Fall is in full swing, and life has been full of all things pumpkin spice as of late! Though it doesn’t fully cool down here in Phoenix until around November, if I blast the air conditioning and bake some of my favorite pumpkin dessert recipes, it really starts to feel like fall.
I’ve compiled some of my favorite PUMPKIN dessert recipes from the Handle the Heat archives and from my favorite trusted bloggers all below. I’ve organized the pumpkin treats by different categories to make it easy to find just what you’re craving.
So whether you’re finding a recipe to bring to a Halloween potluck or party, a new family favorite, or a delicious crowd-pleaser dessert for Thanksgiving, you’ll definitely find something delicious below.
Which homemade pumpkin recipe will you make first?
Fresh Vs. Canned Pumpkin: Which is Best?
Ever wondered if there is a difference between fresh and canned pumpkin? There absolutely is, and I’ve performed side-by-side testing for you. Check out my whole post covering this topic here.
How to Make Pumpkin Puree
Did you know you can make your own homemade pumpkin puree using sugar pumpkins? Watch the how-to video below to see.
Pumpkin Breakfast & Brunch Recipes
Waking up in the morning is a lot easier when you have a delicious homemade breakfast to look forward to ;). Here are the best pumpkin breakfast recipes! These easy recipes are perfect to serve for a crowd for a special fall or Thanksgiving morning.
Delicious Ways to Serve Pumpkin with Breakfast:
Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake from Handle the Heat
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins from Handle the Heat
Pumpkin Old Fashioned Doughnuts from Handle the Heat
Pumpkin Scones from Handle the Heat
Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodle Muffins from Handle the Heat
Baked Pumpkin Nutella French Toast from Handle the Heat
Pumpkin S’mores Pancakes from Handle the Heat
Pumpkin Coffee Cake Donuts from Baker by Nature
The Best Pumpkin Bread from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Homemade Pumpkin Cookies
It isn’t fall without pumpkin cookies! Here are the most delicious pumpkin cookie recipes. Brown butter, oatmeal, sugar cookies, snickerdoodles – everyone will love something from this list.
Easy Homemade Pumpkin Cookie Recipes:
Brown Butter Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies from Handle the Heat
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (not cakey!) from Handle the Heat
Pumpkin Spice Cut Out Cookies from Baker By Nature
Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from Baker By Nature
Cinnamon Chip Pumpkin Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction
White Chocolate Pumpkin Snickerdoodles from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Soft Glazed Pumpkin Sugar Cookies from Lauren’s Latest
Pumpkin Cakes, Cupcakes & Cheesecakes
There is something so magical about using pumpkin in cake and cupcake recipes. It makes the cake ultra moist and each bite practically melts in your mouth! And if you haven’t tried a good pumpkin + cheesecake combination before, you need to ASAP.
Delicious Pumpkin Cakes, Cupcakes & Cheesecakes:
Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake Bars from Handle the Heat
Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake from Handle the Heat
Easy Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Ganache from Handle the Heat
Pumpkin Cheesecake Streusel Bars from Handle the Heat
Creme Brule Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake Bars from Handle the Heat
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting from Baker By Nature
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bundt Cake from Sally’s Baking Addiction
The Best Pumpkin Pie Recipes
Pumpkin pie doesn’t have to be bland or boring! Here are the very best homemade pumpkin pie recipes that are sure to impress on your holiday dessert table.
How to Make the Best Pumpkin Pies:
Easy Pumpkin Pie from Handle the Heat
No-Bake Pumpkin Mousse Pie from Handle the Heat
Frozen Pumpkin Pie from Handle the Heat
Bourbon Pumpkin Pie from Baker By Nature
Chai Pumpkin Pie with Maple Whipped Cream from Half Baked Harvest
Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie Pumpkin Pie from Half Baked Harvest
Butterscotch Pumpkin Pie from A Cozy Kitchen
Unique Pumpkin Recipes
Here are a few more delicious pumpkin dessert recipes that don’t quite fit into our other categories, but I absolutely do not want you to miss out on.
The Best Unique Pumpkin Goodies:
Pumpkin Bars with Brown Sugar Frosting from Handle the Heat
Pumpkin Bread Rolls with Cinnamon Butter from Handle the Heat
Pumpkin Cookie Butter Truffles from Handle the Heat
Pumpkin Hand Pies from Handle the Heat
Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Handle the Heat
Whipped Cinnamon Pumpkin Butter from Handle the Heat
How to Make Pumpkin Roll from Sally’s Baking Addiction
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