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Pumpkin Desserts

Pumpkin can be made into tasty treats for fall and holiday gatherings. From classic pumpkin pie to bread, cake, muffins, bars and cheesecake, browse our collection of pumpkin dessert recipes for endless inspiration.

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Hot Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

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Colleen Delawder
Hot chocolate is my go-to winter indulgence. To go with it, I like this moist pumpkin cake dusted with cocoa for an extra chocolate boost. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia
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Apple Butter & Pumpkin Pie

Apple Butter & Pumpkin Pie

Apple Butter & Pumpkin Pie

I'm proud of this pie because I made it up in my head, and it turned out very well! It's a little different from traditional pumpkin or pecan pie, which makes it a nice holiday surprise. —Sherry Little, Sherwood, Arkansas

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Sauce

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Sauce

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Sauce

This old-fashioned treat is so warm and comforting on chilly evenings. Pumpkin gives it great seasonal appeal, and the white chocolate sauce makes it even more irresistible. —Shirley Glaab, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Pumpkin Pies for a Gang

Pumpkin Pies for a Gang

Pumpkin Pies for a Gang

When I think of cooking for a crowd this time of year, pumpkin pie always comes to mind. Guests love this traditional treat, and the recipe is perfect for a large gathering…it fills nine pie shells! —Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana
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Pumpkin Patch Pie

Pumpkin Patch Pie

Pumpkin Patch Pie

If you'd like to make pumpkin pie from a fresh pumpkin, here's and easy recipe that eliminates the guesswork. Use a pie pumpkin for maximum flavor.—Jane Van Deusen, Oneonta, New York

Pumpkin Streusel Custard

Pumpkin Streusel Custard

Pumpkin Streusel Custard

This is a delectable dessert for chilly fall and winter days. The streusel topping complements the smooth, spicy custard to perfection. I adjusted a dessert recipe in my files to come up with this two-serving version. -Maxine Smith, Owanka, South Dakota

Gingerbread & Pumpkin Cream Trifle

Gingerbread & Pumpkin Cream Trifle

Gingerbread & Pumpkin Cream Trifle

We wait for these flavors all year long. Stack up the layers in a big trifle bowl, or make minis for everybody at the table. —Amy Geiser, Fairlawn, Ohio

Pumpkin Chiffon Torte

Pumpkin Chiffon Torte

Pumpkin Chiffon Torte

"After a sumptuous holiday meal, this light and tasty dessert is perfect," notes Lynn Kumm of Osmond, Nebraska.

Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

I thought cheesecake and pumpkin pie would be amazing together. This creamy combo won a prize in our local pie contest, so I guess the judges agreed! —Noel Ferry, Perkasie, Pennsylvania

Spiced Pumpkin Pie

Spiced Pumpkin Pie

Spiced Pumpkin Pie

What would Thanksgiving be without a traditional pumpkin pie like this? The smooth and creamy filling features a wonderful blend of spices. —Pat Marken, Hansville, Washington

Pumpkin Crunch Parfaits

Pumpkin Crunch Parfaits

Pumpkin Crunch Parfaits

Here's a fun dessert that your youngsters can help make. It's a great treat for Halloween or Thanksgiving.—Lorraine J. Darocha, Berkshire, Massachusetts

Mini Pumpkin Cakes with Praline Sauce

Mini Pumpkin Cakes with Praline Sauce

Mini Pumpkin Cakes with Praline Sauce

My family’s favorite holiday dessert is a real Southern treat. A warm praline sauce and sprinkling of pecans make each small pound cake even more decadent. —Diane Roark, Conway, Arkansas
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