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.
This pumpkin cake is easy to prepare with a cake mix and the delicious broiled coconut-pecan topping makes it a hit with everyone.
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.
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.
Picture of Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins © Diana Rattray
The sweetened cream cheese filling in the center of these pumpkin muffins makes them extra-special.
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.
Photo of Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie © 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.
Pumpkin butter gives this easy no-bake pie a delicate spiced pumpkin flavor. Top this wonderful fall dessert with a big dollop of whipped cream or whipped topping and sprinkle with a little cinnamon.
Photo of Pumpkin Yeast Bread © Diana Rattray
This savory yeast bread makes a great alternative to everyday white bread for autumn sandwiches! Try this tasty bread machine recipe this fall.
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Freeze slices of this amazing cake to have on hand for guests.
These tender, delicious cinnamon rolls will delight everyone on a holiday morning.