The best part of fall is pumpkin spice and everything nice season. I literally spend so much time baking up a storm with my favorite pumpkin dessert recipes this time of year. Pumpkin — whether canned or pureed at home — is the best ingredient to bake with because it's delicious, flavorful, and adds the best moist texture to everything. Plus, it's just not autumn without some pumpkin pie, especially at Thanksgiving. So if you are wondering "what desserts to make with pumpkin", then you are in the right place. We are sharing over 20 of the most popular and best pumpkin desserts including pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cake, pumpkin cookies, cinnamon rolls, and more!
Best Pumpkin Dessert Recipes
Thanksgiving just isn’t the same without a slice of classic Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. There is nothing better than a bite into that flaky crust and smooth pumpkin filling, full of those classic pumpkin spice flavours.
Pumpkin bread is fluffy, moist, and delicious. This classic fall loaf cake is loaded with real pumpkin and seasonal spices like cinnamon and ginger.
Pumpkin bundt cake with cream cheese icing is a perfect fall dessert to serve this year — super moist inside, with a perfect golden brown crumby crust.
No bake pumpkin cheesecake is the easiest cheesecake to make this fall. It's light, smooth, creamy, and loaded with fall flavors like pumpkin and cinnamon.
Thick, fluffy, chewy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies is when pumpkin bread meets chocolate chip cookies. These no chill cookies are ready in under 20 minutes.
Soft and fluffy, pumpkin cinnamon rolls are packed with pumpkin, layered with pumpkin spice, and topped with cream cheese icing. Best fall treat ever.
Pumpkin mascarpone pie is a warm and cozy holiday dessert that is incredibly easy to make with just minutes of prep work before popping into the oven.
Soft and moist, small batch chocolate chip pumpkin bread is the easiest fall treat, packed with fall flavours of warm pumpkin spice, pumpkin, and chocolate.
Small batch mini pumpkin pies with a flaky crust, delicious pumpkin pie filling, and cinnamon whipped cream, are perfect for a small Thanksgiving crowd.
This think and dense, yet surprisingly light, pumpkin pie bundt cake with cream cheese glaze is the perfect after dinner treat. It is warm from the mixture of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice blend, with a hearty drizzle of cream cheese glaze. The perfect pair.
Quick and easy Starbucks inspired mini glazed pumpkin scones are the perfect little fall treat packed with pumpkin flavour and topped with two sweet glazes.
Quick and easy pumpkin pie granola packed with oats, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, and nuts, is vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. The best fall snack.
Move over pumpkin, there is a new loaf in town. Butternut squash "pumpkin" bread is moist and flavourful, and brings the pumpkin spice season to your home.
More Pumpkin Desserts
Here are some of our favorite pumpkin dessert recipes that we found the internet has to offer:
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Pops. These little cake pops made with pumpkin cake and cream cheese frosting make the perfect treat for gifting to friends and family.
- Baked Pumpkin Donuts. These fluffy baked donuts are topped with a maple cinnamon glaze for the best flavor.
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups. This is the easiest cheesecake you will make, plus they are perfectly portioned out into individual cups for easy serving.
- Pumpkin Crunch Cake. An easy cake make with boxed cake and with all the flavors of pumpkin pie.
- Pumpkin Mousse. Light and airy, this pumpkin mousse is the perfect fall dessert.
Make Ahead and Storing Instructions
You can make or prepare some of these pumpkin desserts ahead of time. Many can be stored at room temperature for 1-2 days, up to one week in the refrigerator, or up to 3 months in the freezer. Confirm storing instructions by checking the specific recipe post for the dessert that you are making.
To reheat any of these recipes and serve them warm, reheat in a 300F preheated oven or air fryer for 5-15 minutes until fully warmed through, depending on the recipe. If heating from frozen, let it thaw first and then reheat.
Did You Make Any of These Pumpkin Dessert Recipes?
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