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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 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
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Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Whipped Cream

I combined my two loves, cupcakes and pie, into one amazing treat. These pumpkin cupcakes have a piecrust bottom and a snow white topping. —Julie Herrera-Lemler, Rochester, MN

Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Parfaits

Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Parfaits

Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Parfaits

Even people who don't care for pumpkin pie rave about these frosty parfaits. The creamy, nicely spiced mousse contrasts wonderfully with the nutty toffee "crunch" pieces. —Jane Liska, Harbor Springs, Michigan

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake

From Danielsville, Georgia, Marsha Richmond shares this luscious after-dinner crowd-pleaser. The perfect finale to your Thanksgiving celebration, the cheesecake delivers wonderful pumpkin flavor, a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg and a unique spiced-cookie crust.
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Tapioca Pudding in Pumpkins

Tapioca Pudding in Pumpkins

Tapioca Pudding in Pumpkins

Dinner guests will love this unique dessert. If you really love pumpkin, scoop some out along with each spoonful of pudding. —Lesli Dustin, Nibley, UT

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

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

Pumpkin Fruitcake

Pumpkin Fruitcake

Pumpkin Fruitcake

I make this fruity cake many times between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The dense cake has wonderful pumpkin flavor and is flecked with pecans, dates, raisins and cherries. —Janet Hradsky, Three Rivers, Michigan

Pilgrim Pudding

Pilgrim Pudding

Pilgrim Pudding

With a pleasant pumpkin flavor, caramel and almonds, this rich and creamy pudding from our Test Kitchen tastes decadent, but it's surprisingly light.

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.

Walnut Pumpkin Cake Roll

Walnut Pumpkin Cake Roll

Walnut Pumpkin Cake Roll

This is one of my family's favorite dessert recipes, especially for holiday gatherings. —Mary Gecha, Center Rutland, Vermont

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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