All the best pumpkin desserts you need; in one place! I love pumpkin season, and I love baking, so it makes sense that baking easy pumpkin desserts is one of my favorite things to do. Pumpkins are such a great baking ingredient to use, too, whether you love sweet or savory! Read on for my list of all the best desserts using pumpkins that you can make this fall!
- Best Pumpkin Desserts
- 1. Pumpkin Custard Pie
- 2. Baked Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts
- 3. No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake
- 4. Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodle Cookies
- 5. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie
- 6. Pumpkin Blondies
- 7. Double Layer Pumpkin Pie
- 8. Pumpkin Banana Muffins
- 9. Butterscotch Pumpkin Bundt Cake
- 10. No-Bake Pumpkin Pie With Graham Cracker Crust
- 11. Pumpkin Bread With Cream Cheese Frosting
- 12. Pumpkin Hand Pies
- 13. Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes With Maple Glaze
- 14. Puff Pastry Pumpkin Turnovers
- 15. Pumpkin Pie With Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 16. Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake Macarons
- 17. Pumpkin Biscoff Tart
- 18. Pumpkin Creme Brulee with White Chocolate
- 19. Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Bundt Cake
- 20. Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes
- 21. Pumpkin Chai Ice Cream
- 22. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
- 23. Brown Butter Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 24. Pumpkin Spice Croissants
- 25. Toffee-Pumpkin Pie Bars
- 26. Chocolate Pumpkin Pots de Creme
- 27. Caramelized Phyllo and Pumpkin Marshmallow Napoleons
- 28. Pumpkin Cream Puffs
- 29. Chocolate Pumpkin Tart with Gingersnap Crust
- 30. Pumpkin Panna Cotta
- 31. Pumpkin Doughnut Bites with Dark Chocolate Drizzle
- 32. Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffles
- 33. Mini Vegan Pumpkin Pies
- 34. Homemade Pumpkin Mousse
- 35. Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse Cake
- Pumpkin Desserts FAQs
- Related Pumpkin Desserts
- Top 35 Best Pumpkin Desserts
Best Pumpkin Desserts
Need a tasty and reliable recipe for making pumpkin pie from scratch? Look no further. A smooth and creamy pumpkin custard filling sits inside a crisp buttery pie crust, and I love adding some cute edible fall decorations on top too.
This pie is one of those easy pumpkin baking recipes for Thanksgiving that you should try, and it is also very easy to make.
Imagine warm and fluffy pumpkin donuts loaded with pumpkin spice and dusted in cinnamon sugar. It's simply insane! Serve fresh out of the oven with a hot cup of coffee, and it is one of the coziest baked pumpkin dessert recipes you can eat in cold fall or winter weather.
Baked doughnuts are also healthier than deep-fried and there's no need for hot oil, so it's a win on both of those counts, too!
Need a pumpkin dessert but don't have oven space? Here's an easy pumpkin dessert recipe you can make that doesn't need an oven at all! A no-bake cheesecake is one of those desserts that is always handy to have up your sleeve. The graham cracker crust and rich, creamy filling work so well together, and the natural sweetness of the pumpkin shine through. I even have a version for Halloween by decorating the cheesecake with adorable meringue ghosts!
I love a dessert mash-up. Can't decide if you want cookies or cheesecake? There's no need to choose now that you've found this recipe. Packed with your favorite fall flavors plus a generous helping of tangy cream cheese filling, you get the best of both worlds with every bite.
There’s something so special about the contrasting textures of pie crust and smooth and creamy pumpkin cheesecake filling. It just works so well, and trust me, everyone will be hooked! It really is an extra special and super indulgent Fall or winter dessert.
In this easy recipe, I include all my top tips for the perfect pie, including which cream cheese I recommend using and how to make the best pie crust.
Easy pumpkin blondies are super gooey and fudgy with chocolate chips, pumpkin pie spice, and hints of delicious caramel butterscotch undertones. Serve them up for dessert at home, or they are very easy to transport to Thanksgiving parties this season!
Knock everyone's holiday socks off with a double-layer pie that packs a delicious surprise. A homemade biscuit crumb crust is filled with light and airy cream cheese and a pumpkin pie filling, too, so you really do get a taste of heaven with every bite.
Also, did you know you can make your own pumpkin puree from scratch? If the stores run out of canned pumpkin puree, I've got you.
I just love baking pumpkin muffins! Crazy moist banana chocolate chip pumpkin muffins are filled with fragrant Fall spices and gooey chocolate, and they make the perfect fall dessert or a grab-and-go snack. You could even serve them for breakfast! What's more, they only use basic pantry ingredients that you probably already have.
How pretty is this pumpkin cake? Baking a bundt always makes me so happy. There's a super moist pumpkin spice cake smothered in a delicious butterscotch sauce that has this amazing buttery, brown sugar flavor profile. Finally, some candied pecans scattered on the top give the perfect amount of crunchiness.
