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30 Best Pumpkin Desserts (+ Easy Recipes)

Give me flannel, give me fall! I have pumpkin desserts for all!

Cheesecake, cookies, and brownies await. So set a timer and get ready to plate.

Slice of pumpkin cheesecake with whipped cream
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I know I can’t be the only one who counts down to pumpkin season?! 

From pumpkin cheesecake to pumpkin pie, there are so many amazing pumpkin recipes to try.

And while you can make any of these delicious desserts year-round, they’re extra tasty in the fall.

I mean, how can you beat the smell of pumpkin desserts with sweet cinnamon wafting through the house?

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

1. Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

If I’ve it said once, I’ve said it a thousand times: cheesecake makes everything better.

This recipe is so simple, and you’ll be incorporating pumpkin pie flavors into the cheesecake batter.

There’s no need for countless bowls and utensils. The pumpkin mixes right in for a creamy, spiced cheesecake filling.

Although I love the distinct layers here, it would also look gorgeous with the two swirled together.

2. Pumpkin Cheesecake Pops

It doesn’t matter if you have leftover pumpkin cake or start from scratch. These pumpkin cake pops will wow the crowd either way.

They’re the perfect mix of tangy cream cheese, richly spiced pumpkin cake, and confectioners’ sugar.

Dip each one in melted white chocolate and decorate them as pictured, or use your own style. They’d be amazing with a drizzle of caramel or maybe some powdered pecans.

3. Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Creme brulee is a dessert that’s always terrified me. 

But a few years ago, I decided to heck with it! I wanted to make a creme brulee, and make one I did! 

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While tougher than your average boxed cake mix, it was easier to prepare than I imagined. (Pro tip: Having an immersion blender for ingredients helps.) 

So, if you’re on the fence, take my word for it. Do it! It’s well worth the effort you’ll put into making it. 

4. Pumpkin Spice Earthquake Cake

The author of this recipe describes it as being “like pumpkin cake meets brownie meets pudding, and it’s weird and wonderful all at once.”

And I have to agree that that’s about the most perfect definition for this cake I could ever imagine.

It’s all the best of fall desserts rolled into one, and you will LOVE it.

Homemade Pumpkin Roll

5. Pumpkin Roll

Guys, if you’re doing Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas without a pumpkin roll, you’re doing it wrong. Luckily, you can rectify that error with this simple recipe.

Pumpkin rolls are the go-to pumpkin recipe for millions of people, and for good reason. They’re rich, indulgent, and delicious — a genuine classic.

6. Pumpkin Brownies

Pumpkin and chocolate are such a great combination. Say what you want, but I add dark chocolate chips to almost everything pumpkin I make!

The combination of chocolate fudge brownie with the spiced, faux-cheesecake pumpkin topping here is worth every calorie.

Trust me when I say you won’t be able to stop at one!

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

7. Pumpkin Milkshake

I’m a bit of a milkshake freak. And when my love of all things fall can marry my love of all things milkshake, you know I’m there.

This pumpkin milkshake is crazy easy to make. It comes together in 5 minutes and is overflowing with the robust flavors of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice.

If you’re a fall lover like me, you’ll definitely appreciate it.

8. Peanut Butter Pumpkin Fudge

Peanut butter, white chocolate, pumpkin, pie spice, and 10 minutes. That’s all you need to make a batch of this irresistible fudge.

Be sure to use high-quality white chocolate, as cheaper brands sometimes don’t melt completely smooth.

Also, try blending your pumpkin with the spices and a spoonful of peanut butter for that extra creamy finish.

You’ll have to wait a few hours for this to cool, but I won’t tell if you dive in early.

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

9. Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

I first made these thick, soft, chewy cookies a few years ago.

I was playing around with the traditional frosted sugar cookie recipe, trying to make it more fall-friendly.

It took a few tries, but I finally ended up with a recipe that I adored — this one!

I’ve been making them for every autumn office party, cookie swap, and school event since.

10. Pumpkin Fluff Dip

Don’t expect ranch and Pringles if you put me in charge of chips and dip.

I have an unhealthy obsession with sweet dips, and this pumpkin dessert recipe is no exception.

