Enjoy your favorite fall dessert in a new way.

Pumpkin Pie Dip
Credit: Southern Living

There's something about a crisp fall breeze that makes the taste of pumpkin an absolute must. The two simply go hand in hand. From the crunching of leaves under your feet to the pleasure of harvesting your favorite seasonal produce, fall is centered around cozying up to delicious autumnal flavors with your dearest friends and family. This anticipated season is the prime time for entertaining and reconnecting with neighbors, with whom you've lost touch throughout the year. As the holiday season is just around the corner, add our most cherished pumpkin pie dip to your holiday spread and serve with cookies, fruit, or nuts.

Surprising serving suggestions: Enhance the smooth, spicy flavor of this decadent treat with the inviting aroma of ginger for a classic rendition. Or add apple and pear slices for a crisp and mellow taste. One reader even suggested serving with celery! The kids are sure to enjoy this tasty treat too, while maybe sneaking in a few more servings of fruit for the day! Fall entertaining has truly never been so stress-free, nor tasted so divine.

Make-ahead idea: One reader recommends cooking as much as you can in advance. This is a great way to eliminate stress when you're near the time of the event. Invite all your friends because why not? It gives you a great excuse to get everyone back together around great food! Our Best Pumpkin Pie Dip is great to make ahead of time, as it calls for chilling for eight hours, and is also extremely painless to transport, if it's not your turn to host. Simply prepare a day or two before, cover tightly, and store in the refrigerator for optimal freshness!

Calling for the most seasonal, yet accessible ingredients, our best pumpkin pie dip is sure to be a quick favorite, as it will be effortless to recreate. And trust us, your guests will be begging for more!

What you'll need:

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin pie filling
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
Garnishes: ground cinnamon, cinnamon sticks

How to prepare:

Beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add pie filling, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and ginger, beating well. Cover and chill 8 hours. Serve with gingersnaps and apple or pear slices. Garnish, if desired.