One of my favorite things about fall are all the delicious pumpkin desserts. Warming and comforting pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin purèe are two things I always have on hand throughout the fall season. I make them myself every year because it’s simple and it makes every dessert so much more special.
Here is how I do it.
Homemade pumpkin pie spice mix:
4 tbsp cinnamon
2 tbsp ginger
2 tbsp nutmeg
2 tbsp allspice
1 tbsp cloves
1/4 tbsp cardamom
Add all of the spices in a bowl and mix to combine. Transfer the mix into a glass jar and store in the fridge. I like to buy whole nutmeg, allspice, cloves and cardamom and grind them myself, that way the aroma is more fresh. For the same reason I keep my spice mix in the fridge, it’s flavor stays fresh and strong longer than if I kept it in cabinets.
Homemade pumpkin purèe:
For homemade pumpkin purèe choose sugar pumpkins or winter squashes.
Cut them in half and take the seeds out. Place them on a baking sheet, lined with baking paper, cut side down. Bake the pumpkin at 350°F (175°C) for approx. 30-50 minutes, depending on the size, or until you can easily pierce it with a fork. Leave the pumpkin to cool enough to handle. Then carefully remove skin from the flesh. Place the flesh into a food processor (or a bowl if you’ll be using a hand blender) and blend it on high speed until smooth and creamy. Portion prepared purèe in freezer bags (2 cups are roughly 1 15 oz can) and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to use, you can thaw it in the fridge for 12-24 hours, in a microwave or in a pot on a stove on low heat.
When you have two main ingredients ready you can start making delicious pumpkin desserts anytime.
The collection of mouthwatering desserts with pumpkin in the main role
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles with White Chocolate Chips
Snuggle up in a cosy warm blanket with a good book in hands and enjoy a warming aroma coming from freshly baked cookies.
Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate
As opposed to many pumpkin spice beverages that only contain spices but no pumpkin, this hot chocolate is made with real pumpkin. And it makes all the difference.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
Warm up on a cool, rainy fall day with warming and spicy pumpkin chocolate chip bread.
Traditional Pumpkin Pie
Nothing beats the traditional pumpkin pie during the fall season. It’s a trademark of the fall.
Soft and flaky, pumpkin scones, spiced with warming pumpkin pie spice,make a perfect fall breakfast.
Soft and Fluffy Pumpkin Cupcakes
These pumpkin cupcakes will delight you with their light texture full of wonderful fall flavors.
If you’re in a mood for a quick and easy pumpkin dessert, then look no further. Warm pumpkin cake with crispy top and sticky caramel bottom is a winner.
Iced Pumpkin Cookies
Soft cookies full of fall flavors iced with simple vanilla and cinnamon icing will sweeten up your day.
Rolls are one of those comforting desserts that are great for everyday table as well as festive one. And this pumpkin roll is just perfection.
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Cold weather is the time of warm desserts like cobblers and bread puddings. Pumpkin, fall spices and caramel are so cosy and comforting in this pumpkin bread pudding.
Creamy, airy pumpkin cheesecake laying on a buttery gingersnap crust…you are drooling right now I know. That’s ok, it’s hard to control cheesecake cravings.
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Are they cookies, are they pies? Who knows? They’re whoopies! Even better they are pumpkin whoopies filled with spicy chai buttercream.
Mini Pumpkin Muffins
Quick and easy to make these little pumpkin muffins with crunchy cinnamon coating are a perfect snack for a fall movie night.
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Latte
What is breakfast, coffee and dessert all in one? It’s this! And after you try it you will wonder how you ever lived through the fall without it.
Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Don’t let the pumpkin season go by without trying this delicious dessert. Airy and moist cake with fluffy and soft cream cheese frosting. It can’t get more cozy than that.
What are your favorite pumpkin desserts? Leave a comment and let me know!