This recipe is brought to you with the help of Walkers Shortbread.  All opinions are my own

This  year, everyone’s favorite pumpkin pie is deconstructed and transformed into a dip with shortbread dippers. The shortbread acts like  the crust for this easy Thanksgiving dessert.

A shortbread cookie being dipped into the dip

For Thanksgiving, I always make my desserts the day before because, well, there is so much going on the kitchen it’s always a good idea to make what you can ahead. In the case of this dessert, it can be made ahead AND there’s no cooking or baking involved.

Walkers Shortbread is the perfect vessel for this dip. The dip is a classic pumpkin pie filling that does not have eggs and has not been baked with added whipped cream to make it light and fluffy. The shortbread provides the buttery crunch you normally get from a pie crust in the form of a whole cookie.

An overhead image of the dip with a box of Walkers shortbread

During the holidays, we always had an abundance of Walkers Shortbread around at all times. Walkers Shortbread has been making the finest and most well-known shortbread since 1898. Everyone knows their iconic tartan packaging which is synonymous with their Scottish roots.

Their shortbread is made with only 4 simple, natural ingredients: flour, butter, sugar and salt and is also baked with no genetically modified ingredients, artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or hydrogenated fats. Being 100% vegetarian; no animal fats are used in any of Walkers’ recipes – this is a shortbread that I can stand behind.

The dip is served in a grey bowl surrounded by shortbread cookies, maple leaves and mini pumpkins

The highlanders are perfect for scooping up this dip – the mini fingers and rounds are also a great option.

When I offered my husband a bite as a taste test for this Walkers Shortbread Pumpkin Pie Dip (it’s always good to have a second opinion) his eyes lit up and said, “This dip tastes just like the pie.” –  My job is done.

What I love most about this dip is, there is no baking involved. The dip can be served chilled or at room temperature and leftovers (if there is any) keep well refrigerated for up to 4 days.

Yield: 6

Walkers Shortbread Pumpkin Pie Dip

The dip is served in a grey bowl surrounded by shortbread cookies, maple leaves and mini pumpkins

Pumpkin pie filling made into a dip for shortbread cookies.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree, not the pie mix
  • 7 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 box Walkers Shortbread Highlanders , for dipping


  1. To a bowl or mixer, add the heavy cream and whisk until you get fluffy peaks. Set aside.
  2. To a separate bowl, add the pumpkin puree, condensed milk, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
  3. Fold in the whipped cream. Serve cool or room temperature.

Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving Calories 554Saturated Fat 9gCholesterol 44mgSodium 443mgCarbohydrates 72gFiber 3gSugar 31gProtein 8g

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