Sunday, September 6, 2009

Is it Too Early For Pumpkin Krunch?


I don't think so! I'm so ready for fall and the weather has been teasing us. First it's cool and fallish and then it's back to humid. Enough already! Anyway, I decided to make the first Pumpkin Krunch of the year today. It's a super easy dessert and the recipe will be at the bottom of this post. It's sort of like pumpkin pie filling with crunchy cake on top.



Remember this tray from the thrift store?



I decided to paint it white because I realized that it would be perfect for using the various tea towels I have. So I've just been folding a tea towel on the bottom and setting the cups and saucers etc on top of that. I love it! It gives me an opportunity to use something I collect!




I took my coffee, krunch and this book outside to relax for a bit today (had to turn the overhead fan on though).






I love the Country Living books.I haven't been disappointed in one yet! Here are a few pictures I marked that I particularly liked.



I want that china cabinet!


Love the big dough bowl filled with squash!


Look at how much cuteness they squeezed into that tiny dining room!


One of these days I'm going to find chairs that I can do this to!



That's such a cute centerpiece and you could use plain terra cotta pots!


Pumpkin Krunch

  • 1 large can of pumpkin
  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts (I've also used pecans, they're optional)
  • 2 sticks of butter melted (I cut this down to 1 stick and I stir a little light olive oil into the melted butter but try it with the two first to see if you like it that way)

Grease a 13x9x2 pan (or equivalent). Blend the pumpkin,milk,eggs,sugar and cinnamon together. Pour in pan. Sprinkle the cake mix over the pumpkin mixture. Sprinkle the nuts on top of that. Spread the melted butter over the top. Bake at 350 for an hour or until the top is brown and let it sit for a few minutes. (I've been know to bake it at 400 for about a half hour when I'm in a rush and it seems to be fine but you know your oven).


I hope you are all having a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!



52 comments:

Happy Nester said...

Great pictures. The recipe sounds super yummy. I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

Terry said...

I got hungry just reading the title of your posting! And I got worried you weren't going to share the recipe - because I love your blog and copy what you do all the time(possible stalker on your hands!) - I'm going to make this recipe very soon.
Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.

Rhonda in OK said...

of course it is not too early for a fall dessert - I think any dessert is perfect any time of the year!
And if we lived closer, I'd be right over for a dish of it.

Your tray looks so nice. With my hubby convalescing, I discovered we have some trays but they are sure not cute - but give me some spray paint and a pretty print and they will be soon.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Oh my - that sounds so good! May have to try that for Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That pumpkin crunch sounds great! And that dining room....I have a tearing from the magazine, in my folder...I would love to get that feeling in my eat in kitching in the new house.
Hugs,
Penny

scrappy quilter said...

Manuela, I just got that book from the library and I love, love, love it. It has some fabulous ideas in it. I'm already on the hunt for shells. And I'm put in a request from hubby for some frames. Well worth reading!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That book looks great, I'll have to check out Amazon. Nice size book to look through while enjoying your snack. That's a great weekend in my book!

Nadine said...

mmm...that looks delicious. Is it the small Jiffy cake mix or a regular size box?
The tray looks great! Hope you had a lovely weekend!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Lisa said...

I love love love anything pumpkin~~ and that Krunch (with a K) sounds devine! ( I also love love love your blog, but i think you know that) hope you don't get tired of hearing that!

Terri and Bob said...

Never too early! Love your recipe! I have the same red and white towel!

Ally0005 said...

That book looks so fun!!!
I enjoy the cool mornings while I take my morning walk but I have to say that I'm sad to see summer go, I'm a summer gal. I have notice that the mosquitoes are really bad lately both my girls are ate up. All summer they are fine leave it to Sept and they get eaten up even with spray on.
Ally

Leslie said...

Since I have been in the fall mood I think I will get the stuff and make that yummy sounding recipe!

LEslie

Darlene said...

That Pumpkin Krunch sounds delicious....it will be on my "have to try" list!!!

That book looks wonderful. I just LOVE Country Living anyway so I know I would love that book. Yep, we have been teased with the weather too. Last week it was so cool and nice all week but the past couple of days has been really hot and humid with tons of mosquitos out...YUCK!

Love your little tray with the tea towels on it.♥

Jenglamgirl said...

I so have to try this! Its looks and sounds delish. I do a recipe blog and I just love cooking and baking. Cute blog, and title!

Beth said...

Nooooo it's not too early for Pumpkin Krunch!! It sounds so tasty. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Storybook Woods said...

