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Today we’re talking all things pumpkin! These tasty pumpkin dessert recipes will have your fall cravings satiated in no time! Each one is easy to make, and perfect for sharing. Give them all a try!

When fall rolls around I love to start making pumpkin desserts. They’re tasty and indulgent without being overly sweet. It’s the best flavors of the best time of year here in Central Pennsylvania.

We don’t get a very long fall season typically but as soon as the evenings start to cool down and that crisp fall breeze gets going I start craving all things pumpkin.

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The great thing about pumpkin is that it is very versatile. Of course you can use it in savory dishes as well but today we’re focusing only on the sweet treats.

You can mix it up with more than just pie and cookies. There’s something for everyone in these collections so surely you’ll want to browse through them all and find something that you can share this Thanksgiving…or any time of year that you need a little taste of fall.

Are all of these recipes for desserts?

Yes! All of the recipes in these lists are desserts that use pumpkin. They are delicious pumpkin dessert recipes that everyone can enjoy. There are some that are gluten free, others that are healthier options, and even some that you could totally eat for breakfast on the go!

You don’t have to go far if you are looking for cakes, pies, puddings, and more. There’s tons of options here that all use pumpkin to make them perfect for fall…or celebrating the best season of the year whenever the craving strikes.

featured image showing finished pumpkin spice fudge.

Do you have any gluten free pumpkin desserts?

Here are some desserts that are gluten free and pumpkin flavored. You don’t have to give up what you love in order to eat tasty gluten free treats in the fall.

These delicious choices will surely please you and anyone else who has a gluten allergy or sensitivity. Give them all a try or make some to offer up at your next party or gathering for those who might need a gluten free choice!

Easy Pumpkin Mousse

This simple pumpkin mousse is naturally gluten free without the cookie on top which makes it an excellent and simple choice for sharing!

Maple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

These tasty maple roasted pumpkin seeds make a great sweet treat or snack. They’re gluten free and super easy to make. Keep the seeds when you carve up your pumpkins this year and give this recipe a try.

Pumpkin Fudge

This pumpkin fudge is one of my favorite gluten free desserts because it’s so great for sharing. It’s easy to pass out at parties, add to cookie trays, and so much more!

Pumpkin Spice Fudge

Another version of our favorite pumpkin fudge only with a little PSL twist! If you’ve been waiting all year to have pumpkin spice back in your life…why wait! Grab the ingredients and make a batch of this pumpkin spice fudge today.

Thanksgiving Fudge

One final fudge recipe that everyone will love. It’s packed with all the best fall flavors and it tastes like all your favorite thanksgiving desserts. Give it a try today!

layered pumpkin pudding in jars ready to eat

Are there any pumping dessert recipes I can eat for breakfast?

Okay, first of all, you can eat anything you like for breakfast. Why wait all day for a treat?! Start the day off right 🙂 But I know where you are coming from and sometimes starting the day off with something treat-like is preferable to an actual dessert.

Try out some of these breakfast options for all the pumpkin goodness you are craving.

Pumpkin Pop Tarts

Yes, you can absolutely make pumpkin pop tarts at home. These homemade hand pies are delicious and perfect for starting the day off with a kick of sweet pumpkin pie goodness.

Easy Instant Pot Pumpkin Oatmeal

This great Instant Pot oatmeal recipe features all the pumpkin spice flavor we crave in the fall months. Give it a try and let your pressure cooker do all the hard work for you tomorrow morning.

Pumpkin Hand Pie

These are kind of like our pop tarts only they’re a little different and they’re circles. They have a similar texture and kids love them! Give this easy pumpkin dessert recipe a try for breakfast as well.

Top down look at a plate of finished iced pumpkin cookies.

Where are the pumpkin pie recipes?!

Don’t worry. We have plenty of pumpkin pie recipes that are more classically pie. If you don’t want hand pies or pop tarts you are in the right section!

Try out all of these pumpkin pie recipes. There’s baked options, no bake choices, and even layered pudding options that are like deconstructed pumpkin pie in a jar.

