These are the best, easy pumpkin desserts to make for fall and Thanksgiving. They will have you thinking beyond pumpkin pie - even those who don't like pumpkin pie will love these recipes!
The top rated recipe are these no bake pumpkin cheesecake bars. They're the perfect make ahead dessert and a great alternative to pumpkin pie. Make them one or two days ahead of your Thanksgiving or fall party and you don't need to worry about dessert the day of.
Grab some pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice - here's how to make pumpkin pie spice at home. Or just use cinnamon. I didn't forget the hot drinks to go with your pumpkin desserts!
- How to make pumpkin puree
- 1. No bake pumpkin cheesecake bars
- 2. Pumpkin spice cake
- 3. Pumpkin cheesecake roll
- 4. Pumpkin creme brulee
- 5. Chocolate cake with pumpkin
- 6. Pumpkin cheesecake cookies
- 7. Pumpkin hand pies
- 8. Pumpkin spice donuts
- 9. Pumpkin biscotti
- 10. Vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies
- 11. Pumpkin cake pops
- 12. Pumpkin spice butter board
- 13. Pumpkin whipped cream
- 14. Pumpkin cold foam
- 15. Pumpkin spice chai latte
- More fall and Thanksgiving recipes
How to make pumpkin puree
These recipes call for canned pumpkin puree for consistency and convenience, but you can make it at home.
Cutting a pie pumpkin or squash in half, cleaning the inside, placing it cut side down on a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake at 355°F (180°C) for 50-60 minutes. Mash with a fork or blend for a smoother consistency.
If the puree is too wet you may need to squeeze out the excess moisture with a cheesecloth or cook it down in a dry pan until thickened - you're looking for the consistency of thick hummus or greek yogurt.
More fall and Thanksgiving recipes
If you're looking for less pumpkin, these recipes are great to make for fall too: