We can't get enough pumpkin recipes this time of year, and these pumpkin-spice cupcakes are just one more reason to celebrate. Spiked with a good does of ginger (but not so much that they taste like gingerbread) and a hefty splash of orange juice for sweetness that isn't cloying, these treats are perfect for an autumn birthday or seasonal party.
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The recipe combines two classic fall quick breads: pumpkin and gingerbread. It grabs the ginger and molasses from a classic gingerbread and adds just enough pumpkin for moistness without adding too much pumpkin flavor. Think of it as a really spicy variation of your favorite pumpkin bread.
This recipe, baked inside the pumpkin—a trick inspired by Dorie Greenspan and Ruth Reichl, both famous for their stuffed-pumpkin recipes (among other things)—simply knocked our socks off with flavor and a stylish yet homey presentation.
Light and crisp gluten-free pumpkin scones.
Creamy white chocolate lemon cream cheese fills a moist spiced pumpkin cake. The pretty presentation makes it perfect for the holidays.
Invert your pumpkin pie this year by topping pumpkin pie filling with a ginger cookie crumble.
In this Thanksgivingukkah twist on rugelach, the traditional flakey cream cheese dough is flavored with pumpkin pie spices and rolled around a sweet pumpkin butter filling.
These little loaves have a light and springy crumb because there's no butter or oil in the recipe. The pumpkin flavor and warm fall spices are made more decadent with an orange glaze, but feel free to omit it for a light breakfast sweet.
Sweet pumpkin buns with a hazelnut-graham cracker swirl.
A quick and easy single skillet meal of pasta served with pumpkin and black kale. Perfect for a Halloween feast!
A pile of messy goodness laden with fall vegetables. The fun here is grasping a half-covered chip and hunting around the pile of toppings for the exact one to help complete the perfect bite.
Fluffy, light pumpkin spice cookies sandwiched over gooey dulce de leche.
These cookies are packed to the brim with oats, spices, pumpkin, molasses, and chocolate chips.
Layers of creamy spiced pumpkin cream cheese mousse and Golden Grahams put a Fall twist on the classic trifle, all topped off with a billowing layer of rum spiked whipped cream.
Moist and spicy pumpkin bread with swirls of chocolate is perfect for the Halloween season. And you just need a bowl and a whisk to make it.
Behold! Desserts for Every Season has devised a pumpkin pie recipe that hits all the marks. Sweet, spicy, earthy and warm, with a freshly made filling that puts it head and shoulders over your average Thanksgiving dessert.
A basic recipe for toasted pumpkin seeds that can be spiced up to your taste.
Pumpkin ice cream is studded with Oreo cookies in this merger of two great treats.
These are a subtle treat. They're only slightly sweet, and they don't scream "pumpkin" but rather whisper it, with a lovely moistness that makes the crackers a bit softer than a plain homemade version. They have an earthy flavor that might make you think, for an instant, "health food", but the spices, brown sugar and kiss of honey will bring you quickly back to cozy fall snack territory.