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There are so many pumpkin dessert recipes that it can feel overwhelming, which is why I have selected the best 10 Easy Pumpkin Desserts! There are easy bread puddings, no bake treats and, of course, my foolproof pumpkin pie.
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Why These Are the Easiest Pumpkin Desserts
- Each of these recipes has under 10 ingredients. You most likely have everything you need already in the pantry!
- I carefully chose these recipes to be actually easy. The only equipment needed are a few bowls and a whisk. A hand blender will speed up the process in many cases but isn’t essential!
- All of these easy desserts use canned pumpkin to make your life as easy as reaching for the can opener.
- Each recipe is flavorful and balanced. There is a wide array to choose from no matter which type of pumpkin dessert you are craving!
Frequently Asked Questions
The difference between pumpkin pie filling and pumpkin puree is that pumpkin puree just contains pumpkin while pumpkin pie filling also contains spices, water, eggs and sugar. You wouldn’t want to use filling in a recipe that calls for puree because you will then have too much egg, liquid, and sugar.
Homemade pumpkin puree lasts one week in the refrigerator or 3 months frozen. You should use an open can of pumpkin puree up within a week. This pumpkin oatmeal, these pumpkin cupcakes, and this pumpkin coffee cake all use less than a can of pumpkin puree!
There is not a difference between canned pumpkin and pumpkin puree. Typically all canned pumpkin in the US is pureed.
No. I know it’s shocking but pumpkin puree can be a mix of pumpkin and “firm-shelled, golden-fleshed, sweet squash,” according to the FDA, and still be labeled as “pumpkin”. Different varieties of squash and pumpkin are often mixed to achieve the perfect consistency and flavor. Libby’s uses a gourd that is a proprietary strain of squash.
10 Easy Pumpkin Desserts!
Whisk together a large batch of my pumpkin spice recipe and start baking these easy pumpkin desserts. I’ve grouped them into Baked and No Bake recipes to make your life as easy as possible. And if you don’t find what you’re looking for immediately, check out our 25 Best Pumpkin Recipes for Fall!
Easy Baked Pumpkin Desserts
If you want to fill your whole house with the wonderful scent of pumpkin and spice, then pre-heat your ovens and try one of these easy baked pumpkin treats!
Easy chewy chocolate chip pumpkin cookies with the pumpkin spice flavor you crave along with the chewiness of your favorite thick chewy chocolate chip cookie! The brown butter frosting is totally optional but a really wonderful complement. You could also use this cream cheese frosting for cookies instead!
Chewy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies
This pumpkin bread pudding is one of my favorite desserts! Not only is it incredibly easy, but it has all the best flavors of Fall. Pumpkin spice, pumpkin puree, maple syrup and Bourbon. Yes, Bourbon. I told you it was the best!
Easy Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Pumpkin Dump Cake
If we are being honest, and I always am with you, this bread has more sugar in it then some of my cake recipes. There is a reason this is the best pumpkin bread recipe: it tastes fantastic, is incredibly moist and silly easy. Just whisk, pour and bake! Top it with the best cream cheese buttercream or even this easy lemon buttercream for a truly delicious and easy dessert.
There are only 5 ingredients in this easy pumpkin pie recipe! Simply whisk them together and pour into a crust! The pie uses sweetened condensed milk, which makes it super silky and foolproof.
Easy Pumpkin Pie
These decadent, yet easy Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Bars by Chenée Today via Grandbaby Cakes have a perfectly spiced pumpkin pie swirled with cheesecake on a Biscoff cookie crust! If you want bonus Pastry Chef points, you could make speculoos cookies from scratch and use them for the crust! But then I guess it wouldn’t really be easy anymore, would it?!
Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Bars
I will admit that fried donuts take time, so if you want a faster (and healthier) alternative to my pumpkin donuts, then these baked pumpkin donuts from The Urben Life are for you! Dip them in a classic donut glaze or scoop on some vanilla ice cream for a decadent treat!
Baked Pumpkin Donuts
No Bake Pumpkin Desserts
Here are my favorite no bake pumpkin desserts that still bring the flavor without the added step of baking!
If baking a pumpkin pie seems like too much trouble, then try this no bake pumpkin pie recipe by The Sage Apron. It is creamy, rich and decadent! Layers of crunchy pretzels, pumpkin pie mousse, whipped cream and a (not) optional pour of salted caramel sauce!
No Bake Pumpkin Pie with Salted Caramel
This easy maple pumpkin trifle has layers of no bake pumpkin cheesecake filling and maple pound cake, but you could also use cubed pumpkin bread or this pumpkin cake recipe to really lean into the pumpkin flavor!
Maple Pumpkin Trifle
A no bake, no-stress easy pumpkin dessert you can make in 5 minutes! It doesn’t get much easier or faster than this whipped ricotta pumpkin dip by Running to the Kitchen. Slice up a few varieties of apples and pears, or go the indulgent route and reach for gingersnap cookies, chewy sugar cookies, or even molasses sugar cookies!
Whipped Pumpkin Ricotta Dip
I decided to end with the easiest and most striking pumpkin dessert of them all! This No-Bake Pumpkin Dessert by Crazy for Crust is simple, comforting and perfect for a crowd! Plus you can make it when you get that pumpkin spice craving but it’s still technically Summer!