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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.

Frosty Ginger Pumpkin Squares

Frosty Ginger Pumpkin Squares

Frosty Ginger Pumpkin Squares

My family loves getting together to sample good food. While pumpkin makes it perfect for the holidays, this ice cream dessert is requested year-round.

Pumpkin Pecan Bites

Pumpkin Pecan Bites

Pumpkin Pecan Bites

This recipe makes a lot, so I like sharing the bite-size treats at potlucks. To easily frost them, try putting the frosting in a pastry bag and piping it on top of the cupcakes. —Carol Beyerl, East Wenatchee, Washington

Pecan Pumpkin Torte

Pecan Pumpkin Torte

Pecan Pumpkin Torte

Times were lean when I was younger, so we would tend a big vegetable garden packed with tomatoes, beans, zucchini and pumpkin. I've been relying on the recipe for this pretty pumpkin cake for years.
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Spiced Pumpkin Pie

Spiced Pumpkin Pie

Spiced Pumpkin Pie

What would Thanksgiving be without a traditional pumpkin pie like this? The smooth and creamy filling features a wonderful blend of spices.—Pat Marken, Hansville, Washington

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie

The addition of apple butter gives this pumpkin pie a slightly fruity flavor. I'm always happy to share reliable recipes like this. —Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana

Spiderweb Pumpkin Cheesecake

Spiderweb Pumpkin Cheesecake

Spiderweb Pumpkin Cheesecake

This spiced cheesecake makes an appearance on my Halloween table every year. Folks get a kick out of the candy web and chocolate spiders. — Bev Kotowich, Winnepeg, Manitoba

Jumbo Jack-o'-Lantern Cookies

Jumbo Jack-o'-Lantern Cookies

Jumbo Jack-o'-Lantern Cookies

Every Halloween, I'd have a batch of these cookies waiting for my kids when they came home from school so they could decorate their own. Eventually, they started bringing friends home to join in the fun.

Fluffy Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Fluffy Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Fluffy Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

This delicious pie is so light and fluffy that folks will have room for a slice no matter how full they are! Guests are always delighted with the delicate flavor.

Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake

Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake

Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake

A gingersnap crust pairs well with the pumpkin and cream cheese filling.

Spiced Butterscotch Fudge

Spiced Butterscotch Fudge

Spiced Butterscotch Fudge

This butterscotch fudge is a nice change from the more typical chocolate varieties. When I have a craving for a little sweet, this fits the bill.

Mincemeat Pumpkin Pie

Mincemeat Pumpkin Pie

Mincemeat Pumpkin Pie

Instead of serving separate pumpkin and mincemeat pies one Thanksgiving, I served this one pie that combines those wonderful flavors. It was a hit!
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