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Pumpkin Dessert Recipes To Sweeten Up Fall (PHOTOS)

This fall favorite is good for more than Jack-O-Lantern carving.
10/16/2013 09:43am ET | Updated October 7, 2014

Along with copious amounts of candy, the quest for the perfect costume, and an excuse to finally re-watch your favorite childhood movies, pumpkins are one of the most important parts of the Halloween season.

Though most of us visit the pumpkin patch to make Jack-O-Lanterns or even roasted pumpkin seeds, there is so much more to this fall favorite than might initially meet the eye. In fact, pumpkin desserts are some of the best sweets for the fall season -- from classics like pumpkin pie to the more modern pumpkin crepes, we've put together our favorite pumpkin dessert recipes. We've included three below -- but make sure to scroll down to see all 29 of these perfect fall treats.

1
Cheesecake Pumpkin Bars in a Jar
I Am Baker
2
Turtle Pumpkin Ice Cream Cake
A Spicy Perspective
Get the Turtle Pumpkin Ice Cream Cake Recipe by A Spicy Perspective
3
Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake
Lemon Sugar
Get the Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe by Lemon Sugar
4
Mascarpone Pumpkin Pie
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Mascarpone Pumpkin Pie Recipe by A Beautiful Mess, adapted from Paula Deen
5
Pumpkin Rugelach with Sage and Walnuts
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Pumpkin Rugelach with Sage and Walnuts Recipe by arielleclementine/Food52
6
Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Buttermilk Glaze
Lemon Sugar
7
Pumpkin Pie and Bourbon Whipped Cream
Cook The Story
8
Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting
Two Peas & Their Pod
9
Pumpkin Sherbet
Skinny Taste
Get the Pumpkin Sherbet Recipe by Skinny Taste
10
Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes
Two Peas & Their Pod
Get the Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes Recipe by Two Peas & Their Pod
11
Mascarpone Pumpkin Mousse Cups
Foodie Crush
12
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars
Two Peas & Their Pod
Get the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars Recipe by Two Peas & Tehir Pod
13
Pumpkin Spiced Crepes with Pumpkin Butter
Skinny Taste
14
Mini Drunken Pumpkin Coconut Pies
The Beeroness
15
Pumpkin Cupcakes With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
Gimme Some Oven
16
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Simply Recipes
Get the Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe by Simply Recipes
17
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
A Spicy Perspective
Get the Pumpkin Whoopie Pies Recipe by A Spicy Perspective
18
Chocolate Pumpkin Cake
I Am Baker
Get the Chocolate Pumpkin Cake Recipe by I Am Baker
19
Sweet Pumpkin Fried Wonton Desserts
Steamy Kitchen
20
Pumpkin Spice Cake
Gimme Some Oven
Get the Pumpkin Spice Cake Recipe by Gimme Some Oven
21
Pumpkin Seed Brittle with Vanilla Bean and Cardamom
Brown Eyed Baker
22
Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Yogurt Cupcakes
Skinny Taste
23
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake Recipe
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Pumpkin Pie Milkshake Recipe by A Beautiful Mess
24
Pumpkin Crunch Cake
Buns In My Oven
Get the Pumpkin Crunch Cake Recipe by Buns In My Oven
25
Salted Pumpkin Crème Brûlée
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Salted Pumpkin Crème Brûlée Recipe by EmilyC/Food52
26
Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Merrill Stubbs/Food52
Get the Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe by Merrill Stubbs/Food52
27
Pumpkin Roll
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Pumpkin Roll Recipe by Brown Eyed Baker
28
Pumpkin Blondies
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Pumpkin Blondies Recipe by Brown Eyed Baker
29
Pumpkin Fudge
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Pumpkin Fudge Recipe by Brown Eyed Baker

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Pumpkin Dessert Recipes