18 Pumpkin Desserts to Devour


We all know about the joys of a pumpkin-spiced latte.

We’ve also covered the appeal of various pumpkin bread recipes.

But what if you want to use this flavor and this ingredient in your next dessert?

You’ve come to the right place!

  1. Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
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    • If you ask me, bar desserts are where it’s at! They are quick and easy to make, and incredibly tasty! I love them so much I wrote a whole book dedicated to Brownies, Blondies, and Bars! And I still can’t stop making them and coming up with more and more scrumptious variations. As we get closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas, and …
  2. Pumpkin Pie Muddy Buddies Recipe
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    • I had to explain to my husband what “puppy chow” was. I feel like the guilty party in this scenario — how can he not know what puppy chow is? I said, “You know, Muddy Buddies!” and was still met with “huh?” I needed to remedy this immediately, but of course it was necessary to …
  3. Crustless Pumpkin Pie Recipe
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    • I’ve always been a huge fan of using slow cookers to fix delicious food, and my three years of culinary training hasn’t thwarted my use of them one iota. I use my recipe development skills to create a delicious slow cooker recipe and then let the slow cooker handle the tedious part of cooking of it. That’s …
  4. Mini Pumpkin & Chocolate Chip Cakes Recipe
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    • There are some people, like my friend Mike, who subscribe to the notion that baking is a science more than it is an art. But I am not one of them. To me, the idea of adjusting ingredients according to smell or feel or personal opinion instead of exact measurements and directions is more what …
  5. Paleo Pumpkin Pie Fudge Recipe
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    • Admittedly, I’m not the biggest fan of pumpkin pie. I know, roll your eyes, call me crazy, I’m used to it. I love pumpkin and I love pie, I just don’t totally love them together. To me, pie should be reserved for any and all fruit fillings, nothing creamy. I don’t care if it’s pumpkin, coconut cream, peanut butter, …
  6. Pumpkin Snickers Cupcakes Recipe
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    • I’m not sure if you know this about me, but I’m pretty much a candy expert. If there was ever such a thing as a PHD in candy, I’d have all the fancy degrees hanging on my office wall. It wouldn’t be unusual for me to get an urgent phone call at 3 am and have to …
  7. Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Shooters Recipe
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    • Halloween parties are the best. I love it when people go all out making wild displays of haunting food that tastes amazing. Some of my favorites are popcorn pops that look like spiderwebs and gorgeous candy corn martinis. I am not a hugely talented food decorator, so when it comes time for me to make the food to serve …
  8. Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Snack Cake Recipe
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    • Last weekend I was asked to be a judge for a local “celebrity chef steak cook-off” at a women’s expo in my hometown. My first instinct was to decline the invitation. Not because I wasn’t honored to be invited, but because I’m not exactly an expert at eating meat. Most of the time, I eat …
  9. Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
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    • I have to admit, I totally get sucked into the pumpkin craze in the fall. Maybe because it only lasts for such a short time, (kind of like every other season, I suppose!) and it just tastes and feels so homey and comforting after all the cool, crisp, or grilled summer foods, but I also just absolutely …
  10. Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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    • Sometimes I look for excuses to eat cookies for breakfast. Okay, okay, it’s actually all the time. Now that I think about it, I think I’ve talked about cookies for breakfast with you before … *rustle rustle* Yup! Sure did right here, in my chocolate protein cookies recipe. Alaina even got in on the action too, with her apple pie …
  11. Pumpkin Sheet Cake Recipe
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    • Would you believe me if I told you that there are scientific studies to back up this seemingly odd flavor combo? It’s true! In a study to discover the most alluring scents to men (for the purpose of perfume), pumpkin pie + lavender, together, came out on top! Which is interesting, because I had this …
  12. Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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    • It’s the last day of Pumpkin Week here on Food Fanatic and if you’re asking me, (which you totally aren’t) pumpkin week should be every week. If you follow My Baking Addiction, you know that pumpkin is pretty much my jam from September through November. From Pumpkin Roll to Mini Pumpkin Pies, I’m craving all things pumpkin – …
  13. Old Fashioned Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts Recipe
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    • There’s nothing better on a brisk autumn morning or afternoon than an old-fashioned pumpkin spice doughnut dunked in a great cup of coffee, or a Chai latte. I challenge you to find something better! Pumpkin is my absolute favorite thing about Fall. I go totally pumpkin crazy from about October through January, and it becomes almost all …
  14. Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes Recipe
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    • Cheesecake has always been one of my favorite desserts. Which makes the fact that I never bake them a little strange. Don’t get me wrong – I buy the heck out of them. But baking is a whole different ballgame. Did you know that cheesecakes are incredibly fickle? It’s true! I’ve read so many different …
  15. Pumpkin Cookie Dough Turnovers Recipe
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    • I am SO excited that Food Fanatic is celebrating Pumpkin Week, and I’m even more excited to be kicking it off with these irresistible pumpkin cookie dough turnovers! For the longest time, I really despised pumpkin. For Thanksgiving every year, my grandma would buy one of those atrocious store-bought frozen pumpkin pies and every year, …
  16. Pumpkin Spice Toffee Cookies Recipe
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    • If you’ve found yourself at Target within the last few weeks, you’ve probably noticed the pumpkin spice EVERYTHING trend. This fall flavor craze has made its way into so many products, it’s almost overwhelming. I’m typically not one for food trends; however, this is one trend that I can most definitely get behind. If you follow My …
  17. Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
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    • When I was a young adult, I was all about Summer. I loved the warm weather, long days at the pool with friends, late night sno-cones, and all the freedom that seems to come with long Summer nights. But with age comes wisdom, and I have determined that Fall is where it’s at. When you …
  18. Pumpkin Cookies Recipe
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    • When I say “pumpkin” what do you think of? Probably waking up on a chilly morning and sitting around a fresh-from-the-oven Baked Pumpkin French Toast. Or maybe you picture sitting in front of a fire, drinking hot cocoa and munching on fresh baked Pumpkin Bread or Pumpkin Muffins. Whatever your brain imagines, it probably isn’t something that really screams …

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