I thought everyone in the world knew about Pumpkin Stuff and how to make it. But they do not. That is, according to Little Miss Maggie, who made her first dump cake last week. She posted about it and in my reply I mentioned that I made something similar with pumpkin. She asked why I hadn't posted about it over Thanksgiving . . . you know how those reply chains can go.
The main reason I didn't post about it was because I didn't make it for Thanksgiving. I would have made it because that is what Mr. Quirky wanted. Unfortunately, when I suggested Pumpkin Goat Cheese Cheesecake he said sure that sounds great. Double unfortunately he thought I was talking about Pumpkin Stuff. The cheesecake wasn't even very good and it got washed down the disposal. (that's what happens when you have 4 desserts for 3 people and leave me to eat them all).
So I've been thinking about making this Pumpkin Stuff for a while now - and since I just made puree from my Halloween pumpkins, and because Miss Maggie wanted the recipe, this is what I am making for my dinner tonight.
In case you are wondering why I call it Pumpkin Stuff, well that's because it is made from pumpkin - and it's stuff. I have a tendency to name my recipes that way. I have a recipe that I call Great Soup. It's soup. And it's great. Why would I call it anything else?
This Pumpkin Stuff is really easy. And it's really good. If you make it you will think I should call it Really Good Pumpkin Stuff. I like it because it is not too sweet so you can serve it for brunch, lunch or dinner. I mean - for brunch, or dessert. If you are serving for dessert put some whipped cream on it. Since I'm making it for dinner I'm not putting whipped cream on it. Thus - there will be no pictures of whipped cream on this Pumpkin Stuff.
So this is what you need:
1 large can pumpkin puree (not pie filling) 29oz.
1 can evaporated milk 12oz
1 TBSP pumpkin pie spice
3/4 cup to 1 cup sugar
4 eggs @ room temperature
1/2 yellow cake mix (I use butter cake mix)
lots of pecans
1 1/2 sticks butter melted
This is what you do:
Whisk first 5 ingredients until all ingredients are incorporated.
Pour mix into 9x13 pan. Sprinkle 1/2 cake mix over the pie filling. Sometimes I use more than 1/2 the cake mix. Some recipes call for the whole cake mix. This is up to you.
Lay out a whole bunch of pecans over the cake mix. I lay whole pecans in rows and cover the entire surface of the stuff
Drizzle all of melted butter over top of stuff.
Put in 350 degree oven. Cook for 55 to 60 minutes.
Try not to eat the whole thing.
Isn't it lovely? Don't you want a bite? You probably would prefer whipped cream.
Ummmm. Later ladies. It's time for my dinner.
Make something wonderful today!
Hope you like it Little Miss Maggie!
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