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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 Dessert

Pumpkin Dessert

Pumpkin Dessert

"When we bake these layered squares, our kitchen smells wonderful," writes Ruth Chiarenzsa from her home in La Vale, Maryland. "They are favorites during the fall season, and they make a great finish to any meal. As a matter of fact, they never last for very long in our house!"

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Nothing says Thanksgiving like a slice of pumpkin pie. And you can relish every luscious bite of this version since our Test Kitchen made the tender crust with a mere hint of canola oil and butter.

Harvest Dessert

Harvest Dessert

Harvest Dessert

Candy corn and tinted frosting form cute on this fun dessert. "To save time, I layer the pumpkin filling, chocolate wafers and whipped topping the day before," pens Janine Freeman from Blaine, Washington.
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Fudgy Chocolate Dessert

Fudgy Chocolate Dessert

Fudgy Chocolate Dessert

With a cake-like brownie bottom and layers of chocolate and hot fudge, this scrumptious treat is a chocolate lover’s dream. “It’s my most requested recipe,” Bonnie Bowen confirms from Adrian, Michigan.

Low-Calorie Pumpkin Pie

Low-Calorie Pumpkin Pie

Low-Calorie Pumpkin Pie

"I've brought this crustless pie to the office, and no one knows it's sugar-free," writes Diane Jessen of Bayfield, Colorado. "Even the fellow who says he doesn't eat anything healthy likes its traditional pumpkin flavor."

Favorite Pumpkin Cake Roll

Favorite Pumpkin Cake Roll

Favorite Pumpkin Cake Roll

This pumpkin cake roll is great to keep in the freezer for a quick dessert for my family or unexpected guests, to take to a gathering or to give as a yummy gift. The recipe is in such demand, I use a 29-ounce can of pumpkin to make four rolls at a time. —Erica Berchtold, Freeport, Illinois

Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake

Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake

Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake

A convenient cake mix, a can of pumpkin and a little applesauce make this extremely moist cake a delight to throw together. "With its thick cinnamon glaze, it seems anything but low-fat," says Connie Adams, Monaville, West Virginia.

Rich Pumpkin Custard

Rich Pumpkin Custard

Rich Pumpkin Custard

"When I was on a low-fat diet, I couldn't bear the thought of celebrating Thanksgiving without my favorite pumpkin pie," explains Fort Wayne, Indiana's Mary Alice Dick. "So I altered the ingredients and created this thick pudding instead. Now I can enjoy the dessert throughout the year."

Maple Pumpkin Torte

Maple Pumpkin Torte

Maple Pumpkin Torte

This pumpkin dessert always gets rave reviews. When people ask where I bought the cake, I smile and say that it was made with love in my own kitchen. —Dianna Wara, Washington, Illinois

Pumpkin Freeze with Mincemeat

Pumpkin Freeze with Mincemeat

Pumpkin Freeze with Mincemeat

I love serving this recipe at fall gatherings, especially Thanksgiving. After a bountiful meal, a refreshing dessert like this one is always appreciated. —Donna Gonda, North Canton, Ohio

Frosty Pumpkinettes

Frosty Pumpkinettes

Frosty Pumpkinettes

I've used this recipe since the early '50s, when I picked it up at a seminar. I like to serve these for dessert or as special treats for Halloween. —Ella West Richmond, Virginia
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