Do you love pumpkin? If so, then this blog post is for you! In this post, I provide some easy pumpkin dessert recipes that are perfect for fall. These recipes include a few of my favorite desserts like apple pie and chocolate chip cookies. So whether it’s your first time baking with pumpkins or you’re an experienced chef, these recipes are sure to satisfy your craving!
Pumpkin is a super nutritious food that can be used this time of year not only as a tasty pie filling but also in many other recipes. If you need help figuring out how to use pumpkin in your favorite recipes, the below article has more information on some of the health benefits of pumpkin and a few great ideas for using it in different ways.
I LOVE making Easy Pumpkin Dessert Recipes – Less Fuss for Me & The Family!
As the weather cools, you can whip up some easy pumpkin dessert recipes for yourself and your loved ones. Before getting to the recipes below, here are a few useful tips to ensure that your baking adventures go smoothly:
- When making baked goods that use pumpkin puree (like muffins ), make sure that you don’t over-mix the batter. This will add air to the mixture and decrease the density of your baked goods, making them more like cake than a muffin/cupcake.
2. When baking with pumpkin puree it is best not to substitute oil or butter for pumpkin puree because this will cause your dish to be soggy and oily in some places and dry and crumbly in others.
3. If you are baking with canned pumpkin puree, make sure that you are using the puree made from 100% pumpkin, not “pumpkin pie filling.” Pumpkin pie filling has added sugars and spices that change the flavor of your baked goods, often for the worse.
What is the most popular pumpkin dessert recipe?
According to what I’ve seen, it looks like the most popular pumpkin dessert recipe is Pumpkin Pie. This comes as no surprise though; pumpkin pie has always been a classic fall staple in American homes. Who doesn’t enjoy a delicious serving of creamy pumpkin pie?
You’ll definitely want to try the no-bake pumpkin cheesecakes though. Holy smokes how fabulous they taste for the yummy indulgence!
What are some interesting facts about pumpkins?
Interesting fact #1: Pumpkins are actually fruit.
Interesting fact #2: There are different varieties of pumpkins, such as the sugar pie pumpkin and the Connecticut field pumpkin.
Interesting fact #3: Pumpkins contain high levels of vitamin A and C as well as antioxidants.
Interesting fact #4: Pumpkins were first domesticated in Central America by the Olmec people!
Interesting fact #5: Pumpkins are related to both watermelons and cucumbers (who would’ve guessed that!)
Are pumpkins good for you?
Yes! Pumpkins are very nutritious. In fact, they contain high levels of vitamin A and C as well as antioxidants. All in all, this makes pumpkins a superfood that should be included in your cooking from time to time!
How to transfer a pumpkin dessert?
Transferring a pumpkin dessert is as easy as transferring any other pie. If you’re going to be transporting the dessert in your car, then I recommend using a plastic container that has at least one lid. Just make sure that the container can fit in your car and that it’s sturdy enough to hold its contents!
Do I have to use fresh pumpkins to make a pumpkin dessert?
While fresh pumpkins are the preferred method, canned pumpkins can also be used. In fact, many of my recipes can be made with canned pumpkin as an alternative. Just remember that you’ll have to adjust the sugar and spices in your recipe if you decide to use canned pumpkin!
How long does a pumpkin dessert last?
Depending on where you store your pumpkin dessert, it can last for anywhere from a day to a week. In terms of the specific shelf life, I’d say that most pumpkin desserts will stay good for about three days at room temperature and roughly ten days in the refrigerator.
Easy Pumpkin Dessert Recipes
No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Mini Cheesecakes by FoodnService
You can whip up these fabulous pumpkin mini cheesecakes in no time! They’re made with simple ingredients, and they’re super delicious!
Pumpkin Spiced Donuts by FoodnService
You’ll love how sinfully delicious these latte glazed pumpkin spiced donuts turnout! The best part? They’re not fried!
Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies by FoodnService
These chocolate chips cookies are basically perfect with the hint of pumpkin spice, and a mixture of fresh Autumn air. You’ll be making hits by the dozens!
Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups by Couple of Seeds
These gooey peanut butter cups have the added bonus of flavorful pumpkin! You are sure to love them!
Praline Pumpkin Pie by Spend with Pennies
As if pumpkin pie isn’t delicious as is, this recipe takes things to the next level with a decadent praline topping!
Pumpkin Scones by Food N Service
Scones are wonderful because they can be enjoyed anytime of day. This recipe is perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack with coffee.
Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie by Centsless Meals
This creamy pumpkin pie is perfect for a fuss free, no bake dessert that the whole family will want to dig into!
Pumpkin Pie Crumble by Lemons and Zest
Combine two favorite desserts into one with this tasty dessert. Pumpkin pie meets crisp for something new that you will adore!
Pumpkin Spice Donuts by Keto Focus
These keto friendly donuts feature an epic glaze that really sets things off to a finger licking good level!
Pumpkin Spice Biscotti by She’s Not Cooking
This recipe creates a really good homemade biscotti that is perfect for making and sharing with friends and family to enjoy this autumn.
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cookies by Food N Service
Pumpkin and peanut butter together are amazing. You are going to love this combination and want to make it all fall long!
Pumpkin Earthquake Cake by Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Doctor up a cake mix and make this earth shaking good cake! It is the ultimate fall treat!
Pumpkin Crunch by Oh So Delicious
These squares are creamy and crunchy for a great dessert that is easy to make anytime.
Mini Pumpkin Trifle by Cooking Journey
Perfectly portioned pumpkin trifles are a dessert to enjoy after a good fall meal!
Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler by Planning Inspired
This pecan pumpkin cobbler has just the right crunch to it. It practically begs to be served with ice cream!
Butterscotch Pumpkin Bundt Cake by Pumpkinlicious
Butterscotch and pumpkin compliment each other perfectly with this bundt cake recipe. It has such a warm and comforting flavor!
Pumpkin Spice Crumb Cake by Neighbor Food Blog
This delicious crumb cake is perfect with coffee, ice cream or a glass of milk. The cake is moist and full of fall flavors!
Pumpkin Sweet Potato Tarts by Food N Service
Tarts are such wonderful little treats. This recipe combines two fall favorites; pumpkin and sweet potato for a wonderful and inviting dessert that is meant to be shared!
Easy pumpkin recipes serve as the ideal way to begin the fall season. The aroma of this dish is sure to get your mouth watering and ready for more seasonal delights. Take a moment to write about how you plan on using these recipes so that they enhance your celebration plans.
You can’t go wrong with any of these easy pumpkin dessert recipes. Enjoy them all! Happy Fall, friends!
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