As fall drops its magnificent bounty of produce, we're always ready to catch hold of our favourite orange gourd, the mighty pumpkin.
While the sweet velvety flesh encased inside the characteristic thick skin is well adapted to both sweet and savoury cooking, there's nothing quite like a generous serving of an easy pumpkin dessert to say "autumn is here."
After all, once you have mastered luxurious gourmet pumpkin dishes, there'll be plenty of that abundant flesh to cook into a comforting dessert.
Here's our pick of easy pumpkin desserts that will have you embracing the first signs of the autumnal chill in the air.
8 Easy Pumpkin Desserts For Fall
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Pumpkin puree and pumpkin ale add a lovely burst of flavor to these cupcakes. Meanwhile, the maple syrup infused frosting is to die for.
This pumpkin-flavored custard topped with caramel is the stuff autumn dessert dreams are made of.
Pumpkin Pudding with Raisins
This easy pumpkin dessert is perfect for feeding a family on a chilly autumnal day. You'll love this comforting pudding recipe.
Pumpkin Pudding Recipe
This delicious pumpkin recipe has the added benefit of being gluten free, in case you need a good dessert to appeal to all.
These gently spiced pumpkin muffins from smittenkitchen look so tasty make sure you have enough to go round.
These fun pumpkin cookies with raisins make a perfect hand-held dessert you can take along as an afternoon snack.
These wonderful cookies come topped with a creamy brown butter icing from a classic American recipe by the food blogger Laurel Evans.