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!!
- 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
- Heat oven to 350 Degrees.
- Grease and flour a 13x9 pan.
- Mix together pumpkin mix, evaporated milk, eggs and pour into pan.
- Sprinkle (dry) 1 box of yellow cake mix over the pumpkin mixture evenly.
- Pour/drizzle melted butter over cake mix.
- Sprinkle nuts over butter mixture (optional).
- Bake 50-60 minutes or until knife comes out clean.
- CHILL OVER NIGHT!
- 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.