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32 Pumpkin Desserts for the Holidays


  • 30 Pumpkin Desserts for the Holidays 1 of 33
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    Pies, cakes, breads, and more!
  • Buttermilk Glazed Pumpkin Donuts 2 of 33
    Buttermilk Glazed Pumpkin Donuts
    Soft, cakey, and absolutely splendid, these pumpkin donuts take it to the next level with a decadent buttermilk glaze.
    Make buttermilk glazed pumpkin donuts »
  • Chocolate Bottom Pumpkin Tart 3 of 33
    Chocolate Bottom Pumpkin Tart
    Let the wizards of Hogwarts work some chocolate magic on your standard pumpkin tart!
    Make Chocolate Bottom Pumpkin Tart »
  • Pumpkin Pie Five Ways 4 of 33
    Pumpkin Pie Five Ways
    Traditional is great, but we think you’ll also love pies that are spicy and swirled.
    Make Pumpkin Pie Five Ways »
  • Pumpkin Swirl Brownies 5 of 33
    Pumpkin Swirl Brownies
    Diet sabotage is well worth these decadent chocolate brownies layered with rich pumpkin.
    Make Pumpkin Swirl Brownies »
  • Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream 6 of 33
    Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
    We’ve finally figured out that pumpkin pie belongs in an ice cream cone.
    Make Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream »
  • Pumpkin Whoopie Pies 7 of 33
    Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
    Combine rich pumpkin cookies and the classic Whoopie Pie filling, and you have an epic holiday dessert.
    Make Pumpkin Whoopie Pies »
  • Mini Pumpkin Tarts 8 of 33
    Mini Pumpkin Tarts
    Forget fruit fillings — fall is the perfect time to stuff your face with these bite-sized pumpkin tarts.
    Make Mini Pumpkin Tarts »
  • Pumpkin Guinness Gingerbread 9 of 33
    Pumpkin Guinness Gingerbread
    Nothing says the holidays like gingerbread made with beer!
    Make Pumpkin Guinness Gingerbread »
  • Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Cookies 10 of 33
    Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Cookies
    These pillowy pumpkin cookies are bursting with flavor that is satisfying, not cloying.
    Make Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Cookies »
  • Harry Potter Pumpkin Pasties 11 of 33
    Harry Potter Pumpkin Pasties
    Kids won’t get enough of these treats that Harry Potter and his friends enjoy.
    Make Harry Potter Pumpkin Pasties »
  • Ghostly Pumpkin Pudding 12 of 33
    Ghostly Pumpkin Pudding
    We may be past Halloween, but the ghost eyes are optional &mdash the pumpkin pudding hiding underneath is not!
    Make Ghostly Pumpkin Pudding »
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies 13 of 33
    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
    All kids can enjoy these seasonal cookies — they’re allergy-free!
    Make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies »
  • Pumpkin Pie Pops 14 of 33
    Pumpkin Pie Pops
    Sticky buns are great all on their own, but pumpkin sticky buns? Even better!
    Make quick pumpkin sticky buns »
  • Pumpkin Spice Donuts 15 of 33
    Pumpkin Spice Donuts
    Skip the store-bought donuts this year — these yeast-free cake donuts are simple to make … and even easier to gobble up.
    Make pumpkin spiced donuts »
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake 16 of 33
    Pumpkin Cheesecake
    If you already go into raptures during the holiday season at the mere thought of both pumpkin pie and cheesecake, just think how good this hybrid dessert will taste …
    Make pumpkin cheesecake »
  • Pumpkin Apple Crisp 17 of 33
    Pumpkin Apple Crisp
    Have some leftover pumpkin from another recipe? Stir it into this apple crisp for a twist on the classic dessert!
    Make pumpkin apple crisp »
  • Pumpkin Pie Cider Smoothie 18 of 33
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    Whip up these special, kid-friendly drinks for your holiday bash. Think of them as seasonal, sippable sundaes! Make pumpkin pie smoothies » Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky
  • Plump Pumpkin Vegan Cupcakes 19 of 33
