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Kaua‘i's Favorite Recipes

Pumpkin Crunch

Type of Cuisine: American
Provided By: Crysel Niheu
Category: Dessert
From: Hanapēpē

I always looked forward to my aunty's signature Pumpkin Crunch. Now I enjoy making it for friends and family.


1 can (15 oz)pumpkin puree
1 canevaporated milk
1 cupsugar
1 boxyellow cake mix
2 blocksbutter
2 cupspecans, chopped


Note that the cake is made upside down.

  1. Mix pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, eggs and sugar
  2. Pour into a 9 x 13 pan
  3. Evenly sprinkle half box of the yellow cake mix - dry powdered form
  4. Spinkle chopped pecans
  5. Layer the remaining half of the yellow cake mix
  6. Spoon melted butter evenly on top
  7. Bake for 50-60 minutes at 350 degrees
  8. Once cooled off, flip over and serve with whipped cream

Recipe submitted by Crysel Niheu