Luscious Pumpkin Desserts

With classic pumpkin desserts 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. There's no doubt about it: Pumpkin is the quintessential fall flavor, and we especially love pumpkin recipes for Thanksgiving, but these pumpkin cakes, pumpkin cookies, and other pumpkin desserts can be enjoyed year-round.

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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 these pumpkin cookies in rich, dark chocolate.

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    Pumpkin Pan Pie

    Stretch your pumpkin pie even further than your usual pie pan by baking an extra-large version in a 15x10-inch baking pan. Your guests won't mind the rectangular slices if it means there's enough for seconds this year!

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    Pumpkin Pie Pops

    No utensils necessary for these on-a-stick pumpkin treats. Luscious pumpkin filling is sandwiched between pie crust cutouts, so you and your guests can enjoy a taste of pumpkin pie without committing to an entire slice.

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    Pumpkin Bread with Eggnog Glaze

    We're not against carving off a slice of pumpkin bread for breakfast, but the sugary glaze on top puts this loaf firmly in dessert territory. Plus, the eggnog-spiked glaze makes this pumpkin bread just as tasty in winter or fall.

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    Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake

    Have a pumpkin treat ready to eat in minutes by letting your microwave bake this pumpkin cake for you. One quick zap and dollop of whipped cream later, and you'll be curled up with this pumpkin-spiced dessert (no sharing required!).

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    Cinnamon-Sugar Bourbon-Pumpkin Muffins

    A splash of bourbon and a sprinkle of cinnamon-sugar topping turns plain pumpkin muffins into rich, dessert-worthy treats. But if that alone doesn't satify your sweet tooth, you can always drizzle with bourbon icing before serving.

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    Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Praline Topping

    Thanksgiving desserts aren't complete without pumpkin pie -- but this recipe adds pecans into the mix, too. 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 pumpkin cookies are a sweet tooth's dream.

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    Luscious Chocolate-Pumpkin Brownies

    Lose yourself in hot-from-the-oven pumpkin brownies that feature pretty swirled tops. These marbled pumpkin treats are great for serving up at a fall party!

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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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    Toffee Pumpkin Snack Cake

    There's never been a tastier combination than pumpkin and toffee, and an additional drizzle of cream cheese frosting on top makes every bite of this snack cake truly decadent. We won't judge if you sneak a slice for yourself before serving.

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    Dark Chocolate and Pumpkin-Swirl Cake

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

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    Pumpkin Bars with Marcona Almonds

    Fall potlucks just got real. These luscious pumpkin nut bars are topped with roasty-toasty almonds for a cozy autumn touch. You won't be taking any leftover pumpkin squares home with you!

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    Frosted Pumpkin Bread

    Pumpkin bread might not be on your list of pumpkin desserts, but this recipe should be. 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 twist on pumpkin cakes, 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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    Harvest Pumpkin Trifle

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

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    Warm Pumpkin Blueberry Bread

    Pumpkin treats don't all have to be super sweet. Juicy 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 these rich pumpkin squares. 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. Plus, using canned pumpkin helps keep this yummy pumpkin cake fresh and moist.

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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, slightly sweet layer is the perfect complement to the rich canned pumpkin filling and crumbly homemade crust.

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    Pumpkin Spice Latte Pie

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

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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

    If you want to take a break from pie this year, swap in this cheesecake for your usual Thanksgiving pumpkin recipes. Make this delicious 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.

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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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    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 these luscious pumpkin cakes with our creamy homemade mascarpone spread.

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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 this decadent pumpkin treat 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 desserts in a whole new way. Canned pumpkin, maple syrup, and whipping cream form the base of this creamy, dreamy fall creme brulee. These pumpkin sweets are 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 nut bars showcase traditional fall flavors and have a chocolate topping and an oatmeal cookie crust.

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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 this moist and flavorful pumpkin treat in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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    Pumpkin Spice Creme Brulee

    Need a delicious and dazzling dessert idea? Bake rich and creamy pumpkin creme brulee and serve in miniature pumpkins. These pretty pumpkin desserts look fancy but are 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 these melt-in-your-mouth pumpkin desserts.

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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. These easy pumpkin squares have all the classics: spicy flavor, tender and moist texture, and scrumptious cream cheese frosting.

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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 tops the pumpkin dessert with a cool, fluffy finish.

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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 cakes. Enjoy this pumpkin dessert recipe with a warm mug of cider.

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    Pumpkin-Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

    Layer spiced pumpkin, delectable 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 these pumpkin sweets a decadent finish.

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    Pumpkin Fudge

    Try this irresistible pumpkin fudge for a delightful party favor or hostess gift. You can make these yummy pumpkin squares with just seven ingredients, and they feature crunchy toasted walnuts!

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    Spiced Pumpkin Dunking Sticks

    A cream cheese glaze adds a touch of sweetness to these spiced pumpkin cookies, great 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. Serve it for the holidays, and this pie will outshine all your other Thanksgiving desserts.

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    Pumpkin Bread Pudding Souffle

    The savor-it flavors of canned pumpkin and ginger kick up the taste of traditional bread pudding. A drizzle of freshly made bourbon molasses sauce provides the finish to this delectable pumpkin dessert recipe.

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    Sour Cream Pumpkin Bars

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

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    Pumpkin-Bourbon Pudding

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

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