09/10/2016 07:10 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

All Things Pumpkin: 7 Recipes To Welcome Fall


You know fall is right around the corner when pumpkin flavors start popping up everywhere. What better way to welcome the new season than with one (or all) of these autumn-tasting treats?

1. Perfect Pumpkin Bread


I've tried many pumpkin bread recipes over the years, but none as good as this one. It's easy: just a bit of mixing and stirring, pop it in the oven, and, in about an hour, you'll have a house smelling of sweet autumn spices and two scrumptious, pumpkiny loaves. GET THE RECIPE

2. Pumpkin Pecan Crunch Muffins


Here you have my favorite pumpkin bread (see above) reinvented as muffins, with an irresistible crunchy nut streusel topping. GET THE RECIPE

3. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust and Caramel Sauce


After testing six different versions of pumpkin cheesecake, I came up with this surefire recipe. It's a family favorite, and a welcome change from the usual pumpkin pie. GET THE RECIPE

4. Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins


Sweetened with honey and gently spiced, these earthy muffins are best served warm out of the oven. As a bonus, the addition of pumpkin makes them healthier and lower in fat than your typical cornbread. GET THE RECIPE

5. Perfect Pumpkin Pie


Homemade pumpkin pie can be tricky. Through the years, I've tested over a dozen recipes and each one was plagued with either a filling that wouldn't set properly, a massive crack down the center, or an under-cooked crust. But this one comes out perfect every time. GET THE RECIPE

6. Spiced Pumpkin Cookies


Imbued with warm autumn spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves, these cookies are cakey inside and slightly crisp outside. My family flocks to the kitchen as soon as I pull them out of the oven, and the first batch disappears before the second trays are even done. GET THE RECIPE

7. Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Pumpkin Glaze


Perfect for a fall morning with a cup of coffee, these glazed golden-orange scones are packed with pumpkin flavor and autumn spices. GET THE RECIPE