Pumpkin Crunch Dessert is in my “top ten” best recipes!
Need a dessert easier than pie? Here’s my holiday gift to you, this is in my 10 ten top recipes. Really, you will be amazed at the ease of preparation and how yummy it is. My family requests Pumpkin Crunch over a pumpkin pie…lucky for me!
Pumpkin Crunch Dessert
I’m not afraid of pie crust. I have just found over time that my guests will “ooh and aah.” about Pumpkin Crunch Dessert that goes together in a jiff, so I can enjoy time with them. Another benefit, it makes a great big pan, between 16 to 24 servings, comparable to four pies. You’ll see, it really is easier!
So all you need to do is preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Now whip up your filling…just like pie…canned pumpkin, eggs, canned milk, sugar, and spices. Prepare a 9×13″ pan glass or metal works well, however if you use a glass pan, set your oven 25 degrees lower, at 325 degrees. Spray it with a non-stick spray. Pour the filling into the pan.
Sprinkle your cake mix evenly over the top. Don’t dump it on top, please. I like to use a yellow one, and yes for those who need a gluten free dessert, I have used a gluten free cake mix, (Betty makes the best). Now top with pecans, my husband likes them whole. Chop your pecans if you’d like, drizzle with butter, the easiest part, and it’s ready for the oven.
Bake for one hour, remove from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Top with ice cream or a pretty swirl of whipped cream. You can serve it warm and not quite so set, or let it cool and serve it at room temperature. It really is like pie and you can make it earlier in the day or even the night before. In that case, I recommend you keep it chilled till a couple hours before serving.
Enjoy Pumpkin Crunch Dessert with lots of love and thanksgiving.
As I serve Pumpkin Crunch Dessert, I always think of the commercial where the cook is dusting flour off of her nose, as she passes out the Rice Krispy Treats. I try not to let anyone know I like to soak in the tub while it’s baking!!!!
Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!
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