Beyond Pie: 13 Other Delicious Pumpkin Desserts

Beyond Pie: 13 Other Delicious Pumpkin Desserts

Fall ushers in cooler temperatures and a new crop of produce at the farmer's market — perhaps most notably, because of their size and bright colors, pumpkins. With 80 percent of the pumpkin crop in the U.S. harvested in October, you can safely bet that there will be plenty of pumpkins for you to choose from in coming weeks for your Halloween jack-o-lanterns and spiced fall desserts.

Cranberry Pumpkin Cookies

Dried cranberries give these festive pumpkin cookies a nice zing and fruitiness. Pack these along with your brown-bag lunch for a little something special. — Taste of Home

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Pumpkin Bread

Nothing says fall like a loaf of pumpkin bread making its way out from the oven! The hankering for this tasty bread remains year-long for many and well within reach with canned pumpkin and a few other baking staples. — Egg-land's Best Eggs

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Pumpkin Brownies with Pumpkin Pie Frosting

This dessert recipe from Civilized Caveman Cooking is perfect for Thanksgiving and the autumn months. But be careful, this blogger warns, because you may not be able to make these fast enough to supply the masses. They're so delicious that your guests may devour them as you go. —Tyler Sullivan

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Pumpkin Caramels

These chewy treats are the perfect giveaways for your holiday party. The pumpkin purée creates a unique and smooth texture in the caramel, and the pumpkin seeds add the perfect crunch. — Food Network

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

This recipe adds a pumpkin twist to the traditional cheesecake. The recipe calls for half the amount of sugar compared to other cheesecakes. The Greek yogurt adds a creamy texture and a bit more tart taste. Although it takes quite some time to make, it's worth every bite. — Julia Kang

For the Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

These decadent cheesecake dessert bites are the perfect alternative to classic pumpkin pie and will end any fall meal on a high note. I like to top mine with candied pecans, but any crunchy nut, or even a dollop of fresh whipped cream will work. — Carly Goldsmith

For the Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake gets a fall update with pumpkin and warm spices. — Whole Foods Spices

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate and pumpkin comes together for a perfect fall-inspired treat. These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are soft and cake-like, and taste good (if not even better) the next day. — Elsa Saatela

For the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Custard

Pumpkin is the the ultimate fall ingredient. The great thing about this dessert is that you make it and put it aside while it chills. There's no need to worry about serving it warm. The coconut milk gives it an extra sweetness without that artificial flavor. — Julie Kang

For the Pumpkin Custard recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Macarons

These pumpkin macarons can be tricky to make, but the end result is perfect for an elegant fall party. — Emily Jacobs

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Frozen Pumpkin Pie

Made with real pumpkin purée, a hint of cinnamon, and thick swirls of sea salt caramel, this delicious and decadent gelato is the perfect base for a twist on the traditional pumpkin pie. — Ciao Bella

For the Frozen Pumpkin Pie recipe, click here.


Pumpkin Yogurt

Sweet golden raisins are the trick to sweetening the mix of pumpkin and yogurt without filling your diet with nutritionally empty sugars. Check the spice mix against your favorite pumpkin pie recipe and adjust the spices to personalize your dessert to make you happy. — Guiding Stars

For the Pumpkin Yogurt recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Pudding

Want a classic dessert with almost no work, an autumnal twist, and the powerful nutritional profile of pumpkin? This pudding makes the grade. — Guiding Stars

For the Pumpkin Pudding recipe, click here.