Luscious Pumpkin Desserts

There's no doubt about it: Pumpkin is the quintessential fall flavor, and we especially love it in desserts. With classic pumpkin recipes like pumpkin pie and new favorites like pumpkin bread pudding and pumpkin cupcakes, our collection of pumpkin dessert recipes will have you prepared for any fall gathering.

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    Creamy Pumpkin Butter Sandwich Cookies

    Look out, peanut butter cups! We have eyes for another treat on the tray: pumpkin butter sandwich cookies. Smear, sprinkle, and dip away in rich, dark chocolate.

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    Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Praline Topping

    Give pumpkin pie a pop of color with ruby-red cranberries. Chopped pecans and brown sugar make the topper undeniably delicious.

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    Salted Pumpkin Caramel Thumbprints

    What's better than salted pumpkin caramel? Nothing. Made with flaky sea salt and homemade caramel, these cookies are a sweet tooth's dream.

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    Dark Chocolate and Pumpkin-Swirl Cake

    Two is better than one, especially when it comes to desserts. Rich chocolate and pumpkin meet in this iced fall cake that's brimming with cool citrus zest.


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    Must-Try Pumpkin Bread

    Shh.... We have the secrets for making the perfect two-layer pumpkin bread.

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    Pumpkin Bars with Marcona Almonds

    Fall potlucks just got real. These luscious pumpkin bars are topped with roasty-toasty almonds for a cozy autumn touch.

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    Frosted Pumpkin Bread

    Chocolate and pumpkin are the "it" couple of fall. Smear a little cocoa spice frosting on your next slice, and you'll never go back to the plain stuff.


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    Pumpkin Cake Roll

    For a new kind of pumpkin dessert, try our fluffy cinnamon-spiced pumpkin cake roll. It's easier than you think! Thanks to the vanilla cream cheese frosting filling, it's a scrumptious alternative to pumpkin pie.

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    Mini Pumpkin Pudding Pies

    Because everything's cuter mini. Bake a batch of these sweet little pumpkin pies for your next dinner party. Pudding mix makes them easier to prep than you think!


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    Harvest Pumpkin Trifle

    Pumpkin, cranberry, ginger, and cinnamon. Could this trifle be more perfect for fall? DIY whipped cream gives every spoonful a lush finish.

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    Warm Pumpkin Blueberry Bread

    Sweet blueberries marry pumpkin pie spice in this ultra-buttery pumpkin bread. Top it with walnuts for a dessert you and your family will go nuts for.

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    Easy Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

    What makes these pumpkin cupcakes so easy? The double dollop on top starts with purchased fluffy white frosting, plus a sprinkle of cinnamon and crushed graham crackers. The cake is easy, too! Canned pumpkin and a touch of sour cream transform yellow cake mix into a spongy, delicious pumpkin dessert.

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    Pumpkin Icebox Pie with Pistachio-Gingersnap Crust

    Between the nutty gingersnap crust and the spiced cream cheese-and-pumpkin topping, we're not sure what we like best about this luscious pumpkin dessert. Either way, we know we're serving this chilly treat at our next fall get-together.

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    Pumpkin Tiramisu Cake

    Tiramisu has never been so fancy, thanks to homemade coffee syrup and maple-mascarpone cream. Canned pumpkin helps keep the cake fresh and moist. 


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    Cinnamon-Orange Pumpkin Bread Pudding

    This warm, fluffy bread pudding recipe features soft cubes of pumpkin bread and a creamy orange icing. A dash of pumpkin pie spice gives it the snappy flavor of a classic pumpkin dessert.

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    Dreamy Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

    This luxurious twist on classic pumpkin pie is sure to please those with a sweet tooth for chocolate, thanks to a chocolate cookie crust and a dark chocolate glaze. Watch as we show you how to prepare this pumpkin dessert recipe.


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    Pumpkin-Mascarpone Pie with Candied Pecans

    Sweet and crisp candied pecans top off this pumpkin pie recipe, but the real star is the layer of whipped vanilla mascarpone cream. The fluffy, lightly sweet layer is the perfect complement to the rich canned pumpkin filling and crumbly homemade crust.

