12 Pumpkin Desserts That Make Pie Jealous
Hey, pie. We need to talk. I'll always love you, but I want to start seeing other pumpkin desserts. I mean, check out what people are saying about these other sweet pumpkin treats. Can you blame me for being tempted to stray into the no-pie zone?
Granny Kat's Pumpkin Roll
A warmly spiced made-from-scratch pumpkin cake is baked in a jelly roll pan so it comes out ultra-thin, and is rolled up with a cream cheese filling to make a pinwheel of fall-flavored deliciousness with every slice.
"I wish there were more stars available because I'd give this recipe ALL of them." —Christie
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
You just know these adorable cookies are going to disappear immediately. I mean, who can resist the cuteness?
"This recipe is ridiculous. They taste just like pumpkin pie (possibly better?!?!) —beck
Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding
All the flavors of pumpkin pie but with the warming comfort of bread pudding. Snuggle down with a bowlful and see if you don't fall in love with it.
"This was our Thanksgiving dessert and EVERYONE thought it was a HUGE success. From our two year old grandson (who pulled up a stepstool in the kitchen so he could help himself) to my 60 year old husband and everyone in between!" —Nancy Reid
Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes
"THIS is one of the most perfect cupcakes I have ever had. They are moist, flavorful & perfectly spiced. This Thanksgiving, I think I'll be making these cupcakes instead of pie!" —Marie Robertson Klein
A cupcake this rich and spicy needs only a simple swirl of cream cheese frosting to top it off. Embellish with crystalized ginger for a sweet/hot treat.
You're going to want to drop the pie and keep the cannoli, especially when it's stuffed with creamy, spicy pumpkin/mascarpone/ricotta filling. Kim's Cooking Now makes her own cannoli shells, and presses mini chocolate chips.
"Excellent variation on traditional Cannoli. I made this for Christmas brunch and it was a huge hit with my family. I was lucky to get a taste myself." —mfields
Pumpkin Cake III
This top-rated, versatile cake recipe can be baked as a sheet cake, layer cake, Bundt cake (as shown), or cupcakes.
"Love, love, love this cake! I make it for every family get together and everyone loves it (even the ones that don't like pumpkin love it)." —RobbinAllison
Easy Pumpkin Cream Trifle
Layers of spice cake and creamy pudding peek through the glass bowl, tempting your dinner guests to start with dessert. Pecan and toffee bits add flavor and crunch.
"This is FABULOUS!! I have made it for two parties so far and everyone loved it!" —smith1048
Pumpkin Magic Cake with Maple Cinnamon Whipped Cream
Part pudding, part cake, and magically delicious.
"Made this for Thanksgiving. Was a big hit! Everyone loved it." —katt
Pumpkin Caramel Bourbon Poke Cake
Three little words that'll win hearts every time: pumpkin, caramel, and bourbon.
"We looove looove this one! Added a little more bourbon to the caramel and evaporated milk to the pumpkin puree with vanilla. Amazing!" —Lujza Ladocsy
Quick and Easy Pumpkin Mousse
"This recipe was absolutely *sinful* and I truly do not say that about many recipes, especially desserts because I'm more of a savory lover." —Yubbers123
Pumpkin Cheesecake II
"I make cheesecake all the time and this topped with maple pecan glaze from another recipe was voted the best ever by my friends. A nice change of pace for fall or anytime really. The glaze: Simmer 1 cup whipping cream with 3/4 cup real maple syrup for about 20 min; stir in 1/2 cup chopped pecans and chill." —SARAH_LIZ
Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake
But honestly, pie. Now that it really comes down to it, I just can't straight up quit you. So I think I've found a way to have my cheesecake and eat pumpkin pie, too. I mean, you still want to be friends, right?