You can adjust the amount of sugar in this recipe from A Veggie Venture.com to suit your kids’ tastes.
- 16 ounces canned 100% pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
- 8 ounces Neufchatel or reduced-fat cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ¼ to ½ cup powdered sugar (or other sweetener, such as sorghum or maple syrup)
In a food processor, mix the pumpkin, cream cheese and pumpkin pie spice until smooth. Add sugar (or sweetener) to taste until desired sweetness is reached.Serve with apple or pear slices, whole grain graham crackers, or ginger snaps.