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September 6, 2012

Apples and Spiced Pumpkin Dip

Whether you call it fall or autumn, these next few months are the time to make use of seasonal staples like apples and pumpkins. These fruits are not only delicious, but also contain important nutrients that help keep you and your family healthy.

Serving Size: 1 cup

Apples and Spiced Pumpkin Dip
4 medium-sized apples
1 tbsp lemon or lime juice
1 8oz pack reduced-fat cream cheese, room temperature
1 15oz can pure pumpkin
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp allspice
¼ tsp ground nutmeg

Slice the apple and drizzle with a lemon or lime juice. Add all ingredients to a medium bowl. Using a hand mixer, blend all ingredients together until smooth. Let chill to develop flavors. Serve chilled with fruit slices or low-fat graham crackers.

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160; Total Fat: 5 g; Protein: 3 g; Sodium: 153mg; Vitamin A: 171% Daily Value

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