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50 Of The Very Best Pumpkin Recipes We Know How To Make

Step aside, PSL. It's time for some new pumpkin classics.

With temperatures cooling down and scarves coming out, there's only one thing we need to officially signal the beginning of fall: pumpkin-flavored everything. 🎃

Thankfully for you, we're kind of experts on pumpkin-flavored pastries, cakes, pies, and breads...and the occasional pumpkin-flavored savory dish. For 50 pumpkin recipes to keep you busy all autumn, right this way. 

1. Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes

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It's hard to get out of bed when the weather is snappy and you're wrapped in a cocoon of blankets, but these pumpkin spice donut holes should make things way easier. 


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2. Pumpkin Sage Pasta

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If you have leftover pumpkin puree, turn it into the world's easiest pumpkin pasta sauce. Just a bit of milk and spices will transform it into a creamy and comforting pasta dish. 


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3. Pumpkin Bread-bottom Cheesecake

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Moist pumpkin bread and a thick helping of cheesecake make this dessert feel like a two-in-one.

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4. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies

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Dress up an old-fashioned whoopie pie for fall by infusing a bit of canned pumpkin into the cookies. This recipe makes 18 snackable pies, so it's perfect for a Halloween party (or one very intense sweet craving). 


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5. Halloween Pumpkin Deviled Eggs

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Nothing screams "I am a grown person!" more than deviled eggs. I remember making these for the first time as a 16-year-old and feeling like I was at the peak of adulthood, ready to start a retirement plan and buy a house. Thankfully, you need neither to enjoy these.


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6. Pumpkin Bread Ring With Maple Cream Cheese Filling

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Pumpkin puree is not just the perfect flavoring agent — it's also the perfect ingredient for keeping your bread moist and fluffy.


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7. Pumpkin Pie Bites

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You ever have a craving for pumpkin pie — but with more crust and less pumpkin? Then these pumpkin pie bites, filled with a scrumptious pumpkin center and baked in flaky crusts, are about to be your new favorite dessert. 


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8. Pumpkin Spice Coffee

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You don't have to head to your nearest coffee shop for your fix of pumpkin-spiced coffee. This one comes together with coffee, almond milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and a few of your favorite spices. 


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9. Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

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This dessert isn't hard to put together, but it'll require various stages of baking, cooling, and freezing to make sure that each of the layers sets correctly. The explosion of textures and flavors will be more than worth it, though.


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10. 2-ingredient Pumpkin Bread

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Spiced cake mix and one can of pureed pumpkin are all you need to make this perfect snack or breakfast bread. You can also add frosting for something a little sweeter.


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11. Pumpkin Mac ‘n’ Cheese

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If you're anything like me (read: completely incapable of cutting up whole pumpkins without severing a finger), then you can simply use two-thirds of a can of pumpkin puree. The texture will be a bit smoother and creamier, and you'll save yourself an exhausting trip to the grocery store.


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12. Pumpkin Spice Bites

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These pumpkin bites are the perfect post-workout or mid-afternoon snack to beat fatigue. Just mix rolled oats with almond butter, pumpkin puree, and maple syrup with some spices, and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. 


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13. No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

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For a burn-proof dessert, try this no bake pumpkin cheesecake, which consists of a crumbly graham cracker crust and a dense pumpkin puree-infused cheesecake. Make sure to refrigerate for at least six hours for the perfect slice. 


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14. Pumpkin Spice Swiss Roll

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This nostalgic dessert is light and airy — and filled with a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth filling.


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15. Lighter Pumpkin Bread

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For a little something special, try sprinkling some pumpkin seeds on top of this simple pumpkin bread, or incorporate crushed walnuts into the mix. 


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16. Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Pies

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With this recipe, you can have your own pie and eat it, too. For a little more fun, use multiple cookie cutter shapes and mix things up. 

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17. Fresh Pumpkin Pie

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Nothing beats a homemade pie to polish off an autumn meal. This iteration is just sweet enough and comes with a foolproof texture that won't be too goopy or too firm. In other words: Everyone will be a fan.


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18. Pumpkin Spiced Latte Cinnamon Rolls

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For pillowy-soft dough, be careful not to over-knead. Work the dough only until it just begins to lose its stickiness for the fluffiest cinnamon rolls ever.


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19. Pumpkin Pie With Maple Pecan Crumble

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If you're the kind of person who's never been able to decide between a pecan pie and pumpkin pie (it's never an easy decision!), give this recipe a try for the best of both worlds.


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20. Pumpkin Pasta Bake

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For a cheesy and creamy pasta, try out this pumpkin recipe that uses a total of three kinds of cheese and a full can of pumpkin puree.


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21. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups

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Easy-to-make and perfect for an on-the-go snack, these oatmeal cups won't last long. Want to make them more dessert-like? Just add more chocolate chips.


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22. Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

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Have an extra slice of pumpkin pie? Blend it up with some heavy cream, ice cream, and syrup for this extra-sweet dessert that'll satisfy the sweetest of sweet tooths.


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23. Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes With Maple Frosting

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Have you ever met a cupcake that didn't make your day better? This one is so good, we'll recommend it even without the frosting. We dare you.


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24. Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Bars

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Using crushed gingersnap cookies as their base, these pumpkin cheesecake bars are as delicious as they are beautiful (See a video for a how-to on that marbled effect.) 


