Don’t hurt me when I say this… but I am not a fan of pumpkin. I know, I know. But, as the Fall season comes upon us each year, I see more delicious recipes that include pumpkin. Especially several pumpkin desserts for Fall holidays. I must say, I am tempted to give pumpkin another try. So, in my search, I thought I would share some of the great looking recipes I found on a few of my favorite bloggers’ sites.
Pumpkin Desserts for Fall Holidays
These are in particular order, simply how I had them opened in my tabs really. But here is a collection of pumpkin dessert recipes that other bloggers have shared and I thought you might enjoy.
- Pumpkin Muffins with Caramel Coconut Frosting
- Pumpkin Pie in a Jar
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Rolls
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Empanadas
- Pumpkin Crunch Cake
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Bar
- Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins
- Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes
- Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
- Pumpkin Better Than… Cake
- Pumpkin-Gingersnap Tiramisù
- Pumpkin Lust Cake
- Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Bars
- Browned Butter Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats
What is your favorite pumpkin dessert?
And… just for fun… I looked up a few facts about pumpkins:
- Pumpkins are actually a squash and can sometimes be yellow, white, green or red.
- Pumpkins are grown all over the world on six of the seven continents with Antarctica being the only exception.
- They are a fruit and their flowers are edible and they are 90% water.
- Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites, along with other medicinal uses.
- The name pumpkin comes from the Greek word “pepon” which means “large melon“.
- The largest pumpkin pie ever made was over five feet in diameter and weighed over 350 pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs and took six hours to bake.
- 100 grams of pumpkin produces around 26 calories of energy.
- In the early days, Colonists sliced off pumpkin tips; removed the seeds and filled the insides with milk, spices and honey. This was then baked in hot ashes and is the origin of the pumpkin pie.