Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pumpkin Praline Pecan Pie Cake

Oh! You are going to love this pie cake. I can't decide if it's a pie or a cake so I just call it pie cake! :) The recipe I used called it "dessert". I guess that was their way of getting around what to call it. Oddly enough, while reading our local paper today, I came across a recipe very similar to this one and it was titled "Upside Down Pumpkin Pie". hmmmm...I guess that works too.
Whatever! It's delicious and so easy to make. It's makes a great covered dish and feeds a crowd. Prep time is 20 minutes. You gotta love it!
Begin by heating your oven to 350 degrees (325 for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or spray bottom and sides of 13 x 9 inch pan. In medium bowl, beat until smooth the following.

1 can pure pumpkin
(if you can find it! Pumpkins are scare around here, what about you?)
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (or 1 tsp ginger, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp cloves)
Pour pumpkin mixture into your pan.
Sprinkle a box of yellow or spice cake mix over top of pumpkin mixture.
Next sprinkle 1 cup of chopped pecan.
Melt 3/4 cup of butter and drizzle over the top.
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes.
Tip: Pour pecans in a zip lock bag. Zip. Pound with meat mallet until pecans are chopped to consistency you desire. Quick and easy and no clean-up chores.

Serve warm or chilled with a dollop of whipped cream sprinkled with pumpkin spice. By the way, use the real stuff and whip your cream! It's Thanksgiving!

Store covered in refrigerator if it's not all eaten before you get a chance to!
Don't worry about calories! Remember the famous words of Erma Bombeck,

"What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?"
- Erma Bombeck

I sharing my post with lots of other delicious dishes at Tempt My Tummy Tuesday!


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susan said...

I wish I could figure out a way to print these recipes on my computer--this one sounds like it is perfect for pumpkin lovers--I love anything with pecans! Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!

Natasha said...

Now this I can manage and it looks so divine. God bless you for this fabulous recipe!
Best wishes and Happy Thanksgiving, Natasha.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks yummy! I am like Susan - love anything with pecans. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

♥Mimi♥ said...

Ohmygosh, the is a KEEPER for sure. In fact, I have all of the ingredients in the house and think I'll just have to make one this week. Thanks so much for blessing me with another recipe to place in my box of keepers!

Ave said...

What a great recipe!

heartnsoulcooking said...

OH WOW!!! I love all the pecans. This sounds like a winner.

heartnsoulcooking said...

I need to know what size of canned pumpkin.

Brenda said...

I need to know the size of can of pumpkin, I 'd like to make this for the crowd that stays on after Thanksgiving

daylily777 said...

Yummy, the cake looks delish !

Kate said...

This looks delicious! And it's easy too!

Karen said...

This dessert looks great.
Thanks for the pictures and clear directions. Will have to try it.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

So sorry, I failed to give the size of the can of pumpkin. It is a 15 oz can.

Tamara Jansen said...

If I were a baker type....I'd make this recipe. You're making me hungry :)

Anonymous said...

Wish I had seen this yesterday. I will keep it until I do Christmas. It looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Blessings to you and family

Morning T said...

That looks SO yummy! Anything pumpkin makes me happy.
I hope you and your family have a fabulous turkey day Marsha!

Mary-Kate said...

I'm actually making this tomorrow for Josh! GASP! Pumpkin pie is his favorite so I thought he'd love this!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh my this looks wonderful! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends -- thanks for your kind visit to my table this week -- it's always nice to have blogger guests!

Brenda said...

I made this over the holidays and it was delicious! I think we have a new family favorite :)