Thursday, October 29, 2009

pumpkin crunch dessert.

on tuesday night we had supper with barbie and ken at their house.

ken made clam chowder and i offered to fix a dessert.  i decided to make pumpkin crunch.  my aunt penny had made it and had it at work the day she cut my hair.  i tried it and loved it.  so, i made it on tuesday night.

let me just tell you.
super simple.
super delicious.

unless you're worker man or ken - because "they don't like pumpkinnnn" [in a super whiney voice]. 

so heather and i ate one piece each and then we had the rest left over.  well, we can't leave something like that at home because i will eat it all [and worker man will help if he likes it].  so, i took it with me to work the next day and everyone loved it.

here's the recipe:

  • 1 16oz. can of pumpkin
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 c. milk
  • 3 eggs
  • cinnamon or nutmeg [optional]
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 2 sticks melted butter
  • 1 c. pecans
  • cream cheese [softened]
  • cool whip
  • 1 3/4 c. powdered sugar
  1. preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9x13 dish
  2. combine pumpkin, milk, sugar, eggs and cinnamon [or nutmeg...or neither] and spread into dish
  3. sprinke yellow cake mix all over the top
  4. pour melted butter over cake mix
  5. sprinkle pecans on top
  6. bake at 350 for 1 hour
  7. blend cream cheese, cool whip and powdered sugar for topping
  8. once cooled [ahem...i made the mistake of not waiting...i do that often] spread topping
i didn't say it was super healthy.
just super simple.
and super delicious.

you should definitely try it :)


  1. why didnt you tell them how bad the chowder was? i know you wrote it and deleted it thinking it would hurt my feelings but nah i can take it because i had bad directions...


  2. Mid week Bad clam chowder from 'Bad Directions' :) and Pumpkin Crunch..... There are other ways to give life balance.....

    I love you guys!

    PS .. next time let me know when you bring pumpkin anything to work....i happen to LOVE it too....and I miss out on so much when I have to be testing in Cube Hades!

  3. So FFIL ate ALL the Pumpkin dessert and pumpkin is one of my favorite things. he said it was GREAT but I NEED some. Please?