6 Pumpkin Pie Recipes Worth Baking This Fall

It's pumpkin season, which means it's actually pumpkin pie season. And with these fun recipes, it's time to crank up the oven, bust out the mixer and get lost in autumn's staple dessert.

1. Classic Pumpkin Pie

You can't go wrong with a classic recipe, especially when there are two ways to make it. Try each version — you'll get a different texture with both — then have the whole fam vote on which one's their fave.

Real talk: it's not really fall until you bake a pumpkin pie. The earthy, spice-infused dessert is a universal comfort food, perfect for chilly autumn nights or family get-togethers. But did you know that one ingredient can totally change the flavor and texture of your pie?

2. No-Crust Pumpkin Pie

All the gooey goodness of pumpkin pie filling, without the crust! It may seem like a controversial move (we see you, crust-lovers), but those who live for filling will be transported to pie heaven.

Some pie eaters are all about the crust, while others live for the flavorful fillings. If you're in the latter camp — or you just want to lighten up dessert after a heavy Thanksgiving meal — this no-crust pumpkin pie is for you.

3. Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

Calling all chocolate lovers! There's nothing better than mixing pumpkin with rich dark chocolate and a healthy amount of cocoa powder.

Pumpkin pie is a staple autumn dessert, but let's be honest: it could be better with chocolate. So why not satisfy your sweet tooth and keep it seasonal by combining the two?

4. Pumpkin Pie Bars

Get all the flavor of pumpkin pie without any of the mess. This dessert is easy to bake and share — just slice into bars and fill a platter. They'll be picked off before you know it.

If you need a dessert that has all the flavor of a classic pumpkin pie without any of the hassle, look no further than pumpkin pie bars. The seasonal dish only requires a few minutes of prep time, and it's way less messy to serve and share. Just don't be surprised when this become your new favorite fall treat.

5. Lightened Up Pumpkin Pie

When you're looking for a lighter version of a sweet treat, these recipes are just the ticket. Bake up both versions and satisfy a whole crowd.

Holiday desserts are known for being heavy, heavy, heavy — so much so that you might feel like you're about to pop after a single helping. But guess what? You don't have to deal with that discomfort. Take a stab at two lighter pumpkin pie recipes that let you have your cake pie and eat it, too.

6. Pumpkin Pie Croissants

Start your morning off right with a hot cup of coffee and a pumpkin-filled croissant. Don't feel like busting out a homemade dough? Opt for store-bought crescent rolls and get 'em on the table in a flash.

Croissants are delicious on any table, but this recipe calls for a sweet surprise — there's pumpkin pie hiding inside! So not only do these deliver on the light-and-flaky texture you love in a croissant, but they also have a heartier punch to kick-start your seasonal celebrations. Pair them with a cup of coffee on a chilly autumn morning, or serve them as part of a tasty Thanksgiving dinner — either way, your taste buds are in for a treat.

October 25, 2019
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