Tasting Memories: Pumpkin Fluff Dip

By
Managing Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Realty VA #0225181914

Today is the first day of Fall, my favorite season. When I think of it, my mind wanders to the landscape masterpieces of colorful leaves, the smell of fires, cool, crisp air the reinvigorates me when I breathe deeply, and the taste of pumpkin. Pumpkin is one of those foods you can eat year round, but somehow it doesn't taste as good as it does to me between September and December.

 

My mom always took advantage of the sales on canned pumpkin when I was growing up (and still does), so we had pumpkin bars, pumpkin roll, and of course, pumpkin pie in our house constantly. My kids were picky eaters when they were young, but they loved pumpkin pie. Pumpkin is an excellent source of beta-carotene and Vitamin A, so I was happy to let them eat pie for breakfast instead of a sugary cereal. 

 

Many years ago I went to a house-warming party. The hostess made a pumpkin dip that I could not stop eating. I got the recipe from her, and this has been a favorite in my house. It is ridiculously easy, and highly addictive. My favorite way to eat it is with vanilla wafers, but graham crackers and gingersnaps taste great, too. 

 

Pumpkin Fluff Dip

Pumpkin Fluff Dip:

Ingredients:

1 16 oz. container frozen whipped topping, thawed

1 5 oz. package of instant vanilla pudding

1 15 oz. can of solid pack pumpkin

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

 

Directions:

Mix pudding, pumpkin, and spice in a large bowl. Fold in whipped topping. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Posted by

Chrissi Chapman Topoleski

Branch Vice President

Coldwell Banker Realty

Woodbridge, VA

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Comments (13)

John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good Thursday morning Chrissi Chapman Topoleski -

Sounds like something perfect for this time of year.  I'll pass the link along to my bride.

Sep 21, 2016 10:19 PM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski

Hope you enjoy it!

Sep 21, 2016 11:34 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Chrissi. This one will be passed on to my wife! Enjoy your day!

Sep 21, 2016 10:20 PM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski

You do the same!

Sep 21, 2016 11:34 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I love everything pumpkin!

Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. I will print it for Chef Dolores.

Sep 21, 2016 10:45 PM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski

So do I...yummy!

Sep 21, 2016 11:35 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Thanks for sharing this one, I can not wait to try it next week after grocery shopping.

Sep 21, 2016 10:51 PM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski

Hope you like it!

Sep 21, 2016 11:35 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I tasted pumpkin a couple of times.  Nope Nope Nope.  I like sweet potato pies in fall though.

Sep 21, 2016 11:33 PM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski

My husband is the same way, but won't eat sweet potato pie either! To a pumpkin lover, this is unfathomable! 

Sep 21, 2016 11:35 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I so wish i had those ingredients right here and now Chrissi Chapman Topoleski . I do like fall but woudl love it more if winter didnt come after it

Sep 21, 2016 11:44 PM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski

I'm right there with you!

Sep 24, 2016 11:27 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Now that's an interesting recipe - I love pumpkin and I'm going to try this. Thanks - my husband can't stand pumpkin but who cares LOL

Sep 22, 2016 12:40 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski

Either can mine, but the rest of us do, so I make it anyway!

Sep 24, 2016 11:27 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I am going to have to try this pumpkin fluff dip.  Sounds delightful.

Sep 22, 2016 03:28 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski

I'm going to have to make it this week.

Sep 24, 2016 11:27 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Pumpkin pie is one of my favorites, especially this time of year.  That dip sounds like it would be a hit at any party!

Sep 22, 2016 06:33 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski

Absolutely!

Sep 24, 2016 11:27 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Chrissi Chapman Topoleski, I love Fall and the colorful leaves and pumpkin.  Already having my daily Pumpkin Spice coffee and this recipe will go so well with it. 

Sep 24, 2016 08:46 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski

It sure will! Enjoy!

Sep 24, 2016 11:28 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Thanks to our friend Roy Kelley  I am here and look forward on replicating this recipe, sounds delish, Endre

Sep 28, 2016 03:47 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Chrissi Chapman Topoleski  This sounds yummy  thanks for the great recipe

Sep 30, 2016 02:49 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It does look too easy to prepare. I'd probably like to make it from scratch, have you ever tried this way? 

Apr 06, 2017 10:16 PM