24 Best Canned Pumpkin Recipes (Desserts and Savory Fall Dishes)

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Pumpkin dishes are especially popular during the fall but can be enjoyed year-round. From sweet lattés, to savory chilis, and creamy puddings, there are a lot of dishes to enjoy. Today we’re sharing 24 of the Best Canned Pumpkin Recipes for you to try.

When it comes to preparing a meal or baking a treat, the convenience of canned pumpkin can’t be beat. It’s easy to source at grocery stores and is also very economical.

Easy Canned Pumpkin Desserts

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

This classic holiday dessert couldn’t be easier to make. It’s full of warm spices and isn’t too sweet. Save time by using a store-bought pie crust, and remember to serve it with a dollop of whipped cream! 

Halloween Pumpkin Cookies

These cute cookies would be a welcome treat at a Halloween party. They’re made with store-bought pie crusts and take just 40 minutes to make. Get your kids involved in this easy recipe! 

Pumpkin Cheesecake

This is the perfect dessert to serve at your next get-together. The filling is rich and creamy, and the crust is filled with pumpkin spice flavor. Serve it with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce. 

Pumpkin Roll

You’ll love every bite of this delicious dessert. The cake is full of warm spice flavors, and the filling is made with sweetened cream cheese. And because it takes just 35 minutes to make, serve it to your family as a weeknight treat!

Pumpkin Mousse

With just 4 ingredients, you can make this dreamy pumpkin mousse. It can be prepared up to 2 days ahead of time, and would be ideal served at your next dinner-party.

Pumpkin White Chocolate Snickerdoodles

Looking for something different to make? These soft and chewy cookies are made with canned pumpkin, warm spices, and white chocolate chips! Pack them in your kids’ lunches for a surprise they’ll love!

Pumpkin Pull-Apart Pie

It’s hard to believe but this gorgeous dessert has just two ingredients! With a can of pumpkin pie filling and 2 packages of refrigerated pie dough, you’ll have everything you need. Get ready to impress your guests! 

Pumpkin Dump Cake

This moist and delicious cake takes just 5 minutes of prep time and 50 minutes to bake. Grab a box of cake mix, a can of pumpkin, and a handful of ingredients you probably have on hand, and you’re good to go! Serve it with a hot cup of coffee or tea. 

Easy Pumpkin Pudding

Perfect for an autumn get-together, this creamy pudding is ready to serve in just 10 minutes! Top it with whipped cream and a dusting of pumpkin pie spice. 

Pumpkin Cobbler

If you’re a fan of fruit cobblers, give this sweet dessert a try! It’s easy to make and would be wonderful served with a side of creamy vanilla ice cream. 

Pumpkin Brownies

These brownies are rich, moist, and chocolatey! The pumpkin replaces the oil used in a lot of brownie recipes and is very mild in flavor. Serve these treats with whipped cream or ice cream, and a drizzle of chocolate sauce! 

Pumpkin Pop-Tarts

This is your favorite childhood pastry, only better! Filled with sweetened pumpkin puree and topped with cinnamon-flavored icing, these hand-held pastries are absolutely delicious! 

Savory Canned Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin Bread

If you love the flavor of Starbucks pumpkin bread, this recipe is for you. It’s made in one bowl and then baked until light and fluffy. Enjoy it with a cup of hot coffee or tea! 

Pumpkin Soup

Rich and creamy, this delicious soup would be perfect on a cold night. The recipe calls for sugar pumpkins but you can easily replace them with a can of pumpkin puree instead. Serve the soup with your favorite crackers or warm crusty rolls. 

Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

Perfect for Meatless Monday, this savory pasta sauce is special enough to serve to guests. Just choose your favorite pasta – a stuffed ravioli or tortellini would be wonderful – make the sauce, and you’re good to go! 

Pumpkin Chili

Pureed pumpkin adds a wonderful creaminess to chili, and just a hint of sweetness. Top the bowls with a dollop of sour cream, diced avocado, and a sprinkling of shredded cheese! 

Pumpkin Risotto

Make this recipe the next time you’re craving comfort food. It’s creamy, rich, and has wonderful earthy flavors. There are quite a few steps to prepare this dish but the recipe has excellent step-by-step instructions. 

Other Easy Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin French Toast

Have friends over for brunch? This is the perfect dish to serve. It’s full of warm flavors and would be the perfect dish to enjoy on a brisk autumn day.  

Pumpkin Pancakes

Serve these delicious pancakes on your next weekend at home. They’re perfectly spiced with cinnamon, allspice, and ginger, and would be wonderful served with warm maple syrup. 

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Instead of dipping into your wallet, make your own pumpkin spice latte at home! It’s easier than you think, and this recipe is also gluten-free and vegan-friendly. Bonus: you don’t need a special machine, and you can enjoy it hot or iced!  

Pumpkin Cornbread

This cornbread is lightly sweetened and would be perfect as a side to crispy fried chicken. It’s easy to make and is ready to enjoy in just 45 minutes! 

Pumpkin Scones

Serve these delicate and flakey scones at your next weekend gathering. They’re wonderful served with butter, jam, and hot tea.  

Pumpkin Parfait

Impress your guests with this decadent dessert. It’s filled with layers of creamy vanilla pudding and crunchy gingersnap cookies. Serve it with a drizzle of maple syrup! 

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Here’s a rich and creamy breakfast that takes just minutes to make. Each serving has a whopping 17.1 grams of protein! 

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Pumpkin Pull Apart Pie

Pumpkin Pull-Apart Pie Recipe

By: Izzy
It’s hard to believe but this gorgeous dessert has just two ingredients! With a can of pumpkin pie filling and 2 packages of refrigerated pie dough, you’ll have everything you need. Get ready to impress your guests! 
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 2 packages refrigerated pie dough, I used Pillsbury
  • 1 cup pumpkin pie filling


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a round 8-9 inch cake pan with parchment paper.
  • On a work surface, spread out the pie dough.
  • Using a 2-inch round cookie cutter (or similarly sized water glass), cut as many circles as possible from the dough.
  • Using scissors, snip halfway through each circle to the center.
  • Spread about a half teaspoon of pumpkin pie filling onto each circle. Curl the circle into a rose petal cone shape. Repeat for remaining circles.
  • Arrange the pieces sticking up in a circular pattern in the prepared pan.
  • Brush with optional beaten egg, and then bake for 12-15 minutes until the edges turn golden.
  • Serve in the pan, or use a spatula to get beneath the parchment and lift the pie up onto a serving plate

Nutrition information provided is an estimate only and will vary based on ingredient brands and cooking methods used.

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I'm Izzy, a food lover and photographer. Here you’ll find a collection of simple recipes that are perfect for busy people. My blog aims to help you make and enjoy delicious and healthy food at home.

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