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Easy Pumpkin Crisp Dessert Recipe

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Need a quick and easy fall dessert?

This pumpkin crisp recipe is a must-try!

Easy Pumpkin Crisp Recipe

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All Things Pumpkin Crisp

Fall and everything pumpkin are some of my favorite things.

Pumpkin crisp ranks right up there as one of my must-have seasonal desserts.

It’s so delicious and goes great after a stew or pot roast dinner.

This pumpkin crisp dessert uses yellow cake mix as its main base and some key spices to give it the kick of flavor you’d expect from a fall dessert.

It’s a layered pumpkin dessert with a crispy top that adds just the right amount of crunch.

It goes great with a mug of hot apple cider, a glass of milk, or some after-dinner decaf.

Make a batch up this weekend and enjoy!

Pumpkin Crisp Recipe


  • 1 box yellow cake mix – with 1 cup mix set aside
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup of reserved cake mix
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ¾ cups old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup cold butter, cut into pieces
Easy Pumpkin Crisp Dessert Recipe


  1. Preheat oven to 325. Slightly grease a 9×13 baking dish.

To make the first layer:

  1. Stir the cake mix (minus 1 cup for the topping – set this cup to the side for later), melted butter and egg until well mixed.
  2. Pour into the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Press firmly.

For the middle layer:

  1. In a bowl, whisk pumpkin, egg, sugar, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Spread the second layer over the first, crust layer.

For the top layer or crisp topping

  1. In a bowl, add the 1 cup of cake mix that you set aside from the first layer.
  2. Add sugar, cinnamon and oats.
  3. Cut in the cold butter with a fork or pastry cutter until it is in coarse crumbs.
  4. Sprinkle over the pumpkin middle layer.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned.
  6. Serve with whipped cream and cinnamon if desired.

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