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30+ Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

One of the great thing about having a bunch of homegrown winter squash around is the sheer number of pumpkin puree dessert recipes available with which to use it all up.

Whether you have an entire can of pumpkin or some leftover pumpkin puree these easy recipes have plenty of inspiring ways to use it up.

Use these sweet treats for weeknight desserts, part of your holiday buffets, for bake sales, and more to make the most of pumpkin season.

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Canned or Fresh?

These recipes will absolutely work with canned pumpkin puree from the grocery store.

However, don’t forget that you can make homemade pumpkin puree easily at home and any winter squash will work.

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Have some canned pumpkin or other winter squash chunks in the pantry? Drain those jars well and puree the chunks to proceed with the recipes.

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Our Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

Make any of these easy pumpkin recipes for fall flavor anytime of year.

Cookies & Bars

Pumpkin cookie variations abound and make for great handheld treats that also ship well in care packages and tuck delightfully into packed lunches.


Whether you're looking for a snacking kind of cake or a beautiful layer cake, we've got you covered in these amazing fall dessert recipes.


Pumpkin works well in quick breads and yeasted delights alike making these bread recipes the perfect treats for brunch and beyond.


Make your own candy full of plain pumpkin puree for treats that are sweet and simple with these favorite recipes.


Of course, pumpkin pie and all of its many variations are amazing treats for any season.


Fresh pumpkin puree is already creamy and rich making it an ideal ingredient in puddings of all kinds.

Frozen Treats

Want to make something cold for hot days? Try one of these frozen pumpkin desserts for fall flavor with a cold twist.


Fill your mug or glass with pumpkin in these sweet and delicious homemade drinks for a fraction of the price at coffeehouses.

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