Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

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These EASY Pumpkin Dessert Recipes are flavorful, moist, and will be the highlight of your next party! Choose between pumpkin cookies, a pumpkin bread recipe, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cake, or the BEST Pumpkin Pie recipe!

a collage of 6 pumpkin dessert recipes.

Must Make Pumpkin Recipes

Fall is in the air which means pumpkin season is here! I LOVE fall – the cool crisp air, football season and indulging on some of my favorite pumpkin dessert recipes. To give you some seasonal inspiration, we’ve gathered some of our favorite tried and true pumpkin recipes to keep you baking all season long.

The Best Pumpkin Recipes on the List:

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread recipe is moist, delicious, and so easy to make! It has the perfect flavors of Fall and makes two regular loaves or several mini loaves; perfect for sharing or freezing!

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This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is everyone’s favorite! It is the perfect balance of Fall spices and plenty of chocolate chips to make it even more irresistible! It only takes 10 minutes of prep time and a handful of pantry ingredients to make two delicious loaves.

“I recently made two loaves with my 5 and 6 yr olds! This recipe is easy to follow and is super flavorful. The kids literally tore one loaf in half to share with one another. I wrapped, froze, and mailed off the other to my daughter a few states away! It froze beautiful and was delicious when it arrived. I’m about to make it again, I came to print out the recipe this time.”

The BEST Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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Absolutely Amazing Pumpkin Pie

This classic pumpkin pie recipe is perfect in every way, and you can choose to serve it with a simple homemade caramel pecan topping that takes it over the top!

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I have tried a lot of Pumpkin Pies, and this one is the absolute BEST Pumpkin Pie recipe out there! It has the perfect flavor, texture, and is simple enough for a beginner! Try taking this classic to the next level and serve with a homemade caramel pecan topping!

“Awesome pie!!!”

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

This family recipe has been tried and tested hundreds of times, and makes the BEST Pumpkin Cookies. They are easily my favorite Fall cookie and better than you’d find at a bakery!

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When it comes to pumpkin season, these soft pumpkin cookies are on the list of MUST-MAKE recipes. They’re big and fluffy with the perfect mix of pumpkin flavor and cinnamon spice.

“So yummy!!! I’ve made them twice. 10 minutes was perfect for a delicious moist cookie! Thanks for the recipe.”

Pumpkin Dip

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Pumpkin Dip

This rich and creamy Pumpkin Dip is made with 4 simple ingredients including cream cheese, pumpkin pie puree, powdered sugar, cinnamon and cloves. 

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A pumpkin dip recipe with only 4 ingredients! This treat can be made ahead of time so it’s ready for an after-school treat, holiday party, or anytime! With only 4 ingredients and a few minutes to make, this pumpkin pie dip is the perfect crowd pleaser!

“Why? Why did you have to post this?! I’m a sucker for anything pumpkin and just had to try this. Well…I’ve made it three times in about 10 days. My family can’t get enough of it. It’s the perfect pumpkin treat. So good!!”

Pumpkin Cake

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Pumpkin Cake

This easy and delicious Pumpkin Cake could be my favorite cake of the season with its perfect texture, blend of spices, and smooth cream cheese frosting. 

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This Pumpkin Cake recipe is moist, full of flavor, and topped with smooth cream cheese frosting. It can be adapted to make cupcakes, or even a 2 layer cake. It’s easy and tastes delicious!

“I love your bowl recipes and this was no exception! They are always so well balanced and flavorful! I especially loved the flavor of the chicken shawarma and tzatziki sauce. Please keep them coming 🙂”

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with cream cheese frosting are the perfect fall breakfast or dessert.  An easy homemade recipe made with simple ingredients.

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These Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are perfectly soft with a delicious cream cheese frosting. This is the the best fall recipe to serve for breakfast, dessert, or brunch! It is sure to impress any guest!

” I’m loving this fall recipe! Fall has definitely arrived here in England so I’m looking for fall recipes to try. Cinnamon and pumpkin sounds like such a yummy combination.”

The BEST Pumpkin Waffles

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The BEST Pumpkin Waffles

Homemade Pumpkin Waffles are made with basic pantry ingredients, fall spices, and canned pumpkin with a from scratch cinnamon cream syrup. 

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This Pumpkin Waffles recipe is served with a homemade cinnamon cream syrup that will melt in your mouth. They are bursting with the perfect balance of fall flavors and will be the highlight of breakfast, brunch, or even dinner!

