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Pumpkin Crunch Dessert

Updated on November 13, 2014
Make this pumpkin crunch cake and you WILL get asked for the recipe.  A+ dessert!
Make this pumpkin crunch cake and you WILL get asked for the recipe. A+ dessert! | Source

Looking for a pumpkin dessert recipe that's a home run???

Pumpkin Crunch is a variation of pumpkin pie and is also called Pumpkin Cobbler or Pumpkin Pie Cake. it's sweeter than traditional pumpkin pie and crunchier, simply a melt in your mouth delicious dessert! A HUGE hit for holiday dinners and parties.

My favorite variation of pumpkin crunch: The recipe below calls for a 9 X 13 pan, so you'd make it similar to a sheet cake, which looks like the image here. That works fine but I've also made this pumpkin crunch dessert in individual pies with a graham cracker crust rather than using a 9 X 13 pan, and they were even better! The graham cracker crust makes a perfect blend, and the individual pies make serving so simple.

Find the individual graham cracker crusts (Keebler) in the baking aisle at your grocery store, or you can simply order them from the link below. They come in packs of 6. I bought 4 packs of them and still had leftover mix, so 5 packs would be about right. This would serve 20 people if they only eat one each. They won't, trust me.

If you bake individual pies, the cooking time is less. The original recipe calls for 50-55 minutes, but for the tiny pies I baked for only 40 minutes. They weren't burnt but were plenty crunchy, so best timing may even be a bit less. Watch them close after 35 minutes. You do NOT want to burn these delicious pumpkin crunch babies.

DELISH dessert! Have a copy of this recipe handy... you WILL get asked for it. Guaranteed!

...and if you'd like to have leftovers, then you might double the recipe...and HIDE some!

Cook Time

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 to 1.5 hours

Serves: 30


  • 2 cans pumpkin puree (15 oz)
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 can evaporated milk (12 oz)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • whipped cream topping

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease bottom of 9 X 13 pan.
  3. Combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, pumpkin pie spice & salt.
  4. Pour mixture into pan.
  5. Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over your pumpkin mixture.
  6. Top with chopped pecans.
  7. Drizzle melted butter over pecans.
  8. Bake for 50-55 minutes.
  9. Cool.
  10. Serve with whipped cream topping.
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Keebler - Ready Crust - Mini Graham Cracker Crusts - 6 Ct - 4 Oz (Pack of 6)
Keebler - Ready Crust - Mini Graham Cracker Crusts - 6 Ct - 4 Oz (Pack of 6)

Here they are! These graham cracker pie crusts matched with the pumpkin crust recipe are pure dessert heaven!



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    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      I love any recipe that includes pumpkin, so this sounds marvelous.

    • SusannaDuffy profile image

      Susanna Duffy 

      5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Now this looks absolutely, amazingly, wondrously delicious!

    • CrossCreations profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolan Ross 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      @KimGiancaterino: Hey I'm not much of a cook either, yet this pumpkin crunch is not hard to make. In fact, once at a dinner party when someone asked who made it, one of my friends was aghast that it was ME. HA! She said "No Way" as I was about to top them with whipped cream, and nearly got a cream face mask. LOL

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      5 years ago

      This looks like a delicious treat, especially for the upcoming holidays. I'm not much of a cook, but do enjoy using my KitchenAid mixer!


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