Pumpkin Pecan Crisp – Looking for a delicious fall dessert to brighten up your day? Look no further, than this recipe for Pumpkin Pecan Crisp! It’s a treat that combines the flavors of pumpkin with the satisfying crunch of pecans. This recipe really brings out the tones of cinnamon and the richness of butter making it an absolute must-try for this season.
I remember the first time I made this Pumpkin Pecan Crisp. It was on a quiet Saturday afternoon with a breeze outside and leaves turning golden. I wanted to create something that truly embodied autumn. The aroma filled my home. By the time it was ready my husband and our little one were eagerly waiting in the kitchen. Soon as they took their first bite their eyes lit up with delight. It wasn’t a dessert; it became an experience, a memory that we created together.
What makes this Pumpkin Pecan Crisp truly special?
Indulge in the simplicity and charm of this Pumpkin Pecan Crisp. With ingredients commonly found in your pantry, this recipe stands out for its steps and versatility making it perfect, for occasions. What truly captures your heart is how it brings together comforting flavors; the earthiness of pumpkin, the satisfying crunch of pecans, and the warm embrace of cinnamon. It creates not a dessert but an enchanting experience that goes beyond food.
What You Need To Make This Pumpkin Pecan Crisp Recipe?
Pumpkin: The heart and soul of our crisp. While the comfort of a canned pumpkin cannot be stretched, using fresh pumpkin puree, if you’re up for it, could present a bolder, earthier tone to the dish. The choice is yours!
Evaporated Milk: This isn’t just any milk; it’s the silken touch that gives our crisp its enjoyable creaminess. It melds with the pumpkin, confirming every morsel is smooth and rich.
Sugar: Sweetness is essential, but it’s also about balance. The sugar not only heightens the inherent flavors of our ingredients but also beautifully counters the nutty tones of our pecans.
Vanilla Extract: Think of it as the whispering background note in a symphony. A dash of high-quality vanilla extract brings a fragrant, subtle sweetness, lifting the entire dish to gourmet levels.
Ground Cinnamon: Here’s where warmth and comfort come into play. Cinnamon infuses our crisp with its spicy, aromatic magic, making every mouthful a nostalgic embrace of autumn.
Yellow Cake Mix: More than just a layer, the cake mix offers a delightful texture variation. It crisps up with baking, offering a contrast to the creamy pumpkin layer, and its golden hue is just visually irresistible.
Chopped Pecans: The pièce de résistance of our crisp! Pecans offer not just crunch but also a rich, buttery undertone. Their unique flavor profile is what sets this crisp apart from any other dessert.
Butter: Liquid gold! Melted butter doesn’t just moisten; it richly binds our layers, amplifying flavors, and ensuring that every bite is dripping in indulgence.
Steps To Make Pumpkin Pecan Crisp:
Step 1: Start by getting your oven fired up to 350 degrees. And while it’s warming, give a 9×13 baking dish a good spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Step 2: In a mixing bowl, combine your pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugar, vanilla, and aromatic ground cinnamon. Once it’s nicely mixed, pour this luscious mixture into your prepped baking dish.
Step 3: Time for the cake mix! Gently sprinkle it over the pumpkin layer, ensuring an even spread.
Step 4: Now, here comes my favorite part – generously scatter the chopped pecans on top.
Step 5: To finish, artistically drizzle that golden melted butter all over. Trust me; this step transforms the dessert.
Step 6: Let it bake, watching it transform for about an hour or until you see that tempting golden brown hue.
Step 7: Patience! Let it sit and cool down a bit for about 10 minutes. Serving suggestion: a dollop of ice cream or a swirl of whipped cream. Pure bliss!
To add a glimmer of depth and richness you might want to toast the pecans before counting them to the crisp. This effortless step enriches the taste providing the dessert with a more delectable pecan taste that absolutely complements the creamy pumpkin layer. Just make sure to watch them while toasting so they don’t burn!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use fresh pumpkin instead of canned?
Definitely! Using fresh pumpkin instead of canned is a great idea. It can give your dish an authentic pumpkin taste. Just make sure that the fresh pumpkin is well pureed to achieve the desired consistency.
How long can I store the Pumpkin Pecan Crisp?
Ideally, the Pumpkin Pecan Crisp is best enjoyed when it’s freshly made. However, if you need to store it you can keep it in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for, up to three days.
Can I use a different type of nut?
Certainly! While pecans provide a crunch and flavor to the recipe feel free to get creative and try out nuts like walnuts or almonds.
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