10 Fall Pumpkin Recipes That Aren't PSLs
We are two days into fall, and fans of the Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL to die-hards) have likely already sipped their weight in the sweet nectar. The drink has its share of devotees (it even has a sizeable Twitter following!) but one thing it didn't have until this season? Any real pumpkin.
So to help satisfy that pumpkin craving, we've rounded up our favorite sweet and savory recipes for true fans of this delectable fall flavor.
Three Layers of Pumpkin Goodness
I dare you not to salivate just reading the name of this recipe. Made with pumpkin pie filling, you will want to make this dessert for all your fall occasions.
Make This: Pumpkin Tiramisu Layer Cake
Pumpkin + Booze = Love
This recipe has a lot going for it — pureed pumpkin, bourbon, graham cracker crumbs, not to mention it's a milkshake.
Make This: Bourbon Pumpkin Milkshake
Holiday-Perfect Pumpkin Soup
We're close to the holiday season, and this curried pumpkin crawfish soup is the perfect appetizer to round out your menu.
Make This: Pumpkin, Crawfish and Corn Soup
Double Up on Morning Pumpkin
What would go better with your morning PSL than even more pumpkin flavor? Whip up this morning classic with pumpkin puree for a fall-inspired way to start your day.
Make This: Pumpkin Pancakes With Vanilla-Bourbon Syrup
Make Classic Pumpkin Pie
You can't go wrong with a classic. With only seven simple ingredients, you can make this on the fly for last-minute company.
Make This: Your New Go-To Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Or, Drink Your Pumpkin Pie!
If you can't get enough of pumpkin pie, add the flavor to a cocktail. All you need is pumpkin spice liqueur and a few other tasty ingredients.
Make This: Pumpkin Pie Martini
Pumpkin and Chocolate
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones
The perfect companion to an early morning (or late night) cup of hot tea, coffee or cocoa, these dense, flavorful scones combine two favorite fall flavors: pumpkin and chocolate. Get the recipe: http://www.hgtv.com/entertaining/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-scones-recipe/index.html
To get the most out of this recipe, dunk the scones in coffee or hot chocolate.
Make This: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones
Spicy and savory, this soup shooter recipe is for a more refined palate.
Make This: Pumpkin Shooters
Layers of Flavor
Pumpkin Mousse and Ginger Parfaits
Andrea Bearce of Bake Sale Austin shares this recipe that features layers of creamy pumpkin mousse, crunchy graham-cracker streusel and dense maple-ginger cake — a combination that's sure to become a favorite fall dessert and new Thanksgiving tradition. Get the recipe: http://www.hgtv.com/entertaining/pumpkin-mousse-and-ginger-parfaits/index.html
Your guests won't forget the delectable combination of pumpkin mousse, graham cracker streusel and maple-ginger cake.
Make This: Pumpkin and Ginger Mousse Parfaits
Pumpkin Pie Dip
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Gingersnap cookies are a fall staple, so pair them with an unexpected flavorful pumpkin pie dip.
Make This: Gingersnap Cookies With Pumpkin Pie Dip
Pumpkin Tiramisu Layer Cake
Top moist pumpkin-and-spice cake layers with rich mascarpone cream and crunchy amaretti cookies for a seasonal dessert your Thanksgiving guests won't soon forget. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Mousse and Ginger Parfaits
Cranberry and Pecan Tart
Crunchy pecans meet sweet-yet-tart cranberries in this light-and-flaky tart that beautifully marries the flavors of two Thanksgiving staples: pecan pie and cranberry sauce. Get the recipe.
Mason Jar Pumpkin S'Mores
What would fall be without the oh-so-versatile pumpkin?! This year, trade in your traditional pie for these pumpkiny twists on fall's other favorite: s'mores! Get the recipe.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Tasty Pecan Tassies
These tart-like goodies are the perfect mix of nuts and cookies. Make this traditional holiday treat with real maple syrup; you (and your guests) will love the homey taste. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Tiramisu
Try this twist on traditional pumpkin desserts for your next fall get-together. The addition of espresso and spice make this the perfect end to any holiday gathering. Get the recipe.
Though chocolate fudge is the gold standard for many folks, that's only because they've never sampled the not-too-sweet richness that is pumpkin fudge. Kids and grown-ups alike will enjoy this old-fashioned recipe with a seasonal twist. Get the recipe.
Easy Apple Cobbler
Less work than traditional pies and with a taste and character all its own, apple cobbler is comfort food best enjoyed on a crisp fall day. Cobbler's all-in-one-pan preparation also makes it an easy way to treat a crowd. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake
This dense, moist cake showcases the fall flavor of pumpkin complemented by seasonal spices and the subtle tang of buttermilk. A sugary glaze adds the just-right sweet finish. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Ice Cream Gingersnap Sandwiches
Just because it's chilly out doesn't mean you can't enjoy ice cream. Bonus: Kids will love helping to assemble (then devour!) these creamy, crunchy treats. Get the recipe.
Southern Pecan Pie Tartlets
A timeless Southern staple, pecan pie has been the star of Thanksgiving dinner for generations. Our twist turns them into mini pies that are just the right size for guests who want to sample a bit of everything on the dessert spread. Get the recipe.
Pear and Fig Tart in a Jar
These rich fruit-and-cream tarts are easy enough for novice foodies to make, thanks to a pie crust shortcut. Individually portioned in lidded jars, guests can enjoy them after the feast or take them home as a tasty favor. Get the recipe.
Carrot Cake Cookies
Dense, moist carrot cake is delicious but it can be a bit too heavy after a big meal. These equally delicious cream cheese icing-topped cookies are just the right size when you only have room left for a few bites of dessert. Get the recipe.
Chocolate Biscuit Cake
Treat your Thanksgiving guests royally by whipping up the same dessert Prince William had as his groom's cake. Although it's fit for a future king, this cake requires no baking and is a snap to make. Get the recipe.
"Take the Day" Pie
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones
The perfect companion to an early morning (or late night) cup of hot tea, coffee or cocoa, these dense, flavorful scones combine two favorite fall flavors: pumpkin and chocolate. Get the recipe.
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies
Treat your nearest and dearest to these irresistible goodies. Combining the flavors of chocolatey brownies, rich cheesecake and two kinds of chocolate chips, this decadent dessert is sure to become a favorite. Get the recipe.
Chocolate Brownie Pudding
Chocolate. Brownie. Pudding. Even the name sounds delicious! Somewhere between the gooeyness of a brownie and the melt-in-your-mouth decadence of a molten lava cake, this one is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Get the recipe.
Apple Pie in a Jar
Give Thanksgiving guests an extra reason to give thanks by sending them home with their very own handheld treats. This apple pie-in-a-jar recipe is seasonal, simple and the just the right amount for satisfying a holiday sweet tooth. Get the recipe.
Spiked Key Lime Margarita Pie
Start a new holiday tradition with this refreshing meal-ender that pairs a homemade pretzel and graham cracker crust with the flavors of lime, tequila and orange liquer. Get the recipe.