Cafe's Pecan Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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About ten years ago, a gal gave me a bar cookie recipe and told me not to be put off by the cake mix in the ingredients. I tried it and liked the taste. The next time, I made it into a pie gussied up with a caramel sauce and whipped cream.—Nila Towler, Baird, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1 can (30 ounces) pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 646 calories, 42g fat (22g saturated fat), 132mg cholesterol, 502mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (54g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein .


  1. Line two 9-in. pie plates with waxed paper or parchment paper; coat the paper with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine pumpkin, sugar and milk. Beat in eggs, cinnamon and salt. Pour into prepared pans. Sprinkle with dry cake mix. Drizzle with butter. Sprinkle with pecans; press down lightly. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 2 hours on wire racks. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Invert pies onto serving plates; remove waxed paper. Chill.
  3. In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Add brown sugar and cream; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. For topping, in a bowl, beat cream until foamy. Beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form.
  4. Cut the pie into slices; drizzle with caramel sauce and dollop with topping. Yield: 2 pies (10 servings each).
Originally published as Cafe's Pecan Pumpkin Pie in Taste of Home October/November 2001, p51

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SoccerVan 89761
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"This is one of the best pumpkin pies I have ever had! I get rave reviews from all my friends and family and my co-workers ask me to prepare it every year. If you want to try something that is not the typical pumpkin pie, this is the one!"

kshea 36807
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2012

"Very good!"

Triscuitsmom 80962
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2009

"Very yummy! This recipe can also be made in a 13 X 9 cake pan. Spraying bottom with cooking/baking spray."

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