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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pumpkin Crunch

Pumpkin Crunch

This is the recipe that made me realize that I liked pumpkin.  My Mom made this years ago and wouldn't tell us what it was until we tried it.  We all loved it and then she told us it was made from pumpkin.  I would have never tried it if I knew it had pumpkin in it!  

I made this last week and took it to work.  It was a huge hit.  Everyone wanted the recipe.  This is so quick and easy to make.  It would make a perfect ending to a fabulous Thanksgiving feast next week.

Pumpkin Crunch

Pumpkin Crunch
adapted from Candlelight and Wisteria, page 278
(Printable Recipe)

  • 1 15oz can pumpkin
  • 1 12-oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 18.25 oz box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup butter, cut in pieces
  • 1 12oz container cool-whip
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix pumpkin, milk, sugar, pumpkin spice and eggs and pour into 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle cake mix on top. Sprinkle pecans on top of cake mix. Cover nuts with pieces of butter. Bake at 350 for one hour. Let cool completely. Beat cool-whip, cream cheese and confectioners sugar together and spread on top.

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  1. My first mother-in-law made this every Thanksgiving! It was so wonderful... I never had the recipe. She passed away in 1991 before I had a chance to get it... and then I got divorced. I'm so happy to have this recipe! I'm going to make this soon for just my husband and I to enjoy (I might share with my daughter!)

  2. How come this blog is not called "plain fat" cause if I ate all the good stuff you made that's what I'd be.

    Sounds like a great recipe.

  3. this recipe has been on my 'to make' list forever!I need to get at it!! Yours sounds great Steph!

  4. I thought I hated pumpkin until I finally tried my Mother's pumpkin muffins that have butterscotch chips in them (although I do still hate butterscotch in anything else!)they're my favorite Fall treat and everyone loves them!

    1. I would love to have that recipe.

    2. I would love to have that recipe.

  5. This looks amazing. The kind of dessert that would be welcome at every gathering.

  6. Add it to the list. This recipe sounds great, thanks for sharing.

  7. This is also very good, hot out of the oven without the icing! I love the butter becan crunch on top!

  8. Made this yesterday for one of our Thanksgiving desserts. We loved it, even better today as leftovers. I had to promise my husband that I would make it every year!

  9. I made this for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it! I don't like pumpkin pie and I even liked it. Great recipe!


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