Pumpkin itself, doesn't have much flavor, but the plethora of spices in each recipe makes these dishes extremely flavorful. Don't forget that unless you're making these recipes with fresh pumpkin, you can make them any time of year. Canned pumpkin is typically sold in the U.S. grocery store year-round.
Don't let me dissuade you, there are benefits to using fresh fall pumpkins. You're getting just pumpkin and not any other additives that are necessary for canning. Here are some simple Tips for Preparing Fresh Pumpkins.