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The Best Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

Embrace the flavors of the season with the The best pumpkin recipes for autumn! I'm sharing some of my favorite pumpkin treats, from pumpkin pies and cookies to pumpkin bread and more. All easy to prepare and full of the festive flavors of warm, spiced pumpkin!

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A fork stuck in a slice of Pumpkin Dump Cake with a scoop of ice cream and caramel sauce.A fork stuck in a slice of Pumpkin Dump Cake with a scoop of ice cream and caramel sauce.
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Bring on the fall vibes with these cozy pumpkin recipes

Who else has been waiting all year for pumpkin season? Why, all the same. For pumpkin lovers like myself, I consider autumn our Superbowl.

With the pumpkin-filled time of the year arriving soon enough, today I'm sharing my favorite treats featuring the fall season's star ingredient.

I'm making some of my best pumpkin recipes of all time. From cozy pumpkin cookies to pumpkin breads, muffins and even a pumpkin pie or two for good measure. Get ready for your kitchen to taste like a sweet, toasty pumpkin spice dream!

What makes these recipes the best?

Everyone loves a good pumpkin recipe, but what makes it better than good? These ideas for cooking pumpkin are:

  • Easy. As always, my mission is to share the best baking recipes that any home baker can whip up when the craving strikes! These pumpkin recipes are easy and delicious.
  • Full of pumpkin flavor. Warm and cozy, sweet and spicy – ​​my pumpkin recipes don't lack all the classic flavors we know and love.
  • Perfect for the season. Fall means the holiday season is right around the corner! I'm sharing treats that are perfect for everyday baking, but also perfect for sharing with friends and family during the holidays.

Tips for cooking with pumpkin

Some additional tips for turning pumpkin into the best autumn delicacies:

  • You can use the canned one or the homemade one – sort of. Most pumpkin recipes will turn out just as great with fresh, made-from-scratch pumpkin puree as they will with canned pumpkin. However, the flavor and texture of fresh squash can vary, so that's something to keep in mind when cooking. Pumpkin pies, for example, usually turn out better when made with trusty canned pumpkin.
  • Speaking of canned pumpkin… Canned pumpkin puree is not the same as canned pumpkin pie filling. If your recipe calls for canned pumpkin, make sure you use the right ingredient!
  • Swap squash for eggs, oil or butter: You can swap 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree for an egg in most baking recipes. You can also substitute one tablespoon of pumpkin puree in place of the oil/butter.
  • Cook thoroughly. Because squash is so moist, it's important to keep an eye on your baked goods while they're in the oven and after they come out. Make sure the centers are not still raw/rubbery after cooking.
  • Pumpkin Puree Substitutes: Have you run out of pumpkin puree? Or maybe you forgot to add it to your shopping list or are just looking for something different. Good alternatives to pumpkin include mashed or pureed sweet potatoes, canned sweet potatoes, or pumpkin. These can be substituted 1:1 for pumpkin puree in most recipes!

14 recipes you have to try

Have your pumpkin puree ready for these festive recipes perfect for fall baking!

Pumpkin cookie broken in half and stacked on top of another cookie.Pumpkin cookie broken in half and stacked on top of another cookie.

Pumpkin biscuits

Let's start with a true classic: pumpkin biscuits that are rich and tender, delicious and spicy. I frosted them with a decadent brown sugar glaze that melts in your mouth. A bite of one of these is the definition of bliss!

Four pumpkin chocolate chip cookies stacked.Four pumpkin chocolate chip cookies stacked.

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

A soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie with a fun fall twist. These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are packed with rich pumpkin spice flavor, made extra moist and tender with real pumpkin puree.

Syrup is poured onto a perfect pumpkin pie with maple frosting.Syrup is poured onto a perfect pumpkin pie with maple frosting.

Perfect pumpkin pie with maple frosting

Light and fluffy pumpkin pie is layered with the flavors of fall in this easy pumpkin dessert. Filled with buttery frosting enriched with browned butter and a touch of pure maple syrup.

