Pumpkins are basically synonymous with fall, the spooky season, and Thanksgiving. However, you don’t need to spend your days simply looking at pumpkins this fall, you can eat them, too!
Pumpkin desserts are some of the most delicious and rich options out there, and they’re widely loved.
However, sometimes we get stuck in the rut and stick to one or two safe pumpkin dessert options. If you feel like this is you, and you want to spice things up a little, stick around!
Here, we’re going to go through the best list of pumpkin desserts on the internet.
If this doesn’t inspire you to make some badass pumpkin desserts (or even a pumpkin latte), then nothing will.
Pumpkin Desserts For The Spooky Season
This spiced pumpkin latte is everything you could want from fall. It’s heartwarming and delicious, but also so easy to make. This should be your first option for delicious pumpkin desserts… just saying.
Who doesn’t love cookies? Why not make your already delicious cookies even better by adding some pumpkin flavor in there? This will be a favorite with every kid on the block, and that’s a guarantee.
There’s nothing better than having mini cheesecakes that are the perfect size to just pop in your mouth.
When there’s a dessert as delicious as these, and they are perfectly bite size, you just know that they will be gone in minutes. They’re too good to ignore, and so cute, too!
What’s better than a regular cheesecake? A DOUBLE layer cheesecake – obviously! There really isn’t a lot to say about this dessert. It is pumpkin flavored, it is delicious, and it is going to be served this fall.
The classic homemade pumpkin pie isn’t just something you can overlook at this time of year. This dessert is a staple, and you should treat it with the respect it deserves.
This will be the perfect offering to appease the children on a fussy day.
Want to feel a little more fancy? This pumpkin crème brûlée is perfect for you.
Waffles will always be a classic and a favorite, so why try to fix it? Up the ante and make them pumpkin waffles. Perfect for morning, noon, and night! Add some ice cream on there, too.
Cheesecake has our hearts, but so does goat’s cheese. Combine the two, and you’ll get a super rich and flavorful dessert fit for the life of luxury. Everyone will love you for this one.
Add a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream on top of a brownie square (or two), and enjoy. You can’t get any better than this.
Pudding! Try this pumpkin pecan bread pudding next time you don’t know what to make… It will be a winner.
Maybe you’re having a warm day in the fall, or maybe the weather doesn’t determine whether you can enjoy a milkshake.
No matter which, this pumpkin pie milkshake is so creamy and delicious, it’s practically sent from above.
You like pumpkin, but you like chocolate, too? Combine them! This chocolate pumpkin cake is perfect for any event and so easy to make. You won’t regret your decision.
13. Pumpkin Mousse
This dessert is luxurious and too delicious to describe… but we can try. There’s vanilla pudding, pumpkin spice, pumpkin purée, heavy cream, maple syrup, cinnamon – you get the picture.
Everything about it is perfect, and it only takes 10 minutes to make!
The classic whoopie pie! Spice it up and add pumpkin to make this already great dessert even more great… if that’s even possible.
Eggnog might be a little more synonymous with Christmas, but what’s stopping you from making this eggnog pumpkin pie for the fall?
Absolutely nothing! Remember, you’re an adult, you can make an eggnog pie in April, if you really wanted to.
The classic sheet cake will always have a special place in our hearts. Our childhoods probably revolved around these, and it’s a glorious cycle that will never go out of fashion.
Make this pumpkin sheet cake, and make it big enough for the whole block.
17. Pumpkin Mug Cake
Looking for a delicious and easy pumpkin cake that you can make in a matter of minutes? This mug cake is for you. You can make these for an event, or for that one guilty pleasure movie you like to watch at midnight. You make your own rules.
You know what’s better than a regular pumpkin spice cake? That’s right, a tiered pumpkin spice cake. More cake, more pumpkin cream cheese frosting, more happiness.
We don’t know what could make this cake any better (okay, maybe a little Bourbon or spiced rum in the frosting…)
19. Pumpkin Cobbler
Who doesn’t like cobbler? No one! This is everyone’s favorite dessert, and it’s so easy to make. If that’s the sign you were looking for to make one of these, you now have no excuse not to. Go do it!
Cheesecake, cheesecake, we all want cheesecake! Specifically, chocolate pumpkin cheesecake! It’s all in the name, and it’s all delicious.
Blondies have more fun, and they will never go out of fashion. Or, is that blondes? Either way, the same rules apply, except you can eat these, and they’re perfect for any gathering.
Looking for a spooky season dessert? These chocolate pumpkin witch cupcakes are the perfect thing for you. They’re sinfully delicious and super cute.
