The Ultimate Pumpkin Roundup

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Pumpkin is the ingredient that I wait alllll year to cook with! Anything with pumpkin added to it is better and these recipes are no exception! You will love them so much, you will want to try them all!

These are the ultimate pumpkin recipes that you are going to love this fall season. Bring them to holiday parties, neighborhood events or, if you are like me, just bake up a bunch to snack on while at home! A few of my tried and true favorites are Soft and Puffy Pumpkin Snickerdoodles, Pumpkin Pecan Pie Bars, and Pumpkin Spice Pancakes!

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The Ultimate Pumpkin Recipes

Can I just tell you that I love fall-time? I love it for the boots, the changing leaves, the cool air, the cozy sweaters… AND THE PUMPKIN!! I never get sick of pumpkin recipes and these days I’m seeing them all over the place! If you haven’t expanded your fall baking options then you have come to the right place! There are so many options, sweet and savory included. I love trying out a bunch of recipes early on in the season. That way, as I find ones that I love, I can repeat them over and over!

Anytime you see pumpkin puree in the store, grab it!! It runs out so quickly and you want to make sure that you have enough on hand to try any and all of these recipes! They are so delicious and delectable that you will begin to cook with pumpkin all year round… Like I do! Seriously, when I find something that I like AND my kids like, you can bet I’m not going to make that any type of seasonal dish. These recipes are so simple and easy, the kids can even help you out in the kitchen! They are my tried and true favorites and I just know that you are going to love them as much as I do!

Pumpkin Cooking Tips

Even though you may be familiar with a couple of common pumpkin recipes, I want you to experiment and try as many more as you can! Before you start, read through these tips that will help you as you start into your baking! You will soon be the expert on pumpkins!

  • Canned Puree: Don’t get overwhelmed thinking that you have to use homemade puree. If you don’t know how to make homemade puree then you are just fine! Canned pumpkin is 100% acceptable in these recipes. The texture is perfect and it will save you so much time and effort!
  • Seeds: If you have pumpkins that you carve during Halloween, don’t make all work that went into scraping them out go to waste! Make sure to cook the seeds! It’s a super easy way to have a delicious and healthy snack on hand throughout the season.
  • Puree or Pie Filling: These two are commonly mistaken as being the same and they aren’t! Pumpkin pie filling is mixed with different spices, adding flavor to it and if you use this instead of puree, your dish won’t taste right!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles

A delicious no bake truffle that is combined with pumpkin and cream cheese!
Ingredients: gingersnap cookie crumbs, graham cracker crumbs, cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, canned pumpkin purée, ground cinnamon, of fine salt, white chocolate chips, white chocolate chips

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Delicious and fluffy pumpkin pancakes that are sure to be a hit at breakfast!
Ingredients: all purpose flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ground nutmeg, dash of ground ginger, dash of ground cloves, milk, pumpkin puree, egg, vegetable oil or melted butter
Pumpkin dump cake topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce.

Pumpkin Dump Cake

Two layers of decadent bliss make up this delicious dump cake recipe that is filled with sweet fall pumpkin spice flavor. Pumpkin Dump Cake is super simple to prepare. It has a crushed pecan filled cake-like top layer and a smooth and rich bottom pumpkin layer that tastes similar to pumpkin pie.
Ingredients: Pumpkin Pie mix, Eggs, Evaporated Milk, Sugar, Salt, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Yellow Cake Mix, Flour, Sugar, Chopped Pecans, Butter

Pumpkin Bread

This Absolutely Perfect Pumpkin Bread is moist, spiced and will fill your home with the most amazing aroma.  Your friends and family will devour this flavorful bread that screams it's time for fall.  This is such an easy quick bread, you'll make it all the time.
Ingredients: butter, sugar, eggs, pumpkin puree, sour cream, vanilla, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda, baking powder

Incredible Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Whipping Cream Frosting

This Pumpkin Cake is the most amazing pumpkin cake you will ever make! Perfectly spiced and moist and topped with the most epic cream cheese whipping cream frosting!
Ingredients: large eggs, white sugar, vegetable oil, pumpkin puree, all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, ground cinnamon, cream cheese, whipping cream, powdered sugar

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

This Creamy Pumpkin Soup is packed with pumpkin flavor, a touch of sweetness, and velvety smooth. It's the perfect cozy fall soup, and it only takes 30 minutes to throw together!
Ingredients: unsalted butter, diced onion, sliced or chopped carrot, kosher salt, divided, garlic cloves, pureed pumpkin , low-sodium chicken stock, ground cinnamon , black pepper, packed brown sugar, half and half

