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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 Pound Cake

Pumpkin Pound Cake

Pumpkin Pound Cake

Fresh from reader Leah Grooms' "pumpkin patch", this rich cake's so flavorful it'll dress up any autumn event. What's more, she writes from her Rockingham, North Carolina kitchen, it keeps for days—so you can prepare it prior to your party.—Leah Grooms, Rockingham, North Carolina

Pumpkin Patch Pie

Pumpkin Patch Pie

Pumpkin Patch Pie

If you'd like to make pumpkin pie from a fresh pumpkin, here's and easy recipe that eliminates the guesswork. Use a pie pumpkin for maximum flavor.—Jane Van Deusen, Oneonta, New York

Pumpkin Pudding

Pumpkin Pudding

Pumpkin Pudding

I love pumpkin, and this recipegiven to me by my mother—takes only minutes to make! I consider it a harvest pudding...perfect for the fall and the holidays.
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Velma's Pumpkin Torte

Velma's Pumpkin Torte

Velma's Pumpkin Torte

For a perfect fall treat, I make this torte. Its wonderful pumpkin flavor will be loved by everyone who tries it.—Velma Gouldie, Esbon, Kansas

Paradise Pumpkin Pie

Paradise Pumpkin Pie

Paradise Pumpkin Pie

Whenever I take this pie to a holiday party, potluck supper or bake sale, I take along copies of the recipe, too—I'm sure to be asked for it. With the pie's very rich taste, even a sliver is satisfying!

Pumpkin Mousse

Pumpkin Mousse

Pumpkin Mousse

If you've had your fill of pumpkin pie, this cool and creamy mousse is just right for you. Its light and fluffy texture won't make you feel "stuffed" after your favorite turkey dinner.

Thanksgiving Cake

Thanksgiving Cake

Thanksgiving Cake

LITTLE did Carole know what her recipe would grow into when she shared it with the crafty CT kitchen folks! Citing its status in her family as a favorite bundt cake, she generously offered it for other readers to enjoy. Our cooks immediately agreed...but not before doubling everyone's pleasure. How so? The home economists noticed that the round, indented edges of Carole's cake resembled the gourd that provides the flavor. Soon, they'd baked two fluted cakes and put them together to form the orange orb. To do so yourself, follow the easy instructions here. You'll be glad you did —this cake is certain to conjure up a host of smiles for your event!—Carole Lajeunesse, Aurora, Colorado

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.

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
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