Pumpkin is the ultimate classic fall ingredient - it signifies Thanksgiving and Halloween and harvest. And pumpkin makes for a perfect fall dessert - especially if any of these decadent pumpkin dessert recipes are any indication. Time to indulge your autumn sweet tooth!
You can never have enough dessert ideas and these pumpkin dessert recipes are perfect for your fall table or if you want to use up leftover pumpkin from making pies or carving Jack O'Lanterns. And of course, you can always pop open a can of pumpkin puree if you don't have any leftover pumpkin handy!
If desserts aren't your thing, check out our 17 Ways to Use Up Pumpkin roundup for some savoury pumpkin ideas.
Pumpkin Pie Recipes
There is no pumpkin recipe more classic than the pumpkin pie so let's start there:
Pumpkin pie is remarkably simple to make but any kind of pie can be intimidating to a new baker. Redawna from Nutmeg Distrupted shares her classic Pumpkin Pie From Scratch recipe.
Phyllis from Oracibo brings us her take on the classic with here mom's recipe - Nora's Pumpkin Pie.
If you want to add a little twist to the classic pumpkin pie, try Hélène's Pumpkin Pie In Jars over at La Cuisine d'Hélène - they're gluten-free!
While they're not technically "pies" who can resist a whoopie pie (or saying whoopie pie??)? This version of Pumpkin Whoopie Pies comes from Wanda at Bakers Beans.
Here's another whoopie pie take with Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies with Browned Butter Cream Cheese Frosting from Janice at Kitchen Heals Soul.
Pumpkin Cakes and Cheesecakes
Speaking of cream cheese frosting... let's get down to cheesecake... like these Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Maple Bourbon Praline Sauce from Jenny at The Brunette Baker.
If baking ain't your thing we've also got a No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake from Ariana at The Home Journalist!
If you're not so into cheesecake, Melissa from Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach has a Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Orange Glaze that will fit the bill.
Pumpkin Bars and Cookies
Bars and cookies are always a great dessert that can be picked up with fingers - and we've got lots!
A fall twist on a Canadian holiday favourite - Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Nanaimo Bars from Lisa at Lisa Dawn Bolton.
Regina at Leelalicious sent us these delicious looking Pumpkin Pie Crumble Bars!
If you're thinking a little bit healthier, Pumpkin Spiced Oat Bars from Juila at Swirls and Spice might make you feel a little less guilty!
We're not sure how pumpkin would work in a brownie but we know how it will work in a Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Blondie - Davida at The Healthy Maven has it covered!
Soft Pumpkin Cookies like these from Sondi at SondiBruner.com will be perfect for dipping in an after dinner cup of tea!
We can't miss doughnuts! Pumpkin Spiced Baked Donuts to be exact - from Eleanore at Double Trouble Kitchen Edition.
Jo & Sue from Jo and Sue have Pumpkin Pie Marshmallows and Pumpkin Pie White Chocolate Smores!
Pumpkin Brûlées and Ice Cream
Give traditional Creme Brulee a makeover and turn it into this decadent Pumpkin Brulee from Melissa at Upbeet!
Nothing tops of a perfect meal better than a scoop of ice cream and Michelle at The Tiffin Box has Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream with Pecan Praline with three spoons just waiting for us all to dig in!
And of course, you can wash it all down with a classic pumpkin spice latte!
A big thanks to all the bloggers who contributed to Pumpkin Dessert Roundup!