Baking With Kids: Great-Grandma's Pumpkin Pleaser Recipe

Baking With Kids:  Great Grandma's Pumpkin Pleaser Recipe
 I love that my mom has Grandma's handwritten recipe for her Pumpkin Pleaser.

I love that my mom has Grandma's handwritten recipe for her Pumpkin Pleaser.

One of our favorite things about fall is Grandma’s delicious Pumpkin Pleaser recipe. It’s been a Thanksgiving staple ever since I could remember, as the most coveted dish at the Thanksgiving table. The recipe seems straight out of the 1950s and tastes like home. Since fall is among us, the girls and I decided to bake a little pleaser to treat ourselves and take to a friend’s house for dessert. We love that even though Grandma isn’t with us anymore, we still have the opportunity to make her signature treats that make us feel like she’s right at the table.

The girls had fun learning to make the Pleaser like Great Grandma used to make. Cracking the eggs was definitely the favorite part of the activity and we all had a terrific time EATING it! It has the yummy deliciousness of pumpkin with the crust of buttery yellow cake on top, with Cool Whip to moisten it up. It’s pleasing!!

Pumpkin Pleaser Recipe
Pumpkin Pleaser Recipe
Baking with Kids:  Grandma's Pumpkin Pleaser Recipe

Pumpkin Pleaser

  • 1 large can Libby’s Pumpkin Pie Mix
  • 12 oz can Evaporated Milk
  • 5 large or 6 small eggs
  • 1 box of Yellow Cake mix
  • 1 cube of melted butter
  • ½-1 Cup Chopped Walnuts (optional)
  • Cool Whip
  1. Heat oven to 350 Degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a 13x9 pan.
  3. Mix together pumpkin mix, evaporated milk, eggs and pour into pan.
  4. Sprinkle (dry) 1 box of yellow cake mix over the pumpkin mixture evenly.
  5. Pour/drizzle melted butter over cake mix.  
  6. Sprinkle nuts over butter mixture (optional).
  7. Bake 50-60 minutes or until knife comes out clean.
  9. Before serving, top with Cool Whip.

Do you have any family traditional recipes for Thanksgiving that you love on the table each year?  Please share in comments.  

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I'm a part-time work from home, full time stay at home mom to two daughters and an Australian Labradoodle puppy. We are enjoying our last year before big girl school, playing with friends, swapping childcare to get the job done and getting crafty when we can fit it in. We live together in a wonderful community that we are truly thankful for and proud to be a part of. It takes a village and this is ours.