Recipes that Think They're Pumpkin Pie

With its rich, buttery crust and smooth, velvety filling, pumpkin pie is a must-have autumn dessert, not to mention a Thanksgiving staple. So what happens when you remix those beloved ingredients into a fun new format? Find out with 20 delectable pumpkin pie-spiced cookies, cakes, and candies that will trick your taste buds into thinking they're the real deal.

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    Creamy Pumpkin Butter Sandwich Cookies

    Imagine that classic pumpkin pie filling. Now imagine it with cream cheese and maple syrup sandwiched between two flaky shortbread cutouts. Too much? We don't think so -- and we went ahead and dunked the cookies in dark chocolate to boot.


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    Nutty Pumpkin Pie Pudding

    If you can't remember the last time you had pumpkin pie in a cup, this fluffy slow cooker pudding is here to jog your memory. Canned pumpkin? Check. A double dose of pumpkin pie spice, whipped cream, and toasted pecans? Check, check, and check. Need we say more?

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    Pumpkin Spice Smoothies

    Sorry, fruit smoothies. We love you, but this golden blend of goodness has stolen our heart. Like chilled pumpkin pie in a glass, the refreshing drink pairs harvest veggies with sweet apricots, honey, and pumpkin pie spice.

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    Pumpkin-Pomegranate Cheesecake

    If pumpkin pie could talk, it would probably ask to be transformed into this light-as-air whipped pumpkin cheesecake. Drizzled in a tangy pomegranate sauce, the fluffy dessert demands a second helping. 

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    Toffee-Pumpkin Pie Bars

    Sometimes you just need a little pumpkin pie on the go, and thanks to these portable bars, you can have your pie and eat it, too. Pile a rich pumpkin filling and nutty toffee topping onto our homemade ginger crumb crust for next-level deliciousness.

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    Pumpkin Pie Hot Cereal

    Pumpkin pie hot cereal? Hear us out: There is no pie we'd rather wake up to, and a dash of pumpkin pie spice plus purchased pumpkin butter can transform bland morning oatmeal into a seriously delicious start to your day.

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    Easy Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

    Get all the flavor of pumpkin pie in half the time. The secret to success? Sour cream and canned pumpkin swirled into yellow cake mix. Like a hug for your taste buds, the treats come equipped with a double layer of cinnamon frosting and crumbled graham crackers.

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    Roasted Pumpkin Pie-Spiced Almonds

    There are few things a little pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar can't fix, and this toasty snack is no exception. Whip the spices into an egg white, then bake onto whole almonds. We've included instructions for gifting the nuts, but trust us, you'll want them all for yourself.

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    Gooey Pumpkin Cake

    Don't stop at pumpkin-spiced yellow cake -- layer the dessert with a creamy pumpkin topping. One pumpkin pie imposter is satisfactory, but the combination of two is downright undeniable.

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    Pumpkin-Spiced Whoopie Pies

    The answer to a pumpkin-ricotta-stuffed cookie sandwich is always yes. Top the soft pumpkin cookies with a white chocolate glaze and chopped pistachios, and the treats become irresistible.

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    Baked Pumpkin Pudding

    Get your own spoon. With silky canned pumpkin and warm toasted granola, these tiny pumpkin pie puddings are hard to share.


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    Perfectly Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

    What can't roasted pumpkin seeds be added to? Nothing, as far as we know. Sprinkle them into soups, salads, granola, and baked goods, or simply eat the salty snack seeds by the handful.

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    Gingersnap Crumble Pumpkin Parfaits

    Three layers are better than one when it comes to this pumpkin pie pretender. Stack the parfait with pumpkin ice cream, gingersnap crumble, and a pumpkin pie-spiced whipped topping.

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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 Bars with Marcona Almonds

    While classic crust is admittedly delicious, roasted Marcona almonds are a pretty close contender for favorite pumpkin pie pairing. Pile them onto our homemade pumpkin bars for a dose of crunch.

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    Pumpkin-Spiced Gingersnap Truffles

    We'll take any excuse to make a one-bowl microwaveable dessert, especially when that dessert rivals our favorite fall pie. Roll pumpkin pie-spiced chocolate truffles in crisp gingersnaps -- you won't be disappointed.

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    Pumpkin-Pecan Tassies

    We've married pecan and pumpkin pies into bite-size tassies so you don't have to choose.

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    Pumpkin-Pistachio Cannoli

    Your taste buds deserve a vacation. Take them on a trip to Italy with pumpkin-mascarpone stuffed cannoli. A sprinkle of pistachios doesn't hurt either.

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    Pumpkin Pie Nog

    Smooth pumpkin puree blended with vanilla ice cream, pumpkin pie spice, and fruit smoothie mix -- we'll drink to that! It's a little like egg nog, only better.

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    Pumpkin-Apple Quick Oatmeal

    We'd do just about anything for this pumpkin pie oatmeal. Luckily, we can just make it; it's quick and easy. The sweet harvest remix features cinnamon-spiced oats boiled in apple juice and canned pumpkin.

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    Pumpkin Icebox Pie

    If it's not cut into wedges, it's not technically pie, right? Good, because this pumpkin pie poser has everything we love and nothing we don't: crisp gingersnap crust, fluffy pumpkin cream cheese, and a salty topping of pistachios.

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    BONUS! Pumpkin Pie Spice

    Why buy pumpkin pie spice when it's so easy to make yourself! Six cozy pantry spices combine in this big-batch recipe for an easy way to add holiday flavor to your favorite foods.

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