Crazy Good Pumpkin Seeds

Crazy Good Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are sweet, salty and a hint of spice to snack on while carving your pumpkins this halloween season. Tried and true pumpkin seeds that won't last long! 
Ingredients: raw pumpkin seeds, olive oil, sea salt, Chili Powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper

Grandma’s Famous Pumpkin Pie

Grandma's famous pumpkin pie is smooth, thick, and creamy! A MUST for the holidays and the best when served with a big scoop of whipped cream on top!
Ingredients: Grandma’s Perfect Pie Crust Recipe, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, salt, ground ginger, ground cloves, eggs, pumpkin or homemade puree, Evaporated Milk, Pecans for garnish, Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Soft and Puffy Pumpkin Snickerdoodles are made with real pumpkin, fall seasonal spices mixed together and rolled with pumpkin pie spice and a touch of sugar to add that extra sweetness and fall flavor! This are a MUST make this fall season!
Ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, freshly-ground ground nutmeg, unsalted butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, pumpkin puree, large egg, vanilla extract, granulated sugar, pumpkin pie spice

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are moist, chocolatey and topped off with a sprinkling of sugar! The spices and pumpkin puree flavors make these perfect for cooler weather!
Ingredients: unsalted butter cut into pieces, all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, pumpkin spice, ground cinnamon, eggs lightly beaten, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree, milk, semisweet chocolate chips, coarse sugar for sprinkling

Iced Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Iced Pumpkin Spice Cookies are soft, chewy, and topped with amazing cream cheese frosting!
Ingredients: unsalted butter, white sugar, pumpkin , egg, vanilla extract, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, salt, butter, 8 ounces cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract

Pumpkin Pecan Pie Bars

All of the goodness of pumpkin and pecan pie combine in these delicious dessert bars. They are baked on top of a buttery shortbread crust and make one fantastic dessert!
Ingredients: all-purpose flour, old-fashioned or instant oats, packed brown sugar, butter or margarine, granulated sugar, pumpkin puree, Evaporated Milk, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, pecans, packed brown sugar, Whipped cream

Mini Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Allow me to introduce you to your new favorite treat. 
Ingredients: 7 graham cracker sheets, ground cinnamon, sugar, unsalted butter, fat free Cool Whip, 8 oz package fat-free cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, allspice

Pumpkin Roll Bars

Amazing pumpkin roll bars without all of the hard work!
Ingredients: unsalted butter, granulated sugar, large eggs, 15 oz. can pumpkin, water, all-purpose flour, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cream cheese, granulated sugar, vanilla, large egg

Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread

A delicious a moist pumpkin cream cheese bread with half of the calories!
Ingredients: pureed pumpkin, unsweetened applesauce, whole egg, egg whites, all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, Stevia Cup For Cup sweetener, granulated sugar1 t. baking soda, ground cinnamon½ t. ground nutmeg, reduced fat cream cheese, granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, egg whites, vanilla extract

Pumpkin Spice Buddies

Prepare yourself for the best fall treat around- delicious pumpkin spice combined with one of the easiest treats on the planet – muddy buddies! The crunchy Chex Mix, chocolate, powdered sugar, and added cranberry and fall spices will make you want to finish the whole bowl.
Ingredients: box, white chocolate chips, dried unsweetened cranberries, roasted and salted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin pie spice, powdered sugar

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are too delicious and easy not to make!  When I discovered this recipe, it was a 2 ingredient cookie recipe.
Ingredients: pumpkin, Spice Cake Mix, chocolate chips

Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

This creamy cheesecake dip is combined with delicious caramel and pumpkin. This dip is a perfect fall dip!
Ingredients: cream cheese, powdered sugar, pumpkin, sour cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, caramel sauce

Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles

Pumpkiin cheesecake snickerdoodles are a fresh take on a classic cookie! Delightfully soft and filled with tangy cream cheese, these cookies will be sure to get a "WOW!" from your friends and family! 
Ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ground nutmeg, unsalted butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, pumpkin puree, large egg, vanilla extract, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, granulated sugar, cinnamon, ginger, Dash of allspice

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Thank you so much for including my Caramel Pecan Bundt cake!! I am dying now for something pumpkin! This is the most scrumptious round-up I have ever seen! xoxo Sheila

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