Pumpkin, Bacon and Goat Cheese Dip – Appetizers Drizzled with Honey

Pumpkin Bacon Goat Cheese Dip - Easy Appetizers drizzled with Honey and topped with Apples & Walnuts.  #Recipe by LivingLocurto.com

Let’s get this out of the way, I might be THE only person out there that does not like pumpkin recipes. {GASP!} Pumpkin pie, no way. Pumpkin flavored coffee… yuck! Most of my family does like pumpkin though, so it’s a must have on Thanksgiving.

I wanted to create a dip or appetizer that I would actually like to eat, as well as serve on Thanksgiving or at a party.  I do like the sweetness that pumpkin adds to certain dishes like cheesecake. I just don’t like it without a cream cheese mixture.

When I started brainstorming recipe ideas, I thought about the two things I love best in this world right after chocolate… goat cheese and bacon!

After playing around with the taste, I came up with the perfect appetizer that even those who hate pumpkin like me will love!

Pumpkin Bacon Goat Cheese Dip - Easy Appetizers drizzled with Honey and topped with Apples & Walnuts.  #Recipe by LivingLocurto.com

 

You can serve this as a dip alone, or make pretty bite sized appetizers drizzled with honey. This sweet and savory recipe is perfect for any type of party!

Pumpkin, Bacon & Goat Cheese Dip - #Recipe by LivingLocurto.com

 

When I traveled to Sonoma for my birthday girl trip, I fell in love with goat cheese and apples on toasted bread drizzled with honey. So that is what made me think of creating bite sized appetizers instead of just serving this recipe as a dip.

Pumpkin Bacon Goat Cheese Dip - Easy Appetizers drizzled with Honey and topped with Apples & Walnuts.  #Recipe by LivingLocurto.com

 

Serve on toasted bread or crackers, but I really love the Stacy’s Simply Naked Bagel Chips, because they are very hard and it takes a long time for them to get soggy. So these appetizers still taste great after sitting out for 30 minutes or longer. Perfect for parties!

Pumpkin Bacon Goat Cheese Appetizer with Honey, Apples & Walnuts - #Recipe by LivingLocurto.com

 

I hope you enjoy this Pumpkin Bacon Goat Cheese Appetizer with Honey, Apples & Walnuts! Feel free to exchange the walnuts for pecans. I think they would both be fabulous!

What is your favorite pumpkin dish for Thanksgiving?

Pumpkin Bacon Goat Cheese Appetizer with Honey, Apples & Walnuts
 
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A sweet and savory recipe for Thanksgiving! Serve as bite sized appetizers or dip. Perfect for any type of party.
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 4 oz. Goat Cheese
  • ¾ cup Pureed Pumpkin
  • 5 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup of chopped walnuts or pecans
  • ½ cup chopped granny smith apples
  • ¼ cup honey for drizzling
  • Crackers or baguette slices (I used Stacy's Simply Naked Bagel Chips)
Instructions
  1. Mix cream cheese, goat cheese and pumpkin in a small bowl.
  2. Add pepper and ¾ of the crumbled bacon to the mixture. Save some bacon for garnish.
  3. Spread the dip onto a cracker or toasted baguette slice.
  4. Sprinkle with nuts, apples, bits of bacon then drizzle with honey before serving.
Notes
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About Amy Locurto

Amy is a creative mom of two and graphic designer. When she's not working on Living Locurto, she's busy designing Printable Party Supplies and working on I Heart Faces, her photography blog. Find Amy on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Comments

  1. Approximately how many people does this recipe serve?

  2. sounds so good! we love eating dip & appetizers over the weekend. it’s a nice break from the normal!

  3. How do you keep the apples from browning?

    • You can toss the apples in a little lemon juice to keep them from browning. I used the precut slices that were already coated with citrus juice.

  4. The Pumpkin, Bacon and Goat Cheese appetizer looks really good! Cannot wait to try for our next party! And its so easy! Thanks…

    Rosana Santos Calambichis, President
    BIGChefOnline.com

  5. Looks delicious!

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