    Plump Pumpkin Vegan Cupcakes
    Halloween may be over, but sans the spooky decorations, these vegan cupcakes still satisfy our pumpkin cravings.
    Make pumpkin vegan cupcakes »
  • Nutella-Stuffed Pumpkin Spider Web Cake in a Jar 20 of 33
    Nutella-Stuffed Pumpkin Spider Web Cake in a Jar
    What could be more decadent than Nutella and pumpkin combined? Don’t worry, the individually sized servings of this recipe prevent you from going overboard on the richness factor.
    Make Nutella-stuffed pumpkin spider web cake »
  • Homemade Pumpkin Ginger Pie 21 of 33
    Homemade Pumpkin Ginger Pie
    Sure, a few other people may be bringing pumpkin pie to the potluck, but how many of those pies will have an added ginger kick? Only yours …
    Make homemade pumpkin ginger pie »
  • Vegan Pumpkin Pie Pockets 22 of 33
    Vegan Pumpkin Pie Pockets
    How cute are these?! This humble pie pocket allows pumpkin lovers everywhere to indulge on the go.
    Make vegan pumpkin pie pockets »
  • Swirled Double Pumpkin Cream Pie 23 of 33
    Swirled Double Pumpkin Cream Pie
    This vegan pumpkin pie tastes just as creamy as it looks, without all the calories — or dairy! Plus, it’s made with tofu for a little protein boost. Make swirled double pumpkin cream pie »
  • Four-ingredient Homemade Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt 24 of 33
    Four-ingredient Homemade Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt
    Not all pumpkin desserts make you feel like you need to unbutton your jeans. This “skinny” fall treat uses nonfat vanilla yogurt so you can indulge without feeling too stuffed (or guilty).
    Make pumpkin frozen yogurt »
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies 25 of 33
    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
    A tasty sweet for fall and beyond, these pumpkin cookies are made with applesauce, so they’re a bit healthier than the typical cookie.
    Make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies »
  • Low-Fat Pumpkin Hermits 26 of 33
    Low-Fat Pumpkin Hermits
    These cakey molasses cookies are chock-full of raisins, nuts, and, of course,
    our favorite ingredient … pumpkin!
    Make low-fat pumpkin hermits »
  • Pumpkin Cake in a Mug 27 of 33
    Pumpkin Cake in a Mug
    Need to satisfy that pumpkin craving right now? No worries — grab some pumpkin puree, milk, and just a few other ingredients to make this mug cake in minutes.
    Make pumpkin cake in a mug »
  • Pumpkin Cranberry Pecan Cookies 28 of 33
    Pumpkin Cranberry Pecan Cookies
    Want to get in the mood for colder weather? Whip up a batch of these and let the pumpkin aroma fill the air — then let these tasty cookies fill your family's stomachs!
    Make pumpkin cranberry pecan cookies »
  • Pumpkin and Coconut Cream Pie 29 of 33
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    Take the classic coconut cream pie up another level with the addition of pumpkin puree — it's the perfect pair to satisfy your family's sweet tooth.

    Make pumpkin and coconut cream pie

  • Gingerbread Pumpkin Cream Cheese Empanadas 30 of 33
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    The combination of everyone's favorite holiday ingredients makes these Mexican-style empanadas impossible to resist. They're palm-sized perfection!
    Make gingerbread pumpkin cream cheese empanadas

  • Pumpkin Creme Caramel 31 of 33
    Pumpkin Crme Caramel
    Think of the pumpkin crème as an island in the middle of Caramel River. Make Pumpkin Crème Caramel »
  • Coconut Pumpkin Pie 32 of 33
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    This is a dessert any vegetarians and vegans who show up for dinner can enjoy — and the best part is, it's bake-free!
    Make coconut pumpkin pie

  • Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins 33 of 33
    Pumpkin-Cream-Cheese-Muffins

    Moist, tender, and sweet enough to count as cupcakes, these cream cheese muffins are an unexpected — and seasonal — way to start your mornings.

    Make pumpkin cream cheese muffins

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