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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 Raisin Cake

Pumpkin Raisin Cake

Pumpkin Raisin Cake

This nutty, golden cake is one of my mom's best. It's a wonderfully different use for pumpkin. With a holiday taste and beautiful look, it's bound to become a favorite with your family, too. —Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Pumpkin Spice Cake

We sometimes call this Thanksgiving Cake because it's a tasty alternative to pumpkin pie, but we don't relegate it to just that holiday. I think you'll agree it's delicious any time of the year.—Kathy Rhoads, Circleville, Ohio

Pumpkin Whip

Pumpkin Whip

Pumpkin Whip

Even though this dessert is quick to fix, it has a creamy pumpkin taste and golden harvest look...just like traditional pumpkin pie. It's a great dessert for both everyday dinners and special-occasion suppers.—Linda Clapp, Stow, Ohio
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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Old-fashioned but never out of style, this comforting dessert comes from Lois Fetting of Nelson, Wisconsin. She recalls, "I got this favorite pumpkin recipe from an elderly aunt."

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I'm one of the cooking project leaders for my daughter's 4-H club, where these soft delicious cookies were a great hit with the kids. —Marietta Slater, Augusta, Kansas

Freezer Pumpkin Pie

Freezer Pumpkin Pie

Freezer Pumpkin Pie

Vera Reid of Laramie, Wyoming puts a cool twist on tradition with this wonderful do-ahead dessert. Gingersnaps and pecans form the delicious baked crust for this pie's pumpkin and ice cream filling.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

When I was young we produced several ingredients for this longtime favorite on the farm. We raised pumpkins in our large vegetable garden, and made homemade butter and lots of sour cream from our dairy herd.

Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip

Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip

Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip

My husband and two kids are sure to eat the first dozen of these cookies, warm from the oven, before the next tray is even done. A co-worker gave me the recipe for the pumpkin dip, which everyone loves with the cookies. —Kelly McNeal, Derby, Kansas

Pumpkin Sheet Cake

Pumpkin Sheet Cake

Pumpkin Sheet Cake

The pastor at our church usually cuts his message short on carry-in dinner days when he knows this sheet cake is waiting in the fellowship hall. (I think he prays for leftovers since he gets to take them home!) This moist cake travels well and is also easy to prepare. -Nancy Baker, Boonville, Missouri

Pumpkin Raisin Cookies

Pumpkin Raisin Cookies

Pumpkin Raisin Cookies

"I got the recipe for these chewy cookies from my grandmother," explains Carol Preston of Bloomington, Indiana. "Every time I prepare a batch, they're gobbled up in no time."

Pumpkin-Pecan Spice Cake

Pumpkin-Pecan Spice Cake

Pumpkin-Pecan Spice Cake

I'm a wife and mother of eight children. I like baking more than cooking, so I enjoy dressing up a spice cake mix with nuts, canned pumpkin and a homemade cream cheese frosting to create this fabulous dessert. —Joyce Platfoot, Wapakoneta, Ohio
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