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    Salted Caramel Apple Pie

    1 review

    Instead of the usual ho-hum apple pie, my grandmother and I prepared this showstopper salted caramel apple pie for Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful time preparing it and an even better time eating it! —Emmie Hine, Wilmette, Illinois

    Pumpkin Latte Cheesecake Tarts

    It's hard to resist this pumpkin latte cheesecake recipe. Use extra pretzel crumbs or toffee chips for a garnish. —Arlene...

    Pumpkin Cannoli Cake Roll

    My family has been serving this pumpkin roll every Christmas Eve for as long as I can remember. This last...

    Pecan Banana Bundt Cake

    4 reviews

    My daughter, Liz, often made this banana bundt cake for us. It was delicious and different. She discovered five-spice powder...

    Air-Fried Pumpkin Shakarpara

    Shakarparas are crispy fried Indian cookies. My Indian American family makes these traditional treats every year for the holidays. I...

    Vegan Pumpkin Pie

    1 review

    Rich, creamy and wonderfully spiced for the holidays, this vegan pumpkin pie recipe is perfect for all your guests. —Justin...

    Chocolate Ganache Pumpkin Tart

    6 reviews

    I love the flavor combination of spiced pumpkin and chocolate, which inspired me to create this chocolate pumpkin tart. Sometimes...

    Upside-Down Pumpkin Pecan Tarts

    1 review

    These flaky phyllo treats with a rich pumpkin filling are a fantastic twist on pumpkin pie and can be prepared...

    Pumpkin Spice Custard

    Here's a traditional slow-cooker pumpkin spice custard with some espresso powder for a latte effect. —Shelly Bevington, Hermiston, Oregon


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    I grew up near Little India in California, and I loved the desserts from Indian sweets shops. One of them...

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    Apple Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

    25 reviews

    I am a healthy eater most of the time, but this apple spice cake is worth the splurge! Every year...

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    Spiced Upside-Down Apple Pie

    3 reviews

    My grandma taught me to make this pie when I was 4. Over the years, I've kept it about the...

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    Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream with Salted Caramel Sauce

    2 reviews

    Truthfully, I want those cozy flavors of Thanksgiving throughout the year. This ice cream has just the right balance of...

    Autumn Harvest Pumpkin Pie

    This is the best holiday pie I've ever tasted, with apple butter, orange and maple flavors mingling with the pumpkin....

    Butterscotch Pumpkin Fudge

    1 review

    Each one of these creamy, heartwarming treats is like a bite-sized pumpkin pie. —Kathleen Henne, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

    Apple-Spice Angel Food Cake

    14 reviews

    I dressed up an angel food cake mix with some nuts, spice and applesauce to make an easy and light...

    Sweet Potato Dessert Squares

    5 reviews

    I prepare sweet potatoes every week for my family, mostly as a side dish. But I’ve also found that they...

    Lemon Basil Cupcakes

    6 reviews

    Lemon cupcakes are a delight of summer, and a touch of basil really dresses them up. They're a wonderful light...

    Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes

    1 review

    These luscious cupcakes have a touch of semisweet chocolate in the batter and white chocolate in the filling. They melt...

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    Citrus-Kissed Sweet Potato Cake

    I came up with this spiced cake to use up leftover sweet potatoes after Thanksgiving. Cover the grated sweet potatoes...

    Pumpkin-Spice Sugar Cookies

    2 reviews

    I've been making these quick and easy cookies for over 20 years. They're the first to go at our annual...

    Pumpkin Ice Cream Roll

    5 reviews

    This wonderfully light dessert is our standby at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The hint of pumpkin and the refreshing ice cream...

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    Family-Favorite Sweet Potato Pie

    My sweet potato pie recipe came from my great aunt. Both the taste and the aroma during baking are so...

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    Sweet Potato Ice Cream Pie

    Not one person has ever guessed that canned sweet potatoes are the secret ingredient in this pie! It's so creamy...

    Daisy’s Fruitcake

    5 reviews

    I added pecans and candied fruits to an apple cake recipe for my Texan take on traditional English fruitcake. —Daisy...

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    Pumpkin Torte

    96 reviews

    This beautiful layered cake has a creamy filling with a mild pumpkin flavor and a little spice. It is quick...

    Turtle Pumpkin Cheesecake

    2 reviews

    When it comes to Thanksgiving desserts, I can never decide which one I like best: pumpkin pie or cheesecake? So,...

    Gingersnap Pumpkin Cake

    15 reviews

    It just so happened that on the first day that really felt like fall, we were getting together with friends....

    Star Anise-Honey Cookies

    When I was growing up, my mother made many desserts and pastries with anise. Today, I continue the tradition with...

    Slow Cooker Spiced Poached Pears

    Some of the many reasons I love this dessert recipe are: it's on the healthy side; it's easy to make;...

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    Pumpkin Pie Pudding

    29 reviews

    My husband loves anything pumpkin, and this creamy, comforting pumpkin pudding recipe is one of his favorites. We make our...