And if, like most people, you sometimes struggle with releasing the sponge after baking, here are my handy tips on how to get the cake out of a bundt pan.
No oven? No worries. If you need to free up oven space whilst still making a tasty Thanksgiving pie, this is the pumpkin dessert for you. Unbelievably, you can have all the best bits of pie without having to turn the oven on.
It's also seriously pretty with a piped mascarpone frosting that is surprisingly a lot easier to make than you might think.
Love banana bread? Then this is definitely a pumpkin dessert for you. Pumpkin bread is just as moist, sweet, and delicious and tastes insane with a cream cheese frosting slathered all over the top. It works just as well with an afternoon coffee at tea time as it does after dinner.
And if you try this recipe and get a craving for something similar, try my banana bread!
Surely you don't want to share your dessert? Then make hand pies. Cute and delicious individual pumpkin desserts that look as good as they taste. And everyone gets their own! They are shaped like little pumpkins, so they look super cute for Halloween parties as well as holiday festivities.
But make sure you bake plenty of them, and they will definitely disappear fast.
Whilst we're on the theme of personal desserts, let's now talk about mini bundt cakes. These cute pumpkin desserts look great on a Thanksgiving dessert buffet table, or they can even be wrapped up as gifts. All the fall pumpkin spice flavors and sweet maple glaze, but you get to keep it all to yourself.
Turnovers really are such delicious and versatile fall desserts. You can use a store-bought puff pastry to make things simple, try a rough puff, or even challenge yourself to a traditional puff pastry. Either way, you get to enjoy all the flaky, buttery goodness paired with a sweet pumpkin filling. In conclusion, bake some.
This dessert might steal the show. Pumpkin pie with sweetened condensed milk has a super buttery and flaky crust and a creamy custard-like filling, and then it is topped off with beautiful mascarpone frosting. Using sweetened condensed milk for pie fillings creates the most amazing texture, almost like an absolutely divine creme brulee. What's more, it is a lot easier to make than it looks.
Cute and dainty macarons are always popular. These macaron cookie shells are flavored with pumpkin spice before being piped with a rich and tangy filling so that each bite has all the taste and texture of pumpkin cheesecake. But in a macaron! Surely it's not one to miss.
If you're nervous about making homemade macarons, I have an online macaron class you can take first.
Now, surely a pumpkin and Biscoff dessert must be a match made in Heaven? The rich and deep flavors of Biscoff in the cookie crust mesh so well with pumpkin filling. What's more, the fluted edges of this pretty tart make it look super fancy, so it will definitely be a hit on the dessert table.
All of my favorite things, all in one pumpkin dessert recipe. Rich and silky white chocolate creme brulee texture, pumpkin spice flavor, and a crunchy caramelized top layer. What's not to love? Certainly, I'd eat this again and again.
How stunning is the cross-section of this fall swirl cake? I can't get over how pretty it is. You can roast your own pumpkin for this elegant pumpkin dessert or use canned pumpkin; either is fine. Just be sure to photograph it before eating, as you will definitely want to post it on Instagram!
Fall favorite pumpkin spice latte gets an edible upgrade with this tasty pumpkin cupcake recipe. You'll love the mix of pumpkin and espresso flavors in the moist sponge, and trust me when I say that the pumpkin buttercream frosting is to die for. This spiced pumpkin cupcake recipe is going to be a hit at your family's Thanksgiving this year!
If the fall weather is still a bit on the warm side, but you're craving those pumpkin flavors, this is the pumpkin dessert for you. Pumpkin ice cream flavored with chai spice is unique, delicious, and refreshing all in one. And what's more, it would also work really well on top of a piece of Thanksgiving pie!
I love cinnamon rolls. The soft and doughy texture and gooey sweet icing are just perfect together. And adding pumpkin to the dough? Surely that sounds even better. The gooey pumpkin spice cinnamon swirl is insanely tasty, and you can swap out the maple cinnamon cream cheese icing for other flavors if you fancy. Pull-apart cinnamon rolls are the perfect brunch dessert to serve this fall.
Brown butter pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are fast becoming one of my favorite pumpkin desserts. The added secret ingredient (espresso) really pulls out all the flavor, and they’re really a perfect fall pumpkin cookie. Slightly crisp on the edges but soft and gooey in the middle, with a sprinkling of sea salt on top. Simply put, delicious!
Need some easy pumpkin dessert ideas for a fall brunch party? Try these buttery croissants brushed with sweet honey syrup, filled with creamy pumpkin almond cream, and then topped with crunchy flaked almonds. Guests will love them, and you'll be lauded as the host with the most, but they are so much easier to make than you might think.
I love a pie bar recipe. And pumpkin pie bars spiked with sticky toffee? You won't be able to get over the warm and sweet gingersnap crust, and they taste simply insane when drizzled with caramel syrup. You could even double down and turn them into pumpkin pie bars with cream cheese frosting on the top!
