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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 Ice Cream

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pumpkin Ice Cream

This recipe is a good way to use up your homegrown pumpkin. Or feel free to substitute canned pumpkin for the fresh.

Harvest Pumpkin Brownies

Harvest Pumpkin Brownies

Harvest Pumpkin Brownies

These lightly spiced pumpkin brownies are a nice change from the typical dessert. —Iola Egle, McCook, Nebraska

Pumpkin Trifle

Pumpkin Trifle

Pumpkin Trifle

One of the nice things about this trifle is the way it uses up leftover cakes that never seem to get eaten! It's convenient, too—it tastes like a traditional pumpkin pie, even though you don't have to make a crust or bake it. My husband's a construction worker and ex-farm boy. When we were first married, it was trial and error to cook like his mother. Now, after 17 years, he says that I've passed the test! We have four children, 13 to 8. So there's another reason I like this trifles—it lasts through two meals at least!
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Pumpkin Pie Squares

Pumpkin Pie Squares

Pumpkin Pie Squares

The first time my husband and two daughters tried this dessert, they thought it was delicious. It has all of the spicy pumpkin goodness of the traditional pie without the fuss of a pastry crust. -Denise Goedeken, Platte Center, Nebraska

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Traditional pastry crusts are loaded with fat, which makes pumpkin pie a rare treat for people watching their diet. This is a satisfying treat for everyone.—Thelia Busse, Cresco, Pennsylvania

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Lucille Noyd of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts says, "The secret ingredient in this delicious cake is butterscotch pudding."

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars

What could be more appropriate for a Halloween treat than Pumpkin Bars? Actually, they're a hit with my family anytime of the year. —Brenda Keller, Andalusia, Alabama

Maple Sugar Pumpkin Pie

Maple Sugar Pumpkin Pie

Maple Sugar Pumpkin Pie

We make our own maple syrup, and that's what gives this pie its special taste. You might want to bake this for your Thanksgiving meal. —Martha Boudah, Essex Center, Vermont

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dessert

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dessert

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dessert

This recipe is from central Ohio, which is the heart of pumpkin country, so it definitely represents our area! I got the basic recipe from a niece and made a few changes. Now it's one of my family's year-round favorite desserts!

Pumpkin and Pecan Pie

Pumpkin and Pecan Pie

Pumpkin and Pecan Pie

Whenever we have family gatherings during the holidays, this is one of the favorite desserts. It's a nice variation on traditional pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin Gingerbread

Pumpkin Gingerbread

Pumpkin Gingerbread

Pumpkin and ginger are so compatible that to use them in one recipe makes this quick bread doubly delicious. This is my favorite bread during the holiday season because these old-fashioned flavors evoke warm memories of times past.
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