It’s more or less a lightened faux cheesecake that you can dip sweet things into. It’s super smooth, creamy, and deliciously decadent.

Pumpkin Pie With Whipped Cream And Cinnamon

11. Pumpkin Pie

I don’t know about you, but I make roughly a hundred pumpkin pies during the holiday season. Okay, maybe not, but it sure feels that way!

And of all the pies I make, old-fashioned pumpkin pie is one of my favorites. It has a buttery, crunchy crust and a silky, luscious filling. 

Make an indulgent bourbon caramel sauce to go along with it for even more yumminess. 

12. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin whoopie pies put an autumnal twist on the traditional old-fashioned whoopie pie recipe. 

They swap out the chocolate cookies for pumpkin-infused chocolate chip cookies. But they keep the super sweet cream cheese frosting. 

The result? Irresistibly chewy, light sandwich cookies that you won’t be able to stop eating. 

13. Pumpkin Mug Cake

The baker in me wants to say ‘no,’ but my lazy sweet tooth screams ‘yes!’

Mug cakes might not be perfect, but when it’s 10:00 pm and I’m craving something sweet, they’re my favorite go-to.

All you have to do is whisk the ingredients together and pour into your mug of choice.

Serve with a scoop of ice cream and let it melt into the sponge for a lightning-fast cake.

14. Salted Caramel Pumpkin Ice Cream

Nope. You didn’t read that incorrectly. It actually DOES say salted caramel pumpkin ice cream. And yes, it’s just as divine as it sounds.

Best of all, you don’t need an ice cream maker to make it. It takes a little time, and the recipe has multiple steps. But preparing this ice cream is super simple.

The only difficulty is stopping once you’ve taken that first bite.

Creamy and Buttery Pumpkin Cobbler

15. Pumpkin Cobbler

We can’t talk about pumpkin dessert recipes without discussing pumpkin cobbler. This mouth-wateringly delectable dish is one your whole family will love. 

It features the warm flavor of pumpkin and a generous blend of sweet spices.

The filling is melt-in-your-mouth tasty. The crumbly cobbler topping is buttery and addictive. 

If you really want to knock it out of the park, serve it warm with a generous helping of homemade whipped cream.

16. Loaded Caramel Pumpkin Blondies

When you think of pumpkin dessert ideas, blondies probably don’t jump to mind. But they should. 

Pumpkin blondies are an excellent fall treat on their own, but these are…*chef’s kiss*

Chewy, cookie-like pumpkin blondies packed with milk and white chocolate chips, toffee pieces, pumpkin Hershey’s kisses, AND a layer of caramel? 

Excuse me. I think I need a minute. 

Soft and Moist Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

17. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Are you a fan of banana bread or zucchini bread? If so, you’ll go absolutely gaga over this pumpkin chocolate chip bread.

It’s a dense, moist bread like those mentioned above. Every bite is infused with gooey, melted chocolate chips, brown sugar, pumpkin puree, and your favorite fall spices.

It’s a versatile pumpkin recipe that works for either dessert or breakfast.

18. Magic Pumpkin Bars

Even if this dessert is new to you, you’ve probably tried magic bars before. (They also go by seven-layer bars and magic cookie bars.)

This recipe puts a fall twist on those classic seven layers.

The “layers” include butter, butter pecan cake mix, chocolate and butterscotch chips, pumpkin puree, coconut, and more!

Yeah. There’s A LOT going on in these bars. And every bit of it is scrumptious.

19. Butterscotch Gingerbread and Pumpkin Trifle

If you’re looking for a fall show-stopper, look no further! This spiced trifle is a nice change from the traditional fruit ones you’ve had before. 

With layers of pumpkin and butterscotch pudding, gingerbread, and Cool Whip, your guests will beg for more. 

And when dressed up in a trifle dish, nothing is more impressive. (A trifle dish is worth its weight in Instagram likes!) 

Plus, we have a list of fantastic trifle recipes to take you through the seasons. 

20. Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

It might just be me, but I always find mini-versions of larger desserts extra tasty. It might be that in my mind, ‘mini’ means I can have more than one…

These aren’t cupcakes in a traditional sense. It’s not a cake, per se. Rather, it’s pumpkin pie in cupcake form.

