Five Fantastic Pumpkin Desserts for the Holidays

cutting-pumpkin-lg-300x234The nights are colder, corn and pumpkin fields have yielded their harvest. The Holiday season is coming soon and we’re looking for fantastic desserts to bring the big finale to holiday meals. Here are five delectable pumpkin dessert recipes for your fall gatherings.

Pumpkin Gingersnap Pie: This take on the classic pumpkin pie begins with a crust made of crushed walnuts and gingersnap cookies. Add the spicy pumpkin filling and then top with a cranberry glaze. The best of holiday goodies using both cranberries and pumpkin.

Sweet Potato Hazelnut Pie: Enjoy the sweetness of sweet potato filling in a pastry crust and topped with a crunchy topping made of toasted hazelnuts.

Pumpkin Ginger Bread Pudding: A fall twist on this classic dessert. Use a sugar pumpkin or a kabocha squash for the puree. Find a brioche or challah bread for the hearty texture to this delicious treat.

Ginger Pumpkin Tart: Use your tart pan for this beauty. Begin with crushed ginger cookies for the crust and add the spicy filling. Serve with whipped cream with a hint of ginger or nutmeg.

Harvest Pumpkin Cupcakes: Kids and adults alike will enjoy these pumpkin treats. Top them with a cream cheese-orange peel frosting.