6 Pumpkin Desserts When You’re Tired of Pie

Why should the pie always be the star of the show? We whipped up 6 pumpkin-laced desserts that might just give Grandma’s pumpkin pie a run for its money.

1

Pumpkin-Chocolate Swirl Cupcakes With Chocolate Buttercream

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Try these cupcakes as part of a larger Thanksgiving dessert spread or take them to school to celebrate a fall birthday. Use a star-tip and a piping bag for an extra special presentation (but the back of a spoon makes nice swoops too).

Get the recipe: Pumpkin-Chocolate Swirl Cupcakes With Chocolate Buttercream


2

Pumpkin, Chocolate, and Toffee Skillet Cookie

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Pumpkin keeps this giant cookie super tender as the edges crisp in the skillet. Toffee adds a buttery caramel crunch while chocolate keeps us coming back for another spoonful. Whether you like a crispy cookie or a chewy one, this skillet is a one-stop shop.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin, Chocolate, and Toffee Skillet Cookie


3

Pumpkin Cream Puffs

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These sophisticated puffs take pumpkin desserts to the next level. We say skip the pumpkin pie if you make these (it might get jealous).

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Cream Puffs



4

Pumpkin Pavlova With Roasted Apples

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With all the flavors of fall, this lighter than air layer cake will be a welcome change after decades of pie and pumpkin roll. Make the parts a few days ahead and assemble on the big day.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Pavlova With Roasted Apples


5

Pumpkin Pecan Crisps

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A new twist for pumpkin pie lovers, these can be baked in individual ramekins or in one big dish. Serve with lightly sweetened whipped cream or crème fraiche (if you're fancy).

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Pecan Crisps


6

Pumpkin No-Churn Ice Cream With Cranberry-Raspberry Compote

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Photo by Max Kelly

No churn pumpkin ice cream is the perfect addition to your seasonal dessert arsenal. Serve it with hot apple pie for the ultimate Thanksgiving dessert mash-up.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin No-Churn Ice Cream With Cranberry-Raspberry Compote