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11 Pumpkin Dessert Recipes + QUIZ: Which Fall Dessert Should You Make?

We’re in full fall swing, which means it’s time to break out your favorite pumpkin dessert recipes and get thee to an oven! Which one are you going to make? A cookie, a cake or maybe a roll. Whatever you decide, I’m sure anything from this list will surely hit the spot.

11 Pumpkin Dessert Recipes + QUIZ: Which Fall Dessert Should You Make?

Nothing quite conveys the flavor of fall like pumpkin.

Traditionally, I bake a pumpkin pie once every autumn, whether it be for our family’s Thanksgiving mega-meal or just a special treat for hubby and the kids. However, this year I wanted to veer away from the tried-and-true and experiment with a new pumpkin dessert recipe.

I was shocked to find the wealth of scrumptious pumpkin pie alternatives. From pumpkin donuts to fun fall-inspired Rice Krispies treats, people have thought of every pumpkin permutation out there! Try of the recipes I found during my search for the perfect pumpkin pie alternative–you won’t be disappointed. And hey, you might even start a new tradition.


Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

1. Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Cream cheese frosting makes everything better. Get the recipe here — it’s easier than you think.


2. Melt in Your Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

A copious amount of butter gives these cookies a truly decadent, melt-in-your-mouth quality. Recipe here.


3. Pumpkin Doughnuts

Weekend breakfast anyone? Learn how to make these decadent fall treats here.


4.Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats | Pumpkin Dessert Recipe

Kick your Rice Krispies Treats up a notch! These treats only take 15 minutes to make, so no excuses.


5. Pumpkin Scones (Starbucks Copycat)

Made using the exact ingredients that the Starbucks version uses, it’s no surprise they’re identical in deliciousness. Get the recipe here.



6. Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles

I said it already, but it’s worth repeating: cream cheese frosting makes everything better. More about these sweet treats here.


7. Pumpkin Dump Cake

Made from pumpkin, yellow cake mix, butter and pecans, this fall delight couldn’t be easier to make.


8. Pumpkin Pancakes | Pumpkin Desserts Recipes

Fall twist on the American breakfast staple. See how you can make it here.


9. Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes

You’ll want to double, maybe triple, the recipe. At least. Video tutorial and recipe here.


10. Fudgy Pumpkin Bars With Vanilla Bean Browned Butter Glaze

“They’re rich, soft, supremely moist, and tooth-sinkingly dense and satisfying,” Averie Sunshine writes. This recipe is sure to impress your friends.


11. Pumpkin Pie Crescents

Super duper easy “half homemade” recipe. Perfect for teens. Read how to make them here.


Still not sure what fall dessert to make? Maybe pumpkin isn’t even your thing… Take our quiz and find out which dessert you’re meant to make!


So which pumpkin dessert recipe are you making today? Let me know below in the comments!

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