Rachel’s Virtual Baby Shower: Sweet Potato Pie Dip with Pie Crust Dippers

by Erin

It’s a surprise virtual baby shower for Rachel of Rachel Cooks! She is expecting her second little joy and to celebrate Brandy (Nutmeg Nanny) & Brandi (Bran Appetit) put together this awesome baby shower full of great food bloggers and delicious food. Congrats Rachel!!

I decided to make a seasonally appropriate dip with one of my dip ingredients – Chobani Greek yogurt! Combined with pureed sweet potato, brown sugar, maple syrup, spices, pecans and little pieces of pie crust to dunk into it, this dip tastes just like sweet potato pie.


SWEET POTATO PIE DIP WITH PIE CRUST DIPPERS

Makes about 3-1/2 cups dip and 3 dozen dippers

Ingredients:

DIPPERS

1 pie crust (home made or refrigerated*)

1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Cinnamon-sugar, for sprinkling

DIP

2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt (I used 0% Chobani)

1 cup sweet potato puree (about 1 potato)

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 Tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

Pinch salt

1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. For the pie crust dippers, unroll pie crust and cut out desired shapes. Re-roll as needed. Place cutouts on prepared baking sheet about 1-inch apart (they will not spread much). Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.
  3. Bake 7-10 minutes until golden. Cool completely.
  4. For the dip, in a medium bowl, mix Greek yogurt, sweet potato, brown sugar, maple syrup and spices until well incorporated. Stir in the chopped pecans.
  5. Place in serving bowl and serve with pie crust dippers or gingersnaps.

* I noticed that when using store bought pie crusts, the cutouts from the re-rolled dough puffed up and shrank when baked. For this reason I think it would be better to use homemade.

Source: Dip is a Spiffy Cookie original. Pie Crust Dippers from Crazy for Crust.

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Mackenzie {SusieFreakingHomemaker} November 14, 2012 - 8:10 am

Um, I saw these on Pinterest already and knew I had to make them! Love this idea for a shower!!

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Nutmeg Nanny November 12, 2012 - 10:37 pm

I love the look of this! I LOVE that you used pie crust as the dipper for the dip…perfect! Thank you for being part of this event!!!

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Donna November 12, 2012 - 10:27 pm

Left over pie crust is one of my favorite little snacks, What a great idea to use the crust like that on purpose. And the dip sounds amazing, too!

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Deborah November 12, 2012 - 9:50 pm

The dip sounds amazing, and I love the idea of a pie crust dipper!!

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miss @ Miss in the Kitchen November 12, 2012 - 9:46 pm

What a clever idea, I love it! Love those cute little tin cups too!

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Ruby November 12, 2012 - 9:14 pm

this is cute! congrats to rachel!

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luv what you do November 12, 2012 - 9:03 pm

This recipe has my name written all over it. I think I am making sweet potato pie for thanksgiving, but may be making htis before then!

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers November 12, 2012 - 6:16 pm

Yummy! Your sweet potato dip looks amazing! I love it!

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Barbara | Creative Culinary November 12, 2012 - 5:14 pm

Funny…I was just telling a friend the other day who was totally craving something sweet that in a pinch I’ll make cinnamon sugar cookies from pie dough. Ah…I’m not alone! This sounds totally yummalicious!

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Cassie | Bake Your Day November 12, 2012 - 5:10 pm

These are just so fun, all around, Erin! Love the cups, the pie crust dippers – genius. Love it!

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Steph November 12, 2012 - 4:53 pm

This could easily become my new favorite snack!

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Kathryn November 12, 2012 - 3:58 pm

Such a great dish for a party, these look amazing!

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diabeticFoodie November 12, 2012 - 3:53 pm

I’ve made a pumpkin dip that I serve with gingersnaps, but I like your idea even better!

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Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet November 12, 2012 - 12:16 pm

What a fun concept. I bet my kids would love this. And me too. :)

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Jamie @ Thrifty Veggie Mama November 12, 2012 - 11:29 am

Yummy! Love this. Great idea for the baby shower.

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Rachel Cooks November 12, 2012 - 10:23 am

Love this! Looks like a delicious treat–can’t wait to try it. Thank you so much for participating in this shower. I was completely surprised and it means the world to me. xo

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carrian November 12, 2012 - 9:08 am

This truly is such a fantastic idea!

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Sarah W. Caron November 12, 2012 - 9:00 am

Great recipe! And I love those little cups — where did you get them?

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spiffycookie November 12, 2012 - 9:05 am

Home Goods! I’ve seen them at TJ Maxx too

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Tracey November 12, 2012 - 8:04 am

This is such a fun idea and I just love those little polka dot cups you used. Perfect baby shower food!!

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spiffycookie November 12, 2012 - 8:05 am

I found them at Home Goods! They had all kinds of those cute cups.

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kita November 12, 2012 - 7:54 am

Ok, ones soup and ones a sweet little dessert, but Im going to say great minds think alike ;)

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spiffycookie November 12, 2012 - 7:56 am

You know it!

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[email protected] November 12, 2012 - 7:51 am

Great idea. I bet I’d need a few ore dippers… and another cup!

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30A EATS November 12, 2012 - 7:28 am

What a perfect recipe for the holidays and for a baby shower! Great idea!

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Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray November 12, 2012 - 7:24 am

I’m loving the fun baby-boy-themed cups! :)

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Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama November 12, 2012 - 7:08 am

SO CUTE! I love everything about these. I think it’s a must make next week for Thanksgiving.

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