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Pumpkin Pie Crunch Recipe

Everyone will love the flavor of this Pumpkin Pie Crunch Recipe! It’s the perfect dessert for any pumpkin pie fan or anyone who is looking for an easy recipe full of pumpkin flavor.

This sweet treat has a delicious streusel topping and is filled with creamy pumpkin pie filling. It’s a good recipe for pumpkin fans and fun to pair with whipped cream piled high on top or also with a scoop of ice cream.

If you’re wanting to change things up for Thanksgiving dinner this year, add this pumpkin dessert to your baking radar. It’s the perfect way to whip up a sweet dessert in just mere minutes! This is what great recipes are all about!

The crunchy topping on the top layer is what pumpkin pie crunch cake is all about!

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Shopping List

  • Pumpkin puree
  • Evaporated milk
  • Eggs
  • White sugar
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Salt
  • Butter pecan cake mix
  • Pecans
  • Unsalted butter
  • Whipped topping or vanilla ice cream

How to make the best Pumpkin Pie Crunch Recipe

Step 1: Preheat

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease or spray a baking dish that is  9×13 inch 

Step 2: Mix the ingredients

In a large bowl, mix pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. 

pumpkin pie crunch cake mixing ingredients

Using a hand mixer, mix well, and pour evenly into the baking pan. But be careful! Pumpkin has a high spatter, so you might want to use an immersion blender instead of the hand mixer.

Spread the filling evenly with a spatula or knife, especially into the corners. 

Step 3: Add the cake mix

Using a dessert (large spoon), carefully sprinkle the butter pecan cake mix over the pumpkin filling, making sure to get into the corners. Level the cake mix on the filling using the back of your spoon.

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Sprinkle chopped pecans or pecan pieces evenly over the cake mix.

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The final step is to drizzle the melted butter all over the top using a large spoon. The melted butter will cover the entire cake.

pumpkin pie crunch cake ready to bake

Step 4: Bake

Bake for 60 minutes at first and then add time depending on your oven. If you stick a straw or toothpick into the cake topping it should come out clean.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serve with a scoop of your fave vanilla ice cream or whipped topping like Cool Whip!

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TIPS

  • Make sure that you grease your prepared pan so that the entire cake doesn’t stick
  • If you want to really uptick the sweetness, pair it with cinnamon ice cream or vanilla ice cream
  • Keep your pumpkin crunch cake refrigerated for up to three days.

FAQS

Can I change up the cake mix?

Yes, you can use a different cake mix if you’d like. Spice, yellow (or golden) cake mix or any box of cake mix will work perfectly fine!


Can I add other toppings to this pumpkin pie crisp?

You bet! You can sprinkle on some brown sugar, add whip cream, or even make a fun crumb topping with nuts, brown sugar, and butter.

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WHAT TO SERVE WITH THIS BEST PUMPKIN DESSERT

Ice cream and cool whip are the options! You could also drizzle on some caramel sauce as well!

RECIPE VARIATIONS

Where did I get my inspiration for this Pumpkin Crunch Dessert?

To be honest, I’m always getting inspiration from my other recipes! This Pumpkin Muffin Recipe and this Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe are two of my biggest loves of pumpkin, and made me think of this!

This pumpkin dump cake is one that is loaded with that classic pumpkin pie taste and pumpkin filling, and you’re going to love every bite!

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Pumpkin Pie Crunch Recipe

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Pumpkin Pie Crunch Cake

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

An easy to make dessert perfect for the holidays. All the sweetness of pumpkin pie, but so easy to make and feeds a crowd too!

Ingredients

  • 1 large can pumpkin puree ((15 ox/796 ml)
  • 1 can evaporated milk (12 oz/354 ml)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice* (make your own!)
  • 1 box butter pecan cake mix
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • Cool Whip, Whipped Cream or Vanilla Ice Cream for Topping!

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease or spray a baking dish that is  9x13 inch 
  2. In a large bowl, mix pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. 
  3. Using a hand mixer, mix well, and pour evenly into the baking pan. But be careful! Pumpkin has a high spatter so you might want to use an immersion blender instead of the hand mixer.
  4. Spread the filling evenly with a spatula or knife, especially into the corners. 
  5. Using a dessert (large spoon) carefully sprinkle the butter pecan cake mix over the pumpkin filling, making sure to get into the corners.
  6. Level the cake mix on the filling using the back of your spoon. Sprinkle chopped pecans or pecan pieces evenly over the cake mix.
  7. The final step is to drizzle the melted butter all over the top using a large spoon. The melted butter will cover the entire cake.
  8. Bake for 60 minutes at first and then add time depending on your oven. If you stick a straw or toothpick into the cake topping it should come out clean.
  9. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  10. Serve with a scoop of your fave vanilla ice cream or whipped topping like Cool Whip!

Notes

Pumpkin Pie Spice: 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp ginger and 1/8 tsp ground cloves. That's it!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 297mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 33gProtein: 6g

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Hi there, I'm Judy, it's awesome to meet you! I'm a writer, master pie baker and I've been helping people reach their personal and career goals for over 30 years.   I believe everyone should experience the joy of creating old fashioned recipes, just like Mom or Grandma used to make. And I also help you to create those memories for you and your family with Simple, Delicious, Wholesome recipes that you can learn to make. We also help you discover that Simple Living isn't just a concept.  It's a state of mind. Comforting food and Simple Living. It's all here. You can read more on my About page!

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