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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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I like to spice up our Thanksgiving dinner with this special dessert featuring two popular holiday flavors. A delicious alternative to pumpkin pie, it's my favorite potluck contribution. —Deborah F. Hahn, Belle, Missouri
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Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

For a tasty treat during the fall, try this special dessert. The vanilla pudding makes is extra creamy.—Karen Grimes, Stephens City, Virginia

Pumpkin Layered Angel Cake

Pumpkin Layered Angel Cake

Pumpkin Layered Angel Cake

This eye-catching torte captures the taste of two favorite desserts—angel food cake and pumpkin pie. When you have time, prepare it earlier in the day and refrigerate until serving.

Glazed Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Glazed Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Glazed Pumpkin Bundt Cake

"Our family grows lots of pumpkins, but I have to put dibs on some or the children will carve every one!" exclaims Margaret Slocum of Ridgefield, Washington. "I like to use them - or convenient canned pumpkin - in this moist cake."
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

I have been baking this cake for friends and neighbors for years. Thanks to its totable pan, it's easy to make and take. —Kellie Moore, Fort Collins, Colorado

Homemade Maple Pumpkin Pie

Homemade Maple Pumpkin Pie

Homemade Maple Pumpkin Pie

Here’s a 5-inch pie that’s as cute as it is delicious. You’ll enjoy the creamy pumpkin-maple filling and golden, melt-in-your-mouth crust. It’s great with whipped cream. —Vivian Colwell, Goshen, Ohio.

Low-Fat Pumpkin Pie

Low-Fat Pumpkin Pie

Low-Fat Pumpkin Pie

You won't miss the fat one bit when you slice into this spicy pumpkin pie with its golden crust and creamy filling. Sharon Haugen of Fargo, North Dakota shares the recipe for her lightened-up twist on a Thanksgiving classic.

Purple-Ribbon Pumpkin Cake

Purple-Ribbon Pumpkin Cake

Purple-Ribbon Pumpkin Cake

I belong to a Christmas village collectors' club and we all bring a potluck dish to our monthy meetings. The cake is always a hit. It's one of my family's favorite Thanksgiving desserts, too, and disappears before the pumpkin pie does. —Debby Powers, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

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

Gingery Pumpkin Pie

Gingery Pumpkin Pie

Gingery Pumpkin Pie

My birthday is in late November so my mom often morphed the Thanksgiving pumpkin pie into my birthday "cake" and had all the family sing for me. This is an update on her recipe, adding lots more of our mutual favorite ingredient, ginger. The pie's best after it's nice and chilled. Birthday candles optional. —Emily Tyra, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Praline Pumpkin Pie

Praline Pumpkin Pie

Praline Pumpkin Pie

Meet the Cook: For me, baking is a relaxation rather than a chore. This is one of my favorites, a dessert I adapted from a neighbor's recipe for praline chocolate pie. The house my husband and I live in is in the suburbs, overlooking fields. -Sandra Haase, Baltimore, Maryland
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