11 VIP (Very Important Pumpkin) Recipes

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Give into the deliciousness of autumn's ubiquitous flavor with pumpkin recipes that cover every meal of the day. From a classic pumpkin spiced latte to a savory pumpkin and black bean chili, and a creamy pumpkin cheesecake to fragrant pumpkin cinnamon rolls, these recipes will satiate any hankering that comes your way.

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Grab a Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll

The scent of melted sugar and cinnamon from freshly baked cinnamon rolls gets a whole new note the moment pureed pumpkin, cloves and nutmeg enter the mix. These pumpkin cinnamon rolls are just what you need to start your morning on the right foot. The delicious smell wafting from your kitchen is sure to attract everyone you know, so consider making a double batch!

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Give Your Muffins a Promotion and Add Pumpkin

Whether you bake them for yourself, your family or as a treat to bring to the office, these pumpkin spiced latte muffins are a definite must. Not only are these mouthwatering baked goods replete with hearty oats, rich pumpkin and sweet white chocolate chips, but they come with an espresso jolt, too.

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Snack on Pumpkin Spice Granola

Homemade granola sounds like a pain to make, but this pumpkin spiced granola is so simple to do that you'll quickly get into the habit. With the nutty combination of pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of pumpkin puree, each serving is a symphony of flavor. Eat it with milk, over yogurt or by the handful.

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Shape Pumpkin Pie Crusts Into Something Superb

Take all the best parts of a pumpkin pie and transform them into something that will wow your friends at your next gathering. These cinnamon and sugar pie crust cookies with pumpkin butter dip look impressive, but they only take about 20 minutes to create from start to finish.

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Munch on Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn

Once you get a taste of this pumpkin spice caramel corn, you will never want any other kind of popcorn. You may find yourself dreaming about the rich caramel crunch and the warm pumpkin flavor for days after that last bite. Whether you plan to share it with friends, or hoard it for yourself, this is a recipe that you'll make again and again.

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Conjure a Pumpkin Pie Magic Cake

For a cake that will blow your mind and your tastebuds, make this pumpkin pie magic cake before autumn draws to a close. It starts out as one cake, but as it bakes, the magic happens: you're left with a three-layer beauty that is one part dense, one part light and one part sweet. Top it off with a cream cheese frosting, and your mouth won't know what hit it.

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Savor Fall Flavors With a Bowl of Pumpkin Chili

A playful spin on pumpkin everything, this warm and hearty black bean and pumpkin chili will certainly fill you up this fall. You'll taste the bite of jalapeños and cayenne, the sharp crunch of onions and bell peppers and the mellow richness of pumpkin and black beans with every bite. It's the perfect dinner for a chilly evening.

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Drool Over Pumpkin Crisp Bars

While the name of this pumpkin-y treat doesn't give a whole lot away, these pumpkin crisp bars don't have to be over-the-top to taste great. Layers of crunchy pecans, cake crumbles, sweet pumpkin filling and decadent cream cheese frosting combine into a dessert that's simply gratifying. Sometimes the most straightforward sweets can make a lasting impact.

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Bake a Pumpkin Cheesecake

When you're hosting a party and you just can't decide between two dessert favorites, why not just bake both? Creamy pumpkin cheesecake combines two classic treats into one, and it's perfect for the dessert aficionado who just can't make up her mind. For an Instagram-worthy slice, be sure to add a whipped cream swirl on top.


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