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Pumpkin Hard Cider Cheese Dip

This pumpkin hard cider cheese dip is great for game day, thanksgiving or as a delicious appetizer anytime!

Pumpkin Hard Cider Cheese Dip | Winni Wanderer


· 4 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped

· 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

· 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

· 1 clove garlic, minced

· 1 12-ounce bottle hard cider

· 1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree

· 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

· 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

· Kosher salt

· 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

· Pinch of cayenne pepper

· 4 ounces cream cheese, cut into pieces

· 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese (about 12 ounces)

· Chopped fresh chives, for topping


1. Cook the bacon in a medium skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until browned and crisp, about 7 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and garlic; cook, stirring, until incorporated, about 2 minutes. Whisk in the cider, pumpkin puree, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt, the pie spice and cayenne until smooth. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 3 minutes.

3. Gradually whisk in the cream cheese and cheddar until melted and smooth, about 2 minutes. Transfer the dip to a bowl, top with the bacon and chives if desired.

4. Serve with sliced apples or raisin-nut bread.


Source: “Pumpkin-Hard Cider Cheese Dip”. Recipe. N.p. Web, 3 Oct. 2023.


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