Serve these pumpkin chocolate pots as an elegant alternative to pumpkin pie, and watch the compliments roll in. The smooth texture is a cross between a mousse and a creamy pumpkin pie, and the mixture of chocolate and pumpkin is divine.
They are also perfectly scaled for a small gathering where an entire pie will leave you with too many leftovers to handle.
Now here is a showstopper. Almost a deconstructed pumpkin pie, it has sweet pumpkin flavor and crispy and creamy texture, but it looks like something you'd be served in a fancy restaurant. The Napoleon is topped with caramelized spicy-salty walnuts, candied ginger, and some maple syrup just to elevate them even further.
And if you're in the mood for something similar, try my Mille Feuille.
Choux buns are so versatile, and it's no wonder they taste so good stuffed full of pumpkin cream filling. Serve these cream puffs after Thanksgiving dinner as an elegant and tasty pumpkin dessert recipe, or they would even work as dessert canapes.
Did you know that eclairs are also made from choux pastry? You could even turn this recipe into pumpkin cream eclairs!
That smooth dark chocolate ganache topping on this pumpkin chocolate tart looks seriously tempting. And knowing that it sits on top of a traditional spiced pumpkin filling inside a simple gingersnap cookie crust makes it sound even better! Certainly too good to resist.
Whilst you will need to be patient as this tasty panna cotta sets in the fridge, it is well worth it. Layers of vanilla panna cotta contrast beautifully with the pumpkin version, and it's a pretty no-bake alternative to a classic pumpkin pie when you want something easy that is no less decadent in taste and appearance.
These easy doughnuts are made of the tastiest pumpkin batter, then deep-fried until golden before being smothered in castor sugar and drizzled with melted dark chocolate whilst they are still warm. I'm not sure there's anything better! In summary, you should make this pumpkin dessert.
Homemade truffles make great desserts or even gifts for family and friends if you package them in a pretty box or cellophane wrap. The filling is a mixture of cream cheese and pumpkin puree with sugar, graham cracker crumbs, and spices, and then they are dipped in melted white chocolate. Make these pumpkin truffles, and you'll surely be popular.
If you have vegan guests for Thanksgiving, try making these mini pumpkin pies. They are made in a cupcake tin which makes them super easy, and they are the perfect treat anyone can enjoy. With a dusting of cinnamon and cute edible leaf decoration, they surely look as good as they taste! And no one has to miss out on the Thanksgiving dessert classics.
Easy, light, and fluffy homemade pumpkin mousse is a gorgeous treat to serve after a fall dinner or Thanksgiving feast. It's a classic mousse recipe enriched by egg yolks and then folded with whipped egg whites for a light and airy texture. Top with candied pecans and crumbled ginger cookies for the perfect garnish.
This is another handy recipe to use if you are making pumpkin desserts for just a few guests or just for you!
And finally, here's another showstopper of a mousse cake! This is one of those decadent pumpkin dessert recipes you have to try. It is made of layers of chocolate cake, creamy pumpkin mousse, tangy cream cheese mousse, and then topped with a rich chocolate ganache.
You could serve it for Thanksgiving, Halloween, or any special occasion this fall, and guests will certainly love you for it.
Pumpkin Desserts FAQs
There are so many desserts to make with pumpkin, including pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake bars, pumpkin cookies, and pumpkin mousse.
Some pumpkin desserts will need to be refrigerated if they contain any dairy or other non-shelf-stable ingredients. Cookies and brownies are usually fine in an airtight container at room temperature unless they have a frosting that needs to be kept in the fridge.
Pumpkin pie is certainly the most popular pumpkin dessert. But a pumpkin bread recipe might come in a close second.
Related Pumpkin Desserts
Top 35 Best Pumpkin Desserts
Top 35 Best Pumpkin Desserts
- Pumpkin Custard Pie
- Baked Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts
- No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodle Cookies
- Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie
- Pumpkin Blondies
- Double Layer Pumpkin Pie
- Pumpkin Banana Muffins
- Butterscotch Pumpkin Bundt Cake
- No Bake Pumpkin Pie With Graham Cracker Crust
- Pumpkin Bread With Cream Cheese Frosting
- Pumpkin Hand Pies
- Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes With Maple Glaze
- Puff Pastry Pumpkin Turnovers
- Pumpkin Pie With Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake Macarons
- Pumpkin Biscoff Tart
- Pumpkin Creme Brulee with White Chocolate
- Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Bundt Cake
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes
- Pumpkin Chai Ice Cream
- Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
- Brown Butter Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pumpkin Spice Croissants
- Toffee-Pumpkin Pie Bars
- Chocolate Pumpkin Pots de Creme
- Caramelized Phyllo and Pumpkin Marshmallow Napoleons
- Pumpkin Cream Puffs
- Chocolate Pumpkin Tart with Gingersnap Crust
- Pumpkin Panna Cotta
- Pumpkin Doughnut Bites with Dark Chocolate Drizzle
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffles
- Mini Vegan Pumpkin Pies
- Homemade Pumpkin Mousse
- Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse Cake
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