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15 Best Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

It’s the season for falling leaves and pumpkin eats. Here is a winning collection of our favorite pumpkin recipes. These sweet and savory eats are sure to be loved by your family as well.


15 Best Pumpkin Recipes to Try

  1. Fall isn’t fall until pumpkin breads start making their way out of the oven. This is hands-down the Best Pumpkin Bread Recipe we’ve ever eaten.

2. These Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes are baked rather than fried, so you’ll feel good about serving these up for breakfast. Kids and adults gobble these up, so be prepared. You won’t want store-bought donut holes after tasting these.

3. While we’re on the subject of breakfast, you’ll be hard pressed to find any other pumpkin pancakes as fluffy and tasty as these. There’s nothing else that says Happy Fall like these fluffy pumpkin pancakes.

4. If you know someone who’s a Harry Potter fan, make these magical Pumpkin Pasties for them. Actually, even if these flaky hand pies weren’t featured in Harry Potter, they’d still be an instant hit in anyone’s kitchen.

5. Though pumpkin eats are often on the sweet side, adding pumpkin to a savory stew or chili is absolutely delicious. This Fall Pumpkin Chili is full of flavor, healthy, and super easy. (It will not taste like you put pumpkin pie into your chili. You gotta try it.)

6. Cheesecake Factory is famous for their seasonal pumpkin cheesecake, which happens only in the fall. Now you can have rich, decadent New York Style Pumpkin Cheesecake whenever your family desires it. It’s much more affordable than restaurant versions and tastes so much better.

pumpkin cheesecake

7. Everyone’s got a favorite recipe for pie, and we readily declare this Pumpkin Pie based on America’s Test Kitchen to be the best pumpkin pie ever created. The flaky butter crust is irresistible.

8. Adding pumpkin to cookie dough results in the softest, dreamiest Pumpkin Spice Cookies ever. These pumpkin treats are a favorite with kids and adults alike.

9. Many of us are familiar with the seasonal offerings of fall scone flavors at coffee shops everywhere. We’re not exaggerating when we say these moist Pumpkin Scones are beyond comparison; once you try these tender scones at home, you won’t want to go back to anything else.

Favorite Pumpkin Scones

10. There’s pumpkin bread, and there’s chocolate pumpkin bread. If chocolate makes you smile, you’ll adore this Chocolate Pumpkin Bread. It’s fabulously tender and teeming with great flavors.

11. Appetizers put the fun into gatherings, and this Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip is all about fun. Try dipping slices of apples, pretzel sticks, or graham crackers into this sweet dip at your next party.

12. For all those busy grab ‘n go moments when you need a healthy yet satisfying snack, these No-Bake Pumpkin Energy Bites have come to the rescue. They’re fun to make, keep well, can be frozen, and most importantly…taste delicious.

13. When you want to have fun with fall treats, you can’t go wrong with these Mini Pumpkin Churros. They’re tender on the inside, crispy on the outside, and bursting with pumpkin-cinnamon-sugar flavors.

14. This Autumn Pumpkin Cornbread is golden deliciousness on the fall dinner table. This magnificent cornbread boasts a tender crumb, with perfectly balanced sweetness that pairs well with any autumn meal.

15. Double the yum, with Double Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting. This recipe uses twice the amount of pumpkin that other recipes use, for the biggest pumpkin flavor. It’s loaded with warm fall spices and topped with the most glorious cream cheese frosting.

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10 comments

    • Joanne Teets

    Agree with other commentors. What a great pumpkin collection. So many to keep and try! Thank you so much.

    • Chandice Probst

    Thank you so much for putting all these wonderful pumpkin recipes all in one place! So much less work for me than having to go find them myself…

    • Gunjan

    What an awesome Round up. I have so much pumpkin purée and I would love to give all the recipes a try.

    • Ramona

    It is the best time of the year for these recipes! these recipes just scream fall. All of them look so delicious and perfect to put you in the fall mood. Thank you for sharing these collection of recipe!

    • HEATHER PERINE

    I finally got my hands on some pumpkin puree!! I’m so excited to try out some recipes now. I think those pumpkin pasties have got my name written all over them. Thanks for such a great list!

    • Eileen Kelly

    I have a ton of pumpkin and needed a plan. These recipes are so yummy. Our biggest issue was which one to make first. They are delish.

    • Beth

    What a great collection of recipes this is. I want to try so many, but especially the Double Pumpkin Bars and the Pumpkin Pasties. And I’ve never seen a pumpkin cornbread recipe before.

    • Shelley

    Hurray for pumpkin season! Thank you for more delicious inspiration on how to enjoy it! OMG that cheesecake!! (Which will then necessarily need to be followed by several virtuous days with those yummy little Pumpkin Energy Bites lol!) Great ideas!

    • Andrea

    A great collection of fall foods! Thanks for doing the work for me haha. I can’t wait to try some of these. I know my family will love them all!

    • Amy

    What a fabulous collection of recipes. Pumpkin is not something I have in sweet recipes so I’d love to try some of these. The mini churros and the pumpkin scones look amazing. Having some friends over for lunch on the weekend so might be a nice way to end the afternoon!

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