Close-up of an apple and pumpkin muffin with frosting.Close-up of an apple and pumpkin muffin with frosting.

Apple and pumpkin muffins

Two fall favorites come together in these easy pumpkin apple muffins! Soft and moist pumpkin muffins are filled with sweet apple pieces and cinnamon spices. This recipe immediately puts everyone in a good mood!

Chewy pumpkin cookies with flaky sea salt on a cooling rackChewy pumpkin cookies with flaky sea salt on a cooling rack

Chewy pumpkin biscuits salted with honey

These chewy pumpkin cookies are simply the best, with all the buttery goodness, spice and whatnot. TRY to resist having a second or third. Perfect for a Thanksgiving or Halloween cookie platter!

A slice of Pumpkin Dump Cake with a scoop of ice cream and caramel sauce.A slice of Pumpkin Dump Cake with a scoop of ice cream and caramel sauce.

soft pumpkin pie

This pumpkin pie might just be one of my all-time favorite fall desserts. I always come back to this moist cake recipe full of chocolate and real pumpkin flavor, made with boxed yellow cake mix and a crunchy hazelnut graham cracker topping.

A slice cut from a loaf of pumpkin bread on a cooling rack.A slice cut from a loaf of pumpkin bread on a cooling rack.

The best easy pumpkin bread

The perfect quick bread to bake this fall! You'll love this classic pumpkin bread recipe as much as I do, I just know it. I can't think of many people who can resist a soft, tender slice of this pumpkin spice loaf.

Three pumpkin blondies stacked with white chocolate chips.Three pumpkin blondies stacked with white chocolate chips.

Easy pumpkin blondies

Serve these easy pumpkin blondies at all your fall gatherings and watch them vanish from the plate! This blonde recipe is packed with pumpkin flavor (not to mention melted white chocolate chips!) and is super easy to make.

Pumpkin scones with brown sugar glaze on a cooling rack.Pumpkin scones with brown sugar glaze on a cooling rack.

English pumpkin biscuits

These flaky and moist pumpkin scones are exactly what I'll be having with my morning coffee all season long. Topped with brown sugar icing and so buttery!

Front view of a pumpkin roll dusted with powdered sugar.Front view of a pumpkin roll dusted with powdered sugar.

Easy pumpkin roll

Roll up all the delicious flavors of pumpkin and spices into a simple yet amazing dessert. This pumpkin roll is creamy, tender, and simply an all-around winner.

A slice of pumpkin and cinnamon pie on a plate.A slice of pumpkin and cinnamon pie on a plate.

Simple cake with pumpkin and cinnamon rolls

This breakfast dessert starts with store-bought cake mix and ends with the most amazing pumpkin cinnamon cake. This simple cake recipe is a treat for fall mornings, made with a moist cake covered in cinnamon and topped with frosting.

Close up of assorted pumpkin molasses cookies.Close up of assorted pumpkin molasses cookies.

Pumpkin Molasses Cookies

If there was ever a recipe to make you feel like having fun at your local pumpkin patch, this is it! These pumpkin molasses cookies are so soft, sweet and tender and taste just like they came from a bakery.

A slice of pumpkin cheesecake is lifted from a cake onto a serving plate.A slice of pumpkin cheesecake is lifted from a cake onto a serving plate.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Creamy cheesecake with lots of pumpkin flavor! My pumpkin cheesecake recipe is the best for fall entertaining because it never fails to impress. The texture is divine and the flavors are a pumpkin lover's dream come true.

Pumpkin muffin broken in half with cream cheese fillingPumpkin muffin broken in half with cream cheese filling

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins (Starbucks copycat recipe)

If you love those soft pumpkin cream cheese muffins from Starbucks, wait until you try this homemade version. This copycat recipe inspired by the classic coffee shop treat tastes a million times better when freshly baked!

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