10 Must-Try Easy Pumpkin Recipes

Discover your favorite, easy Pumpkin Recipes all in one place. From donuts to hand pies and everything in between, this fall comfort food is a must-try!

FAQ about pumpkin:

Q: Can I freeze pumpkin to use for later?

A: Absolutely! Canned pumpkin puree actually freezes very well, as does cooked, chunked, ready to use pumpkin. You can freeze pumpkin for up to 1 year before it starts to affect the taste of your products.

Q: Can I use fresh pumpkin instead of canned and vice versa?

A: Yes, use it cup for cup. However, fresh pumpkin must be pre-cooked. You can boil it, bake it, grill it, or even microwave it.

First, cut the pumpkin open and remove the seeds and stringy innards. Then cook it till it is fork tender.

You can mash it with a potato masher, a fork, a hand held blender or a food processor. Let it stand for a few minutes after mashing. Remove liquid that forms on the surface.

Too much liquid will affect the quality of your baked goods. This is most important when you boil your pumpkin.

Q: Can I use other types of squash instead of pumpkin?

A: Definitely! Most hard squashes can be used in pumpkin recipes instead of pumpkin. In fact, most canned pumpkins are actually a type of squash called “hubbard”.

Hubbard squashes can grow to be quite large and are generally a sweeter squash. You’re not likely to find it in your local supermarket, however, but are much more likely to find it at a farmer’s market, a farm stand, or a specialty grocery store since the squash grows so large.

Types of squash that would be ideal to sub in for pumpkin:

  • acorn
  • butternut
  • buttercup
  • hubbard

10 Must-Try Easy Pumpkin Recipes

Discover your favorite, easy Pumpkin Recipes all in one place. From donuts to hand pies and everything in between, this fall comfort food is a must-try!

Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Glaze

These perfect bites of Pumpkin Muffins are finished with a scrumptious streusel and maple glaze. Start off your autumn mornings with muffins and you'll be ready for scarves and long walks.

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Nutty Pumpkin Hand Pies with a Maple Walnut Glaze

Baked and ready in 30 minutes, these little bites of Thanksgiving heaven are super easy to make! Too stuffed after a marathon of Thanksgiving goodness? Make these perfectly portioned Pumpkin Hand Pies and make your Thanksgiving feast just a little easier!

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Instant Pot Pumpkin Butter

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If you've never had Pumpkin Butter, you're in for a real treat. Pumpkin Butter goes beyond breakfast and is perfect on the dinner table with a hearty chili or stew and a nice, crusty Beer Bread. If you'd prefer it with breakfast, though, try it on pumpkin muffins and amp up the pumpkin flavor!

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Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel

Decadent Pumpkin Coffee Cake topped with cinnamon streusel and vanilla glaze is perfect for Sunday Brunch and those days when you just need a little something to serve to guests over a cup of coffee. If the day is a little on the warm side, serve with Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew!

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Served up with gingersnaps, this dip is a crowd pleaser! Whether you're serving this at a book study, and pot luck, or your own rowdy crew, this Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip is sure to be a huge hit!

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Pumpkin Chili

A perfect chili for vegetarians, you won't even notice there's no meat in this Pumpkin Chili! It pairs great with Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread. You won't forget about this delightful addition to your autumn dinner rotation!

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Pumpkin Cobbler

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Looking for an alternative to pie? Pumpkin Cobbler is the perfect alternative to pie. Serve it up with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream and coffee made with Cinnamon Coffee Creamer for the memorable dessert.

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Pumpkin Pie Truffles

Pumpkin Pie Truffles are the ultimate way to enjoy pumpkin pie in bite size portions! Coated in white chocolate with orange and chocolate drizzle, these truffles will have you asking for more! And since you asked for more, you're also going to love this recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Cookie Dough Truffles!

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Pumpkin Magic Cake

Creamy, moist, and easy to make! You'll be amazed at how the layers in this Pumpkin Cake "magically" separate out into layers!

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Pumpkin Streusel Donuts

Pumpkin donuts topped with delicious streusel that are baked not fried? Yes, please! Paired with a cup of coffee finished with Pumpkin Coffee Creamer makes the perfect autumn morning!

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Discover your favorite, easy Pumpkin Recipes all in one place. From donuts to hand pies and everything in between, this fall comfort food is a must-try!

Looking for other fall flavors? Check out my list of Top 10 Easy Apple Recipes!


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5 comments on “10 Must-Try Easy Pumpkin Recipes”

  1. Pam Dana

    Yummy! I love pumpkin treats! Great list!

  2. Natalie

    I want to try them all!! I love pumpkin recipes! Thank you!

  3. Lauren Kelly

    I want to make every single one of these! Thank you for an incredible collection. I LOVE pumpkin.

  4. Jennifer

    Give me all the pumpkin recipes! Can’t wait to try these!

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