Great Pumpkin Dessert Recipe
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Great Pumpkin Dessert Recipe

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I rely on canned pumpkin and a yellow cake mix to fix this effortless alternative to pumpkin pie. It's a tried-and-true dessert that always elicits compliments and requests for the recipe. —Linda Guyot, Fountain Valley, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 385 calories, 21 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 326 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat first five ingredients until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cake mix and drizzle with butter. Top with walnuts.
  3. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Great Pumpkin Dessert in Quick Cooking September/October 1999, p12

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 385 calories, 21 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 326 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

"Delicious, Especially when you use a Butter Pecan cake mix and pecans on top."

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Reviewed Oct. 18, 2014

"This is a favorite at our house but the one cup of sugar makes it way too sweet. The cake mix adds a lot of sweetness to this recipe. I like to taste the flavors of the pumpkin, not have it overloaded with sugar. therefore, I only use a scant 1/4 cup of sugar, also use pecans."

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Reviewed Oct. 17, 2014

"I found this recipe in ToH magazine several years ago and my whole family loves it! It's so easy to prepare and tastes delicious! My husband requests it (and prefers it over traditional pumpkin pie) for every Thanksgiving . The only thing I've found is that the nuts get a little burned if you cook this for an hour. So I usually cover it with foil or I wait to throw the nuts on in the last 20-30 minutes of baking. Thanks ToH for another great recipe!"

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Reviewed Oct. 17, 2014

"I have been making this exact recipe for 35 years. It always gets a compliment. Sometimes I think it gets to salty so if I have it I use unsalted butter to pour over the top. Pecans work nicely also. Enjoy!"

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Reviewed Feb. 25, 2014

"I make this a lot. I love it with chocolate drizzled on it."

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