Tuesday, October 25

Holiday Pumpkin Crunch

 recipe from pauladeen.com

Mmmm...pumpkin. How I love thee. I wanted to try something different this year from the traditional pumpkin recipes I usually steer towards. I highly recommend this!

1 (15 oz) can fresh pumpkin
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup chopped pecans
2 sticks butter, cut into pieces

1 (8 oz.) pkg. softened cream cheese
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together pumpkin, evaporated milk, cinnamon and sugar until well combined. Add eggs and mix well.

Pour mixture into 9 x 13 baking dish prepared with non stick spray. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over entire top. Sprinkle pecans evenly over cake mix and top with butter pieces.

Bake at 350 for 50 - 60 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Prepare frosting while cake is cooling. 

In a large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer, whip cream cheese until light. Add in whipping cream and continue to whip until fully combined and thickened. Add powdered sugar and cinnamon. Whip until smooth.

To serve: Scoop out a slice of the pumpkin crunch and top with a dollop of cream cheese frosting or frost the entire pumpkin crunch.

It is recommended that you cool the crunch before frosting and serving but I delivered some of this to a couple of friends when it was still warm with these instructions; they didn't listen and told me it is great warm too! Ha! Love my friends.


Nicole Humphrey Cook said...

Are you freaking serious? I want this. Now. Stat. Come see me, bring me some. LOL
This looks so good and is totally getting pinned AND made!

Ed Pilolla said...

this looks amazing, especially that big dollop of cinnamon frosting. are u freaking serious is right:)

Sheri said...

Aw, thanks Nicole for the pin! And the blog traffic. You're the best.

Ed, I did go a little overboard with that topping. I admit I really liked that part. Could you tell? :P

Swanky Baby's Mom said...

Following you from the Give a Hoot Wednesday Blog Hop! Cute blog!!
Swanky Baby

Kati said...

You must be a great cook. *looking a bit jealous* Thank God my youngest son is learning to be a cook, I could never do that. (pumpkins are for decorating over here, not so much for eating, guess that's a big difference) But that looks so delicious!

Aleksandra Nearing said...

It looks amazing! I will be trying it out! Huge pumpkin fan, too :)

Lisa @ akawest said...

I love this recipe. It has been ages since I have made it. Thanks for reminding me.

Theresa said...

Oh, this looks so amazing! Yummy I must try this! Thanks again for linking up last week! Have a fun weekend & safe Halloween!

mamas*little*treasures said...

This looks like a delicious desert! Thanks for sharing . . . pinned and Tweeted! I think I will also post this on my blog and link right back to you ;o) Hope you will stop by for my Stir, Stitch, and Straighten Up post today at www.mamaslittletreasures.com See you soon! Nina @ mamas*little*treasures