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20 Insanely Good Pumpkin Dessert Recipes We Absolutely Love

Best Pumpkin Dessert Recipes to Try

It is understood that not everyone likes pumpkin recipes for Thanksgiving. Although it is not understood why you would not like pumpkin, we have made a list of excellent pumpkin dessert recipes that are not just the standard option. Look at the options available to create the perfect pumpkin dessert recipe this fall. 

20 Delicious Pumpkin Dessert Recipes to Try This Year

1. No Bake Pumpkin Tiramisu

Pumpkin Tiramisu is a favorite dessert to make for fall. It’s such a simple recipe and tastes so good. This pumpkin tiramisu bursts with flavor, making it the perfect dessert to serve during Thanksgiving. The hardest thing about this recipe will be to have the strength of will to wait for it to chill.

2. Creamy Layered Pumpkin Dessert with a GingerSnap Crust

This no-bake, creamy layered pumpkin dessert is easier to make than pie and makes enough to serve a crowd. You can prepare it up to one day in advance and then only garnish it with whipped cream and some extra pumpkin pie spice before serving. Whether you are hosting this year or you’ve been asked to bring along dessert to a Thanksgiving dinner party, this recipe is a fabulous choice.

3. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

These pumpkin whoopie pies are a great fall treat! The moist layers of this classic New England dessert get an update with pumpkin, spices, and maple. This recipe uses many spices, making them so tasty and worth the effort.

4. Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

These gorgeous and delicious cheesecake bars, layered with streusel, a swirl of pumpkin, and cheesecake filling, are a must-have for any cheesecake enthusiast. Easily made with cake mix, this recipe cuts all the right corners. You will be so glad you made time to find this great recipe once you sink your teeth into one of these scrumptious bars.

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5. Pumpkin Brownies

These Pumpkin Brownies have a ribbon of pumpkin cheesecake that has been swirled onto the top for a beautiful presentation! They are easy to make, extra fudgy and rich, and the ultimate fall treat. These brownies are easy enough to make as a treat for the holidays. A perfect combination between cheesecake and brownies, these bite-size treats encapsulate what is great about a fall dessert- decadence!

6. Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls

These perfect pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls are a great way to start the fall season. These pumpkin cinnamon rolls are super soft and gooey with pumpkin in the dough. They are filled with cinnamon filling and pumpkin puree, then topped with cream cheese icing mixed with cinnamon sugar. Gorgeous and lightweight, these cinnamon rolls will be the hit at any Thanksgiving party.

7. Pumpkin Coffee Cake

This pumpkin coffee cake is moist and tender, ideally filled with pumpkin spices and topped with a crunchy streusel topping. Made with vanilla, brown sugar, and lots of cinnamon for the excellent pumpkin spice flavor. Topped with mouth-watering brown sugar crumbles and a drizzle of sweet vanilla glaze for the absolute best taste explosion. It’s an easy crumb cake recipe that’s perfect for breakfast or brunch – and an appetizing way to celebrate fall.

8. Pumpkin Delight

Sure to become a fall favorite, this delicious Pumpkin Delight Dessert is made with buttery pecan and graham cracker crust. The combination of light and fluffy vanilla pudding with pumpkin puree and spice perfectly compliments the crust to make each bite a sensory delight. Another easy, no-bake dessert that is easily assembled in layers that can be made in 30 minutes. It keeps well overnight, so you can make it the day before if your cooking schedule is a bit busy.

9. Salted Caramel Pumpkin Parfaits

These Salted Caramel Pumpkin Parfaits are as tasty as they are gorgeous. Styled in a cute mason jar that perfectly shows the contrast between the Cool Whip and the beautiful orange of the pumpkin pudding. The layers of GingerSnaps salted caramel sauce and pumpkin pudding melts together wonderfully on your palette for a decadently sublime taste experience.

