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15 No-Bake Pumpkin Desserts Perfect for All Seasons!

These no-bake pumpkin desserts will be your new favorite treats! They do not require any baking and they come together in just a couple of minutes! 

With just the right combination of pumpkin and other simple ingredients, you’ll be able to make a delish treat to end your dinner with a sweet note. Thanks to canned pumpkin you can make these easy desserts year round. For more great no-bake desserts see our other recipes packed with more choices and flavor combinations. 

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What’s the difference between pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie filling?

Canned pumpkin usually comes in two types — pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie filling. Both of these canned pumpkin products are convenient in making pumpkin recipes but be careful because they are not interchangeable recipe ingredients.

Pumpkin pie mix or filling is made of pumpkin puree, sweetener, and spices. It’s intended use is to make pumpkin pies and baked desserts.

Pumpkin puree is often labeled as 100% pure pumpkin, solid pumpkin, or simply ‘pumpkin’. It is plainly cooked and pureed and does not have any seasonings or sugar. This makes it an ideal ingredient for all kinds of dishes. 

Make it a point to know what the recipe needs and watch out for the labels when buying ingredients to ensure that you got the right product to make the best no-bake pumpkin desserts. 

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What kind of pumpkin puree should I use in my dessert? 

We highly recommend canned pumpkin for most of these no-bake recipes, due to its consistency and availability. But you can easily use homemade pumpkin puree if you have it on hand. 

Canned pumpkin is 100% made of  real pumpkin squash that’s been steamed and pureed. It has a great texture, consistency, and taste that makes it a wonderful ingredient for all kinds of recipes. Plus, it is available all year long whenever you are in the mood for pumpkin.

You can decide if you want to use fresh or canned puree but these are some of the reasons why it’s ideal to use canned pumpkins instead. But if you have the time and you really want to make your own pumpkin puree, why not? In case you need some help to get started, here’s a guide on how to properly clean pumpkins

15 No-Bake Pumpkin Desserts

Easy Pumpkin Desserts with Few Ingredients

This list of no-bake pumpkin recipes is filled with a variety of super easy desserts. You will even want to make these ovenless recipes any time of the year whenever your pumpkin cravings strike! These no-bake pumpkin desserts are not only delightful to the taste. Some of these ovenless dessert recipes are healthy and Weight Watchers friendly too. Check them all out below!

You can also check out How To Clean A Pumpkin For A Pie for all the details on turning pumpkins into your own homemade filling for pumpkin pies and other desserts!

Must-have Kitchen Essentials in Making No-Bake Pumpkin Desserts:

Before you get started with the amazing recipes above, consider checking out this list of must-have kitchen essentials below. These products will not be only helpful to you during the pumpkin season but also in more of your cooking endeavors in the future. 

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