Pumpkin spice cake is already a winner, but what if you could eat it in just a few bites? These pumpkin spice cupcakes are too tasty to pass up, and you will keep going back for more.
Everyone will, actually, so they will run out pretty quickly. Better make extra!
This hearty chocolate chip pumpkin bread is the distant cousin of banana bread. While both options are delicious, there’s nothing more “fall” than pumpkin bread, right?
Add in those chocolate chips, and you have something that will appease everyone’s sweet tooth.
Apple butter and pumpkin pie… it’s a yes from us. You can already smell those ingredients together, and you just know it will be divine.
Tarts are a favorite, but mini tarts? You should get an award after serving these bite sized perfections at your next event.
They will disappear in no time, and it might just be because you were obliged to do a few taste tests before they even left the kitchen. No judgment here, always need to check for poison, right?
Cream puffs with pumpkin pastry cream is the perfect, refreshing dessert that everyone will long for after a heavy meal. These are so light and fluffy, and those flavors and textures work together like a dream.
If you can make the pastry, then you’re on your way to a winning dessert.
Read that again. Pumpkin-butterscotch gingerbread trifle. We’re not drooling, you’re drooling.
Just look at them! There can’t be a single one of you who doesn’t want to eat that work of art. These are so easy to make, and are guaranteed to go with anything you put them with.
They’re rich in flavor, and just about bite size. Looks like a win to us.
These pumpkin pie cupcakes are sure to be a winner at your next event. They’re dense and full of all the flavors you’re looking for in your next dessert. These make for awesome snacks at any time of day during a fall event.
31. Pumpkin Pudding
After trying this delectable dessert, you will never even bother to go through the effort of baking a cake or pie ever again.
This pumpkin pudding is the perfect, light dessert for a busy day, and it’s so easy to make. You only need a couple of minutes, and you will get something that will blow you away.
Want to just dump everything together and still get a result that is out of this world good? This pumpkin dump cake is the one for you. Try making this easy option for your next fall event.
What’s better than regular sticky buns? Fall–themed pumpkin spice sticky buns! This option might feel like a shortcut – and it kind of is – but events are busy enough without having to worry about fancy food!
This dessert will give your guests everything they could possibly hope for in a rich and decadent dessert.
This pumpkin and pecan fudge is the perfect accompaniment to any fall festivities. They’re bite size, and perfect for anyone who loves fudge. It’s so easy to make, too!
Look at this fancy thing and tell us you don’t want to eat it. If you did, that was a fib. This pumpkin chocolate swirl bundt cake is too good to pass up, and will be everyone’s favorite.
You already know it’s going to be good if there’s pumpkin and cream cheese in the title. What else could you need to know to be convinced to make this decadent layered dessert? It’s perfect.
37. Pumpkin Scones
Tea and pumpkin scones, anyone? These will go perfectly with a cup of Earl Grey, but be sure to stick your pinky finger out to look the part. Fit for a fancy tea party.
Every single word in that title should pull you in deeper. Pumpkin. Oreo. Cheesecake. Cupcake. You don’t need a lot of explanation to know what this dessert is going to be like, and how delicious it will be.
It’s just perfect. Perfect, perfect, perfect.
39. Pumpkin Crisp
Can’t get enough pumpkin? This pumpkin crisp is the dessert for you! Those pecans and rich ice cream are the perfect additions, and you will be left wanting more after it’s long gone.
This dessert might be a mouthful, but your mouth will be too full to be bothered about it.
This luxurious Dulce de Leche pumpkin coconut cupcake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting (take a breath), is all you could ever hope for and more.
These will be sure to spice things up and become the center of attention at the next event. All other jealous desserts beware.
Churros are a classic, and you can make some baked pumpkin churros to appease the fussy kids in no time! These churros are great for any kind of event, but you already know that they will be popular with kids.
Pumpkin pie pop tarts are super simple to make, but will definitely bring a smile to everyone’s faces. You can pair them with some ice cream to make them even better.
Bring on the Bourbon! This pumpkin pie is definitely one to keep away from the kids, but it will be a favorite among the adults.
The addition of Bourbon really just spices things up and little and steps it up a notch to make it something special for the adults in the room.
Pumpkin… cornbread? You read that right! You can alter some ingredients in this recipe to make it the perfect dessert or side dish. Everyone loves cornbread, and it’s so easy to make, so why not?
What happens when you make the perfect pumpkin cake and roll it up? You get a pumpkin roll, you should know that. It’s a classic dessert and is always a favorite at events. It’s easy to make, packed full of flavor, and always looks great.
