Pumpkin Walnut Dipping Sauce + Pie Chips

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Fall is here which means lots of pumpkin for me!  Last week I had book club at my house and when I was planning the menu I wanted to try some type of sweet pumpkin dip.   I found a super easy but delicious one from Musselman’s that not only had pumpkin but apple butter as well!   I love the sweetness that apple butter adds to so many different recipes.   It also gives a hint of spices as well.

Pumpkin Walnut Dip is warm and delicious which makes it perfect for fall!

Making this dipping sauce was so easy.   It only has 5 ingredients and whips up in about 10 minutes.   I also really like that it’s served warm.   There are always so many cold dips at parties and in the fall and winter I want to warm up not cool down!  This pumpkin dip is bursting with flavors of pumpkin, spices, and crunchy walnuts.   It’s great served with pie chips, pretzels, and apple dippers.

Musselman's Apple Butter is great in dips!

I ended up making the pie chips too.   They are a simple and delicious way to eat this dip or any other sweet dip.  It simply takes a pie crust cut into triangles or with a cookie cutter and sprinkles them with cinnamon and sugar.   The pie chips are baked in the oven until brown and crisp.  They are the perfectly sweet dipper!

Pumpkin Walnut Apple Butter Dip

Pumpkin Walnut Dipping Sauce

Yield: serves 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


For the dip:

  • 1/2 c. toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 c. Musselman's Apple Butter
  • 3/4 c. pure pumpkin
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 c. heavy cream

For the Pie Chips:

  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon


  1. Toast walnuts in a small skillet over low heat, shaking pan occasionally, until fragrant and slightly darker in color, about 5 minutes.
  2. In a separate, medium saucepan, bring apple butter, pumpkin, and pie spice to a sputter simmer over medium heat.
  3. Continue to simmer to blend flavors, a few minutes longer.
  4. Stir in cream, and then the chopped walnuts. Serve warm for dipping.
  5. To make the pie chips preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  6. Roll out pie dough to about 1/8 inch. Using a knife, cut the dough into square or use a floured cookie cutter to make fun shapes. Remove the excess dough and re-roll the scraps if desired. Transfer the dough cut outs to an ungreased cookie sheet. Brush with melted butter. Combine the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on the cut outs.
  7. Bake for 6-7 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Cool on wire racks.


Recipe from Musselman's

Delicious Warm Pumpkin Walnut Dip is great for appetizer or dessert

Want to get some Musselman’s Apple Butter for yourself?  I want to give one of my readers (in the United States) a jar of Musselman’s Apple Butter and some recipe cards!   To enter simply tell me what you would make with the apple butter and leave your e-mail so I can contact you!  Giveaway ends November 3, 2014 at midnight.


  1. I would eat it just like I ate it with my Grandma, on warm bread or a biscuit, however, I would make this recipe as well because I am having a serious need to try it right now. YUMMY

  2. The dip looks delicious ! I think it would also be good to use in an applesauce cake recipe as a substitute. I loved applebutter and peanut butter sandwiches too as a kid growing up.
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  3. I would make apple cinnamon muffins and stir some apple butter into the batter. I’d also use apple butter to spread on the warm muffins- yummy!

  4. I would make some Apple Butter Tarts, I love holiday baking and I always try new recipes and my family love to try them . Thanks for the chance!

  5. I love apple butter on biscuits and have never tried it in a recipe but I know pinterest would my go to place to try out recipes like crock pout apple butter bbq meatballs

  6. Honestly, I love apple butter so much (on sandwiches and toast) that I doubt it would survive long enough to make a recipe with it!

  7. As a kid apple butter was a treat at my grandparent’s house. I would have it just like I did then just spread on a hot biscuit.

  8. I love Musselman apple butter and I love pumpkin! I should make this dip. It sounds really amazing. I really love the apple butter just on toast. Then you get the full flavor. Right?! I bet it would make a great sauce for some baked apples, poured over ice cream though. YUM!

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