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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.

Magic Pumpkin Buckle

Magic Pumpkin Buckle

Magic Pumpkin Buckle

Meet the Cook: Probably my family's favorite pumpkin dessert, this is something I've been making since our two daughters - now 23 and 18 - were small. the crust mixture, which is actually poured in first, rises to the top during baking to form a rich topping. So you don't get a soggy bottom crust like you do with a pie. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Great Pumpkin Dessert

Great Pumpkin Dessert

Great Pumpkin Dessert

I rely on canned pumpkin and a yellow cake mix to fix this effortless alternative to pumpkin pie. It's a tried-and-true dessert that always elicits compliments and requests for the recipe. —Linda Guyot, Fountain Valley, California

Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Pumpkin Pie Pudding

My husband loves anything pumpkin, and this creamy, comforting dessert is one of his favorites. We make this easy pudding all year long, but it's especially nice in the fall. —Andrea Schaak, Bloomington, Minnesota
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Pumpkin Chip Drops

Pumpkin Chip Drops

Pumpkin Chip Drops

"With a combination of pumpkin, oats and chocolate chips, these soft drop cookies make delightful fall treats," reports Regina Stock of Topeka, Kansas. "I sometimes make them into bars and increase the baking time," she adds.

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

Although it looks like you fussed, this pretty layered pie is easy to assemble with convenient canned pumpkin, store-bought candy bars and a prepared crust. "This make-ahead dessert is delicious any time of year," reports Suzanne McKinley of Lyons, Georgia.

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."

Snappy Pumpkin Dessert

Snappy Pumpkin Dessert

Snappy Pumpkin Dessert

Our town has a pumpkin-canning factory, so we're known as the "Pumpkin Capital of the World". New pumpkin recipes are always welcomed by our family, and this has become a favorite. The gingersnap crust goes great with the pumpkin.

Frosted Pumpkin Doughnuts

Frosted Pumpkin Doughnuts

Frosted Pumpkin Doughnuts

"Our three children grew pumpkins to sell," explains Connie Simon of Reed City, Michigan. "During harvest, it was time to make these scrumptious doughnuts. The orange frosting is super."

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

"Even those on restricted diets should be able to enjoy a good piece of pie once in a while," contends Marijean Ackers of Riverside, California. "This creamy, wonderful dessert is a treat for the whole family. Folks are shocked to discover it's sugar-free and low in fat."

Streusel Pumpkin Pie

Streusel Pumpkin Pie

Streusel Pumpkin Pie

Basic pumpkin pie is good, but we think this dressed-up version is even better. Plenty of pecans add a nutty crunch to the pastry and the streusel topping. It's a perfect dessert for Thanksgiving or any time you want to end a dinner with something special. -Bertha Johnson, Indianapolis, Indiana

Paul's Pumpkin Patch Pudding

Paul's Pumpkin Patch Pudding

Paul's Pumpkin Patch Pudding

This recipe originated with Donna Esh, whose husband, John, is the manager at the restaurant my brother Jim and I operate. I reworked it slightly and named it after our dad.—John Smucker, Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania
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