There are a few things that just never fail to remind you of autumn. Sweaters, boots, football season, turkey dinners, and — of course — pumpkin. Needless to say, fall is the perfect time to whip together some delicious and savory pumpkin dessert recipes.
Typically, I'm more of a chocolate lover. But, as soon as the breeze picks up and the air turns a little crisper, I find myself craving the earthy, sweet, and spicy flavor of pumpkin. Whether it's pumpkin pie, pumpkin breads, or pumpkin muffins, that cozy and comfortable taste was meant for autumn. Trust me, it simply doesn't taste the same in the spring or summer.
As the fall season is fast approaching, it's the perfect time to pull together some fitting pumpkin dessert recipes so that you're prepared to address those pumpkin cravings when they arrive without warning. And, since autumn has an overall air of sharing and giving, these are perfect to whip together for your family and friends. Or, you can keep that pumpkin deliciousness all for yourself. I won't judge.
Need some pumpkin inspiration? Here are 10 pumpkin dessert recipes to tempt your tastebuds all season long. The only tough part is deciding what to make first!
1. Simple Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles
With Biscoff cookies, pumpkin cheesecake, and whipped topping, these pumpkin cheesecake trifles by My Baking Addiction are equally as perfect as a late night snack as they are as an elegant post-turkey dinner dessert. Plus, they're super easy!
2. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dump Cake
What's the only thing that can make pumpkin pie filling and sweet cream cheese even better? Adding a delicious layer of crunchy cake mix topping! This pumpkin cream cheese dump cake by Your Cup Of Cake will check all of the boxes on your list of dessert "must haves".
3. Sweet Pumpkin Fried Wonton Desserts
Oh yes, the deliciousness of pumpkin extends far past your traditional pies. Filled with pumpkin puree and cream cheese, these creative sweet pumpkin fried wontons by Steamy Kitchen are served perfectly with some cool vanilla ice cream. Plus, they're bite-sized! That means you can eat twice as many, right?
4. Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies
Savory pumpkin combined with the sugar and spice of a classic Snickerdoodle? These cookies by The Kitchn boast the dream team of dessert ingredients!
5. Mascarpone And Pumpkin Mousse Cups
With crunchy amaretti cookies, creamy mascarpone cheese, and smooth pumpkin filling, these pumpkin mousse cups by Foodie Crush are a positively decadent treat!
6. Gooey Pumpkin Spice Latte Chocolate Pudding Cake
The flavors of coffee, pumpkin, and chocolate collide in this gooey, saucy, and oh-so-delicious pudding cake by Oh She Glows. See? There's really no such thing as too much of a good thing.
7. Pumpkin Cheesecake Pillow Popovers
I love pillows — especially the kind I get to rest my head on after a long and exhausting day. But, these fluffy and delicious dessert pillows by Willowbird Baking are stuffed with pumpkin cheesecake — making them a very close second!
8. Pumpkin Swiss Cake Roll With Hazelnut Buttercream
This beautiful and creamily delicious cake roll by The Kitchn is the perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. But, let's be honest — you aren't waiting until Thanksgiving to make this!
9. Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars
Pumpkin and chocolate go together just like peanut butter and jelly. I'm drooling just looking at these moist and rich pumpkin chocolate chip bars by Averie Cooks!
10. Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip
I love any sort of dip, so this pumpkin cheesecake dip by Dessert Now Dinner Later is like a dream come true! Plus, you can use anything from apples to pretzels as your dippers. It's delicious and versatile!
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Images: Faith Durand/The Kitchn (3); Jamie/My Baking Addiction; Lizzy/Your Cup of Cake; Jaden/Steamy Kitchen; Heidi Larson/Foodie Crush; Angela Liddon/Oh She Glows; Julie Ruble/Willow Bird Baking; Averie/Averie Cooks; Amber/Dessert Now, Dinner Later