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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 Gingersnap Dessert

Pumpkin Gingersnap Dessert

Pumpkin Gingersnap Dessert

I like to dazzle family and guests with this dessert's distinctive gingersnap crust, spicy creamy pumpkin layer and praline topping.—Sue Mackey, Galesburg, Illinois

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

As a fun alternative to pumpkin pie, I often make these easy drop cookies. The chocolate chips and harvest-fresh goodness make them special enough for a holiday dessert.

Butterscotch Pumpkin Puffs

Butterscotch Pumpkin Puffs

Butterscotch Pumpkin Puffs

Yummy things come in these little pudding-rich "packages". The puffs can be made and frozen in advance, then filled before serving for a time-saving yuletide dessert.
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Pumpkin Spiced Pudding

Pumpkin Spiced Pudding

Pumpkin Spiced Pudding

Nothing beats this creamy pudding for homemade pumpkin pie flavor. I can make this comforting pudding in the morning or even the night before and pop it in the refrigerator until supper. It's one of my family's favorite dessert.—Gloria Jarrett, Loveland, Ohio

Frozen Pumpkin Pie

Frozen Pumpkin Pie

Frozen Pumpkin Pie

"As a rule, I don't like pumpkin," admits Diane Hixon of Niceville, Florida. "But this light, melt-in-your-mouth pie is an exception!" Just fill a convenient graham cracker crust with a cool combination of canned pumpkin and vanilla ice cream for an unexpected taste sensation.

Pumpkin Yogurt Pudding

Pumpkin Yogurt Pudding

Pumpkin Yogurt Pudding

"For a light and fluffy dessert with the great fall taste of pumpkin, give this simple recipe a try," suggests Sally Helfer of Houston, Texas.

Pumpkin Cake Roll

Pumpkin Cake Roll

Pumpkin Cake Roll

From Allston, MA, Elizabeth Montgomery notes, "This dessert is delicious - especially if you love cream cheese and pumpkin."

Traditional Pumpkin Pie

Traditional Pumpkin Pie

Traditional Pumpkin Pie

Usually I prepare two different desserts for our holiday dinner, but one of them must be pumpkin pie - otherwise, it just wouldn't seem like Thanksgiving. My version calls for more eggs than most, making this pie's pumpkin custard fillings especially rich-tasting. -Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Pumpkin Custard

Pumpkin Custard

Pumpkin Custard

THIS DESSERT is a refreshing departure from pumpkin pie, but it has the same good old-fashioned flavor. I like to make custard. It's a cinch to prepare even on your busiest days and especially good after a hearty holiday meal, when just a touch for the sweet tooth is all you need. -Andrea Holcomb, Torrington, Connecticut

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

It takes mere minutes for Leila Flavell of Bulyea, Saskatchewan to ad holiday flair to a no-bake cheesecake. She used canned pumpkin and spices to dress up the mix with thick, creamy results.

Elizabeth's Pumpkin Pie

Elizabeth's Pumpkin Pie

Elizabeth's Pumpkin Pie

In my ice cream-loving husband's opinion, traditional pumpkin pie can't compare with this melt-in-your-mouth version.
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