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How to Make Pumpkin Spice Guacamole

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October 27, 2020

Everyone and their mother seem to have tried their hand at the classic charcuterie board that took off during the pandemic. Since then, foodies and snack-a-holics alike have been creating elaborate versions of the increasingly popular grazing boards with s’mores, chicken wings, and even — infamously — butter. These boards have seemingly taken over social media.

 

Ready to put your own spin on this trend and wow guests at your family’s next gathering? This pumpkin spice guacamole is the seasonal dessert dip you never knew you needed. It might seem unconventional (because it is!), but this guac combines all your favorite comfort flavors with buttery, melt-in-your-mouth avocados — what could be cozier than that?

 

While it sounds downright decadent, this recipe is a breeze. Whip up a batch of pumpkin spice guacamole in five minutes or less. This dish is undoubtedly a crowd-pleaser, perfect for enjoying out in the crisp evening air at your next backyard bash or snuggling up and soaking in the pumpkin spice goodness from the warmth of your living room.

 

 

Now, let’s get to the ooey-gooey good part.

 

Pumpkin Spice Guacamole Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 Avocados From Mexico, diced
  • 1/3 c. brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 4 oz. canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Toasted and salted pumpkin seeds (for garnish)
  • Cinnamon sticks (for garnish)

 

Directions

  1. Make sure your Hass avocados are ripe before using them. (Here’s how to tell if your avocados are ripe.)
  2. Place all ingredients (except garnishes) into a food processor or blender, and puree until the mixture is smooth and the color is Don’t forget to recycle the inedible parts of your avocados! (Here are a few ideas for composting avocado skins and pits.)
  3. Move the creamy mixture into a serving bowl or several if you are increasing the serving size for a larger party. For presentation bonus points, smooth the top layer in a circular pattern with the underside of a spoon.
  4. Sprinkle the toasted and salted pumpkin seeds on top and garnish with a cinnamon stick to ensure your pumpkin spice guacamole is picture perfect.

 

What’s the Scoop?

Pumpkin spice guacamole tastes terrific with both salty and sweet dippers. And while tortilla chips are always a fantastic option, try using scoops that will complement the seasonality of this unique guac, including:

  • Graham crackers.
  • Rice crackers.
  • Cinnamon-sugar pita chips.
  • Honeycrisp apple slices.
  • Banana slices.
  • Soft pretzels.
  • Pretzel sticks.
  • Cookies (vanilla wafers, gingersnap, shortbread, etc.).

 

Once you have all your favorite dipping ingredients gathered, it’s time to let your creative juices flow! Place your bowl, or bowls, of pumpkin spice guacamole throughout your platter and arrange the scoops as you see fit. Create intricate patterns of alternating crackers and fruit slices, or color-coordinate cookies for a board that’s satisfying to both the eye and the taste buds.

 

Mix-Ins to Make It #AlwaysGood

What’s better than one pumpkin spice guacamole? A festive guac flight that satisfies every craving, of course. Whether your guests prefer fresh fruity flavors or want to indulge in a chocolate delight, this adaptable dip is easily customizable to your food mood.

 

If you’re serving a larger party, create a pumpkin spice guacamole flight with other appetizing additions, such as:

  • Dried cranberries.
  • Pomegranate seeds.
  • M&M’
  • Mini marshmallows.
  • Mini white chocolate chips.
  • Toasted coconut flakes.

 

Endless Possibilities

This simple, convenient, yet undeniably tasty dip will transform any occasion into a flavor filled feast made with brown sugar, pumpkin spice, and everything nice. You’ll want to sneak this dip into every meal, and there’s no shortage of combinations.

 

  • For a guacamole brunch, smear it onto breakfast bread, such as toast, muffins, or pancakes. Try mixing and matching sweet and savory components for a more substantial grazing platter.
  • Combine the pumpkin spice guacamole with this avocado cheese board for the ultimate snacking experience that serves as an appetizer and a sweet tooth cure that just so happens to pair perfectly with some bubbly.
  • Place the dip in an oven-safe bowl and top it with brown sugar, marshmallows, a drizzle of caramel, or all of the above, for an extra-gooey warm
  • Upgrade your annual pumpkin pie recipe and pour this dip directly into a flaky crust for a new-and-improved holiday dessert.

 

Whether it’s in one of our avocado dessert recipes or fresh takes on guacamole, there’s no wrong way to enjoy Avocados From Mexico. Show us how you choose to prepare and serve your pumpkin spice guacamole for your next wine night with the girls, a football watch party, or simply to treat yourself on Facebook or Twitter.

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