5 Pumpkin Recipes to Kick Off Fall

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Fall is here and we are diving head first into sweater weather and pumpkin season! So, we selected some of our favorite pumpkin recipes to get you in the Fall mood! No need to beat around the Fall harvest bush any longer, here are 5 Pumpkin Recipes to Kick Off Fall plus a bonus cocktail recipe!

1. Pumpkin Spice Butter Cake aka “Crack Cake”

This Pumpkin Spice Butter Cake fully lives up to its nickname of “crack cake” because it is HIGHLY addictive. Even the pumpkin haters of the world who have tried this cannot get enough. This cake now replaces our typical pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving and we have never looked back! Honestly, if you don’t read any further, and only make this cake this Fall season, your life will be more than complete!

Pumpkin Spice Butter Cake
Pumpkin Spice Butter Cake aka “Crack Cake”

2. Pumpkin Ravioli with Parmesan Sage Cream Sauce

Most people think of pumpkin desserts for Fall, but we love using pumpkin in savory recipes, as well! Since we live and breathe pasta around here, we always make sure we make these Pumpkin Ravioli with Parmesan Sage Cream Sauce the second we get a nice cold front. They are so heart warming and the Parmesan Sage Cream sauce is an absolute dream!

Pumpkin Ravioli
Pumpkin Ravioli with Parmesan Sage Cream Sauce

3. Pumpkin and Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Another delicious savory pumpkin recipe that we can’t get enough of when the weather gets a bit chilly is this Pumpkin and Roasted Red Pepper Soup. This soup has such a creamy texture, but actually has zero cream added, making it a nice, light option that will still warm your heart and soul!

Pumpkin and Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Pumpkin and Roasted Red Pepper Soup

4. Pumpkin Passion Fruit Spice Cake

For a Summer meets Fall recipe, we absolutely adore this combination of pumpkin spice cake with a passion fruit mascarpone whipped cream frosting. We love the combination of warmth from the pumpkin spice with the bright and tart passion fruit whipped cream. This cake is perfect for September when it’s still a little warm and you aren’t quite ready for the big Fall transition yet! Also, this makes a great breakfast and snack cake option because it isn’t overly sweet like most cakes.

Pumpkin Passion Fruit Spice Cake
Pumpkin Passion Fruit Spice Cake

5. Pumpkin Mascarpone Cheesecake with Candied Cinnamon Pecans

If you are looking for something truly decadent, look no further! This is the cheesecake to top all Fall cheesecakes and it is an absolute dream! Especially when drizzled with our Brown Butter Bourbon Caramel Sauce. You and all your guests (if you decide to share) will be in dessert heaven!

Pumpkin Mascarpone Cheesecake
Pumpkin Mascarpone Cheesecake with Candied Cinnamon Pecans

BONUS: Pumpkin Spice White Russian Cocktail

This is a bonus cocktail recipe for all of you PSL (pumpkin spice latte) lovers who are ready for happy hour! Your favorite Fall coffee now has an upgraded adult version that is so delicious you will easily knock down a few without blinking an eye!

White Russian with Pumpkin Spice creamer
Pumpkin Spice White Russian

Enjoy!

We hope you enjoy these 5 Pumpkin Recipes for Fall as much as we do! If you make any of these, tell us what you think in comments below, or tag us on Instagram @cooking_with_wine!

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