Our Best Pumpkin Recipes

Take pumpkin to another level with these recipes that readers gave our highest ranking.

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Randy Mayor

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Who says you can’t improve a good thing? You won’t miss anything in our Classic Pumpkin Pie but the extra calories. Online reviewer Danny comments, “This pie didn't disappoint. You can't really tell it's a light pumpkin pie. It's a perfect dessert.”

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Pumpkin Pie Shake

Howard Puckett

Pumpkin Pie Shake

This quick and easy dessert may remind you of another holiday classic. Allison writes, “My family thought they were drinking pumpkin pie. We will make it again.”

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Pumpkin Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Pumpkin Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce

Perfect for a dinner party, this dish can be made in advance and refrigerated until you’re ready. Reviewer Kara suggests using rice paper wrappers. “They’re considerably larger [than wonton wrappers]. I can't tell you how much time this saves. It only takes me about 15 minutes to make this dish, which is one of the reasons I love it.”

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Pumpkin Spice-Cream

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Pumpkin Spice-Cream 

Cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg stand out in this fall-flavored treat. Reader lengle67 raves, “Absolutely wonderful . . . even better than full-fat ice cream recipes we've made in the past. We’ll be making this for Thanksgiving!”

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Pumpkin-Walnut Focaccia with Gruyere

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Pumpkin-Walnut Focaccia with Gruyere

This Italian classic reaches new heights with the addition of nutty Gruyére and sweet pumpkin. Not an experienced baker? Take comfort from the words of fellow novice terribly73: “This is the first time I have made a bread from scratch, and it turned out perfectly. It’s delicious plain with just a little butter. Perfect!”

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Pumpkin Pie Cake

Randy Mayor

Pumpkin Pie Cake

Tired of pumpking pie every year? Shake things up and opt for this snazzy cake. Reviewer Rachel Elma reports, “Outstanding! Super moist, great flavor, and looks so pretty when done. This will be a holiday season regular for my home.”

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Pumpkin-Honey Beer Quick Bread

Randy Mayor

Pumpkin-Honey Beer Quick Bread

Readers loved this bread and found it perfect for gift-giving or making ahead. (It keeps for two months in the freezer; wrap it in plastic wrap first.) "This is the most amazing bread ever," says hkristinr "I've made it countless times now and given it as gifts, especially to my pregnant friends, and they LOVE it. Well, EVERYONE loves it!!!"

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Vanilla-Bourbon Pumpkin Tart Recipes

Photo: Ellen Silverman

Vanilla-Bourbon Pumpkin Tart

Graham crackers and pecans encrust the spirited, spiced filling. Dollop each serving with sweetened whipped cream.

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Ginger Pumpkin Pie with Toasted Coconut

Photo: Charles Masters

Ginger Pumpkin Pie with Toasted Coconut

Ginger and coconut add warm, flavorful accents to this fall classic. If you'd like a dollop of something creamy, top with fat-free whipped topping.

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Pumpkin-Almond Cheesecake

Photo: Levi Brown

Pumpkin-Almond Cheesecake

A deliciously dense almond cake rests underneath the cheesy spiced pumpkin layer. Almond brittle adds a spectacular finishing touch.

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Pumpkin Pie Pudding Recipes

Photo: Jonny Valiant

Pumpkin Pie Pudding

We took the best part of the classic fall pie and stuck it in a glass for a perfectly-portioned treat. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and chopped walnuts.

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Spiced Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Spiced Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Vegetable shortening gives this piecrust—which we've deemed our best ever—a delicious, flaky texture. Be sure to read the nutrition labels and buy a brand with no trans fats though.

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Pumpkin Ice Cream Torte Recipes

Photo: Ellen Silverman

Pumpkin Ice Cream Torte

Here’s the secret: You can make this pumpkin torte well ahead and freeze it. The sauce is jarred. The cook will be celebrated.

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Spiced Pumpkin Biscuits with Orange Honey Butter Recipe

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Spiced Pumpkin Biscuits

These simple pumpkin biscuits are perfect any time of day and pair wonderfully with Orange-Honey Butter.

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Pumpkin-Cranberry Muffins

Photo: Beau Gustafson

Pumpkin-Cranberry Muffins

These moist, 5-star pumpkin muffins get a burst of sweet and sour notes from the dried cranberries. This favorite recipe doubles easily to feed a crowd.

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Pecan-Topped Pumpkin Bread

Photo: Beau Gustafson

Pecan-Topped Pumpkin Bread

This much-loved recipe was the subject of a recipe makeover that earned rave reviews. With a few low-fat baking tricks, our healthy pumpkin bread recipe shaved 33 percent of the calories and more than half the fat from the original recipe.

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Pumpkin Pound Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Pumpkin Pound Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

The glaze on this mouthwatering cake is enough to make you want to lick your screen. Drain the canned pumpkin before making the cake batter to keep the cake's texture light.

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Roasted Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Pilau Recipes

Photo: Randy Mayor

Roasted Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Pilau

Hearty pumpkin and creamy sweet potatoes steal the show in this cool-weather pilaf. It’s an ideal way to add fiber to your diet and a beautiful showcase for some underused winter vegetables.

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