46. Pumpkin Pie Dip
What you could be dipping in this pumpkin pie dip, we aren’t sure, so you have free rein! Have fun with it.
These are good. Very good. You get two incredibly oat crumble layers and some delicious spiced pumpkin in the middle.
It’s the perfect end to a busy day of being thankful, and adding some cream or ice cream on top of this dessert will turn it into something that everyone will remember.
So easy to make and so delicious, these pumpkin spice pretzel bites are a must for the next big event.
These pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins will be gone in no time once you set them out. Your guests will be drawn in by their beautiful exterior, but they will have seconds and thirds because they’re just too damn good.
That cream cheese and pumpkin work together like they were destined to.
This pumpkin spice poke cake (see also ‘28 Delicious Poke Cake Recipes‘) is so easy to make, it’s alarming. You won’t be able to get enough of this dessert, and it will feel like a nice warm hug as the leaves fall from the trees.
If you’re having a chill cookout or bonfire night, then these pumpkin pie s’mores should, without a doubt, be your go-to option.
They are so easy to make, and bring in all the perfect flavors of fall and the fire. Everyone can have some fun making these, and have even more fun eating them.
These little pumpkin pies in a jar feel like the perfect dessert if you want life to be mess free and easy. Make these in batches and everyone can have their own perfectly curated pumpkin pie.
You’ll be needing a lot of jars if you want to satisfy everyone, though.
53. Pumpkin Cannoli
We love cannoli, do you love cannoli? This pumpkin dessert is great for everyone, and if you don’t know a lot about cannoli, now is your time to learn! Kids will love these, but then kids tend to love anything sweet, don’t they?
Put that leftover pumpkin purée to use and made these perfect pumpkin cheesecake snickerdoodles! They might not look like much on the outside, but there’s a delicious, creamy, surprise on the inside!
Take the time to make these, and you will be a hero to mankind.
Pumpkin cheesecake lasagna is exactly what it sounds like – delicious. All you need is a good recipe, and this will be a favorite.
This dessert is so quick and easy to make, and everyone will love it!
These dream bars are, well, dreamy. They are the perfect combination of cheesecake-like consistency along with a custardy and creamy work of art.
It’s also so easy to make this recipe gluten-free by using Cherrios for the crust instead of Graham crackers. These dream bars are so creamy and decadent that it will be hard to understand how you lived without them for so long.
All you need is half an hour, and you can make these baked pumpkin doughnut holes for the whole family! They’re packed full of fall flavors and really do make the perfect finger food dessert out there.
With how easy they are to make, the only thing that is stopping you from doing it is yourself.
They’re called pumpkin pie bombs because they are da bomb – pretty self-explanatory. This pumpkin dessert is not only easy to make and takes only 45 minutes, but they’re so delicious.
If you’ve never tried it and have some Crescent Rolls lying around the house, this is your sign to make this. It’s impossible to regret your decision.
These pumpkin swirl brownies will be everything you’re looking for, and so much more. You can add chopped nuts or even fruit to make this dessert your own. Just looking at them is making you hungry, isn’t it?
There you have it! Some of the most delicious pumpkin pie desserts you could ever hope to come across. You probably noticed that there are a lot of cheesecake recipe variations in there, but that’s just because it works so well!
Even though you now have this amazing list, don’t be afraid to do some testing and experimenting of your own!
You can add your favorite spirit to just about any of these desserts, so why not try some spiced rum and pumpkin cheesecake or pie? It’ll be amazing. Good luck!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Pumpkin Any Good In Desserts?
Yes! Pumpkin is a very versatile ingredient, and it works well in many kinds of desserts.
What Are The Most Popular Pumpkin Desserts?
Pumpkin pie is probably the most popular pumpkin dessert. However, there are plenty of variations of this, and you can also use your pumpkin to make cakes and tarts.
How Can You Make Canned Pumpkin Taste Good?
Cook it on your stovetop to improve the taste of your canned pumpkin. You can also add all your favorite baking spices or cream to improve the texture as well as taste.
What Can Pumpkin Purée Be Used For?
Pumpkin purée can be used for a lot of things, from regular cooking to baking. It’s popular for things like cakes and pies in baking.
Can You Use Pumpkin To Make A Cake?
Yes! You can make a cake using pumpkin, as well as sweet potatoes and butternut squash.
What Dessert Flavors Pair With Pumpkin Well?
Vanilla goes very well with pumpkin. There are also a number of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves that pair with pumpkin really well.
If you want to add nuts to a pumpkin dish, consider adding hazelnuts, pecans, almonds, and walnuts.