Fall is in the air. The leaves are turning, the temperature is dropping, and, most importantly, pumpkins are back on everyone’s radar. Whether in the form of jack-o-lanterns or cliché Starbucks lattes, pumpkins are taking over for the time being once again.

Although I’m all for hopping on the pumpkin bandwagon, I urge you to broaden your horizons when it comes to your fall-themed recipes. With all the Halloween and soon-to-come Thanksgiving gatherings looming, everyone and his brother is scrambling for easy, unique recipes that will wow their friends and family. And I guarantee, this pumpkin crunch recipe will put you way ahead of the game

Pumpkin Crunch Pie

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:1 hr
  • Total Time:1 hr 10 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Medium


  • 1 29 oounce can pumpkin
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • A dash cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • Chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup melted butter about 2 sticks
  • Cool Whip for the frosting
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  • Step 1

    Pre-heat oven to 350°. Line your 9x13 pan with butter and parchment paper. Mix first 7 ingredients listed and pour into 9x13 baking dish.

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  • Step 2

    Empty one box yellow cake mix evenly on top of pumpkin mixture.

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  • Step 3

    Sprinkle with chopped walnuts.

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  • Step 4

    Drizzle 1 cup melted butter on top (2 sticks).

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  • Step 5

    Bake for 55-60 minutes until a darker, golden color. Cool completely in the fridge. Plot twist—the crust is on the top. Flip it over. Place frosting on top, powder a light coat of cinnamon, and refrigerate again.

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  • Step 6

    Serve cool and keep leftovers refrigerated. Eat half the pan before you get a chance to share with anyone else.