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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.

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Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

My family always asks for these cupcakes once fall starts. We just love the flavors of cinnamon and cloves—the shining stars in this dessert. —Melissa Story, Trego, Wisconsin

Walnut-Streusel Pumpkin Pie

Walnut-Streusel Pumpkin Pie

Walnut-Streusel Pumpkin Pie

I'm a fan of streusel topping, cream cheese desserts and pumpkin pie, so I combined them in one beautiful recipe. — Deborah Paulson, Deer Park, Washington

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
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Pumpkin Mousse in a Pumpkin

Pumpkin Mousse in a Pumpkin

Pumpkin Mousse in a Pumpkin

Rich and creamy, this mousse is a real showstopper when served in a hollowed-out pumpkin. The presentation is sure to impress. —Taste of Home Cooking School

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

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cake

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cake

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cake

It just so happened that on the first day that really felt like fall, we were getting together with friends. I had to make this pumpkin cake. —Koni Brewer, Fort Worth, Texas

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

“My 2-year-old son, Joshua, especially likes testing—or should I say consuming— these chunky cookies!” writes Johna Nilson of Vista, California.

Nutty Pumpkin Cake Roll

Nutty Pumpkin Cake Roll

Nutty Pumpkin Cake Roll

Roll out this well-rounded dessert from June Mullins - and get set to harvest plenty of compliments. "It earns me rave reviews whenever I serve it," attests the Livonia, Missouri mom. "My youngest daughter shared the recipe with me. It's a hit at her house, too."

Pumpkin Bars with Browned Butter Frosting

Pumpkin Bars with Browned Butter Frosting

Pumpkin Bars with Browned Butter Frosting

It wouldn't be fall without pumpkin bars, and I think everyone has a favorite version. I based this recipe on one of my grandmother's, so sweet memories are baked into every batch. —Mary Wilhelm, Sparta, Wisconsin

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 Cream Trifle

Pumpkin Cream Trifle

Pumpkin Cream Trifle

“This showstopper dessert relies on convenience foods for speed, but the taste says: ‘I slaved’,” says Gayle Holdman of Highland, Utah. “It’s perfect for entertaining because it’s quick, make-ahead, so delicious and feeds a crowd. I’m always being asked for the recipe.” GAYLE’S TIP: Try changing the cake, pudding or topping flavors for endless variations. Examples? Chocolate cake with white chocolate pudding and crushed peppermint candy. Or white cake with lemon pudding and blueberries. Or chocolate cake with butterscotch pudding and toasted coconut and pecans…see what I mean?
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