Upside down Pumpkin Pie

Discussion in 'Desserts' started by ricciardo, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Got this recipe from my sister-in-law a few years ago.  It's fast and tastes wonderful.  I make some whipped cream to go on top that's flavored with grade A amber maple syrup.  The maple, pecans, and pumpkin really complement each other.

    Upside down Pumpkin Pie

    1 29oz can of solid pack pumpkin

    1 ¼ C. Sugar

    2 t. Cinnamon

    ½ t. Ginger

    1 t. Nutmeg

    1 12oz can of evaporated milk

    3 eggs – well beaten

    Mix together well and pour into a 13X9” greased baking pan.

    1 box yellow cake mix

    1 C. Pecans

    1 C. Melted Butter

    Sprinkle dry yellow cake mix on top of pumpkin mixture.  Sprinkle top with nuts and melted butter.  Bake at 350 deg. for 1 hour.
  2. porkaholic

    porkaholic Smoke Blower

    I think I need to try this one, after my daughter-in-law goes home from Thanksgiving.  She is very alergic to pecans.  This way of making pumpkin pie will avoid the dry crust that I dislike anyway.  Thanks for sharing.
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    This thing sounds good but I would really like to see it too.
  4. tilly42681

    tilly42681 Newbie

    sounds like a great recipe
  5. Hi Porkaholic - you can substitute just about any nut.  I've even experimented with ground almonds and substituted 1/4 C of Amaretto for 1/4 C of the evaporated milk.  It was outstanding. 

    The recipe is fast and extremely easy.  I made this several times and people always ask for the recipe.
  6. Saw this recipe the two days before thanksgiving and have to say it was a very good dessert. The wife does not like pumpkin pie and had 2 pieces of this. I took pics and will post them up later so people can see what ours turned out like.

    Thanks for the great recipe.

  7. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    "granny" makes something like this but not with the cake mix. i hate pie crust so every year i look forward to granny's..............well we call it "punkin F%#&" is it good! 
  8. Sorry so slow on pics but here they are

    Before baking.


    After baking.


    On a plate with whipped cream.


    Really easy and was delicious. Will be making this again for Christmas.
  9. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like it!  

    My wife is not a fan of pumpkin pie, but I think this could work!
  10. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    just made a batch after reading this thread and man this stuff is good! instead of the cake mix i used butter, flout, sugar, walnuts and cinn. to make a crispy topping..........might have to try the cake next time!
  11. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds great.  Copied and on the to do list.  Maybe this weekend if I can talk the wife into it!
  12. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Kind of a version of "impossible pie".

    If it tastes good, it is all good!

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