15 Pumpkin Dessert Ideas for a Fall Bridal Shower
Carve out room on your menu for these tasty goodies.
Pumpkin sweets don't only have to be consumed at your Thanksgiving table. They make a delicious addition at any autumn celebration, including a party to honor the bride-to-be. Here, our favorite recipes for a seasonal soirée.
Pumpkin-Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwiches
Surprise the ladies with a grown-up twist on a childhood favorite. Spread pumpkin ice cream between chewy gingerbread cookies to create sandwiches reflecting the flavors and colors of fall. Assemble the frozen desserts last-minute by pairing store-bought items or prep the ingredients ahead of time.
Pumpkin Layer Cake
This spiced pumpkin cake becomes only more delicious with layers of delectably rich frosting made from cream cheese and goat cheese. Top if off with quince, available in autumn, for a unique touch that will sure to be a conversation starter among the guests.
Put a seasonal spin on the classic Italian pick-me-up by adding pumpkin puree to the mix. Bonus: This treat tastes best when refrigerated overnight, giving you more time day of for other party preparations.
Pumpkin-Cheesecake Pie With Gingersnap Crust
Looking for a show-stopping centerpiece for the celebration dessert table? Make this pie with piped meringue petals that give it the look of a sunflower in full bloom at the beginning of the fall.
Pumpkin Cookies With Brown Butter Icing
The girls won't be able to stop nibbling up these pillowy pumpkin spice cookies.
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Cinnamon, ginger, and pumpkin custard baked with brioche bread and bourbon-soaked raisins make these individual desserts an irresistible treat.
Deep-Dish Pumpkin-Meringue Pie
Let guests know that no hostessing detail is too tall an order for you. This pumpkin pie, with an impressive meringue topper, sets this pumpkin pie apart from the rest.
Pumpkin-Chocolate Whoopie Pies
Looking for finger foods? Try these cute little whoopie pies made with decadent ganache filling between pumpkin cookies spiced with three fall flavors: cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.
Mile-High Pumpkin Pecan Pie
The pièce de résistance on this anything-but-ordinary pumpkin pie? A crown of pecans.
The bride-to-be found her perfect match. In these brownies, chocolate found its own: pumpkin flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg. The pair is swirled together to create gooey bars that are then topped with chopped hazelnuts for a crunchy finish.
Spicy Pumpkin Bundt Cake
For a lighter option that is just as scrumptious—especially when served with afternoon tea or coffee—bake up this Bundt with a pretty dusting of powdered sugar.
Ginger Pumpkin Bread
Hosting a bridal shower brunch? Serve this mouthwatering quick bread with a lovely lacing of sugar glaze.
Cream cheese, pumpkin, and spices fill this perfect-for-fall classic that will have the guests saying, "Yum!"
Dozens of whipped cream rosettes make this dessert an elegant option for a party, but it's not just the presentation celebrants will love. Inside is a fluffy pumpkin mousse coddled within a chocolate graham cracker crust that is simply divine.
This homemade brittle features pumpkin seeds and a dash of cayenne pepper for a little kick. Break it apart and bag it to create party favors for departing attendees.
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