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10. Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Made with a Pumpkin Pound cake recipe and placed in a bundt cake pan, the fun recipe is made with a clever little twist to help it deviate from the traditional route. Still made with warm fall spices and topped with delicious brown sugar icing and pecans, this recipe still contains all the necessary ingredients to keep its decadence.

11. Pumpkin Dump Cake

Dump cake is one of the most simplistic cakes to make, and adding a Thanksgiving spin to this recipe does not take away from its original. The ginger and cloves in this recipe mix well with the flavor of the cinnamon, pumpkin puree, and pecans to create a simple cake that tastes amazing.

12. Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Delicate and fluffy, these Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are to die for. Super easy to make, these little muffins taste just like those at Starbucks and are lighter on the wallet to boot. The muffins can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days and still taste amazing. It is not recommended that you freeze them, although these muffins are so good that there will probably not be any left to freeze.

13. Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle

Another irresistible cheesecake recipe for fall is this Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle. The layers of angel food cake, whipped cream, and pumpkin cheesecake combine to make a treat your family is sure to love. Simple and elegant, this trifle will look as good on your table as it will feel in your belly. Although this is not an easy recipe, it will surely be worth the effort when your guests marvel at the exquisite taste of this fantastic trifle.

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14. Pumpkin Roll

The cream cheese filling pairs perfectly with the pumpkin cake in this Pumpkin Roll recipe. This recipe is a great one to try if you have never made a roll cake. It has been simplified in terms of steps, but not in the matter of taste. Furthermore, this pumpkin roll cake can be frozen and used months later; as long as you do not freeze the cream cheese filling, this cake will be good to go.  

15. Mini Pumpkin Pies

These cute, bite-sized mini pumpkin pies can quickly satisfy that pumpkin pie craving. Although smaller in size, it does not skimp on taste. The whipped cream on top perfectly rounds this little pie and reminds us of grandma’s cooking. Plus, the crust recipe can easily be exchanged for a store-bought crust when you are busy or just not ready to make everything from scratch.

16. Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Soft and chewy, these pumpkin snickerdoodles are the perfect fall season treat. Made with actual pumpkin and adapted, so they do not taste cakey, these snickerdoodles are an absolute win. The pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon perfectly blend with the cream of tartar for a sweet and tangy cookie. In addition, these cookies can be frozen for up to three months in the freezer, so there is no need for any waste.

17. Easy Caramel Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread

This easy recipe is a uniquely sweet combination of pecans, caramel, and pumpkin, making it an excellent option for pumpkin dessert recipes. This recipe is super convenient and uses pre-made pizza dough as a base. This pull-apart bread can quickly be served as a dessert along with some simple vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for those that do not enjoy the cold of ice cream during the fall season.

18. Praline Pumpkin Pie

This tasty recipe combines the hearty goodness of a pumpkin pie with the incredible decadence of pecan pie. The brown sugar and pecan nut taste blend so well with the pumpkin pie that you will wonder if it can only be a holiday treat? Made with a super flaky crust that melts in your mouth, this Praline Pumpkin Pie will be a winner at any Thanksgiving dinner.

19. Pumpkin Honey Bun Cake

Simple and uncomplicated this recipe will be sure to delight the busy host. Made from a cake box mix, this cake still tastes amazing with its brown sugar and walnut filling. The sour cream perfectly accentuates the pumpkin and makes for a super moist cake. Glazed to add the perfect amount of sweetness, this cake can be enjoyed anytime as a snack or dessert.

20. Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler

The Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler combines sweet and spicy in a way that will blow your mind. This recipe is the ultimate taste experience with sweet pumpkin lava gooeyness that delights every time. Add some vanilla ice cream to your warm Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler for a delightful sensory dessert.

Final Thoughts

In the United States, pumpkins go hand in hand with the fall holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving. Pumpkin dessert recipes had evolved from when only pumpkin pie was available into an avenue where amateurs and professionals alike have experimented and created fall masterpieces. From gorgeously sculpted pies to decadently sweet cobblers, pumpkin dessert recipes will have an option for everyone.