Transform your pumpkin into a dish to remember with these 23 perfect pumpkin recipes.
From pumpkin pancakes to pumpkin mousse, these recipes aim to please.
Best Pumpkin Recipes to Try This Fall
Fall marks the start of the pumpkin season… which is exactly why it’s my favorite!
There’s something so cozy and comforting about sweet pumpkin, especially when it’s infused with warm spices.
It never fails to warm my heart and soothe my soul!
I’m obsessed with pumpkin, and I have a plethora of fantastic recipes that highlight this phenomenal Fall fruit. (Yup, it’s a fruit, not a vegetable!)
And let me warn you: these recipes make such ridiculously delicious pumpkin dishes, it’s hard to pick one to make first.
So, without further ado, here’s the ultimate list of pumpkin treats to make this Fall!
These amazing recipes will have you eating pumpkin all day, every day!
20+ Best Ways To Use Pumpkin Puree
1. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
There’s nothing like waking up on a crisp Sunday morning to the smell of pumpkin cinnamon rolls.
Just picture it: soft, melt-in-your-mouth rolls oozing with a spiced pumpkin cinnamon puree and a sweet maple cream cheese topping. My mouth is watering!
Every bite of these indulgent rolls is bursting with autumn flavors. This is what a perfect breakfast is made of. It’s the best way to start the day.
2. Pumpkin Pancakes
These pumpkin pancakes have a soft and fluffy center with crispy edges. The texture is to die for! And the flavor? I don’t even know where to begin!
The taste and aroma of spiced pumpkin makes any cold, gloomy day brighter. It’s perfectly sweet and spicy, and it always hits all the right notes.
It’s definitely a drool-worthy breakfast.
Plus, these pumpkin pancakes are done in just 40 minutes! Comforting, delicious, and easy to make… what more can you ask for?
3. Pumpkin Roll
Soft and moist pumpkin cake and luscious cream cheese filling rolled into one spectacular roll? It’s the stuff of dreams!
This decadent pumpkin roll is not only heavenly but is nostalgic as well.
One bite will immediately transport you back to childhood, waking up on a chilly autumn morning to the smell of mom’s cooking.
It’s true comfort food at its best.
4. Pumpkin Pie
This recipe makes the most phenomenal pumpkin pie!
It only calls for six ingredients, which makes it so easy!
Complete with a crisp crust, a smooth pumpkin custard, and whipped cream on top, this pie is definitely a crowd-pleaser.
Even pumpkin haters will love it.
5. Pumpkin French Toast
Here’s another breakfast staple that’s made even better with pumpkin: French toast!
Pumpkin French toast, oh how I adore you. That mouthwatering spiced pumpkin flavor in a perfectly cooked toast is everything to me!
Why does it have to be so irresistible?
Crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and wonderfully flavored all throughout, this pumpkin French toast is the ultimate breakfast.
It only takes five minutes of prep time, to boot. Easy and delicious: that’s what I call the perfect combination!
6. Pumpkin Bread
This pumpkin bread is loved both by kids and adults, so you’ll want to make it in huge batches.
I mean, how can anyone say no to this autumn treat? First of all, the aroma of spiced pumpkin filling up the kitchen is out of this world.
The texture is light, tender, and moist, which is everything pumpkin bread should be.
The combination of sweet pumpkin and warm spice flavor is pure love. Every bite of this bread is just divine!
7. Pumpkin Cheesecake
This cheesecake is the ultimate Fall dessert!
Pumpkin cheesecake on its own is already pretty perfect, but it’s even better drizzled with a thick caramel sauce and rum-flavored whipped cream.
It’s so good, you won’t know what hit you!
8. Pumpkin Spice Cookies
When you think of cookies, the first thing that comes to mind is probably chocolate chip. But these pumpkin spice cookies deserve the spotlight just as much!
These cookies have the consistency of cake and taste amazing.
They’re not just about the pumpkin spice, either. They have a cinnamon cream cheese frosting on top!
Pumpkin and cream cheese in a cookie – it’s the best!
9. Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Muffins
You can probably tell by now that I can’t get enough of the pumpkin and cream cheese combo. I mean, how can anyone say no to it?
These pumpkin and cream cheese muffins are to die for!
Just picture yourself enjoying these incredible muffins with a hot cup of coffee on a cold autumn morning. Yes, please!
10. Pumpkin Spice Waffles
Golden waffles flavored with pumpkin spice? I’m down!
Crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and pumpkin-flavored all throughout. I think that’s what every breakfast should be made of.
Waffle batter infused with pumpkin puree AND pumpkin spice? These waffles are definitely not lacking in pumpkin flavor.
Now, all you need is some maple syrup and whipped cream, and you’ll have the ultimate morning meal.
11. Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Moist and tender pumpkin cake slathered with luscious cream cheese frosting: now that’s what I call the perfect autumn cake.
The cake alone is already full of flavor. Infused with pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and allspice, you can already tell it’s gonna be legendary.
With a rich and tangy cream cheese frosting, other cakes don’t stand a chance!
Serve this cake to your friends and family, and their jaws will drop! The best part is, it’s not even difficult to make!
You don’t have to tell them that. It’s our little secret. 🙂
12. Pumpkin Trifle
Trifle is always a treat, but this pumpkin trifle is in a league of its own.
Layers of moist pumpkin cake, cheesecake filling, pecans, and toffee, it’ll knock your socks off. The flavor and texture combination is truly one of a kind.
13. Pumpkin Mousse
If you want the perfect Fall dessert but aren’t much of a baker, this pumpkin mousse is the one for you.
It’s light, fluffy, and oh-so-creamy, and it’s bursting with pumpkin goodness! It’s a super easy, no-bake dessert, so no one can mess it up.
14. Pumpkin Flan
There are many ways to flavor flan. You can use vanilla, chocolate, coffee, cheese, you name it.
When Fall arrives, there’s only one way to make flan: with pumpkin, of course.
Tongue twister alert: this pumpkin flan is pure perfection!
It’s rich and creamy, and it’ll satisfy any pumpkin craving. Plus, flan is easier to make than it looks!
15. Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Bread pudding infused with pumpkin puree: it may be simple, but the flavor and texture are spot on.
Moist, fluffy, sweet, and spicy, this pumpkin bread pudding will make your taste buds tingle!
Whether you eat it by itself or topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and salted caramel, you’ll have a lovely time.
16. Pumpkin Tiramisu
Layer upon layer of espresso-infused ladyfingers and velvety pumpkin mousse: say hello to pumpkin tiramisu!
This dessert has the perfect balance of sweet and spicy! The flavors are not too overpowering, which is perfect for those who enjoy light and subtle desserts.
17. Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Pumpkin and cream cheese in a cupcake? Give me three, please!
These cupcakes are definitely comfort food at its finest. Who can say no to tender and fluffy cupcakes infused with the goodness of pumpkin and warm Fall spices?
With a silky cream cheese frosting to top it off, it’s the quintessential Fall dessert!
While these cupcakes are fabulous as it is, you can take things up a notch by drizzling them with maple syrup. The syrup complements the pumpkin and cream cheese really well.
A definite must-try.
18. Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Icing
Here’s another fantastic Fall cookie for you!
Also cake-like in consistency, these pumpkin cookies are light and fluffy. They’re already delicious on their own, but of course we won’t stop there.
If you’ve never had brown butter icing before, now is the time to try it! It’s perfectly sweet, nutty, and caramel-y! Paired with the cookie, it creates such a delicate balance of flavor that’s completely mind-blowing!
19. Pumpkin Butter
Did you know that you can make your very own pumpkin butter at home in just 20 minutes?
If you haven’t tried pumpkin butter yet, you’re missing out, my friend. It’s like a pumpkin pie filling, but better… so much better. It’s all the goodness of pumpkin and warm spices in butter form!
This rich and creamy spread is every Fall lover’s dream. Whether you use it on bread, pancakes, waffles, or French toast, you can’t go wrong!
20. Pumpkin Scones
These classic pumpkin scones are tender, flaky, and buttery. Topped with sweet maple icing, they’re what Fall treats are all about.
If you’ve never made scones before and are afraid to try, this recipe is a must. It’s so easy to follow, even the most novice bakers won’t have a hard time nailing it!
21. Pumpkin Bars
Pumpkin and cream cheese together in one spectacular bar — I’ll have 5, please!
Soft and moist pumpkin sheet cake loaded with cream cheese frosting, these pumpkin bars are over the top! It’s all the lovely flavors of Fall in a square: how charming is that?
22. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Soft pumpkin cookies with a sweet maple frosting: how can you not say “whoopie” to that?
Whoopie pies are already fun and exciting as is, but they’re even better when flavored with pumpkin. They’re everything you want in a Fall dessert and more.
Apart from the yummy cookies, there’s a lovely maple frosting in between. We all know how fantastic maple and pumpkin are together!
23. Pumpkin Spice Latte
When Fall is upon us, the first thing many of us do is to get pumpkin spice latte from our favorite coffee shop.
After all, there’s nothing like enjoying this cozy beverage on a crisp Fall morning!
This drink can be very costly, however, especially when you have one daily! Here’s a solution: skip Starbucks and make it at home!
Don’t worry, this pumpkin spice latte has all the flavors of your favorite Fall drink: coffee, milk, pumpkin puree, warm spices, the works!
It’s so easy to make, too. In less than 10 minutes, you can enjoy this warm, cozy, delightful drink.
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