Pumpkin Desserts: 20+ popular and easy recipes to try this fall

Fall is the perfect season to enjoy pumpkin. Thanks to its mild-sweet puree, you can make classic pumpkin desserts such as pies, cheesecakes or other fancy ones like cupcakes or bars.

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The word autumn brings two things to mind: the coziness of home and pumpkin. If you're a fan of this versatile vegetable with a mildsweet flavor, know that it's perfect for making lots of sweet treats.

Try one of our 20+ pumpkin desserts to find your favorite, too. We've come up with popular recipes like pumpkin pie or cheesecake, as well as easy and creative recipes you can make to feed a crowd.

When you think about pumpkin desserts, you don't have to get stuck on pie! There's a whole world of sweet recipes that you can make in no time and with few ingredients. All you need is pumpkin spice mix, canned pumpkin puree or blend its flesh on your own. Our favorite sweet treats to try during fall season? Mouthwatering pumpkin donuts, brownies or cupcakes.

These sweet recipes are perfect to serve either at a dinner party with friends or at Thanksgiving dinner. Your guests will love them, trust us!

1. Pumpkin Bread: an effortless recipe for a tasty quick loaf
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With its fragrant spices and rich, pumpkin flavor, pumpkin bread is a phenomenal recipe to whip up this fall. This moist, tender loaf is packed with the delicious taste of baking spices like cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg, and sweet pumpkin.

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2. Pumpkin Cheesecake: a decadent creamy recipe for autumn
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With its rich, creamy pumpkin filling, buttery spiced crust, and lighter than air whipped cream topping, nothing says “autumn is here” like this easy pumpkin cheesecake. This delicious dessert is an easy recipe you can make this fall. Pumpkin cheesecake is perfect for big family gatherings like Thanksgiving, or any other occasion where you're entertaining a group.

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3. Pumpkin Cookies: the perfect iced cookie recipe to make this fall
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Autumn is the perfect time to get cozy in the kitchen and make all sorts of heavenly baked treats. Fall is pumpkin season, so it's a wonderful excuse to make these incredible iced pumpkin cookies.

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4. Pumpkin Cupcakes: the best autumn cupcake recipe to make right now
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These decadent pumpkin cupcakes are the perfect way to usher in fall, especially if you're a fan of pumpkin. They're lightly spiced with pumpkin pie mix, cinnamon, and ginger. These sweet, fluffy cupcakes are moist but not greasy on the inside, then topped with tangy-sweet cream cheese frosting.

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5. Pumpkin Cheesecake Doughnuts: an incredible doughnut recipe that’s perfect for fall
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Pumpkin is synonymous with fall and if you're looking for fun, delicious new ways to enjoy everyone's favorite autumn gourd, you'll love these phenomenal pumpkin cheesecake doughnuts. These homemade pumpkin spice cheesecake doughnuts are even better than the ones you'll find at Krispy Kreme, and they're a wonderful treat to make on a chilly fall afternoon.

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6. Pumpkin Roll: the simple recipe for a beautiful autumn dessert
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With the arrival of autumn, it's officially the season for delicious pumpkin desserts. If you're saving your pumpkin pie to show off at Thanksgiving dinner, but still want to make the most out of this tasty seasonal squash, why not try making a classic pumpkin roll? This easy fall dessert is light, fluffy, and full of that wonderful pumpkin and baking spice flavor so many of us associate with autumn.

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7. Pumpkin Bars: the sweet yet tangy dessert recipe for your fall
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Pumpkin bars are a classic sweet treat perfect to enjoy as dessert during fall season. Super easy to make, they're moist, spiced on the inside and topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting. It's the perfect crowd-pleaser recipe you need to try.

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8. Pumpkin Muffins: the mouthwatering recipe for delicious, fluffy baked treats
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With the heavenly flavor of warming baking spices mixed with sweet pumpkin, this fantastic recipe for homemade pumpkin muffins might be the best out there. Pumpkin muffins are incredibly soft, fluffy, and tender, and they're a perfect baking project to try this fall and winter.

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9. Pumpkin Creme Brulée: a simple recipe for an ultra-indulgent fall dessert
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Everyone loves a good old-fashioned pumpkin pie, but why not impress your guests this year with pumpkin crème brulée? This creamy, indulgent dessert is super easy to make, especially if you've ever baked using a water bath before.

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10. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls: a cozy, comforting recipe to make this fall
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If you're a fan of classic cinnamon rolls, get ready to fall in love with the best pumpkin cinnamon rolls you'll ever try. This simple recipe is perfect for fall – it's cozy, delicious, and packed with a rich pumpkin flavor and warm cinnamon spice.

