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A Festive, Low-Cal Dip for Thanksgiving

Written on November 17, 2011 at 11:00 am , by

Serve dip with these yummy chips for a seasonal treat! (Photo courtesy of Food Should Taste Good)

Looking for a quick side dish to whip up and bring to your Thanksgiving feast next week? We snagged the perfect recipe from Food Should Taste Good‘s chef Ryan Leker. It might not be appropriate next to the turkey, but it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser as an appetizer to hold you over until dinner. Check it out below:

Food Should Taste Good Ginger Snap Dip

Makes: 2 cups

Serves: 5-8 people

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound mascarpone
  • 3 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons water

Directions:

Place mascarpone in mixing bowl to soften. Combine remaining ingredients in small saucepan and place on low heat. Heat gently, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved and all ingredients are combined, approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. When the mixture is cool, whisk into softened mascarpone. Serve with Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato tortilla chips.