Beyond the Pie Plate: 20 Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

on November 12, 2015

Averie Cooks

20 New Ways to Love Pumpkin

Because man cannot live on pie alone, we've gathered 20 decadent pumpkin recipes that go way beyond the classics, so you'll never tire of pumpkin's buttery sweetness.

Back to Her Roots

Pumpkin Spice Cake Balls

Spice cake mix combines with pumpkin puree and cream cheese to create moist, dense cake balls. Coat with white chocolate, and garnish with sprinkles for a bite-sized sweet treat.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Cake Balls


Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispies Treats

It's a fusion of two favorites: pumpkin pie and Rice Krispies treats! Cinnamon cream cheese frosting is the ultimate finishing touch.

Get the Recipe: Frosted Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispies Treats

Cooking Classy

Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

It's going to be a good morning. Cakey and full of fall's favorite flavors, these babies pair perfectly with a warm cup of coffee or your favorite apple cider.

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

If you're looking for a sweet treat sans guilt, this is the one. Just a few quick ingredients whirled in a blender, and you've got yourself a healthy breakfast or pre-workout snack!

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King Arthur Flour

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roll

Loaded with cream cheese and warming autumn spices, this stunning swirl will satisfy all of your pumpkin cravings.

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Pumpkin Rum Cocktail

Not all treats require a fork. Sip on this warm cocktail for the ultimate autumn weekend comfort.

Get the Recipe: Warm Pumpkin Spice Rum Cocktail

Cincy Shopper

Pumpkin Lush Bars

Layers of crumbly crust, cream cheese filling and pumpkin pudding combine to form this decadent layered dessert. Try it chilled for a refreshing twist.

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Pumpkin Meringue Pie

We know, we know. We said no pie. But this is not your ordinary pumpkin pie-with a brown butter gingersnap crust and a light and fluffy meringue topping, this particular pie is in a league of its own.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Meringue Pie with Brown Butter Gingersnap Crust

Averie Cooks

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls

Soft, fluffy and bursting with pumpkin flavor, these cinnamon rolls are everything you'd want in a brunch sweet. Serve warm with plenty of cream cheese frosting.

Get the Recipe: The Best Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

The Loveless Cafe

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

The richness of cheesecake makes a perfect match for pumpkin in this luxurious dessert recipe, courtesy of Nashville, Tennessee's famous Loveless Cafe.

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Sunny Side Up

Pumpkin Spice Pull Apart Bread

Tender and yeasty dough pieces are infused with pumpkin flavor, baked, drizzled in a buttery rum glaze, and dusted with cinnamon and sugar. Perfect for serving a crowd.

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The Loveless Cafe

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These dense and chewy oatmeal cookies are made even more delicious with the addition of pumpkin, chocolate chips and a surprise handful of dried currants.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Show Me The Yummy

Pumpkin Pie Egg Rolls

The new best way to enjoy your favorite desserts? Make them into egg rolls! In this recipe, pumpkin pie filling is nestled in egg roll wrappers and fried, then topped with white chocolate Cool Whip and gooey caramel for a sweet finish.

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Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Here, toasted and shelled pumpkin seeds add interest to a classic candy. A seasonal alternative to traditional peanut brittle, this recipe makes an ideal take-away treat for holiday guests.

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The Gunny Sack

Pumpkin Silk Pie

For a cool and creamy take on pumpkin dessert, try this easy silk pie. A crumbled gingersnap crust makes an excellent base for layers of silky pumpkin goodness.

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Granola Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin aficionados will love starting their day with these sweetly spiced pancakes. Fluffy with just a touch of crunch, they're best served warm with plenty of butter and maple syrup.

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Tastes of Lizzy T's

Pumpkin Spice Turtles

We're tellin' ya-it's time to embrace everything pumpkin-spice flavored, including the flavored Hershey Kisses in this recipe. Combined with salted pretzels, caramel, pecans,and a chocolate drizzle, you've got a fall twist on a quick and easy treat.

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Harvest Pumpkin Scones

Ditch the store-bought scones in favor of these perfectly spiced homemade morsels. The bits of crystallized ginger and chocolate make these a pastry worth falling for.

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Pecan Pumpkin Squares

These finger-friendly pumpkin squares are much easier to serve than pie, so they're perfect for self-serve setups. And don't worry, you can still put as much whipped cream on them as your heart desires.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Squares with Pecan Topping


Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt

If you prefer to satiate your sweet tooth with something on the chillier side, we've got you covered. Pumpkin puree and Greek yogurt form the base for this sweet frozen concoction.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt