When I first decided to add pumpkin recipes to Funtober, I was obviously thinking about pumpkin pie. But there are so many more pumpkin dessert recipes out there. So here are seven desserts to make this fall to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Paula Deen’s pumpkin cheesecake recipe on the Food Network has five stars after 800+ reviews. You can’t go wrong with that. But you may be able to top it with the double layer pumpkin cheesecake at AllRecipes. It has 1600+ reviews and a five star rating as well.
Pumpkin Spice Cake
Try this pumpkin spice cake with maple frosting from A Spicy Perspective. According to her, this cake “is off the charts” and her “absolute favorite pumpkin recipe.” If you aren’t feeling the maple frosting, here is one with whipped cream cheese frosting instead.
Pumpkin Creme Brulee
I’ve seen many people mention creme brulee as an easy alternative to pumpkin pie. As long as you have a kitchen torch. So here’s two pumpkin creme brulee recipes for you to consider; one from Sophistimom and one from the Food Network’s Emeril Lagasse.
Let’s go with the frozen pumpkin mousse with walnut toffee crunch that was published in Bon Appetit in 1994. The presentation of the mousse in the photo blows away all the competitors. For an alternative, try Barefoot Contessa’s pumpkin mousse parfait.
I knew when I saw these chocolate chip pumpkin muffins that I had completed the search for a pumpkin muffin recipe. But I decided that these cranberry pumpkin muffins were worth mentioning as well.
Here are recipes for pumpkin cupcakes with a cinnamon brown sugar buttercream, a pumpkin spiced cream cheese frosting, and a maple cream cheese frosting. Choose your favorite or make all three!
If you decide to go with canned pumpkin mix, use the recipe for Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie. For those that want to make a pumpkin pie from scratch, My Kitchen Addiction explains how to go from pumpkin to homemade pie.