While you can certainly serve it savoury, we know that the best way to enjoy pumpkin is with a little sugar and spice. Whether you go for a pumpkin spice latte pretzel pie with fresh whipped cream or are craving a cozy giant pumpkin cinnamon roll, celebrate the gorgeous orange gourd with our best-ever dessert recipes that are here to make you drool.
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Pumpkin Pie Bars
Don’t waste time with pastry, when you can make a tasty shortbread-based square that will satisfy all your pumpkin pie cravings. Don’t forget the pecan-hazelnut topping, which adds an addictive nutty crunch to each bite.
Pumpkin Pie Trifle
Classic pumpkin pie is great and all, but when your oven is otherwise occupied, consider making this sweet no-bake trifle that’s a guaranteed show-stopper.
Anna Olson's No-Bake Pumpkin Chiffon Bars
Fluffy, praline-topped pumpkin bars can be tailored to your preference just by changing the base. Whether you choose graham cracker crumbs or crushed gingerbread cookies, you and your guests will love these no-bake treats.
Pumpkin S’mores Sheet Cake
When you love fall but also can’t let go of summer campfires, this pumpkin s’mores sheet cake was made for you. The delicately spiced cake topped with smooth, silky ganache and a fluffy marshmallow frosting may replace your pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving.
Easy No-Bake Pumpkin and Dark Chocolate Granola Bars
Leave the store-bought granola bars on the shelf and make a batch of these no-bake snacks at home. Chewy, chocolatey and filled with cozy pumpkin flavour, they’re a vegan and dairy-free treat that the entire family won’t be able to resist.
Grain-Free Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
By using coconut flour and coconut sugar in place of white sugar and flour, you can stick to paleo without giving up irresistible baked goods. Whether you have one for dessert or breakfast on the go, these pumpkin and chocolate chip muffins will satisfy your urge for something sweet.
Soft, Fluffy Pumpkin Spice Pretzels with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip
Topped with a pumpkin spice sugar blend and served with a pumpkin cream cheese dip, these pretzels are sure to be your new favourite pumpkin dessert… step aside, pumpkin pie!
Pumpkin Creme Brulee
Simple to prepare and practical to make in advance, Pumpkin Creme Brulee will become your pumpkin-season crowd-pleaser par excellence. Many people shy away from creme brulee because it looks and sounds complicated, but it couldn’t be easier. Just five ingredients and very little hands-on time yields a silky-smooth dessert with a luscious flavour that will surprise and delight.
No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Latte Pretzel Pie (No Pastry Skills Required!)
For those who avoid making pie dough at all costs, this cream pie-style “PSL” is just the ticket. A no-bake, salty-sweet pretzel crust holds a stove top pumpkin-coffee filling, all topped with maple whipped cream.
Pumpkin Pie Squares With Candied Pecans
These Baking Therapy pumpkin pie bars have a rich and smooth filling blended with warming spices like cinnamon, ginger and clove, as well as a gingery cookie crust. Serve with fresh whipped cream and spiced candied pecans for a little crunch.
Giant Skillet Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll
This giant treat is just like the traditional version, but with the addition of seasonal pumpkin and much bigger. Instead of individual buns, serve up this dramatic and playful version like a cake and cut into wedges. Try a slice while it’s still a bit warm, and enjoy as the cream cheese glaze melts between the layers. Yum!
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Cups with Coconut Whipped Cream
This vegan take on pumpkin pie uses coconut in a few different ways – flour, milk and sugar – to achieve a tender dairy-free crust, trademark custardy interior and must-have whipped cream topping. But rest assured, even with all of that coconut, the flavour is loud and clear: pumpkin pie with whipped cream!