12 Pumpkin Pastries Better Than Pie
Creative ways to use everyone’s favorite seasonal ingredient.
Published Dec 17, 2016 6:00 AM
Pumpkin pie is a dessert staple this time of year, but sometimes you want to change things up. This classic flavor feels right at home in doughnuts, eclairs, and even cake—and we have proof. Here, we’ve rounded up pastry recipes with the same pumpkin flavor you love.
Cream cheese and pumpkin swirl together to make soft muffins with a hint of autumnal spice. The combination is both refreshing and strikingly familiar at once.
filling doughnuts with pumpkin cream is is nothing short of genius. Surprise co-workers with these in the morning, and earn a promotion by lunch.
Pumpkin Pie Eclairs
Here’s a show-stopping cake bursting with flavor for your next soiree. Pureed pumpkin is incorporated into these thin crepes, stacked together with a sweet, cream cheese filling. Cutting a slice of cake has never been so satisfying.
Admit it: You’ve had pumpkin pie for breakfast before. Swap out your indulgent pie for these twists instead. They have the right touch of sweetness wrapped up inside a flaky puff pastry crust making them the perfect cold-weather treat.
If you’re looking for a celebratory dessert, opt for something a little unique. Go for the rustic look of a naked cake, and dazzle your guests with the wonderful flavor of autumn inside.
Fluffy Pumpkin Soufflé
Pumpkin Bread with Streusel Topping and Maple Glaze
Pumpkin Panna Cotta Tart
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Beautiful presentation aside, the decadent ingredients in these cakes make them the perfect finale to an elegant dinner party. Your guests will be thankful it isn’t pumpkin pie. Again.