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Pumpkin Pie Crunch

Rating: 4.8 12 Comments

You can have all the taste of pumpkin pie made with our most popular Duncan Hines Golden Yellow Cake Mix. Such an easy and delicious dessert as Pumpkin Pie Crunch deserves to be served all year long.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom of 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan.
  2. Combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and salt in large bowl. Stir until well blended. Pour into pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over pumpkin mixture. Top with pecans. Drizzle with melted butter.
  3. Bake at 350°F 50 to 55 minutes or until golden. Cool completely. Serve with whipped topping. Refrigerate leftovers.


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cathyreay on May 1, 2020 5:36 p.m.

instead of pumpkin puree I used 16 oz of persimmon puree - WOW

Mata on Sep 9, 2019 12:41 p.m.

Taking a cue from faux pecan pie, I topped this with crushed pretzels instead of pecans. It turns out exactly the same. Yum!

BevJ on Oct 10, 2018 1:16 a.m.

I have made this recipe several times with great results. I've made a few changes that make it a bit easier and a bit healthier. I use a large can of pumpkin (796 ml) because, firstly, you can't get a 16 oz. can of pumpkin in Canada, and secondly, the large size just gives you more pumpkin, and if you're making this recipe, you obviously love the taste of pumpkin! I only use 1/2 c. of brown sugar, which is totally enough sugar, and I think improves the taste. Also, as I'm trying to cut down on the fat in a lot of my baking, I only use 1/2 c. butter and 1/2 slightly heaping cup of unsweetened apple sauce. This recipe is delightful and totally satisfies my pumpkin craving!

judyw4 on Oct 7, 2015 7:03 a.m.

Served this cake at a birthday party and everyone loved it! Will bake again!

LogCabinDreamer on Nov 12, 2014 6:47 p.m.

Sounds so good and simple to make will try it this weekend

Brodysma on Jan 6, 2014 3:47 p.m.

This is the most divine fall dessert. Sinfully rich and delicious.

shelley-macsween on Oct 6, 2013 6:08 p.m.

is the solid pumpkin a can of real pumpkin or the pie filling?

biddybump on Oct 11, 2013 6:37 p.m.

the plain pumpkin, not the pie filling

Sweettart on Feb 10, 2013 7:36 p.m.

Sounds and looks absolutely divine!

Lynminx on Aug 23, 2012 12:14 p.m.

We love making this in place of pumpkin pie! De-licious!!

Dorrie on Oct 8, 2011 8:04 p.m.

One of the best recipes! Made it, took it to work and rave reviews!

sugarpookey on Nov 30, 2010 9:43 p.m.

My Mother In-Law made this last month. It was amazing. I love pumpkin pie. For now on this is what I will make instead of pumpkin pie, The bottom of this cake is just like pumpkin pie with a cake topping. I am passing this on to others in the family. It is a hit in my books.