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25. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

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Pair these moist, pumpkin-colored, chocolaty bars with a cup of milk for a sweet nightcap. 


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26. Giant Pumpkin Fondue Pudding

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This next-level pudding recipe will wow all your friends with its colors, crazy jiggly texture, and overflowing chocolate effect. Seriously — check out the video to see how it all goes down


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27. Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

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Because there's no such thing as too many pumpkin pie recipes: This version uses evaporated milk and pumpkin puree to create an irresistible filling, and the flaky, buttery pie crust comes together with just four ingredients.


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28. Peanut Butter Pumpkin “Fudge”

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There might not be any chocolate in this fudge, but there's plenty of nut butter and pumpkin puree, and that's good enough for me. 


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29. Pumpkin Curry Soup

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This creamy pumpkin soup will warm up any frigid autumn evening. Pair with crusty bread or serve in a bread bowl for the coziest experience.


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30. Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Loaf

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You might not be a sourdough person, but are you a spiced pumpkin pecan loaf person? Try out this recipe — which requires zero sourdough starter (thanks, instant yeast!) — to find out.


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31. Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding

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For the best results, dry out the bread overnight or in an oven so that it's ready to soak up all the pumpkin mixture. 

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32. Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Cheesecake

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Moist, creamy, and chocolaty, this layered cheesecake will leave no taste buds unsatisfied. Feel free to use your favorite chocolate biscuit (for example: Trader Joe's hot cocoa dunkers) for the base. 


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33. Savory Pumpkin Hummus

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Serve with pita chips, celery sticks, or some crusty bread for a delicious appetizer.


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34. Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Panna Cotta

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If you have a cup of cashews in your cupboard, then you're ready to make this vegan panna cotta, which is sweetened with maple syrup and pumpkin puree. 


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35. Pumpkin Pie Bowls

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For all the die-hard pumpkin lovers out there: This dish combines a bit of actual pumpkin with a classic pumpkin-flavored dessert. 


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36. Pumpkin Cakesicles

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This kid-friendly recipe comes together in a pinch with boxed bread mix, and it's easy for your little ones to join in on the fun. All that's needed to start the decorating shenanigans is some sprinkles, frosting, and chocolate chips. 


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37. Mini Onion Bacon and Pumpkin Pies

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Leave it out as a midday snack, or pair with a light salad to make it a full meal. 


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38. Pumpkin Spiced Butter Tarts With Whipped Cream Cheese

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If you're the kind of person who's always digging through the bag to find that one chip loaded with powdered flavor, then this treat is for you. Each little tart is loaded with pumpkin flavor and a blast of icing for a satisfying dessert, every time. 


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39. Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownie Bars

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Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect hot and cold combo.


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40. Pumpkin Spice Mini Cookie Pies

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Here's my biggest baking revelation of 2021: If you have a muffin tin, you can bake any cookie in them and press them into mini pie crusts. Try it out with this recipe, which fills the cookie pies with a sweet pumpkin spice-infused cream. 


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41. Nut & Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

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No dairy? No problem. This recipe uses good-for-you ingredients like dates, silken tofu, and arrowroot powder as dairy-free substitutes to help you get that perfect creamy cheesecake flavor and texture.


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42. Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

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A food processor will be absolutely essential for getting this recipe — which involves blending up dates, oats, and almonds — right. Do not attempt this without one, unless you have ultra-bionic arms.


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43. Pumpkin Spice Sandwich Cookies

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These sandwich cookies are the perfect recipe for a weekend baking project. For your efforts, you'll be rewarded with a chic dessert that's worthy of your finest china...or just eat 'em straight out of the container.


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44. Seeded Pumpkin Breakfast Bread

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This breakfast bread is proof that you can, indeed, have pumpkin-flavored food for all three meals of the day. Pair it with a pumpkin-spiced latte, and you're good to go.


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45. Pumpkin Chili Cheese Dip

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Chili dip, but make it pumpkin. For a vegetarian version, simply sub the meat for extra kidney beans or black beans.


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46. Pumpkin Pie Cones

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Don't make the same mistake I did and enclose the pastry with a light pinch. Pinch it firmly, making sure that the ends of each cone are completely adhered — if not, you'll risk the cones breaking apart as they bake.


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47. Holiday Sheet Pan Cheesecake Bars

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If you're baking to impress, try out this sheet pan recipe for size. You'll be baking four different flavors of cheesecake bars on a single pan, including sweet potato pecan, chocolate, apple pie, and pumpkin cheesecake. We dare any picky eaters to try and find a flavor they don't like.


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48. Pumpkin Spice Fruit Rollers

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Fruit roll-ups were the epitome of a millennial childhood, and there's no better way to relive them than with this pumpkin-flavored rendition. 


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49. Shortcut Pumpkin Soup

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For a comforting dish to serve on a brisk autumn day, try out this pumpkin soup, which comes together with pumpkin puree, coconut milk, chicken stock, and plenty of warm spices that lend this dish an incredible depth of flavor. 


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50. Pumpkin Spice Biscotti

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For an even sweeter treat, cover half of every biscotti with a layer of white or milk chocolate. Pair with a hot mug of coffee or tea for an elegant breakfast snack.


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