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Pumpkin Pie Crunch Dessert from Farmwife Feeds is the perfect easy instead of pie dessert, pumpkin pie flavor with a cake and toasted pecan layer. #pumpkin #pumpkinpie #fall #dessert

Pumpkin Pie Crunch Dessert

A super easy twist on pumpkin pie that using a cake mix, pecans and butter!


  • 1 15.5 ounce can pumpkin
  • 1 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup melted butter


  • In a bowl mix the pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt and pumpkin pie spice together until well incorporated
  • Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray and pour the pumpkin mixture into it
  • Carefully sprinkle the entire dry cake mix evenly over the pumpkin layer
  • Top the dry cake mix layer evenly with the chopped pecans
  • Drizzle 1 cup of melted butter over everything
  • Cover with foil and bake in a 350° pre-heated oven for 25 minutes, then uncover and bake an additional 25 minutes
  • Serve immediately being careful as very hot or make ahead and serve later


Recipe Notes:
  • This recipe calls for a spice cake mix, don't panic if you don't have one - use yellow or white! It's all good I promise. I just use a spice because it just enhances that fall vibe.
  • YES, you need a whole stick of melted butter. It helps bake the cake mix, it makes the crunch and really toasts the pecans.
  • You could potentially use canned pumpkin pie but know what is already in there before adding other ingredients - I like to control my spices so I don't use it myself.
  • Don't stress about the ounces of cake mix-you are using the cake mix dry so an ounce more or less isn't going to hurt the recipe.