Black Cat Dippers with Pumpkin Pie Dip Recipe
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Black Cat Dippers with Pumpkin Pie Dip Recipe

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Here's an easy recipe sure to impress party guests. The black cat cutouts that accompany the in-a-dash dip are prepared with convenient refrigerated pie pastry. —Diane Turner, Brunswick, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 package (15 ounces) refrigerated pie pastry
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Black paste food coloring
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 152 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 97mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1-1/2 fat


  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add the pumpkin, confectioners' sugar, pie spice and honey; beat until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  2. Roll out each pie pastry directly on an ungreased baking sheet to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. cat-shaped cookie cutter, leaving at least 1 in. between cutouts. Remove excess dough and reroll scraps if desired. Beat the egg, milk and food coloring; brush over cutouts. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over cutouts.
  3. Bake at 400° for 6-7 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Serve with pumpkin dip. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen black cats(3 cups dip).
Originally published as Black Cat Dippers with Pumpkin Pie Dip in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2009, p241

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Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

"I had trouble with the egg wash. Besides being a mess to brush on (and to clean up), it looked more gray than black.  I used a bat cookie cutter to make the dippers easier to use.  Co-workers liked them."

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

"This was quick and easy. Great hit at the company party."

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"simple recipe to spice up a Halloween party!"

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2012

"I didn't roll the crust as thin as the recipe states. I left it the thickness it was as packaged and it was perfect.

The flavor combination was perfect! Just like biting into a slice of pumpkin pie. I served it at our Halloween party and everyone who got to try it thought it was great! However, it's best to use two boxes of pie crust, as there's a lot of dip left over. This recipe is perfect to use all season long, but with different shapes.
I look forward to making this again."

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"don't roll the pie crust out as thin as it says, or all of your tails and legs will break off when you remove them from the baking sheet. using non-stick foil or a greased baking pan would probably also help with this."

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