The pumpkin provides a subtle flavour and added nutrition in this easy cream cheese dip that is a great recipe for a party, especially a Halloween party.
My daughter made this for a 4H food and nutrition competition. She shaped it into a pumpkin and used about a 1" stalk of celery and a few leaves to make the stalk and leaves for the top of the pumpkin. It looked beautiful and everyone liked it and was surprised to learn it had pumpkin in it. - 07 Dec 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I brought this to a women's event at church and it was quite popular. It really looks darling in the pumpkin shape with the celery top stem. The mixture is quite soft, so allow plenty of time to set up in refrigerator. Cool it completely before "scoring" to make it look like a pumpkin. I placed it on cellophane wrap, placed it inside a perfectly round small bowl and pulled up the sides of the wrap to hold the round shape. Good recipe for low fat or no fat ingredients. While I thought it tasted good, it was missing something for me. I think next time I will add cooked, crisp smoked bacon instead of beef and increase the onion to 2T; maybe increase cheese a bit as well to help it hold its' shape. I would try again because of the cute shape. - 03 Mar 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I'm rating the cheese ball I made. I really modified it. I omitted the pineapple and used real bacon bits instead of dried beef. I also added a half a package of ranch dressing powder mix. It was a huge hit! - 28 Oct 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)