No matter how much I decorate, fall really wouldn’t feel right without some delicious pumpkin recipes!
Of course, I’m all about the flavor. But pumpkin is also a really versatile ingredient that you can incorporate into desserts, savory meals, drinks, and more.
You can find plenty of pumpkin recipes on the web, I also have a bunch of my own! Some come from my family’s recipe box, and others were experiments that turned into tried-and-true favorites.
This month, I’ve already shared a bunch of my pumpkin treats—from cake to soup. But in celebration of National Pumpkin Day, I put them all together in one easy-to-access place.
Check out my pumpkin recipes below and click on the blue underlined titles to get all the instructions you’ll need to make my favorites.
This pumpkin bread recipe was one I grew up with… I can still smell it baking in my childhood home!
It’s from Grandma Bauer’s recipe box and the pure pumpkin taste really shines through. There are also some great spices like cinnamon and nutmeg as well, but they don’t mask the pumpkin flavor.
Great for gifting, you can make a couple of loaves. One to keep at home and one for a family friend!
Pumpkin puree adds some incredible moisture to any recipe. That’s why it works so well in this pumpkin cake!
Made with just two ingredients (pumpkin and cake mix), this is the simplest treat on my list. The pumpkin acts as a binder, so you don’t even need eggs or butter!
It’s also a great choice if you’re trying to serve a lot of people. You can frost it too, but I prefer to just add a dusting of powdered sugar. Yum!
Oh, and my Harvest Apple Cake is another favorite during the fall months!
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Cake
This is my newest pumpkin recipe and it’s actually derived from the recipe above!
It’s just as simple since the cake only requires two ingredients… the pumpkin and cake mix.
But the biggest difference? This pumpkin cream cheese swirl cake includes a rich ribbon of cream cheese frosting throughout!
I guess this is “technically” dessert… but I’m going to argue that it makes a great breakfast treat too. Yum!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie
One of my all-time favorite desserts, this pumpkin cheesecake pie will change the way you think about a classic pumpkin pie.
Not only does it include layers of pumpkin and creamy cheesecake, but it also features a layer of chocolate. Trust me… once you try this unique recipe, it might be the only pumpkin pie you ever make again!
Pumpkin Ice Cream
This is one of my newer recipes, but it’s definitely here to stay!
While making ice cream might sound daunting, this recipe is incredibly simple. Thanks to my Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker, all I need to do is mix all of the ingredients together, turn on the machine, and wait for my batch of ice cream to finish!
I like to top mine with sweet caramel sauce, but it’s also great on its own or paired with a baked dessert.
Pumpkin Pancakes with Salted Caramel-Bacon Syrup
This time of year, I like to incorporate pumpkin at all times of the day! That’s why this pumpkin pancake recipe is one of my favorite breakfasts of all time.
Just take a look at that syrup… did I mention it’s salted caramel-bacon syrup? Now I have your attention!
Drizzled atop these fluffy, flavorful pancakes, it really makes the whole dish extra special. But if you’re more of an apple person, I also have a delicious recipe for apple pancakes with cinnamon cider sauce.
I use my slow cooker a lot. As a working mom, it’s a lifesaver! And one of my favorite things to make in my slow cooker is this smooth pumpkin butter.
This is another recipe from my Grandma’s recipe box. It’s easy to make and it has such a great texture! Plus, after dumping all of the ingredients in the pot, you can leave it alone for a couple of hours and get some work done around the house.
Here’s a video that shows you how to make it!
Pumpkin Apple Bisque
I’m a soup girl no matter the time of the year. But this recipe has a special place in my heart.
I served this pumpkin apple bisque at my wedding. It was a fall-themed wedding and this complimented it perfectly! We even served it in carved-out pumpkins… our guests loved the creativity!
You can leave the bisque as is, but I prefer to top it with sour cream and snipped chives. If you’re serving it up for guests, it adds a little decorative (and tasty!) touch.
Do you have a favorite pumpkin recipe you like to make? If so, I’d love to hear about it! I’m always looking for new ones to add to my must-try list 🙂
Oh… and if you’d like that sweet pumpkin scent without the baking or cooking, try the Pumpkin Spice Candle, or a Pumpkin Pie Diffuser and Room Spray instead!
From my kitchen to yours,