The Best Pumpkin Recipes You Need to Try in 2022

Posted: November 11, 2022 9:44 pm

The cozy season is finally here, and what’s the best way to celebrate fall? By whipping up a batch of yummy-delicious pumpkin-flavored recipes, of course. We know it’s getting chilly outside, but that shouldn’t matter when you’ve got the oven preheated and the fresh pumpkin, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and all of the ingredients you need to warm up your soul.

If you’re looking for some great new pumpkin recipes to try this year but don’t know where to start, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are some of the best pumpkin recipes you need to try in 2022. From sweet treats to savory dishes, there’s something for everyone on this list. So get cooking and enjoy the flavors of autumn!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

You’ve tried the much-hyped version of the pumpkin spice latte at your local coffee hangout, but have you ever tried to make your own? It’s not as intimidating as it sounds! Before you get those baking dishes and pie pans out, make yourself a sweet treat to energize you as you bake.

Ingredients:
• 1 cup of milk
• 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 1 shot espresso or 1/4 cup strongly brewed coffee
• Whipped cream, for serving (optional)

Directions:
1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cook until steaming and the sugar has dissolved.
2. Remove from heat and stir in espresso or coffee.
3. Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream, if desired. Serve immediately.

Pumpkin Spice Scones

If you’re in the mood for something sophisticated to go with that pumpkin spice latte, then these pumpkin spice scones are perfect. They’re light and fluffy, with just the right amount of sweetness. Serve them with a cup of coffee or tea, and you’ll be infall heaven.

Ingredients:
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
• 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
• 1/4 cup heavy cream
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, cream, and vanilla extract. Stir into flour mixture until just combined.
4. Turn out dough onto a floured surface and knead gently 10 times. Pat into an 8-inch circle. Cut into 8 wedges and place on the prepared baking sheet.
5. Bake in the preheated oven until the scones are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin muffins are perfect for a quick and easy breakfast on busy mornings. They’re packed with all of the flavors of fall, and they’re sure to satisfy your pumpkin cravings. Make a batch ahead of time and freeze them for those mornings when you need a little something extra to get you going. Pumpkin muffins are fluffy yet dense with just the right amount of bite to keep you wanting more. Definitely try these!

Ingredients:
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
• 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
• 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
• 2 eggs
• 1/4 cup milk

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, eggs, and milk. Stir into flour mixture until just combined.
4. Fill muffin cups about three-quarters full with batter. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.

Pumpkin Nut Cookies

These cookies are soft, chewy, and full of all the flavors of fall. They’re perfect for an afternoon snack, or you can even have them for breakfast with a cup of coffee. The pumpkin and the spices add just the right amount of flavor, while the nuts give these cookies a nice crunch. If you want, you can even drizzle them with a little bit of melted chocolate or a thin layer of frosting for that extra layer of decadence. But be careful — these pumpkin nut cookies may prove to be addictive.

Ingredients:
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup butter, at room temperature
• 2 cups sugar
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 cups chopped nuts (pecan or walnuts work well)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
3. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in pumpkin puree and vanilla extract. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Stir in chopped nuts.
4. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are lightly golden brown, about 15 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes; transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

This chocolate chip pumpkin bread is moist, flavorful, and studded with chocolate chips in every bite. It’s the perfect quick bread for breakfast or a snack, and it freezes well too. Make a batch ahead of time and slice and freeze individual pieces so you can thaw and enjoy them whenever the mood strikes.

Ingredients:
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
• 1 cup sugar
• 1/2 cup butter, melted
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
3. In a large bowl, mix together sugar, melted butter, eggs, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Let bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

This pumpkin cheesecake is creamy and smooth, with just the right amount of spices. It’s perfect for any fall gathering or holiday dinner. Serve it with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon, or top it with a layer of pumpkin pie filling. Either way, this cheesecake is sure to be a hit.

Ingredients:

Crust:
• 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 6 tablespoons butter, melted

Filling:
• 4 (8-ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened
• 2 cups sugar
• 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
• 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. To Make Crust: In a medium bowl, mix together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan.
3. To Make Filling: In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add sugar, mixing until well blended. Stir in pumpkin puree, flour, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Pour filling into prepared crust.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes. Turn off the oven and let the cake cool in the oven with the door closed for 30 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely before refrigerating.

Savory Pumpkin Ice Cream

This is a very unusual ice cream, but it is absolutely delicious. The combination of sweet pumpkin and cream is strangely addictive. If you are feeling adventurous, give this a try.

Ingredients:

• 2 cups heavy cream
• 1 cup of milk
• 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
• 3/4 cup sugar
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions:
1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together cream, milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Cook, stirring frequently until the mixture comes to a boil.
2. Remove from heat and pour into a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze.
3. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon, or keep frozen for later. Enjoy!

Final Thoughts

Now that fall is finally in full swing, be sure you take advantage of all of the great, cozy fall flavors you have available to you. These recipes are all perfect for a chilly autumn day. So grab your favorite sweater, curl up with a bowl of one of these delicious pumpkin recipes, and enjoy the season. Happy cozy season!

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