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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.

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Gingersnap Pumpkin Cake

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cake

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cake

It just so happened that on the first day that really felt like fall, we were getting together with friends. I had to make this pumpkin cake. —Koni Brewer, Fort Worth, Texas

Pumpkin Chocolate Loaf

Pumpkin Chocolate Loaf

Pumpkin Chocolate Loaf

These tender chocolate loaves, with a hint of pumpkin and spice, have been a favorite of mine for years. Slice them up for snack time or dessert. —Kathy Gardner, Rockville, Maryland

Walnut-Streusel Pumpkin Pie

Walnut-Streusel Pumpkin Pie

Walnut-Streusel Pumpkin Pie

I'm a fan of streusel topping, cream cheese desserts and pumpkin pie, so I combined them in one beautiful recipe. — Deborah Paulson, Deer Park, Washington
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Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

My wife and I think this is a perfect ending to a good meal. The cheesecake is smooth and creamy.—DeWhitt Sizemore, Woodlawn, Virginia

Pumpkin Mousse in a Pumpkin

Pumpkin Mousse in a Pumpkin

Pumpkin Mousse in a Pumpkin

Rich and creamy, this mousse is a real showstopper when served in a hollowed-out pumpkin. The presentation is sure to impress. —Taste of Home Cooking School

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

My 2-year-old son, Joshua, especially likes testing—or should I say consuming—these chunky cookies! —Johna Nilson, Vista, California

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."

Pecan Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pecan Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pecan Pumpkin Cheesecake

I love to play with cheesecakes by mixing and matching flavors. This one with pumpkin and maple is the star of our Thanksgiving spread. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Pumpkin Bars with Browned Butter Frosting

Pumpkin Bars with Browned Butter Frosting

Pumpkin Bars with Browned Butter Frosting

It wouldn't be fall without pumpkin bars, and I think everyone has a favorite version. I based this recipe on one of my grandmother's, so sweet memories are baked into every batch. —Mary Wilhelm, Sparta, Wisconsin

Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Sauce

Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Sauce

Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Sauce

If a recipe has pumpkin in it, it's likely I'll enjoy it! This one resulted when I added my favorite key ingredient to an old recipe for spice cake that I had. Everyone who's tried it has enjoyed it. —Roberta Peck, Fort Hill, Pennsylvania

Pumpkin Cream Trifle

Pumpkin Cream Trifle

Pumpkin Cream Trifle

“This showstopper dessert relies on convenience foods for speed, but the taste says: ‘I slaved’,” says Gayle Holdman of Highland, Utah. “It’s perfect for entertaining because it’s quick, make-ahead, so delicious and feeds a crowd. I’m always being asked for the recipe.” GAYLE’S TIP: Try changing the cake, pudding or topping flavors for endless variations. Examples? Chocolate cake with white chocolate pudding and crushed peppermint candy. Or white cake with lemon pudding and blueberries. Or chocolate cake with butterscotch pudding and toasted coconut and pecans…see what I mean?
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