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11. Pumpkin Donuts: an easy, baked sweet to make for breakfast this fall
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Who doesn't love homemade donuts? This fall, treat yourself and your family to homemade baked pumpkin donuts. These amazing donuts are incredibly fluffy and soft, with a wonderfully sweet, lightly spiced pumpkin flavor that is perfect for autumn.

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12. Pumpkin Brownies: the sweet, fudgy baked treat to make this autumn
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Autumn is officially in the air, and the cooler weather is a fantastic opportunity to bake. Fall means pumpkin season, so we have a new idea if you don't feel like regular brownies. It's a great time to make these chewy, fudgy pumpkin brownies.

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13. Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies: the delicious, chewy treat to make this autumn
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Fall means it's pumpkin season, and it's the perfect opportunity to make these mouthwatering chewy pumpkin oatmeal cookies. It's packed with pumpkin, hearty oatmeal, sweet white chocolate chips, sweet-tart dried cranberries, and the heavenly flavor of pumpkin spice. Each bite is absolutely divine, just like glazed pumpkin cookies.

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14. Pumpkin Pull-Apart Bread: delicious, sweet dessert recipe for your fall
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This pumpkin pull-apart bread is an impressive, delicious dessert recipe you can enjoy in fall season as a sweet treat at breakfast, snack time or after dinner. It looks complicated to make and assemble, but looks are deceptive just like pumpkin cinnamon rolls!

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15. Chocolate Pumpkin Pie: the amazing dessert recipe to make during the holidays
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If you're looking for a beautiful dessert to bake once the temperature dips, you'll love this easy chocolate pumpkin pie recipe. An ideal baked treat to serve on Thanksgiving or Christmas, chocolate pumpkin pie has the same wonderful flavors as a pumpkin pie with the mouthwatering addition of a decadent layer of chocolate ganache. It's rich and creamy, incredibly easy to put together, and is a delicious way to put a new spin on a much-loved classic holiday dessert. That said, chocolate pumpkin pie is so good, you might find yourself baking it all year round!

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16. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins: the moist, rich muffin recipe
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This might look like a fancy fall-themed recipe, but it’s actually an easy muffin recipe that turns classic pumpkin cheesecake into a muffin. These pumpkin cream cheese muffins are moist with a tender crumb, and each bite is rich with a tangy cream cheese filling. The recipe has three components. First, the muffin batter is made with a few pantry staples (flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, and eggs). Then the crumb topping is prepared with sugar, flour, cinnamon, and a bit of melted butter. The cream cheese filling is easily made by whisking together cream cheese, an egg yolk, and a bit of sugar. These muffins will definitely become a new fall favorite. And it’s perfect for a sweet treat at breakfast.

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17. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies: the decadent, delicious sandwich cookies to make this fall
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If you're looking for a fun, easy recipe to bake this fall, you'll love these incredible pumpkin whoopie pies. These fabulous sandwich cookies are an autumn version of classic whoopie pies.

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18. Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins: the easiest recipe for a healthy dessert
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Chocolate pumpkin muffins are a healthy treat and this clever recipe couldn't be easier to make than classic chocolate chip muffins. All you need is a can of pumpkin puree, some chocolate cake mix, and chocolate chips. You can even make this recipe even healthier, skip the chocolate chips and add a handful of nuts instead. Whatever you choose to do, this super simple chocolate pumpkin muffins recipe will yield soft, fluffy, moist muffins with loads of chocolate and pumpkin flavor which is truly a great combination.  If you're looking for an effortless recipe for breakfast muffins (that double up as a killer snack!) this chocolate pumpkin muffin recipe is perfect for you!

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19. Sweet Pumpkin Spice Pancakes: the delicious fall recipe
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Pancakes are great at any time of the year, but these pumpkin pancakes really bring an autumnal feel to the table. They are so simple to make, not too sweet, and with a warming hint of spice. Cook these up in batches for a filling breakfast or brunch dish, and drizzle with the syrup of your choice.

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20. Pumpkin Cotton Cheesecake: the flavorful, creamy pumpkin soufflé cheesecake
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This pumpkin cotton cheesecake is a pumpkin version of the classic cotton cheesecake. Instead of using cream cheese, the recipe makes use of eggs — egg yolks for richness, and egg whites for a light and airy texture. Just like a soufflé, it is creamy and jiggle… and each bite is full of pumpkin flavor.

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