As the days grow shorter and a cool breeze rustles the changing leaves, our palettes naturally gravitate toward pumpkin’s rich and comforting flavors. This list is a celebration of that very essence of fall. From the beloved classic pumpkin pie to innovative treats, we’re taking you on a flavorful journey that showcases pumpkin in its full glory.
Whether you’re a traditionalist at heart or someone looking for a fresh culinary adventure, there’s a recipe here tailored just for you.
35 Easy Pumpkin Dessert Recipes
1. Classic Pumpkin Pie
The Classic Pumpkin Pie always stays in style, evoking cherished memories of family gatherings. A tender, flaky crust cradles a velvety pumpkin filling fragranced with a melody of traditional spices. Each bite invites nostalgia and comfort, making it a staple on every holiday table. And with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of toasted pecans, it’s a slice of fall magic.
Ingredients: Plain flour, salt, icing sugar, cold butter, egg yolk, ice cold water, evaporated milk, double cream, light brown sugar, ground spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cloves), eggs, mashed cooked pumpkin. To serve: whipped cream, toasted pecan nuts.
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2. Baked Pumpkin Cheesecake With Caramel Sauce
Fusing the timeless allure of cheesecake with the rich embrace of pumpkin, this baked delight redefines decadence. The gingernut biscuit foundation offers a welcome crunch, contrasting the velvety richness of the cheesecake. As muscovado sugar melds with a hint of Bailey’s Irish Cream, a symphony of flavors emerges. Drizzled with luxurious caramel sauce and a touch of crème fraiche, it’s an irresistible ode to fall indulgence.
Ingredients: Gingernut biscuits, butter, pumpkin, muscovado sugar, maple syrup, spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg), Bailey’s Irish Cream, cream cheese, eggs, vanilla extract, caramel sauce, crème fraiche.
3. Pumpkin Pie Parfait
Why have a slice when you can have layers? This pumpkin pie parfait is a delightful medley of whipped cream, spiced pumpkin filling, and crunchy ginger snaps. Each spoonful captures the essence of fall, making it an unmissable treat for the season.
Ingredients: Heavy cream, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, cream cheese, brown sugar, pumpkin puree, ground spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger), gingernut biscuits.
4. Pumpkin Crème Brûlée
Elevate your dessert experience with a sophisticated twist on crème brûlée. Beneath the signature caramelized sugar crust lies a velvety custard rich with pumpkin essence and a dash of cinnamon. It’s a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation, promising a bite of luxury with every spoonful.
Ingredients: Heavy whipping cream, eggs, sugar, pumpkin puree, ground cinnamon.
5. Spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream
Breaking the seasonal boundaries, this treat will change how you think about ice cream. A delightful blend of warm spices and pumpkin puree, with an unexpected hint of bourbon, takes you on a flavorful journey that feels just right for those cooler nights. It’s creamy dreamy, and promises a touch of fall in every scoop.
Ingredients: Heavy cream, whole milk, vanilla bean, dark brown sugar, egg yolks, pumpkin purée, ground spices (cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg), bourbon, kosher salt.
6. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Combining the comforting world of fresh-baked cookies with the iconic flavor of pumpkin results in a treat that’s hard to resist. These cookies have a delightful balance of textures, ensuring every bite is a dance of flavors. Paired with a warm cup of cocoa, they become the ultimate cozy treat.
Ingredients: Unsalted butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree, all-purpose flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
7. Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Redefining comfort food, this version of bread pudding brings a fresh twist to a timeless classic. Picture crusty French bread, soaked to perfection in a rich, spiced pumpkin custard, then baked until it reaches the pinnacle of deliciousness. Top it off with salted caramel sauce, toasted pecans, and a swirl of whipped cream for a hearty dish that warms the soul.
Ingredients: Light brown sugar, granulated sugar, ground spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves), salt, eggs, half and half, whole milk, canned pumpkin, vanilla extract, crusty French bread, salted caramel sauce, toasted pecans, whipped cream.
8. Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling
The pumpkin roll is like a sweet embrace in dessert form. A delicately spiced pumpkin cake wrapped around a smooth cream cheese filling promises delight in every bite. Whether for special occasions or just a simple treat, this one’s sure to capture hearts.
Ingredients: All-purpose flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, granulated sugar, eggs, canned pumpkin, vanilla extract, cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar.
9. Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup
Brighten up your mornings with these pumpkin pancakes. Their fluffy texture, combined with the warm touch of cinnamon syrup, will have you looking forward to breakfast like never before. Perfect for leisurely weekends or a cheerful start to any day.
Ingredients: Granulated white sugar, light brown sugar, all-purpose flour, ground spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg), egg, whole milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, melted butter.)
10. Pumpkin Tiramisu
A delightful fusion of traditions! Experience the creamy layers of mascarpone interlaced with pumpkin-spiced ladyfingers dipped in robust espresso. This tiramisu variant offers a refreshing twist to the beloved classic.
Ingredients: Pumpkin purée, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, mascarpone cheese, heavy cream, espresso or strong brewed coffee, white sugar, ladyfingers.
11. Pumpkin Doughnuts with Maple Glaze
Step aside, regular doughnuts; there’s a new favorite in town. Soft, pumpkin-infused doughnuts topped with a delectable maple glaze — it’s the kind of treat that’s perfect alongside a warm beverage or as a sweet midday pick-me-up.
Ingredients: All-purpose flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, kosher salt, baking soda, unsalted butter, light brown sugar, eggs, canned pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and confectioners’ sugar.
12. Pumpkin and Salted Caramel Tart with Candied Walnuts
Prepare for a journey of flavors. Delve into a crisp tart shell filled with the sumptuous blend of pumpkin and salted caramel. The finishing touch of candied walnuts ensures every bite is a delightful surprise.
Ingredients: Raw walnuts, all-purpose flour, salt, granulated sugar, unsalted butter, water, heavy whipping cream, canned pumpkin puree, light brown sugar, ground spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves), candied walnuts.
13. Pumpkin Churros
Meet the churro’s delightful cousin! Infused with a hint of pumpkin, these churros boast a crispy exterior and a tender center. And that accompanying cinnamon pumpkin cream cheese dip? Simply irresistible.
Ingredients: All-purpose flour, pumpkin puree, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, granulated sugar, pumpkin pie spice, oil for frying, cream cheese, light brown sugar, milk, cinnamon.
14. Pumpkin Rice Pudding
Classic comfort with a twist! Enjoy the silky richness of rice pudding enhanced with the gentle flavor of pumpkin. A touch of maple syrup adds sweetness, making this dish a comforting end to any meal or a cozy snack.
Ingredients: White basmati rice, water, salt, half-and-half, sugar, egg, pumpkin, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and ground spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger).
15. Pumpkin and White Chocolate Blondies
Get ready for a treat that’s as heartwarming as a crisp fall morning. These blondies, bursting with the sweetness of white chocolate and pumpkin’s rich, comforting notes, are crowd-pleasers. Whether you’re hosting a game night or just looking for a sweet pick-me-up, these blondies will hit the spot.
Ingredients: Butter, light brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, kosher salt, baking powder, egg, pumpkin puree, all-purpose flour, and white chips.
16. Pumpkin Macarons
Take a French classic and give it a fall-season spin! These pumpkin macarons are a taste sensation. With their delicate shells, spiced filling, and the unmistakable flavor of pumpkin, they’re a treat that’s both elegant and comforting.
Ingredients: Egg whites, cream of tartar, granulated sugar, almond flour, powdered sugar, pumpkin pie spice, food coloring, butter, cream cheese, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract.
17. Pumpkin and Walnut Fudge
Here’s the treat if you’re in the mood for something that feels like a warm, cozy sweater. This fudge melds the nutty crunch of walnuts with pumpkin’s smooth, flavorful embrace. It’s that melt-in-your-mouth kind of good, ideal for those chillier days.
Ingredients: Sucanat, evaporated milk, butter, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, marshmallow creme, white chocolate chips, walnuts.
