Fall is in the air, and that can only mean one thing: pumpkin season is here! From lattes and pies to bread and cookies, there’s no shortage of delicious ways to enjoy this versatile gourd.
While pumpkins are often associated with Halloween, they’re a type of winter squash that’s in season from September to November. And while they’re typically thought of as a savory ingredient, they can also be used in sweet dishes like pies and bread.
Here are five of our favorite pumpkin desserts that are sure to put you in a gourd mood
1. Pumpkin Pie
This classic dessert is always a hit during the fall season. The perfect combination of sweets and spices, pumpkin pie is a must-have for any pumpkin lover.
To make the pumpkin pie you’ll need:
-1 one can of pumpkin puree
-1 can sweetened condensed milk
-1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Mix the pumpkin puree and sweetened condensed milk in a large bowl and add the eggs, pumpkin pie species, and salt. Pour the mixture into the pie shell.
Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue baking for 45 minutes or until the pie is firm. Enjoy!
2. Pumpkin Cheesecake
If you’re looking for something more decadent, look no further than pumpkin cheesecake. The creamy filling and crunchy graham cracker crust make this dessert irresistible.
To make pumpkin cheesecake, you’ll need:
-1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
-1/4 cup sugar
-1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
-6 tablespoons butter, melted
-2 (8 ounces) packages of cream cheese, softened
-1 cup sugar
-1 cup pumpkin puree
-1/4 cup heavy cream
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and melted butter.Press the mixture into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan.In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, eggs, pumpkin puree, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Bake for 60 minutes or until the cheesecake is firm. Cool before serving.
3. Pumpkin Spice Latte
Can’t get enough pumpkin spice? This popular coffee drink is the perfect way to get your fix. The combination of coffee, milk, and pumpkin spice will wake you up and put you in a gourd mood.
All you need to do is to brew your coffee, While it’s brewing, heat up the milk on the stove or in the microwave. In a small bowl, mix together one tablespoon of pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and sugar. When the coffee is finished brewing, add the pumpkin mixture to it and stir. Add the milk to the coffee and pumpkin mixture and stir. Enjoy your latte!
4. Pumpkin peanut butter cup
For those of us can’t get enough of peanut butter cup, this is only better with the fall flavor: gather the ingredients of
– 1/2 cup chocolate chips
– 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
– 1 tablespoon peanut butter
– 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
– pinch of salt
– mini cupcake liners
In a small bowl, combine chocolate chips, pumpkin puree, peanut butter, and pumpkin pie spice. Heat the mixture in the microwave for 30 seconds, stirring after every 10 seconds.. Once the chocolate is melted, spoon it into the mini cupcake liners, filling each one about halfway. Place the chocolate pumpkin peanut butter cups in the fridge for about 30 minutes, or until the chocolate is firm, and Enjoy!
5. Pumpkin brownie cheesecake
The best of both worlds. The rich, chocolatey brownie pairs perfectly with the creamy pumpkin cheesecake filling. This dessert is sure to please everyone at your next Fall gathering!
Here’s what you’ll need to make it:
-1 brownie mix
-1 can pumpkin puree
-1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
-1/2 cup sugar
-1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
-1 cup chocolate chips
-1/2 cup chopped pecans
To make the brownie base, follow the instructions on the brownie mix box. Pour the batter into a 9×13 inch baking pan and set aside.In a medium bowl, mix together the pumpkin puree, cream cheese, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and eggs until smooth. Pour the mixture over the brownie batter and spread evenly. Sprinkle the chocolate chips and pecans over the top.
Bake the brownies at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes, or until the center is set. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and Enjoy!
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