Pumpkin Dessert


prep 0:15      


15 servings



1 pkg. yellow Pillsbury cake mix (1 cup reserved)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 lg. egg
1 can (1-3/4 lb.) Libby Pumpkin Pie Mix
2/3 cup evaporated milk
2 eggs
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter


Mix together cake mix (reserving one cup for later), melted butter and one egg. Pat in bottom of 13x9-inch pan.

In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin pie mix, evaporated milk and 2 eggs. Beat on medium speed with mixer until well blended. Pour mixture over first layer.

Put remaining one cup of cake mix into a small bowl. Add cinnamon and sugar. Cut in 1/4 cup of butter until mixture is the size of small peas. Sprinkle over pumpkin layer.

Bake in 350°F oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool and serve with a dollop of whipped cream or Cool Whip.

Author's Comments

This is a great Thanksgiving recipe because it has more servings than a pumpkin pie, and you don't have to worry about the "dreaded" pie crust. It is also a nice dish if you are having company anytime during the month of November.

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12 Recipe Reviews

Sylvia Sewell

Sylvia Sewell reviewed Pumpkin Dessert on December 12, 1999

This is a wonderful dessert. I misunderstood the directions and reserved the cup of cake mix after mixing with butter and egg. Worked well because I only had to cut in the sugar and cinnamon. Saved on additional fat of 1/4 cup butter. Also, added 1/2 cup crushed pecans to the topping. Superb!


Terri reviewed Pumpkin Dessert on December 12, 2000

This was a great desert! I tried it a week before Thanksgiving, it was so good I had to make it again. Easy too.


Terri reviewed Pumpkin Dessert on November 26, 2002

Just as good as 2000, made it last year and going to make it again - too yummy!


debbie reviewed Pumpkin Dessert on December 5, 2003

this is a great recipe! my mother even asked me for it. no left overs thanks to my brother.


crymsin_lilly reviewed Pumpkin Dessert on December 1, 2005

Yummy! Everyone loved this alternative to pumpkin pie. One little tip, though. Don't cover it with foil when it's still warm. It makes the topping mushy...


sheilaattia reviewed Pumpkin Dessert on October 6, 2008


barbmyers reviewed Pumpkin Dessert on October 9, 2010

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ryansnyder reviewed Pumpkin Dessert on October 20, 2010

This was outstanding. The flavor and texture were both spot on. While I love pumpkin pie, this is a great to dessert to give your Thanksgiving a twist on a pumpkin dessert.


ilovemycat reviewed Pumpkin Dessert on October 20, 2010

Totally delicious. I like this dessert waaaaay better than traditional pumpkin pie.


maelstrom reviewed Pumpkin Dessert on October 22, 2010

MORE...I want more of this dessert. Good texture compared to just pumpkin pie, plus a downright fabulous flavor. This one will find its way onto our table muy pronto.


prattworks reviewed Pumpkin Dessert on May 2, 2011

Made this for a group of friends who all seemed pleasantly surprised by the results.