Welcome Fall With 15 Perfect Pumpkin Desserts

Cyd Converse

Hooray! The fall season is upon us and with it comes promises of pumpkin spice lattes, apple pie and all things pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin.

While I love a good savory pumpkin moment, pumpkin desserts hold a special place in my heart. Give me all the cookies and pies, please.

Without further ado, here are our 15 favorite pumpkin desserts using pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice and everything nice this season!

1. Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

There might be something seriously wrong with your tastebuds if you don’t find this pumpkin cheesecake brownies recipe irresistible. Rich, chocolate brownies are swirled with a sweet pumpkin cheesecake topping - come on!

2. Pumpkin Seven Layer Bundt Cake Recipe

I like big Bundts and I cannot lie. You other bakers can’t deny. When pumpkin walks in with cinnamon-y taste and a round cake in your face, you get hung-ry. Hahaha! My budding rap career aside, this pumpkin seven layer bundt cake recipe has it all. Rich chocolate, crunchy walnuts, delicious pumpkin puree, and sweet coconut. Yum! Plus I love how simple a bundt cake is to make.

3. Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe

What’s not to love about dense coffee cake with a crunchy crumble topping, and flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar?! Our pumpkin coffee cake recipe is a delightful treat that pairs perfectly with coffee, of course, so you can easily serve it for breakfast or at brunch. It's also sweet and special enough to call this coffee cake dessert. Don't mind if I do!

4. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

If you ask me, one of the world's greatest flavor combinations is chocolate chips and pumpkin! Our chocolate chip pumpkin cookies recipe is no exception to that imaginary rule. A favorite fall recipe, they’re full of pumpkin spice flavor and studded with chocolate chips. Plus, they're gluten free! Another one of our tried and true gluten free recipes, everyone will love these cookies.

5. Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

These pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting had me at the "cream cheese frosting" part. Seriously, you could put cream cheese frosting on dog food, and I would eat it. This is a simple, foolproof recipe that's super easy to make. I know this because I am a fool when it comes to baking. Studded with chocolate chips, these pumpkin bars are another one of my favorites.

6. Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Snack Cake Recipe

If a pumpkin roll and a snickerdoodle cookie were involved in some sort of test kitchen mashup, this pumpkin snickerdoodle snack cake recipe would be the delicious result. Soft pillowy cake with a crunchy and flavorful topping that goes great with a hot cup of coffee, you won't be surprised to find that this seasonal cake may just quickly become your new favorite fall dessert.

7. Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie Recipe

You may not know this, but you’ve been patiently waiting for this recipe for our layered pumpkin cheesecake pie. The crust is made out of chocolate cookies then it's filled with stacks of cheesecake filling, pumpkin pie filling, mini chocolate chips, sweetened coconut, toffee chips and some pecans C’mon! The fun part is you can top this masterpiece with whatever toppings you want.

8. Maple Pumpkin Bourbon Steamer Recipe

You didn’t think you were getting out of here without a boozy pumpkin drink that doubles as dessert, did you? This warms you up in more than one way! Just make sure you add the bourbon at the very end for the maximum flavor. A great, belly warming after dinner drink, this bourbon steamer is made with real pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice and maple syrup.

9. Bourbon Brownie Pumpkin Pie Recipe

If pumpkin flavor isn’t your thing, try drowning it in chocolate and bourbon and then adding crunchy pecans, which is what this bourbon brownie pumpkin pie recipe is all about. Honestly, you’ll forget why you disliked pumpkin pie in the first place. I mean, chocolate and bourbon. 'Nuff said! This will quickly become your favorite dessert recipe all holiday season long.

10. Pumpkin Pecan Bread Recipe

Surprise, surprise! I'm serving up another [not dessert] bread recipe. Deal with it! This flavorful and sweet pumpkin pecan bread recipe is absolutely incredible. The crunchy pecans are the best part, combining sweet and salty, which I love. Yum! Don't skip the sweet glaze, which is truly delicious paired with the chopped pecans. Make it for brunch, make it for dessert, just make it!

11. No Bake Pumpkin Mousse Cake Recipe

I don’t know about you, but I am always immediately drawn to recipes that start off with the words "no bake." Light and airy but also rich and decadent, this no bake pumpkin mousse cake with white chocolate is a true dessert by any definition. It's the perfect fall dessert with layers of white chocolate mousse topped with a mascarpone pumpkin mousse and whipped cream.

12. Pumpkin Cream Horns Recipe

Pumpkin cream horns are a simple dessert that’s perfect for the season! You’ll love the light and fluffy filling. Pick up pre-made puff pastry, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, powdered sugar and whipped topping and you're well on your way to making these pumpkin cream horns. They are a sweet and light fall dessert you'll fall in love with and make year after year.

13. Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Ok, while some might not consider bread to be a dessert, I would have to disagree. Anything that has ooey gooey chocolate, like this dark chocolate oatmeal pumpkin bread recipe, is dessert. When reheating to serve it, cut this bread into slices and stick them in the oven just long enough to melt the chocolate chunks and then enjoy your dessert with a cup of coffee or tea.

14. Easy Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Cake Recipe

I’m no baker by any means, so take my word for it that this gluten free pumpkin spice cake recipe is incredibly easy to make. If you can measure and mix, you’re all set. You’d never even know that this sweet, seasonal dessert is gluten free, and I think it's incredible that everyone can enjoy the very best recipes with pumpkin puree all season long.

15. Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Of course we’re going to include a pumpkin pie recipe when talking about our favorite recipes with pumpkin puree. This one comes with a slight twist. By switching out the traditional crust for a gluten free crust, everyone can enjoy without worrying if they’ll feel sick later on. I bet you can’t tell the difference from a regular crust, especially when paired with creamy pumpkin pie filling.

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