Mom’s Pumpkin Crunch

This is my Mom’s recipe. Not a fan of pumpkin pie, this recipe I love. My sons love it too. It has been around for a long time. Some people call it Pumpkin Dump Cake and some also refer to this recipe as Pumpkin Cobbler. Whatever you call it, it’s amazing!

Pumpkin Crunch

1 can of solid pack pumpkin (not pie filling)

1 can of evaporated milk

3 eggs

1 1/4 cup sugar

3 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 box of yellow cake mix

1 cup chopped pecans

1 stick of butter, melted

Whipped cream, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13 x 9 pan with Pam.

Combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar and pumpkin pie spice with your mixer. Pour into your baking dish. Sprinkle cake mix over the top of the pumpkin mixture. Sprinkle pecans over the cake mix. Drizzle the top with melted butter.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes. *The top seems to get brown very quickly so I tent foil over the top the last 20-30 minutes of baking.

This can be eaten warm, I typically serve it room temperature topped with whipped cream. I do refrigerate leftovers if there is any. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Mousse

It’s officially fall and it’s time for my contribution to pumpkin recipes. This light and creamy mousse is a perfect for dessert after dinner or lunch. Great pumpkin flavor and not a heavy dessert. Perfectly pumpkin in every way.

Ingredients:
1 8 ounce block of cream cheese
1 can of pumpkin purée, not pie filling
2 teaspoons of cornstarch
8 ounces of heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice
3 cups of powdered sugar
Whip cream for garnish
Nutmeg for garnish
Gingerbread cookies for garnish, I used Pepperidge Farm

In a chilled mixing bowl that has been refrigerated a minimum of 20 minutes (attachment too) blend chilled cream cheese until smooth. Add pumpkin purée, and cornstarch and combine. Pour in whipping cream and add pumpkin pie spice and whip into stiff peaks. Add powdered sugar. Taste after 3 cups, if it’s not sweet enough for your liking, add a little more. Garnish with whip cream, nutmeg and a gingerbread cookie. Enjoy!

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