18. Pumpkin Swirl Brownies
Combining the best of both worlds: the deep richness of brownies and the spicy warmth of pumpkin. Sink your teeth into these and experience a flavor journey that’s both comforting and indulgent. Perfect with a cold glass of milk or a steaming cup of cocoa.
Ingredients: All-purpose flour, butter, white sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, cocoa powder, mini chocolate chips, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice.
19. Mini Pumpkin Eclairs
These aren’t your average eclairs. Bite-sized and flavorful, they’re the treat that makes you feel a little fancy without being too over the top. The creamy pumpkin filling and rich chocolate topping elevate them to a league of their own.
Ingredients: Milk, egg yolks, pumpkin puree, granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, cornstarch, ground spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves), vanilla extract, unsalted butter, water, eggs, chocolate chips, powdered sugar.)
20. Pumpkin S’mores Cupcakes
Campfire vibes in the comfort of your kitchen! These cupcakes are like a fun little trip down memory lane, combining the joy of s’mores and the season’s flavors. Every bite brings a burst of pumpkin, marshmallow, and graham goodness.
Ingredients: Unsalted butter, graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree, all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice, milk, granulated sugar, cream of tartar.
21. Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake
To all the coffee shop enthusiasts and PSL fans, this one’s a game-changer. Dive into a cake that’s reminiscent of your favorite fall beverage. The subtle hints of coffee and the iconic pumpkin spice make it a dessert that’s both familiar and freshly exciting. Enjoy it with a cuppa, and you’re set for the day.
Ingredients: All-purpose flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt, unsalted butter, vegetable oil, granulated sugar, brown sugar, pumpkin puree, eggs, instant espresso powder, and heavy cream.
22. Pumpkin and Coconut Milk Panna Cotta
Desserts can be elegant and comforting; this panna cotta is the perfect example. The creaminess of coconut milk combined with the richness of pumpkin creates a smooth, velvety texture that’s just right. Whether entertaining guests or treating yourself, this panna cotta will surely impress.
Ingredients: Water, gelatin, coconut milk, heavy cream, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, sea salt, vanilla extract.
23. Pumpkin Madeleines
These little sponge cakes have been taken up a notch. Infused with pumpkin, each madeleine is a bite-sized piece of fall, offering a soft and moist texture that beautifully complements a cup of tea or coffee. A treat that’s as delightful to look at as it is to eat.
Ingredients: Eggs, granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, melted butter.
24. Pumpkin and Chocolate Mousse Cake
Imagine layers of fluffy chocolate cake interspersed with creamy pumpkin mousse. This cake is a harmony of textures and flavors that’ll make every dessert time memorable. It’s a beautiful way to celebrate the flavors of the season.
Ingredients: Unsalted butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg, buttermilk, all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon chips, heavy cream, pumpkin puree, ground spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), gelatin, water, butterscotch chips, caramel sauce, semi-sweet chocolate.
25. Pumpkin Butter Tarts
Embrace the heartwarming flavors of autumn with our delectable Pumpkin Butter Tarts. A delightful fusion of creamy pumpkin puree and the sweet undertones of brown sugar, corn syrup, and genuine maple syrup ensures every bite is an ode to the season. The Crisco shortening lends a smooth texture, complemented by the subtle essence of vanilla. For an added layer of complexity, consider incorporating Craisins or dried cranberries. These tarts are not just a dessert; they’re a celebration of fall.
Ingredients: Lightly packed brown sugar, corn syrup, pure maple syrup, golden flavor Crisco shortening, vanilla extract, salt, pure pumpkin puree, large egg, optional Craisins or dried cranberries.
26. Pumpkin Pretzel Bites
Salty meets sweet in the best possible way with these pretzel bites. Infused with pumpkin, these bites are a fun snack that’s both chewy and flavorful. Pair them with your favorite dipping sauce, and you have a treat perfect for game nights or movie marathons.
Ingredients: Refrigerated biscuit dough, baking soda, warm water, melted butter, granulated sugar, pumpkin spice.
27. Pumpkin Custard Shots
Looking for a unique and fun dessert? This one’s for the adults in the room! These custard shots are just the ticket! Creamy pumpkin custard with a hint of Baileys Pumpkin Spice Liqueur makes for a delightful treat that’s great for parties or any festive occasion.
