The 15 Best Pumpkin Treats for Fall

The 15 Best Pumpkin Treats for Fall

Last week, we kicked off fall with some delicious savory pumpkin recipes. This week, we're getting to the good stuff: pumpkin desserts. Bring on the pumpkin cookies, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and yes, even the pumpkin pie. We're ready.

Just in case you weren't in the mood for fall, you will be after browsing these recipes for everything from a pumpkin cinnamon roll to pumpkin kettle corn.

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1. How To Make Pumpkin Spice Lattes (Even Better than Starbucks!)

The key to making this Pumpkin Spice Latte even better is to cook the pumpkin purée and spices a bit. It helps it blend with the espresso, and gets rid of any lingering squash flavor.

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2. Pumpkin Swiss Cake Roll with Hazelnut Buttercream

While this might have had a place on your holiday table in years past, it is just as appropriate at a less formal occasion. Don't be intimidated by the spiral — the trick is to pre-roll the cake while it is still warm.

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3. Pumpkin Slab Pie

Not all pumpkin pies are created equal — after all, can your traditional Thanksgiving recipe serve 24 people? We didn't think so. This slab pie is a cinch to make, and is the perfect recipe to bring to a potluck.

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4. Pumpkin Spiced Caramel Corn

Okay, this technically doesn't have any pumpkin in it, but it does make use of one of our favorite fall ingredients: pumpkin pie spice. Add it into the caramel for a seasonal sweet treat.

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5. No-Knead Pumpkin Rolls with Brown Sugar Glaze

If you want to please your entire family, make a batch of these no-knead pumpkin rolls. The best advice for this recipe is to pour the glaze over the rolls while they are still warm.

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6. Deep-Dish Pumpkin Meringue Pie

This is by far the most impressive pumpkin pie you could make. The deep-dish crust makes sure that everyone gets plenty of flaky goodness. And the marshmallow topping? Well, that speaks for itself.

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7. Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of the best things about this cookie recipe is that it doesn't require a stand mixer. You can make it in a bowl with a wooden spoon!

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8. Classic Pumpkin Pie

Sometimes you have to stick with the classics. This pumpkin pie is perfectly moist and has a flaky crust — just don't skimp on the whipped cream.

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9. How To Make Perfect Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin muffins are a great base to experiment with. Once you master the basic recipe, you can add in all kinds of other ingredients like chocolate chips, pecans, or dried cranberries.

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10. Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies Treats

There are a lot of ways to make Rice Krispies Treats amazing, but our favorite right now is to add a little pumpkin purée to the mix. It makes a great classroom treat for fall.

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11. Maple Pumpkin Pie with Streusel Topping

If you want to spice up to your pumpkin pie, add a bit of maple for sweetness and a streusel topping for an extra crunch. Of course, the pumpkin pie spice is still the main star of the show.

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12. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

How do you eat pumpkin pie for breakfast? You make it into a smoothie. This recipe is about to become your new morning go-to.

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13. Pumpkin Spiced Peanut Butter Cups

You can make these peanut butter cups extra special by adding both pumpkin spice mix and pumpkin butter to the filling.

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14. Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

Adding pumpkin purée to the dough of your snickerdoodles is a pro move. But what makes these cookies really amazing is adding pumpkin pie spice to the sugar mix that goes on the outside of the cookie.

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15. Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

The other way to enjoy pumpkin for breakfast is in a big stack of fluffy pumpkin pancakes. The pumpkin purée makes these incredibly rich.

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