The Best Baked Pumpkin Pie

If you want a classic an easy pumpkin pie this is the recipe for you to try. It’s a great way to kick off the fall season and it’s perfectly balanced. It’s not overpoweringly sweet but it’s perfect after dinner dessert.

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Want your pumpkin pie a little colder? You can make some homemade, no churn, pumpkin pie ice cream. It’s a great way to add a little more pumpkin flair to your desserts as well. Top off your pies with this tasty choice.

No Bake Pumpkin Pie Bites

Bite sized pumpkin pies that you don’t have to bake?! Say less! These tasty morsels are easy to make and great for sharing. They are perfect for on a dessert table or for sharing at work parties, etc.

Pumpkin Pie Pudding

These pumpkin pie puddings are like deconstructed pumpkin pie slices in a cup! They’re simple to make but they look so cute and great for parties and special dinners. Try out this simple pumpkin dessert recipe for your next gathering.

No Bake Pumpkin Pie Recipe

If you are looking for a pie that looks just like your usual option but you don’t have space in the oven for another baked treat…give this no bake pumpkin pie recipe a try.

No Bake Pumpkin Pie Story Cover Image

Do you have any cookie recipes?

I do! Of course I have some pumpkin dessert recipes that are cookies. You wouldn’t want to wait for Christmas to start enjoying the baking life, right? Give these delicious cookie recipes a try. They all feature our favorite ingredient for fall: pumpkin!

Easy Iced Pumpkin Cookies

These simple iced pumpkin cookies are indulgent and sweet. They stay soft and moist. If you want a simple pumpkin cookie recipe that is taken up a notch with some delicious icing you have to try these!

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin spice cookies are great for sharing. They are coated with a sugary pumpkin spice blend that will make them even more indulgent. Everyone will scarf these down so you better make a double batch!

Pumpkin Blondies Recipe

Okay, so maybe they’re not exactly a cookie…you can’t blame me for putting them in here because they’re incredible. Once you have a taste you won’t be able to stop yourself from including them in all of your fall spreads!

No Bake Pumpkin Cookies

If you don’t feel like baking but you want to make a special treat for the fall season these no bake pumpkin cookies are a great alternative.

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

These iced pumpkin cookies might be a bit more in-depth than your usual store bought iced cookie but they’re worth it! The flavors are incredible and they’re so sweet. Everyone will love indulging in these incredible cookies.

No Bake Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dessert Story Cover Image

Kitchen essentials for tasty recipes:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are great for all kinds of baking and not just cookies! My husband loves them for making biscuits, pizzas, and more!

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

top down view of the finished pumpkin roll

What other pumpkin dessert recipes could you have?!

Oh don’t you run off just yet. We have some great choices still hanging out just waiting for a category that fits them well. These final desserts are incredible and just because they don’t fit neatly into one of these other categories doesn’t mean they should be overlooked!

Pumpkin Dump Cake

This pumpkin dump cake might sound gross but let me tell you, it’s a moist and indulgent treat that comes together so easily that you won’t want to make cake any other way once you try it!

Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Well it wouldn’t be a collection of pumpkin desserts without pumpkin roll, right?! We didn’t forget! Give this rolled cake a try. It’s actually easier than you think to make this treat.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crepes

These rolled pumpkin treats are filled with pumpkin cream cheese filling and sprinkled with cinnamon. You’ll love the taste and texture. They’re a unique way to serve up a pumpkin dessert recipe!

No Bake Pumpkin Dessert

This no bake pumpkin dessert is perfect for the holiday season when you don’t have time to be baking, adding a lot of complicated recipes to your meal plan, and when you are traveling.

a top down look at the finished pumpkin pie dump cake recipe.

Kitchen essentials for tasty no bake recipes:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

I like these casserole dishes from Pyrex which are great for no bake recipes and for all your favorite dinners, brownies, cakes, and more.

You can’t go wrong with some good sharp knives and a cutting board. They will always come in handy in the kitchen for recipes of any kind, even desserts!

top down view of the finished thanksgiving fudge.

Looking for more pumpkin recipe collections?

If you didn’t get enough pumpkin don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are some other pumpkin recipe collections that we think you’ll love to check out!