result in a firmer/drier end product. Deep dishes will keep your smooth creamy texture

  7. 7. For a shallow dish, bake at 250 for 50+ minutes. For the deep dish where you only want to warm the center and crisp the top you only need to bake at 250 for 20-30 minutes. The cheese dip will dry out the longer you bake it. The more you bake cashew cheese the more familiar you will get with your baking preferences.

  8. 8. Plating. Serve warm. You can also chill and firm up in the fridge if you'd like a cold pumpkin cheese dip. I enjoy both options. Serve with veggies, crackers, bread cubes. You can also add a drizzle of oil and/or maple syrup over top the final serving cheese if you'd like.

Categories

Appetizers

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 49.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
99
Calories from Fat
59
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.6g
10%
Saturated Fat
1.3g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
11mg
0%
Potassium
135mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
9.3g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
3.9g
Protein
2.4g
Vitamin A 67% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 2% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in magnesium
  • Very high in vitamin A
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