‘Tis the season for pumpkin-based foods, especially desserts!
When there’s a nip in the air and the leaves look more crimson than jade, your taste buds may start telling you that it’s time for some pumpkin pie – and cookies, bars, cakes and pretty much anything sweet and spicy.
You’ll be pleased to know we have no shortage of pumpkin recipes. Here, we’ve compiled our top 20 – yes, 20! – pumpkin desserts.
1. Pumpkin Dump Cake
An easy fall cake that is “dumped” into a pan and baked.
2. Pumpkin Cookies
These tasty little morsels are a spin on D’Amico’s soft, cinnamon-infused cookies with brown butter icing. We suggest taking them to a party or the office, because if you don’t, you’ll probably end up eating the whole batch by yourself.
3. Pumpkin Angel Food Cake with Creamy Ginger Filling
It’s sweet and spicy, rich and indulgent all at the same time. Don’t be confused, just dig into this moist, light pumpkin cake with crystallized ginger-studded whipped topping.
4. Easy Pumpkin Pie
We can’t ignore the classics, people. This tastes just like grandma’s pumpkin pie, but it’ll take just a fraction of the time that granny spent whipping up her old school creation.
5. Ginger Pumpkin Yogurt Dessert
Pumpkin ice cream is a true indulgence, but this version you won’t need to feel so bad about, because it’s made with fat-free yogurt.
6. Pumpkin Dessert Squares
These treats are super easy to make and contain everything you need to complete a fall feast: pumpkin, cinnamon and pecans.
7. Pumpkin-Hazelnut Torte
Going somewhere fancy and need something to bring? Look no further than this torte, a rich, nutty, creamy delight that will have everyone ooing and aahing.
8. Gingered Pumpkin Crumble
Make this crumble for dessert on any old Tuesday to give the fam a little something special.
9. Crunchy-Topped Pumpkin Brulee
This version of crème brulee blows the original out of the water, because who can resist a pumpkin custard with a sweet granola topping?
10. Frosty Pumpkin Squares
You could just call this dessert pumpkin surprise, because when you serve it up, your guests will think it’s just cake but then – BAM! – ice cream all up in their mouths.
11. Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Pie
For those of you who can’t decide between cheesecake and pumpkin pie, this recipe is the perfect solution. You’re welcome.
12. Glazed Spiced Pumpkin Bars
These bars are the perfect thing to pack in kids’ lunches for dessert, because they’re super moist and sweet, but also contain lots of fiber and not too much fat.
13. Apple Cinnamon-Pumpkin Bars
Because fall is also the time to start putting apples in everything, we present to you this recipe for apple pumpkin squares with a rich cream cheese frosting.
14. Impossibly Easy Creamy Topped Pumpkin Cheesecake
Easy. Pumpkin. Cheesecake. Need we say more?
15. Pumpkin Cheesecake Cobbler
Ok, so you want to take pumpkin cheesecake a step further? This recipe oughta do the trick because it’s ALSO a cobbler. Mind-blowing, no?
16. Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Apple Dessert
If you’re hosting a potluck this fall, we’ve got the absolute most perfect dessert for you. This pumpkin-apple amalgam is made in a slow-cooker, so you can whip up the batter, pour it in, sit back and watch everyone enjoy.
17. Pumpkin and Maple Turnover
This dessert is ultra simple but looks like something you’d get from the fanciest of bakeries. Plus, it’s great to serve for brunch.
18. Pumpkin-Apple Gingerbread
Everyone loves gingerbread, especially when it’s amped up with the goodness of pumpkin and apple.
19. Pumpkin Pie Shooters with Bourbon-Vanilla Whipped Cream
These shooters are a little naughty and a little nice, because they’ve got all your fave pumpkin pie ingredients topped off with boozy whipped cream.
20. Friendly Ghost Cupcakes
Know what those other desserts are missing? Ghosts, that’s what. We’ve got you covered here with adorable pumpkin cupcakes topped with ghosts made of cream cheese icing.
21. (Bonus!) Pumpkin Streusel Cheesecake Bars
Last but not least, we bring to you these nutty, gingery, chocolatey, caramely, pumpkiny, spicy bars. They’ve got all you need, kids. Enjoy!