Thursday, November 5, 2009

Better Than Pumpkin Pie

It's that time of year again. The Jack-O'-Lanterns' lights have gone out and pumpkins can once again be used for their original purpose: making us fat. Okay, just kidding. Only we make us fat and pumpkins are great sources of Vitamin A and fiber.

Every year, I get requests for my recipe for pumpkin torte. I don't remember now how I got this recipe myself years ago, but my family insists I make it every Thanksgiving. They're nearly delirious with joy if it happens to turn up at other times of the year as well.

I wish I could have a dollar for every time someone asked me for this recipe. I could hire someone to make it for me. But it's not difficult. Here it is. Enjoy!

Kylee's Pumpkin Torte

1 yellow cake mix (take out 1 cup)
3 eggs
1¼ cup white sugar

¾ cup butter

¾ cup evaporated milk

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 large can pumpkin pie mix

: Mix the cake mix (less 1 cup) with one egg and ½ cup butter. Press into the bottom of a greased jelly roll pan (10½ x 15½ x 1).
Filling: Mix until smooth - pumpkin pie mix, 2 eggs, and evaporated milk. Pour on top of the crust.
: Mix 1 cup cake mix, sugar, cinnamon and ¼ cup butter. Sprinkle on top of the pumpkin mixture. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes. Serve with whipped cream.


Christina Salwitz said...

That recipe went straight into my Holiday Planning file- thanks for sharing!

TYRA Hallsénius Lindhe said...

It looks really delicious Kylee. It sounds lovely with the cinnamon in it. I just finished my apple pie :-)

How nice to see you!
Great to get a face to your name.

xoxo Tyra

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

That sounds and looks so good!

I've had a really hard time getting onto your blog the last few days, I get redirected to a "google app" site. Your posts update in my sidebar but when I click on them it goes somewhere else. Maybe I'm the only one, but I have been trying to visit :)

Diana @ Sweet Fields of Green said...

Oh boy does this look good! I'm not going to wait for the holidays to bake it, I'm going to put one together before this weekend! Thank you so much for sharing.

Rose said...

I just came from Joey's who posted a recipe for apricot mousse, and now this delicious-sounding pumpkin torte--I may have to start baking even though it's after 9 PM! This sounds like a great alternative to pumpkin pie.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I think I ate some of this the other day. It is delightfully delicious.

sweetbay said...

Yum I will have to try this, as I'm not the biggest fan of traditional pumpkin pie.

Jane Doe said...

Hi Kylee,

Mmmm...I so enjoy a delicious torte and this looks one I'll try in the near future.

Like Catherine, I've had problems accessing your blog lately. I'm directed to a generic page when I click on your link. I'm not sure there's anything that can be done about it, but thought you might want to know.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Wow. This looks yummy. AND easy. May have to give it a try!

garden girl said...

Looks delicious Kylee! I've never met a pumpkin dessert I didn't like! This would make a delicious alternative to pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. It looks so easy, and the ingredient list is so simple.

I'll bet it would be great with fresh or frozen pumpkin or Kuri squash too, and I have both of those on hand. I think I'll pick up the cake mix and evaporated milk next time I'm at the store, and give this yummy dessert a try. Thanks for the recipe!

TC said...

That looks SO GOOD! (Does it go well with gravy and biscuits?)

bg_garden said...

THIS LOOKS AMAZING!!!! Can't wait to give it a try before the HOLIDAY season. IN FACT- adding those yummy ingredients to my grocery list for today. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Bookmarked! I actually had to google "jelly roll pan" - not a phrase I'm familiar with. I will use my "rectangular cake pan" :)

@mrsdelputnam said...

I book marked this site, but I ended up making the Pumpkin Torte because I was going to make pumpkin soup but I didn't have any chicken broth. I had already opened the can of pumpkin and had to do something! You told me it was going to be good, and boy was it. I like it warm or cold... it's so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Anonymous said...

My extended family will love this alternative to pumpkin pie. No such thing as too many dessert options for T'giving.

Wasco said...

What time should I be over?

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