Pumpkin Pie Dessert Hummus

8 servings
10 min

Pumpkin Pie Dessert Hummus is easy to make and brings all those cozy fall vibes with pumpkin puree, fall spices, and vanilla. It’s healthier than the classic pie, but stays true to the flavor and texture of pumpkin pie filling. Trust me, it’ll become your new favorite fall dessert.

Pumpkin Pie Hummus? Yes, you read correct. This dessert hummus is a must make for the holiday season. It’s perfect to take to a small gathering, or just set it out and let the family enjoy a special treat that’s actually pretty healthy. But don’t worry, it tastes just as indulgent as Pumpkin Pie. No one has to know that it’s a healthier version. Plus, it’s quick and easy to make (less than 10 minutes) with no baking involved.


Yes, I know, we usually think of hummus as being a savory dip, but the mild flavor of chickpeas lends itself to sweet dishes as well. If you’ve never made hummus before, this recipe is a great introduction. It’s so easy to make, and the flavor combinations are endlessly customizable. (Check out some of my savory hummus recipes: Roasted Red Pepper Walnut Hummus, Chipotle Black Bean Hummus, or Mediterranean Hummus.)


Isn’t it weird to have chickpeas in a dessert? Trust me on this, you won’t even taste them. They simply provide the texture and body, as they do for classic hummus recipes. They are the reason that hummus lends itself so well to many flavor variations.

Do yourself a favor, and give this Pumpkin Pie Hummus a shot, especially if you’re a pumpkin pie lover. Your family will gobble it up, and you’ll be happy knowing that you gave them a healthier alternative to the classic pie. I won’t tell anyone that you’re slipping in a healthy dessert 😉


FAQS:

What goes well with Pumpkin Pie Dessert Hummus?While you can dip anything you like in a dessert hummus, try out some of the suggestions below that pair well with pumpkin pie flavors:

~apple or pear slices

~graham crackers or digestive biscuits

~ginger snap cookies

~vanilla wafers

~lady fingers

How do I store hummus?Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.

What ingredients are in Pumpkin Pie Hummus?All you need to create this recipe is chickpeas, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spices. See below for the simple steps to create this tasty fall dessert.

Can I prepare Pumpkin Pie Hummus in advance?Absolutely. In fact, I recommend it. The flavor is greatly enhanced by storing for at least an hour in the fridge before serving.

Is pumpkin hummus healthy?Depending on what you choose to dip in your Pumpkin Pie Dessert Hummus, it really is quite healthy for you you. While the maple syrup obviously adds sugar (about 1 1/2 teaspoons per serving), both the pumpkin and chickpeas add nutrition to this dessert. Pumpkin is high in vitamin A and beta-carotene, and chickpeas are an excellent source of plant-based protein. Both are good sources of fiber. This recipe isn’t low carb, but pumpkin and chickpeas are healthy carbs that the body absorbs slowly, so it doesn’t spike your blood sugar.

What is aquafaba?Aquafaba is the liquid in a can of chickpeas. For this recipe we are using that liquid to puree the hummus rather than adding the extra virgin olive oil that most recipes call for. Curious about other uses for aquafaba? (It’s used in a ton of vegan baking recipes.) Check out the Vegan Society’s Top Aquafaba Recipe Picks.


HOW TO PREPARE PUMPKIN PIE DESSERT HUMMUS:

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  • Preparation is incredibly easy. Simply add all the ingredients to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Pulse to combine the ingredients, then blend until smooth and creamy. You will need to scrape down the sides a few times.
  • You may need to add a little more aquafaba depending on your desired consistency. Before removing from the food processor, taste for spices and sweetness, and adjust if necessary.
  • Place hummus in an airtight container, and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Before serving, place in a shallow bowl, or spread a thick layer on a plate for a pretty presentation. See below for serving suggestions.
Rinse and drain chickpeas, but reserve their liquid.
Blend all the ingredients until smooth and creamy.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:

  • Top Pumpkin Pie Hummus with Maple Glazed Walnuts for a pretty presentation and a delicious crunch.
  • Add an extra drizzle of maple syrup to the swirls of dessert hummus on a plate.
  • Sprinkle a little extra nutmeg or cinnamon on top. Go easy—you don’t want the flavor to overwhelm the dish.


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RECIPE NOTES:

  • Do make sure to use a high quality pure maple syrup such as Hidden Springs Maple Organic Vermont Maple Syrup.


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Recipe details

  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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Ingredients


  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas (Reserve the liquid, but rinse the chickpeas well.)
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons aquafaba (reserved from the can of chickpeas)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Instructions


Preparation is incredibly easy. Simply add all the ingredients to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Pulse to combine the ingredients, then blend until smooth and creamy. You will need to scrape down the sides a few times.
You may need to add a little more aquafaba depending on your desired consistency. Before removing from the food processor, taste for spices and sweetness, and adjust if necessary.
Place hummus in an airtight container, and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Before serving, place in a shallow bowl, or spread a thick layer on a plate for a pretty presentation. See below for serving suggestions.

Tips

  • Top Pumpkin Pie Hummus with Maple Glazed Walnuts for a pretty presentation and a delicious crunch.
  • Add an extra drizzle of maple syrup to the swirls of dessert hummus on a plate.
  • Sprinkle a little extra nutmeg or cinnamon on top. Go easy—you don’t want the flavor to overwhelm the dish.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.

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