Ok so I realized Oktoberfest is cancelled this year BUT! How about we celebrate at home, social distance style, with some autumn pumpkin beer pretzels complete with a savory pumpkin cheese dip??
These delectable snacks are your standard soft, chewy, Auntie Annie's style pretzels with one important distinction: the addition of pumpkin beer. Just a hint of autumn flavor goes a long way with these baked goods!
To be specific, I used Blue Moon's Pumpkin Harvest Ale (pictured below), one of my fave brewskies this time of year. You know what I rather frequently find irritating though? Recipes that use beer (and yes I'm guilty of this), and you don't use the whole bottle! Sometimes it's unavoidable and I completely understand that, but it's annoying none the less. Same goes for pumpkin puree.
Solution: that savory pumpkin cheese dip 😍. Use up the rest of the beer from making the pretzels and that leftover pumpkin puree you have hanging out in your fridge from the plethora of tasty pumpkin recipes you've been trying out this fall season. Combine with butter, cream cheese, cheddar, pepper jack, a few spices and voila! The perfect pumpkin beer pretzel cheese dip.
Get baking and grab the recipe below!Print