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.