“Great Recipe!!“

Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

Pumpkin swirl brownies are thick, fudgey homemade brownies (better than a box mix!) with a pumpkin cinnamon swirl.

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This Pumpkin Brownies recipe gives you thick and fudgey brownies that any chocolate lover will appreciate! They are easy, can be made from scratch or with a box mix, and has a pumpkin cinnamon swirl that takes it over the top!

“These were really simple to make and tasted GREAT!”

Pumpkin Mug Cake

Pumpkin Mug Cake in a mug, with chocolate chips on top.

Pumpkin Mug Cake

This warm and delicious Pumpkin Mug Cake is cooked in the microwave, making it the easiest and fastest single serving dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth!  

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This Pumpkin Mug Cake takes just a few ingredients and is ready to eat in less than 5 minutes! It is soft, warm, and only requires a microwave! I guarantee you will be making it all season long! You are only a few minutes away from satisfying your sweet tooth.

“This pumpkin mug cake was incredible!! It had the perfect soft texture, and I couldn’t believe how quick it was to make! I will be making this to satisfy my sweet tooth all Fall season!!”

Pumpkin Puree

Homemade pumpkin puree, in a bowl.

Pumpkin Puree

It’s easy to make your own Pumpkin Puree from pure pumpkin, that’s much superior to the canned stuff. Freeze it for use in any recipe!

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Everything is better from scratch, and this homemade Pumpkin Purée recipe is no exception! It has a richer flavor than the canned version, and will take your pumpkin recipes to the next level! Make a big batch and store in the freezer for up to 6 months!

“I have always wanted to try this, and with some extra pumpkins I had around, I finally decided to try it. It was so much easier than I thought and the flavor was incredible. I made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and they were possibly the best batch I have ever made. It’ll be hard to go back to the canned stuff.”

Pumpkin Pancakes

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Pumpkin Pancakes

Light and fluffy pumpkin pancakes with a deliciously sweet cinnamon syrup.

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There is nothing better than this EASY Pumpkin Pancakes recipe on a cool, Fall morning. The combination of warm pumpkin pancakes and homemade sweet cinnamon syrup will leave you wanting more. This is definitely a family favorite!

“Wow these pancakes are soooo good! We were licking the syrup off our plates, they are that good! So delicious!”

Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting

Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting

Soft and cake-like pumpkin cookies topped with a delicious caramel frosting.

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These Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting takes a classic pumpkin chocolate chip cookie but replaces the chocolate chips with a creamy homemade caramel frosting. This is the perfect fall cookie for any pumpkin lover! They are soft, moist, and so easy to make!

“Delicious I make it every Thanksgiving now”

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

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Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

This Healthy Pumpkin Muffins recipe is made with whole grains, less butter and sugar, and only 160 calories each! They taste just like the bakery and are freezer friendly!

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This Healthy Pumpkin Muffin recipe is full of whole grains, less butter and sugar, and only 160 calories each! They don’t sacrifice anything with flavor and tastes just as good as the bakery! They are freezer friendly, and something you can feel good about serving to your kids!

“One of my girlfriends recently brought these to a get together and they were the first thing gone. Everyone was asking for the recipe and she shared that she got the recipe from your site. I will definitely be making these soon – they were amazing!”

Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Pumpkin Pie Spice

Combine five simple spices from your pantry to make your own Pumpkin Pie Spice to use in any recipe that calls for it! 

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A Pumpkin Pie Spice recipe is so useful to have on hand! It is one of those spices you only use a few times a year, and you never need until you really NEED it!  I like to make a big batch (about ¼ cup worth) that will last me all season, and is ready to go whenever I have the urge to make any of my favorite fall recipes.

“This totally saved my bacon. I was mid-way through making your pumpkin roll when I realized I didn’t have pumpkin spice (sigh). I immediately looked on your site and found this (and had all of the ingredients). I was ecstatic! I love that I now have a batch to hopefully last me through the holidays. Thanks!”

Pumpkin Cheesecake

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake will become your new favorite pumpkin dessert recipe, and you wont believe how easy it is to make! Pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap cookie crust, topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.

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This EASY Pumpkin Cheesecake is complete heaven! It’s made with simple ingredients and only takes 20 minutes to prep! It’s smooth, creamy, and decadent. It is an absolutely beautiful pumpkin dessert recipe and looks so impressive!

“I have made this for thanksgiving the last few years and it is absolutely amazing!!!”

Pumpkin French Toast

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Pumpkin French Toast

Pumpkin French Toast is full of rich pumpkin and cinnamon spice flavors that are irresistible! It’s fancy enough for company but easy enough for breakfast any day of the week!