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    Pumpkin Ice Cream

    Chock-full of autumn flavors like nutty pumpkin, zippy pie spice, and smooth cognac, this ice cream recipe is a fun way to feature pumpkin. Serve it on a warm slice of cake or pie, or on its own for a creamy fall-inspired pumpkin dessert.

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    Pumpkin-Spice Whoopies

    An easy-to-make spiced marshmallow filling makes these cakelike pumpkin cookies even more delicious. This simple recipe using canned pumpkin makes an unexpected Thanksgiving dessert.

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    Toffee-Pumpkin Pie Bars

    Crushed sweet toffee, earthy toasted pecans, and a spiced Ginger Crumb Crust give these creamy pumpkin pie bars a pleasing crunch. This is the ultimate pumpkin dessert for the sweet-and-salty combination you crave.

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    No-Bake Pumpkin-Swirl Cheesecake

    Make this luscious pumpkin cheesecake -- featuring a graham cracker crust and a pumpkin and cream cheese filling -- ahead of time and chill it for up to 24 hours. This pumpkin recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

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    Pumpkin Creme Caramel

    Another scrumptious alternative to Thanksgiving pumpkin pie, this creamy pumpkin dessert is sure to delight your guests. Pomegranate seeds make a beautiful topping.

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    Double-Pumpkin Pie with Oat Crust

    This classic pumpkin pie gets double the flavor from canned pumpkin and pumpkin butter. Serve it with cinnamon ice cream, and your guests will be thankful they came to your house for this fall-flavor pumpkin dessert!

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    100 Best Pumpkin Recipes

    Fall in love with pumpkin (again!) with our best collection of next-level pumpkin recipes. From sweet to savory our digital cookbook has it all.

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    Pumpkin Cupcakes with Spiced Mascarpone Cream Filling

    Delightful fall flavors -- brown sugar, walnuts, cinnamon, and nutmeg -- meet canned pumpkin in these so-soft sandwiched pumpkin cupcakes. Fill and top the luscious pumpkin dessert with our creamy homemade mascarpone spread.

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    Luscious Chocolate-Pumpkin Brownies

    Lose yourself in hot-from-the-oven pumpkin brownies that feature pretty swirled tops. Watch as we show you how to make the pumpkin dessert, plus the perfect marbling technique.

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    Deluxe Nutmeg-Pumpkin Cookies

    Love chocolate chip cookies? Try our pumpkin-infused version. With white chocolate, pecans, and freshly grated nutmeg, these chewy pumpkin cookies are hard to resist.

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    Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Toffee Sauce

    This decadent dessert gets a fresh holiday spin with canned pumpkin and sticky-sweet toffee sauce. Chocolate-covered toffee pieces make the pumpkin dessert recipe even more delectable.

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    Pumpkin Sandwich Cake

    Looking for the ultimate pumpkin dessert? Our crowd-pleasing pumpkin cake features a gorgeous chocolate frosting and a layer of tangy cream cheese.

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    Maple-Pumpkin Creme Brulee

    Enjoy pumpkin dessert in a whole new way. Canned pumpkin, maple syrup, and whipping cream form the base of this creamy, dreamy fall creme brulee. The pumpkin recipe is a true holiday showstopper.

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    Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Chocolate Topping

    This fall, opt for a pumpkin dessert with all the creamy richness of your favorite fall treat. These make-ahead pumpkin bars maintain traditional fall flavors and add a chocolate topping and an oatmeal cookie crust.

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    Maple-Cinnamon Pumpkin Pie

    It's hard to go wrong with traditional pumpkin pie -- but a little maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon will give this classic Thanksgiving dessert an extra-special touch. A spoonful of maple whipped cream finishes the pumpkin dessert with a cool, fluffy finish.

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    Pumpkin Spice Macarons

    The flavors you love in pumpkin pie -- ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves -- combine in this pumpkin cookie recipe. Stack two cookies and fill with pumpkin butter for a dreamy macaron.

