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Pumpkin Apple Beer Cheese Dip + A $500 Paypal Cash Giveaway

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 6


  • 4 strips of fully-cooked bacon chopped
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 ounces pumpkin ale about half of a bottle
  • 6 ounces apple cider
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper more or less to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 ounces cream cheese cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • Serve with tortilla chips and/or crispy bread


  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Whisk in the pumpkin ale, apple cider, pumpkin puree and dijon mustard. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the pumpkin pie spice, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and salt.
  • Add the cream cheese and whisk until fully melted. Add the cheddar cheese in 1/2 cup increments; making sure each increment is fully incorporated before adding the next. Adjust seasoning to taste and remove from heat.
  • Pour the dip into a serving dish and garnish with chopped bacon, pomegranate arils and chopped chives. Enjoy immediately with tortilla chips or crispy bread.