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Any morning that includes this Pumpkin French Toast recipe is a happy morning at our house! I love the combination of fall flavors, and I especially love it served with homemade regular or cinnamon syrup. It’s quick to make and will leave you wanting it all year long!

“I don’t know what I love more – the french toast or the smell in my kitchen while making these. These continue to be a family favorite as we make them at least once every two weeks. Such a fun twist on french toast and so yummy!!”

Pumpkin Roll

This EASY Pumpkin Roll couldn’t be more simple and will become your favorite pumpkin dessert recipe! Follow my step-by-step instructions to master this classic intimidating dessert that any beginner can make mess-free! The cake is frosted with decadent cream cheese frosting and the result is beautiful, moist, and delicious! You will never buy a store-bought pumpkin roll again!

“I loved your recipe for pumpkin roll, it was easy & delicious, thank you!”

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and a candy pumpkin on top.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Super light and moist Pumpkin Cupcakes topped with cinnamon cream cheese frosting and a pumpkin candy, for a fun and easy fall dessert!

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This Pumpkin Cupcakes recipe gives you moist, light, and fluffy pumpkin spice cupcakes with the most amazing cinnamon cream cheese frosting. They are quick to make and will be the favorite dessert at any fall party!

“I made these for my nieces Birthday. Oh my goodness!!! I loved the flavors of the pumpkin and spices along with the frosting. I sampled way too many of my test cupcakes. Really delicious. 😊”

Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect, bakery style, chewy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

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This Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. They are the perfect mash up of a traditional cakey pumpkin chocolate chip cookie and a classic chocolate chip cookie. They are truly unique and delicious!

“These look. Delicious!!! I cannot wait to try them.”

Pumpkin Pie Bites

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Pumpkin Pie Bites

These mini Pumpkin Pie Bites are the perfect bite-size dessert for a crowd! Turn a pumpkin sheet pie into a fun and festive dessert using just a round cookie cutter! 

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These mini Pumpkin Pie Bites is the perfect pumpkin dessert recipe! They are pumpkin pie bars cut into cute circle shapes. They are the perfect portion to feed a crowd, and are so fun to make and eat! Bring them to a party, or enjoy them on Thanksgiving surrounded by all the other pie recipes. I guarantee none of them will go to waste!

“So, I tried your recipe today for Thanksgiving 2021, and I am so happy I did! The taste is fantastic and the cut rounds look so pretty! Thank you for a successful recipe!”

Pumpkin Bread with Brown Butter Maple Glaze

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Pumpkin Bread with Brown Butter Maple Glaze

The BEST, incredibly moist pumpkin bread with a brown butter maple glaze that will have you swooning with every bite! 

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This moist Pumpkin Bread is covered with a Brown Butter Maple Glaze and is completely irresistible. It’s infused with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg for the perfect balance. You won’t be missing any chocolate with the smooth homemade glaze, and it’s sure to please any pumpkin lover! I had to stop myself from eating the entire loaf. So YUMMY!

“I just made the maple glaze, and it was absolute delish! My family said it was the best pumpkin bread i have ever made!”

Pumpkin Delight

Pumpkin Dream Desert is a layered pudding dessert with a soft shortbread crust, whipped sweet cream cheese layer and pumpkin pudding layer. We love this easy fall dessert! | Tastes Better From Scratch

Pumpkin Dream Dessert

Pumpkin Dream Dessert is a layered pudding dessert with a soft shortbread crust, whipped sweet cream cheese layer and pumpkin pudding layer. 

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This Pumpkin Delight is an absolute dream! It uses basic ingredients, is creamy, light, and so easy to make! It’s almost completely no bake, quick, and is a great pumpkin dessert to make ahead and keep in the fridge until ready to serve!

“This title is way too accurate. I mean seriously, this is the kind of stuff I actually dream about!! And so perfect for early fall when the weather can still be a bit warm. You absolutely crushed it!“

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

The BEST Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins! Better than the bakery and one of my favorite pumpkin muffins of all time! | Tastes Better From Scratch

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

The BEST Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins! Better than the bakery and one of my favorite pumpkin muffins of all time! 

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These Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are one of the best pumpkin dessert recipes! They are so delicious and soft, they deserve to be enjoyed all year round! They have the perfect fall flavors and are filled with a sweet cream cheese filling. Make a big batch to store in the freezer for a grab-and-go snack or treat!

“BEST MUFFINS EVER!!!”

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Author: Wayne Stewart