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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 Angel Cake

Pumpkin Angel Cake

Pumpkin Angel Cake

I created this recipe last fall when I had a bumper crop of pumpkins. Many holiday desserts are high in fat and calories, but this cake is a healthier alternative. It's perfect for holiday entertaining-light enough to serve after a big meal.

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.

Pumpkin Pecan Cake

Pumpkin Pecan Cake

Pumpkin Pecan Cake

Packed with warm pumpkin flavor and spices, this lightened-up version of Shirley Dellinger's recipe baked up even taller than the original! But our Test Kitchen brought it in at just about half the fat, saturated fat and cholesterol—with 187 fewer calories per slice! That's a sweet success Shirley's family in Elwood, Indiana can savor.
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Makeover Pumpkin Cake

Makeover Pumpkin Cake

Makeover Pumpkin Cake

This makeover recipe is a winner! Packed with warm pumpkin flavor and spices, it's taller than the original cake but weighs in with just about half the fat, saturated fat and cholesterol and 187 fewer calories per piece. And if you ask us, that's sweet success no matter how you slice it.—Shirley Dellinger, Elwood, Indiana

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

My wife and I think this is a perfect ending to a good meal. The cheesecake is smooth and creamy.—DeWhitt Sizemore, Woodlawn, Virginia

Pumpkin Orange Cake

Pumpkin Orange Cake

Pumpkin Orange Cake

"This moist make-ahead spice cake with its flavorful orange frosting is popular at family gatherings," shares Shirley Glaab of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. "It's simple to prepare and it tastes so good, everyone asks for the recipe."

Pumpkin Chocolate Loaf

Pumpkin Chocolate Loaf

Pumpkin Chocolate Loaf

"These moist chocolate loaves, with a hint of pumpkin and spice, have been a favorite for years," writes Kathy Gardner of Rockville, Maryland. "They can be sliced to serve as snacks or dessert."

Chocolate Mousse Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate Mousse Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate Mousse Pumpkin Pie

In Omaha, Nebraska, Kathy Peters combines canned pumpkin with two kinds of chocolate in this fully autumn delight that's perfect for special occasions.

White Chocolate Pumpkin Dreams

White Chocolate Pumpkin Dreams

White Chocolate Pumpkin Dreams

If you like pumpkin pie, you'll love these delicious pumpkin cookies dotted with white chocolate chips and chopped pecans. Drizzled with a brown sugar icing, they're irresistible.

Pumpkin Spice Bars

Pumpkin Spice Bars

Pumpkin Spice Bars

Most of the year, my family runs a pretty garden-variety vegetables stand. Come October, however, it becomes a popular Halloween haunt, where I showcase our pick-of-the-patch pumpkins. This recipe calls for canned pumpkin, but I like to use my home-grown produce instead.—Sheila Compton, Summerside, Prince Edward Island

Pumpkin Crunch Parfaits

Pumpkin Crunch Parfaits

Pumpkin Crunch Parfaits

Here's a fun dessert that your youngsters can help make. It's a great treat for Halloween or Thanksgiving.—Lorraine J. Darocha, Berkshire, Massachusetts
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