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Great Pumpkin Dessert

Canned pumpkin and cake mix make these bars an effortless alternative to pumpkin pie. It's a tried-and-true dessert that always brings big smiles. —Linda Guyot, Fountain Valley, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat first five ingredients until smooth.
  • Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cake mix and drizzle with butter. Top with walnuts.
  • Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, you can substitute 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves or allspice.
  • Unless otherwise specified, Taste of Home recipes are tested with lightly salted butter. Unsalted, or sweet, butter is sometimes used to achieve a buttery flavor, such as in shortbread cookies or buttercream frosting. In these recipes, added salt would detract from the buttery taste desired.
  • Check out 45 more canned pumpkin recipes.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 385 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 326mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.