I tend to miss holiday type baking until the last-minute. But everyone and their mother seem to have pumpkin recipes right now. So I think I will be trendy today.
Here is a recipe from a friend of my moms for the most delicious pumpkin dessert. There are a moist type of bar/square and very easy to make. It is reminiscent of a Dump cake with the drizzling of melted butter over the top of the whole thing.
The only trick is the pumpkin is described as a “#2 1/2 large can”. I am not familiar with # of cans, just weight. But I get ‘large’. And in my stores it only comes in small and large. So large it is.
I thought this would come out more like a bar you could pick up and eat like a cookie. But it is more like a bar you would eat on a plate with a fork, like a pumpkin crumble. maybe that’s what I should call it? “Pumpkin crumble.” But it’s not my recipe to tamper with. I don’t want to mess with the guardian angels of old traditional recipes or anything.
I was baking a lot the other morning, so it might not have baked as long as it should have. At one time there were 2 loaves of a new cinnamon swirl recipe from Americas Test Kitchen as well as a large pan of stuffed morning buns and a pan of pumpkin squares. One oven. Too many treats. I wouldn’t suggest it.
Its good both warm from the oven or cold out of the fridge.
Will you like it on a boat?
Will you like it with a goat?
Will you like it here or there?
Will you like it anywhere?
The answer is “YES!”
(Okay, we recently pulled out some Dr. Seuss to take to a friend’s house, that we were visiting, that had small children.)
- 1 large can
- 1 cup
- 1 can
evaporated milk (condensed)
- 1 teaspoon
pumpkin pie or apple pie spice(or some cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg mix)
- 2 cups from a box
spice cake mix
walnuts or pecans, chopped
- 1 cube
In a large bowl mix well the eggs, pumpkin, milk and spices. Pour into a 9 x 13 baking pan.
Sprinkle evenly over the top with the 2/3 box (approx. 2 cups) of spice cake mix.
Sprinkle with chopped nuts, if desired.
Melt 1 stick of butter and drizzle on top of the nuts/cake mix.
bake for 1 hour in a 350 oven.