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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.

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

No-Cook Pumpkin Mousse

No-Cook Pumpkin Mousse

No-Cook Pumpkin Mousse

“My family loves this no-cook, great-tasting recipe—it’s become one of our favorite desserts. Hard to believe it takes only minutes to make.” Lisa McCloskey - Dwight, Illinois

Peter Peter Pumpkin Bars

Peter Peter Pumpkin Bars

Peter Peter Pumpkin Bars

Sweet tooths will polish off these wonderful bars. They have a delicious orange frosting and can be decorated with candy pumpkins.—Barb Schlafer, Appleton, Wisconsin
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Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

You're sure to draw compliments with this delectable homemade dessert from Lorraine Darocha. In Mountain City, Tennessee, she prepares it the day before by topping a from-scratch pecan crust with luscious layers of cream cheese and spiced pumpkin.

Pudding Pumpkin Pie

Pudding  Pumpkin Pie

Pudding Pumpkin Pie

You don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen whipping up a good-for-you dessert with this pumpkin pie. Sent by Sheila Roution of Angleton, Texas, the mouthwatering treat has a pleasant level of pumpkin and spice, and it’s ready in no time at all.—Sheila Roution, Angleton, Texas

Pumpkin Dessert

Pumpkin Dessert

Pumpkin Dessert

"When we bake these layered squares, our kitchen smells wonderful," writes Ruth Chiarenzsa from her home in La Vale, Maryland. "They are favorites during the fall season, and they make a great finish to any meal. As a matter of fact, they never last for very long in our house!"

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Nothing says Thanksgiving like a slice of pumpkin pie. And you can relish every luscious bite of this version since our Test Kitchen made the tender crust with a mere hint of canola oil and butter.

Harvest Dessert

Harvest Dessert

Harvest Dessert

Candy corn and tinted frosting form cute on this fun dessert. "To save time, I layer the pumpkin filling, chocolate wafers and whipped topping the day before," pens Janine Freeman from Blaine, Washington.

Fudgy Chocolate Dessert

Fudgy Chocolate Dessert

Fudgy Chocolate Dessert

With a cake-like brownie bottom and layers of chocolate and hot fudge, this scrumptious treat is a chocolate lover’s dream. “It’s my most requested recipe,” Bonnie Bowen confirms from Adrian, Michigan.

Low-Calorie Pumpkin Pie

Low-Calorie Pumpkin Pie

Low-Calorie Pumpkin Pie

"I've brought this crustless pie to the office, and no one knows it's sugar-free," writes Diane Jessen of Bayfield, Colorado. "Even the fellow who says he doesn't eat anything healthy likes its traditional pumpkin flavor."

Favorite Pumpkin Cake Roll

Favorite Pumpkin Cake Roll

Favorite Pumpkin Cake Roll

This pumpkin cake roll is great to keep in the freezer for a quick dessert for my family or unexpected guests, to take to a gathering or to give as a yummy gift. The recipe is in such demand, I use a 29-ounce can of pumpkin to make four rolls at a time. —Erica Berchtold, Freeport, Illinois
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