We’ve always been sweet tooth kind of people, no matter the time of year, but now that fall is in full swing, we’re particularly pleased about the prospect of making dessert! That’s because we’re also have a very large adoration for all things made with pumpkin, and the world of pumpkin flavoured desserts is a vast and diverse one. We spend each autumn trying as many pumpkin flavoured desserts as we possibly can.
Just in case you love pumpkin sweets as much as we do, here are 15 of the very best recipes we’ve come across in our dessert explorations so far!
1. Whipped cream topped pumpkin mousse
Have you always been a fan of desserts that are a little more soft and gentle on the tastebuds than some spiced baked goods? Then we have no doubt a mousse would be quite pleasing for you to try indeed! Check out this delicious whipped cream topped pumpkin mousse featured on Dessert Now, Dinner Later.
2. Cream cheese glazed pumpkin bundt cake
As if the idea of A Latte Food teaching you how to make a mouth watering homemade bundt cake from scratch wasn’t appealing enough, this particular tutorial also shows you how to make a perfectly rich cream cheese glaze to spread liberally on top! The best part? The whole dish tastes gloriously of spiced fall pumpkins.
3. Caramel pumpkin spice Rice Krispie treat pinwheels
If you’re going to go to the trouble of making a delicious pumpkin flavoured treat from scratch, would you prefer to actually take things a step further and make something that looks like a pumpkin too? Then we think these adorable Rice Krispie treat rolls featured on Mom on Time Out will be right up your alley. Use a pretzel for the stem and a little bit of icing to make the leaf!
4. Spiced pumpkin whoopie pies
Have you always been the kind of baking enthusiast who loves to put unique spins on a classic dessert in order to make as many versions of a beloved thing as you can? Then we have no doubt you’ll be very pleased indeed to learn about these scrumptious spiced pumpkin whoopie pies. See how they’re made in more detail on Chunky Chef!
5. Salted caramel pumpkin parfaits
Was the idea of making and enjoying a pumpkin mousse quite appealing to you, but you can’t help wondering whether you might make a version that’s even more decadent than what you saw there, just to really treat yourself? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Love Grows Wild made these salted caramel pumpkin parfaits!
6. Pumpkin spice Oreo cheesecake
Have you actually always been a fan of combination recipes that have a bit of novelty along with their delicious flavour? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how The Gold Lining Girl made these miniature pumpkin spice Oreo cheesecakes! They’re full of flavour with each bite; we had to stop ourselves from eating two or three in one sitting, if we’re being honest.
7. Pumpkin spice meringue cookies
Are you the kind of texture loving person that loves a little bit of crunch? Then we have a feeling you might prefer something like these fantastic pumpkin spice flavoured meringue cookies outlined step by step on Shugary Sweets! These are almost as much fun to make as they are to eat, if you ask us.
8. Pumpkin spice latte mug cake
We’re sure you’ve tried pumpkin spiced lattes in a mug before, whether in a coffee shop or homemade in your own kitchen, but what if you’re hoping to harness that delicious flavour in a snack so even the people around you who don’t drink coffee can enjoy the taste? Then we’re convinced these delicious individual serving pumpkin spice latte mug cakes featured on We Are Not Martha might be the perfect snack for you!
9. Pumpkin pie milkshake
Have you actually been scrolling through hoping to find a dessert that’s a little more of an unconventional treat than what you’ve seen so far? Well, a drink might not usually serve as a satisfactory dessert, but we think milkshakes are a delicious exception to that rule! Check out how Craftaholics Anonymous made this delicious pumpkin pie milkshake that tastes shockingly like the real thing.
10. Pumpkin French toast casserole
Okay, we’ll fully admit that this particular recipe is something we’ve actually eaten as breakfast rather than dessert, even though we know it’s definitely a sweet. This fantastic pumpkin French toast casserole outlined step by step on Little Spice Jar is basically irresistible and wonderfully filling.
11. Pumpkin cheesecake bars
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of pumpkin flavours and cheesecake in one place, but you’re just not sure about the Oreo element of what we showed you before? In that case, here’s another alternative recipe that we think you might prefer! Check out how A Treats Affair made these delicious pumpkin cheesecake bars.
12. Pumpkin cheesecake dip with white chocolate graham crackers
Would you actually prefer to make something pumpkin based that perfectly blends the flavour with a whole range of delicious tastes, so you get to experience how pumpkin fits into a unique dessert, rather than just taking centre stage? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Homemade Hooplah made this sweet pumpkin cheesecake dip, as well as these yummy white chocolate graham crackers for dipping in it!
13. Mini pumpkin pies
In your view, is there nothing better in the pumpkin based dessert department than classic pumpkin pie, but you’re just not sure that a whole pie will suit the next party you have because people will be walking around rather than sitting with plates and forks? Then maybe individual bite sized pumpkin pies would suit you a little bit better! See how these delicious little treats were made by My Baking Addiction.
14. Mini iced pumpkin bread loaves
Despite being a sweets and desserts lover, have you actually always been a little more fond of things that are slightly less rich and decadent than some of the things we’ve shown you so far? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Taming Twins made these adorable, two-bite sized miniature pumpkin loves! They also show you how to make a sweet glaze to drizzle on top, just in case you do want to add a touch of sugar.
15. Pumpkin spiced pecan fudge
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about dessert recipes that have a little more crunch than some of the other things we’ve shown you, but the meringue cookies weren’t quite what you had in mind? Then perhaps the solid texture of a nut like pecans might give you what you’re looking for! We love the way Renee’s Kitchen Adventures put pecans in pumpkin fudge to make a perfect combination of flavours in one place.