By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

This light dessert stands in nicely for calorie-rich pumpkin pie. You can also use it as a spread for bagels.

Number of servings

Serves 12

Ingredients

    Spread:
    8 ounces low-fat cream cheese (room temperature)
    3/4 cup of canned pumpkin (unsweetened, unsalted)
    3 tablespoons sugar
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla

    Serve with:
    6 apples sliced

Directions

Mix all ingredients for the spread together in a mixing bowl by hand or with an electric mixer (medium speed). Serve with apple slices for dipping.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size :about 3 tablespoons

  • Total carbohydrate 18 g
  • Dietary fiber 3 g
  • Sodium 91 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 1 g
  • Calories 107
Oct. 29, 2011