Meiomi Pumpkin Fondue Dip

Just when you thought pumpkin couldn’t get any better, a recipe comes around that shines a whole new light on this seasonal favorite fruit.

Serves: 4Prep: 20 minutesCook: 40 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds pie pumpkin, cut vertically and deseeded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1⁄2 cup plus 1 Tbsp. gruyere cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, plus more for garnish
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 French baguette

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400° F. Line roasting pan with parchment paper.
  • Brush insides of pumpkin with olive oil; arrange halves face-down on prepared roasting pan. Roast 30 to 40 minutes, or until pumpkin can be easily pierced with a fork. Let cool several minutes.
  • While still very hot, scoop roasted pumpkin flesh.
  • In food processor, combine pumpkin flesh, cream cheese, ½ cup gruyere, salt, black pepper, chili flakes and paprika. Process until smooth. Adjust seasoning as needed.
  • In oven-proof dish, pour dip. Sprinkle remaining gruyere over; return to oven until cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with fresh ground black pepper.
  • Serve with baguette and Meomi Pinot Noir.