- 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 (18.25-ounce) package butter-flavored yellow cake mix
- cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup butter, melted
- Whipped Cream (optional)
- Ground nutmeg (optional)
Stir together first 5 ingredients.
Pour into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
Sprinkle cake mix evenly over pumpkin mixture;
sprinkle evenly with pecans.
Drizzle butter evenly over pecans.
Bake at 350° for 1 hour to 1 hour and 5 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven, and let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Serve warm or at room temperature with Whipped Cream, if desired.
Sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired.
This dessert is simple, yet very good! I actually leave out the pecans (because I have diverticulitis), but I'm sure the nuts only improve the taste. I also use fresh, homemade whipped cream, but use whatever you like. Best when warm, but still yummy at room temp.