Pumpkin pies will fill many dessert tables this year, just like they do every year. Nestle, which produces Libby’s Pumpkin, estimated in 2010 that 50 million pumpkin pies are made using this product each year, a figure that doesn’t even begin to cover homemade pumpkin pie fillings and other brands. But thanks to the ubiquity of pumpkin, there is no shortage of ways to prepare a dessert, snack, breakfast, or even dinner with the fall flavor once reserved for pie. With all of this creativity in baking and cooking, pass on the pumpkin pie and dig into one of the following 12 desserts instead.
1. If we haven’t convinced you to replace pumpkin pie, maybe Pumpkin Lust Cake can. “This pumpkin lust cake is like the new pumpkin pie,” Sweet Treats & More wrote of the dessert. “At least it will be at our Thanksgiving dinner this year. It is so so good!”
2. Don’t settle for regular pumpkin cupcakes and cream cheese frosting, because a more flavorful, decadent dessert exists: Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes With Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting. Tracey, of Tracey’s Culinary Adventures, admitted that “there’s no telling how many I could have eaten” had she not planned on sharing the “tender, lightly spiced cupcakes,” which are “the perfect match for the caramel cream cheese frosting.” See how many you devour before sharing!
3. For a bite-size pumpkin and cream cheese combination, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles are the perfect indulgence. “One bite will satisfy that seasonal sweet tooth for anything pumpkin or spiced,” the Galley Gourmet says.