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25 Best Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Recipes

The combination of sweet, tangy, and spiced flavors in these pumpkin and cream cheese recipes is absolutely to die for.

Seriously, you’ll swoon at first bite!

Sliced Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cream Cheese
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My favorite way to serve pumpkin is in something sweet with tangy cream cheese in the mix.

Be it tender cookies with frosting or a silky smooth pumpkin cheesecake, I just can’t get enough!

So, I’ve put together this list of 25 pumpkin and cream cheese recipes. It’s got waffles, cakes, brownies, and more.

Make one or make them all, and let me know which you like best!

25 Easy Recipes with Pumpkin and Cream Cheese

1. Pumpkin Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting

One surefire way to get me in the fall spirit is to bake a batch of pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting. 

They’re fall heaven in a single bite.

The moist, melt-in-your-mouth cookie pairs perfectly with the rich, creamy frosting. And the sprinkle of cinnamon on top gives them an extra spiced kick.

Plus, they’re super easy to make, and I bet you have all of the ingredients on hand.

2. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

I love these pumpkin bars because they’re basically half spiced cake and half cheesecake.

I mean, just look at how thick that cream cheese layer is!

It’s so good, I suggest doubling the recipe and freezing some for later. Check out my post “can you freeze cream cheese” to do it right!

Starbucks Pumpkin Muffins

3. Starbucks Pumpkin Muffins

Why settle for basic pumpkin muffins when you can have pumpkin and cream cheese swirl muffins just like they make at Starbucks?

These delicious treats are filled with warm spices and a rich flavor. And the creamy filling makes for a such a nice contrast.

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It also ensures the already moist cake stays super tender for days.

Top them with a sprinkle of cinnamon or some chopped pecans to make them even more tempting. Yum!

4. Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

If you can’t decide between pumpkin pie and cheesecake this Thanksgiving, why not go for both? 

From the crumbly crust to the sweet cream cheese filling and pumpkin pie top, it really is the best of both worlds. 

Topped with a dollop of whipped cream and watch as it disappears!

5. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread

Jazz up your morning bagel with this smooth and spiced pumpkin cream cheese spread.

Simply combine cream cheese with pumpkin puree and a touch of sugar and spice, and it’s ready to go!

I like it on plain bagels, toast, pancakes, and even as a cake filling.

Best of all, this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled if you’re feeding a crowd. 

6. Pumpkin Delight

Featuring three scrummy layers, this one really lives up to the name.

You’ll love how the pecan crust complements the creamy pumpkin, cream cheese, and whipped cream layers.

It’s buttery, nutty, spiced, and deliciously decadent.

7. Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese

Another one of my favorite fall recipes is pumpkin bread. I adore it with lots of chocolate chips and a hot cup of coffee.

But this recipe with cream cheese is my new go-to.

Wonderfully moist and chock-full of fall flavors, you’ll love the cinnamon spice with the creamy topping.

This is the perfect breakfast to enjoy on a cool autumn morning, and it’s sure to put a smile on your face. 

8. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip

Do your unfrosted cookies feel a little lonely? Dunk them in this creamy pumpkin dip and experience new realms of food pleasure.

It’s creamy, sweet, and spiced, with a subtle tang everyone will go nuts for. 

It only takes about five minutes to make, and it’s so good you may want to lick the bowl.

Serve it with cookies, pretzel sticks, and apple slices. Delish!

9. Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are the epitome of cute fall desserts.

The cupcakes are moist and fluffy, and the frosting is rich and creamy. And those little candy pumpkins on top are beyond adorable.

That said, a drizzle of salted caramel would be even better!

10. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Breakfast Braid

This may not look it, but it’s actually a super simple breakfast you can make in a flash for the holidays.

Thanks to ready-made, frozen puff pastry, it comes together in a snap. (You can also use crescent rolls – though I prefer the flaky pastry.)

It starts with a layer of cream cheese, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. Over that, you’ll spread a blend of pumpkin puree, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice.

Wrap it up and bake until golden, then drizzle with cinnamon glaze. Easy peasy.

11. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crumb Cake

One whiff of this pumpkin and cream cheese crumb cake, and you’ll have the whole family in the kitchen counting down the minutes until it’s done.

It’s a moist, pumpkin-spiced cake topped with a rich cream cheese frosting and a streusel made with brown sugar, butter, and pumpkin spice. 

Need I say more?

12. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

Is there anything better than a slice of tender bundt cake with your morning coffee? I don’t think so!

This one calls for a wonderfully rich and spice pumpkin sponge with a silky smooth cream cheese core.

If you struggle to keep your bundts moist, this recipe is the solution! In fact, it’s so tender, you don’t need frosting or glaze.

13. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Whoopie pies are essentially giant cookie sandwiches, only the cookies are more like little cakes.

They’re super soft and melt in your mouth – especially when you add a sweet filling like cream cheese frosting!

They’re ideal for parties because you don’t need to worry about slicing and plating.

Instead, just put the platter on the table and let your guests serve themselves.

14. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brownies

Get ready for the epic dessert mash-up you never knew you needed. Pumpkin cheesecake, meet brownies!

If you like chocolate chips in your pumpkin bread, you’ll love this blend of rich, decadent brownie with creamy pumpkin cheesecake filling.

It’s a dessert lover’s dream come true!

15. Cinnamon Cheesecake Swirl Pumpkin Bars

From the luxurious pumpkin spice base to the creamy cheesecake swirl, everyone will want seconds of these treats.

The cake is dense and moist, and the generous layer of silky-smooth cream cheese is just what all that spice needs to be balanced. 

Just one bite, and you’ll be hooked. So don’t even try to resist – go ahead and have another!

16. Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

These pumpkin cheesecake cookies are so light and moist, they practically dissolve on your tongue.

They’re chewy and lightly crispy around the edges, and the pumpkin flavor is spot on.

You’ll use Libby’s canned pumpkin for the dough because it’s flavorful and not too wet.

If you use homemade pumpkin, you might need to dry it a little. Just spread it on a plate and soak up excess moisture with paper towels.

17. Pumpkin Waffles with Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

There’s nothing like a warm, comforting breakfast on a chilly morning to make the world feel a little brighter.

And it doesn’t get much better than a stack of these pumpkin waffles with cream cheese whipped cream. 

Fluffy and loaded with fall spices, the waffles are pretty much to die for. But it’s the cream cheese whipped cream that’ll have you coming back for more.

Breakfast of champions, amirite

18. Pumpkin Cheesecake Pancakes

Maybe you’re more of a pancake lover? In that case, I’ve got just the recipe!

These pumpkin pancakes are the perfect way to enjoy a little something sweet first thing in the morning. 

They’re fluffy, sweet, and studded with rich and chewy cheesecake bites. 

Drizzled with maple syrup, to boot, they’re sure to satisfy any dessert cravings.

19. Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffles

If you need something small for holiday gifts or just as an after-dinner treat, you can’t beat homemade truffles.

But these are a little different from the usual chocolate on chocolate recipes.

They’re made with a blend of spiced cake (go ahead and use a boxed mix), cream cheese, and pumpkin puree.

Formed into balls and covered in melted white chocolate, they’re super tasty and deliciously creamy.

Best served chilled, they’re super tasty with some dark chocolate stripes, and crushed cookies sprinkled over the top.

20. Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Trifle

Is there anything more indulgent than layers of pumpkin spice cake, cheesecake filling, caramel sauce, pecans, and whipped cream?

This trifle is impossible to resist, so don’t even try. 

And did I mention that it’s easy to make, too? So if you’re looking for a show-stopping dessert that will have everyone raving, this is the answer.

21. Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits

Trifle is best served in a big glass bowl. But these individual pumpkin cheesecake parfaits are great for entertaining smaller crowds.

Made with layers of crushed gingersnaps, pumpkin puree, and whipped cream, these desserts are the ultimate fall dream.

You just need some nice glasses and piping bags to get the filling in without making a mess.

22. Pumpkin Crepes with Maple Cream Cheese Filling

Pumpkin crepes with maple cream cheese filling? I think I’ve died and gone to heaven!

These babies are rich and earthy thanks to the pumpkin, and there’s plenty of warm notes from the cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. 

And we can’t forget the maple-infused cream cheese! Wow is an understatement!

23. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

The next time you have family staying over, make a big batch of these crescent rolls for breakfast.

They’re super simple and impossibly delish. Plus, they’re easy to modify with different flavors.

I adore the pumpkin puree with cream cheese glaze, but you could always fill them with your favorite pie filling instead.

Either way, it’s a terrific way to feed a hungry crowd.

24. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cinnamon rolls are the perfect comfort food – they’re warm, gooey, and covered in a thick layer of cinnamon-sugar goodness. 

And when you add pumpkin and a rich cream cheese frosting to the mix, they become pure decadence. 

25. Cream Cheese Swirled Cinnamon Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Fall is the best time for whipping up a batch of pumpkin coffee cake

After all, there’s no better way to wake up than to a piece of soft, spiced cake with brown sugar streusel on top!

This particular recipe is one of the best ones out there because it has a nice creamy cheese swirl running through it. 

Pair it with your favorite cuppa and curl up on the couch with a good book.

25 Best Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Recipes

The combination of sweet, tangy, spiced flavors in these pumpkin and cream cheese recipes is absolutely to die for. Seriously, you’ll swoon at first bite!


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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