Monday, August 13, 2012

I can feel it!

The crisp air in the evenings. The need for an actual blanket on the bed. Sweatshirts for the kiddos early morning or late evening. It is one of the great loves of my life....FALL!!

I absolutely adore fall and all that comes with it. Pumpkin Spice Lattes, honey crisp apples, sweaters, down vests, scarves, Uggs, fall foliage....oh the list goes on and on. So in honor of the oncoming fall season, I thought I would break out a tried and true (and favorite in our household) recipe. Great Pumpkin Dessert! I found this beloved recipe in a Taste of Homes magazine years ago and have never let a fall pass without making this at least 5 times:) So here you go...

**I don't add the walnuts because I've issued a nut free dessert policy in our house;) What a quick way to ruin a great desssert. lol**

***So sorry if your pants don't fit come Thanksgiving! Oops! It is THAT good:) Your house will smell amazing afterwards too.***

Great Pumpkin Dessert Recipe

Great Pumpkin Dessert RecipeGreat Pumpkin Dessert Recipe photo by Taste of HomeGreat Pumpkin Dessert RecipeRating 5
In Fountain Valley, California, Linda Guyot relies 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."
Great Pumpkin Dessert Recipe
  • Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12-16 Servings


  • 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 (18-1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream


  • In a large bowl, beat first five ingredients until smooth.
  • Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cake mix and drizzle with butter. Top with walnuts.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts1 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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