These cute little bites are quick and perfect with a dollop of Cool Whip.

21. Pumpkin Caramel Sticky Buns with Pecans

What goes perfectly with a pumpkin spice latte? Pretty much anything from this list — but especially a pumpkin spice sticky bun. 

There’s pumpkin and spice in the dough, so every bite is full of fall flavor.

But that’s not all! They also have a heavenly caramel and pecan finish. Yum!

22. Pumpkin Pecan Bars

The big choice at every holiday dinner in my house boils down to a single choice: pumpkin or pecan pie?

I can’t be the only person to take a slice of each and fill my spoon with a mouthful of both, right?!

This easy recipe combines everything you love about pumpkin and pecan pies and marries them into one delicious square.

23. Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Chocolate Swirl

Need a great gluten-free option for your holiday dessert table? This cake comes together with a gluten-free yellow cake mix.

You’ll flavor half with pumpkin and spice and fold chocolate throughout the other half.

Just remember: Bundt cakes are easy to over bake, so watch the timer and check it after 30 minutes.

The pumpkin and chocolate are great together, but adding orange frosting takes it to a whole other level of YUM!

24. Vegan Pumpkin Mousse

Let’s not leave our vegan guests out in the cold, either! This vegan mousse is jaw-droppingly delicious.

It features the same silky, luscious texture of all good mousse recipes and an overload of pumpkin spice flavor. And don’t discount that maple nut brittle recipe.

It tastes fantastic on top of the mousse or by itself.

25. Pumpkin Cream Pie

A quick glance at this pie’s ingredient list will make you think it’s devilishly decadent.

There’s heavy cream, cream cheese, pumpkin, powdered sugar, and a whole truckload of your favorite fall spices. All jammed into your favorite buttery pie crust.

In reality, though, this pie is actually a lighter, creamier version of your typical pumpkin pie.

I won’t go so far as to call it “healthy,” but it’s not as indulgent as it seems.

26. Pumpkin Muffins

As much as I love cooking – and I do! – cooking for the holiday season can be overwhelming and extremely stressful.

So why not save yourself some hassle whenever possible?

These two-ingredient pumpkin muffins can help with that. All you’ll need is a boxed spice cake mix and a can of pumpkin puree. (Chocolate chips are optional!)

The prep time for these guys is a mere 5 minutes. It doesn’t get any more stress-free than that.

Pumpkin Dump Cake in a Saicer

27. Pumpkin Dump Cake

Speaking of stress-free, this moist, tender dump cake is pretty low-maintenance, too. After all, most dump cakes are, and this one is no exception.

It’s buttery, sweet, and rich and tastes even better when topped with homemade vanilla ice cream.

28. Pumpkin Icebox Cake

Here’s another quick and easy pumpkin dessert recipe for when you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

Pumpkin icebox cake needs only five ingredients and about 10 minutes of work. It’s sweet and creamy and requires absolutely no cooking on your part.

And yes, despite its cool lightness, it’s just as pumpkin spiced as anything else on this list.

29. Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts with Maple Cinnamon Glaze

I always enjoy baked donuts because they make me feel more virtuous than the deep-fried kind. They just seem healthier, you know? (Hey! Allow me my little lies!)

But healthy or not, there’s no denying that these donuts are delicious.

You’ll make the donuts with pumpkin puree and a wonderful blend of spices. Then, you’ll coat them in a rich, sticky cinnamon-sugar glaze.

30. Pumpkin Tiramisu

Ah, tiramisu – one of Italy’s most famous desserts. Chances are you’ve had it at least once or twice, but have you ever tried PUMPKIN tiramisu?

It’s just as lovely and perfectly layered as the original. The only difference is the boatload of pumpkin flavor and all the autumnal spices.

Take my word for it. If you enjoy fall flavors, you’ll like this dessert even better than the original.

30 Best Pumpkin Desserts

Looking for easy pumpkin desserts? From cheesecake to brownies to fudge, these treats will make you “fall” in love with fall all over again.


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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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