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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-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

Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Sauce

Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Sauce

Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Sauce

If a recipe has pumpkin in it, it's likely I'll enjoy it! This one resulted when I added my favorite key ingredient to an old recipe for spice cake that I had. Everyone who's tried it has enjoyed it. —Roberta Peck, Fort Hill, Pennsylvania

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pumpkin Ice Cream

This recipe is a good way to use up your homegrown pumpkin. Or feel free to substitute canned pumpkin for the fresh.
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Harvest Pumpkin Brownies

Harvest Pumpkin Brownies

Harvest Pumpkin Brownies

These lightly spiced pumpkin brownies are a nice change from the typical dessert. —Iola Egle, McCook, Nebraska

Pumpkin Trifle

Pumpkin Trifle

Pumpkin Trifle

One of the nice things about this trifle is the way it uses up leftover cakes that never seem to get eaten! It's convenient, too—it tastes like a traditional pumpkin pie, even though you don't have to make a crust or bake it. My husband's a construction worker and ex-farm boy. When we were first married, it was trial and error to cook like his mother. Now, after 17 years, he says that I've passed the test! We have four children, 13 to 8. So there's another reason I like this trifles—it lasts through two meals at least!

Pumpkin Pie Squares

Pumpkin Pie Squares

Pumpkin Pie Squares

The first time my husband and two daughters tried this dessert, they thought it was delicious. It has all of the spicy pumpkin goodness of the traditional pie without the fuss of a pastry crust. -Denise Goedeken, Platte Center, Nebraska

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Traditional pastry crusts are loaded with fat, which makes pumpkin pie a rare treat for people watching their diet. This is a satisfying treat for everyone.—Thelia Busse, Cresco, Pennsylvania

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Lucille Noyd of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts says, "The secret ingredient in this delicious cake is butterscotch pudding."

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting are the ultimate fall treat. But my family likes them so much, they ask me to make them all year long! —Brenda Keller, Andalusia, Alabama

Maple Sugar Pumpkin Pie

Maple Sugar Pumpkin Pie

Maple Sugar Pumpkin Pie

We make our own maple syrup, and that's what gives this pie its special taste. You might want to bake this for your Thanksgiving meal. —Martha Boudah, Essex Center, Vermont

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dessert

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dessert

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dessert

This recipe is from central Ohio, which is the heart of pumpkin country, so it definitely represents our area! I got the basic recipe from a niece and made a few changes. Now it's one of my family's year-round favorite desserts!
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