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    Double-Decker Pumpkin Bread

    Stuffed with a cream cheese, sour cream, and crystallized ginger filling, this so-good pumpkin bread recipe is in a league of its own. Store the moist and flavorful pumpkin bread in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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    Pumpkin Spice Creme Brulee

    Need a fun fall entertaining idea? Bake rich and creamy pumpkin creme brulee and serve in miniature pumpkins. The pretty pumpkin dessert looks fancy but is a breeze to bake.

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    Chocolate-Drizzled Pumpkin Profiteroles

    These impressive cream puffs are filled with pumpkin custard made from canned pumpkin. A spoonful of chocolate sauce finishes the melt-in-your-mouth pumpkin dessert.

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    Autumn Pumpkin Bars

    Our classic pumpkin bar recipe takes just 25 minutes of prep time and basic ingredients, most of which you probably have in your cupboard right now. The easy pumpkin dessert has all the classics: spicy flavor, tender and moist texture, and luscious cream cheese frosting.

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    Pumpkin Butter Baby Cakes

    Creamy pumpkin butter, rich toasted walnuts, and sweet caramel sauce bring the flavors of fall to these moist mini pumpkin desserts. Enjoy this pumpkin cake recipe with a warm mug of cider.

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    Pumpkin Spice Latte Pie

    Have your latte and eat it too. This delicious dessert combines the spicy flavors of a Pumpkin Spice Latte with the creamy decadence of pumpkin pie

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    Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

    These oh-so-soft pumpkin cookies are topped with a whipped brown sugar frosting -- the perfect complement to this harvest dessert. This pumpkin recipe yields 60 cookies, so you'll have plenty to share (even though we know you won't want to!).

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    Pumpkin-Spiced Whoopie Pies

    Don't let the term "whoopie pie" make you believe that these sandwich cookies are anything less than a sophisticated pumpkin dessert. Two pumpkin pie-spiced cookies are joined with a creamy pumpkin-ricotta filling that's light and heavenly.

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    Pumpkin-Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

    Layer spiced pumpkin, luscious chocolate, and rich cream cheese on a graham cracker crust for a scrumptious pumpkin treat you can make ahead. A sprinkle of nutmeg and chocolate curls give the pumpkin cheesecake a decadent finish.

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    Pumpkin Fudge

    Try this irresistible pumpkin fudge for a delightful party favor or hostess gift. The easy pumpkin recipe requires just seven ingredients and features crunchy toasted walnuts.

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    Spiced Pumpkin Dunking Sticks

    A cream cheese glaze adds a touch of sweetness to these spiced pumpkin cookie sticks, perfect for dipping in a glass of tawny port or a cup of espresso. Freshly grated nutmeg adds seasonal flavor to this pumpkin dessert recipe.

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    Ginger-Pumpkin Meringue Pie

    Light-as-air meringue tops this luscious pumpkin pie. The filling has canned pumpkin and ginger; the crust is made with gingersnaps and crushed graham crackers.

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    Pumpkin Bread Pudding Souffle

    The savor-it flavors of canned pumpkin and ginger kick up traditional bread pudding. A drizzle of freshly made Bourbon Molasses Sauce provides the finish to this delectable pumpkin recipe.

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    Sour Cream Pumpkin Bars

    Four-ingredient browned-butter frosting and chopped walnuts top these moist pumpkin bars. The pumpkin recipe yields 48 bars, making it an ideal addition to your holiday dessert buffet.

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    Gingersnap-Crumble Pumpkin Parfaits

    Combine canned pumpkin with vanilla ice cream, a dash of spice, and a little brown sugar for this rich and creamy pumpkin dessert. Crumbly gingersnap cookies add crunch to the fluffy whipped pumpkin recipe.

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    Pumpkin-Bourbon Pudding

    This creamy, bourbon-laced pumpkin dessert features all the flavors of your favorite pumpkin pie, plus chewy raisins and toasted oats. Serve the pumpkin pudding in individual dishes or in a family-size casserole.

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