Ingredients: Jell-O Pumpkin Spice Instant Pudding, milk, Baileys Pumpkin Spice Liqueur, Pinnacle Whipped Vodka, Cool Whip, graham cracker crumbs.
28. Pumpkin and Biscoff Pie
Pie lovers, rejoice! This pie combines the smoothness of pumpkin with the rich, spicy flavor of Biscoff cookies. The result? A dessert that’s deeply satisfying and a fantastic way to wrap up a meal or enjoy a cozy afternoon.
Ingredients: Biscoff cookies, melted salted butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, Biscoff cookie butter, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, ground spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove), heavy cream.
29. Pumpkin Baklava
Middle Eastern charm meets fall flavors in this dessert. Thin layers of phyllo dough, buttered to perfection, are packed with a pumpkin-spiced nutty filling and then drenched in a sweet syrup. Each bite is crispy, nutty, and oh-so-pumpkiny!
Ingredients: Phyllo dough, unsalted butter, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, pumpkin spice, chopped pecans or walnuts, sugar, water, honey, vanilla, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves.
30. Homemade Pumpkin Marshmallows
Elevate your marshmallow game with a seasonal twist. These aren’t your average puffy treats; they’re infused with the comforting flavor of pumpkin, making them a perfect companion for your favorite warm beverage. Whether you’re toasting them over a fire or dropping them into a steaming mug, they add that special touch that only homemade goodies can.
Ingredients: Liquid pumpkin coffee cream, pumpkin puree, gelatin, granulated sugar, corn syrup, powdered sugar.
31. Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding
Here’s something for the health-conscious folks who don’t want to skimp on flavor. This pudding melds the wellness benefits of chia seeds with the iconic taste of pumpkin, delivering a nutritious and satisfying snack. Whip it up the night before and have a delightful breakfast or midday treat.
Ingredients: Milk of choice, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, salt, chia seeds.
32. Pumpkin Spice Truffles
Introducing your next sweet obsession. These truffles, with their melt-in-your-mouth texture and enticing pumpkin spice flair, will have you sneaking back to the fridge for just one more. Their decadent nature makes them an ideal gift, but we wouldn’t blame you if you kept them all for yourself.
Ingredients: Cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, pumpkin puree, graham cracker crumbs, pumpkin pie spice, white chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate.
33. Pumpkin Crumb Bars
Dive into a treat that captures the cozy essence of sweater weather. These bars, with their rich pumpkin filling and crumbly topping, are a harmonious blend of textures and flavors. Whether it’s a weekend brunch or a simple family gathering, these will surely be a hit.
Ingredients: All-purpose flour, quick oats, granulated sugar, brown sugar, unsalted butter, vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, egg, pumpkin puree, evaporated milk.
34. Pumpkin and Pear Tart
A delightful blend of fall’s finest flavors. This tart brings together the hearty warmth of pumpkin and the sweet tenderness of pears in a beautifully rustic presentation. Whether you’re impressing guests or just treating yourself, this dessert adds a touch of elegance to any occasion.
Ingredients: Olive oil, ground beef, taco seasoning, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree, tortillas, pomegranate arils, cilantro, onion, pine nuts, maple syrup, lime juice.
35. No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Bites
Time crunch? No problem. These little gems are the epitome of convenience meets deliciousness. Without baking, you’ll have a tasty treat reminiscent of your favorite pumpkin pie in no time. Great for on-the-go snacks or when you need that quick pumpkin fix.
Ingredients: Raisins or dates, pecans or cashew pieces or walnuts, pumpkin puree, shredded coconut, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice.
And so, our culinary journey through the pumpkin patch concludes. It’s truly remarkable to witness the versatility of pumpkin as it seamlessly fits into a diverse array of desserts.
As the season unfolds, we invite you to try these recipes and perhaps even discover a new fall favorite. After all, there’s no better time than fall to embrace the kitchen’s warmth and the joy of sharing good food. Here’s to a season filled with delicious memories!
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