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50 Pumpkin Recipes

Great-Tasting Cakes, Pies, Desserts, and More


Make a pumpkin dessert or season your pumpkin seeds before roasting them. Here are some of my favorite pumpkin recipes, including cakes, a flan, bread pudding, brownies, and more.

Whether you're planning a Thanksgiving dinner or want to make something to celebrate the fall season, any one or more of these recipes would be an excellent choice.

1. Soft Pumpkin Cookies With Brown Butter Icing

Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Icing
Photo: Diana Rattray

 These delicious soft pumpkin cookies are topped with a wonderful brown butter icing. Spread or drizzle the icing on the cookies. The icing takes just a few minutes to prepare with the brown butter, but you could use a simple vanilla icing if you prefer.

2. Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

Pumpkin Cake Roll
Photo: Diana Rattray
Freeze slices of this amazing cake to have on hand for guests.

3. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Diana Rattray
These tender, delicious cinnamon rolls will delight everyone on a holiday morning.

4. Classic Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Classic Pumpkin Pecan Pie
Diana Rattray
A classic pumpkin pecan pie recipe, the best of both worlds!

5. Pumpkin Cake With Broiled Coconut Topping

Pumpkin Cake With Broiled Coconut Topping
Diana Rattray
This pumpkin cake is easy to prepare with a cake mix and the delicious broiled coconut-pecan topping makes it a hit with everyone.

6. Pumpkin Maple Flan

Pumpkin Maple Flan
Diana Rattray
This smooth, creamy flan is flavored with spices and maple syrup, along with the wonderful pumpkin filling and caramel layer. Spoon a little of the delicious caramel sauce over each serving.

7. Pumpkin Cake With Browned Butter Icing

Pumpkin Cake With Browned Butter Icing
Diana Rattray
The browned butter icing is a delicious way to top this great fall cake, but feel free to use your favorite cream cheese icing or, if you're pressed for time, use a purchased frosting.

8. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
Picture of Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins © Diana Rattray
The sweetened cream cheese filling in the center of these pumpkin muffins makes them extra-special.

9. Pumpkin Rice Pudding

Pumpkin Rice Pudding in Mini Pumpkin
Photo: Diana Rattray
Brown sugar and vanilla combine with cinnamon to flavor this wonderful rice pudding. Use Arborio or short-grain rice in this recipe, and garnish with a sprinkling of cinnamon and brown sugar or chopped dried cranberries and pecans. This is a great recipe to use up that extra 3/4 cup of pumpkin in a can.

10. Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie
Photo: Diana Rattray
This pumpkin pie is made with a great tasting cream cheese layer and classic pumpkin filling. Use a homemade or frozen pie crust for this pie.

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