Oh so many inspirations, thank you xoxoxo Clarice

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. Not too early at all! In fact, I can't wait to go to a specialty store to get their pumpkin spice coffee. It's so good!

Nancy

Love the Decor! said...

Thank you for the recipe. Anything with pumpkin has to be yummy!!

jen said...

MMMMM...I'm definately going to try that recipe!!

Great inspirational photos!

Jen

southerninspiration said...

That is one of my favorite recipe for the fall.......I can just smell it now.....ummmm....

Suzanne

Melissa Miller said...

What a precious red teapot and the pumpkin crunch sounds perfect for a Fall dessert. Yummy!

Have a great Labor Day!
~Melissa :)

glorv1 said...

What a great post Manuela. Hope you are better. That pumpkin crunch or krunch looks delish. I think those pictures are great and they remind me of you and how you do things. Thanks Manuela for sharing. Talk to you later.

Ann said...

Oh that look so delish...

And the images are eye-candies...

You obviously had a good time:)

Gracie said...

I must try it.....thanks for sharing the recipe.

Paula said...

Your pumpkin krunch sounds wonderful. Isn't it fun to bake season desserts?

I will have to look for that CL book. Love those pictures!

The Thrifty Countrywoman said...

Yum! I love pumpkin. Your recipe sounds so good and easy too! Love the gingham tea towel and teacup together!

Jane

Tricia Anne said...

It is never too early for pumpkin crunch! I will be making this recipe! Copying it down right now. :o)
Happy Labor Day.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Lee Laurie said...

I will have to try this recipe soon! My son's favorite pie is pumpkin so I know that he will just love this one too! It looks so yummy!

I love all of your pictures and your tray too.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Jen R. said...

Love those pics! It's never too early for pumpkin crunch!

Audra said...

You've done it again, Manuela! I read your post and I am ready to head off into the kitchen and cook up some Pumpkin Krunch. Temperatures are in the 100's still perhaps the Krunch might be just what Arizona needs to bring on some fall weather!

Mumzie said...

Manuela, Wonderful post! I'm ready for fall too. I so want to try this pumpkin crunch...and will! Thanks for sharing. I love pumpkin anything. :) Mumzie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful Country Living images, Manuela!

The pumpkin crunch sounds delish. I made apple crisp, yesterday, with fresh from the tree Jonathan's. Oh my! Not too early for pumpkin crunch or apple crisp.:-)

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Sigh, it is always so beautiful here. I could sit and sip tea and look at everything for hours. Perhaps I will someday. :)

Thanks for the recipe. It is perfect! I have a large can of pumpkin that was given to me and I had no idea what to use it for (all my recipes call for one small can).

I have everything else I need to make it, too.

june@craftyniche said...

I will be trying this recipe out for sure! Looks very tasty!

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

I love all thinks pumpkin! I just had a spice pumpkin latte and a cream cheese muffin at Starbucks…it was divine! Can’t wait to try this recipe out.

http://domesticprincessintraining.blogspot.com

paintergal said...

Mmm, that sounds delicious. I love pumpkin recipes.
Thanks for sharing your Country Living photos. I like the mass of pumpkins on the shelves behind the autumn centerpiece.
Oh, and I love that cup and saucer. Very pretty!

Jenglamgirl said...

Hello again~
I had to come back and tell you that I tried your pumpkin krunch last night, and it was a hit! my family including myself really enjoyed it. My 7 year old loves his grandmas pumpkin pie so when he new pumpkin was in it, he was thrilled. Thanks again!

Rhondi said...

Hi Manuela
I want to try that recipe. It looks great! I'm hoping it's finally fall here too. We had a couple of lovely cool days , but hot today. Nevertheless I've spent the day playing around the house, putting away some of the summery things and cozying it up a bit. I am definitely into "no cost decorating" this year!
((hugs)) Rhondi

Sue said...

I am so in the mood for pumpkin, The smells of baking, the cooler weather, football. It's fall!! Your recipe sounds good, and you've reminded me I bought several trays that need a paint job...

mamajuliana said...

Thank you so much for the recipe. The weather is supposed to cool down here now, so I can once again try new recipes in the kitchen!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Manuela, I have made this before and it is sooooo delicious!!

Barb :-)

matty said...

Darling post! Love the pictures and the recipe! I have a little pumpkin on my kitchen counter waiting for us to make it into something yummy! This seems to be just the right kind of yumminess! Thanks!

Mimi Sue said...

I had this dessert years ago and lost track of the recipe. Thank you for finding it for me! It's the perfect fall dessert. Mimi

Brenda Eason said...

Thanks to Pat I found your blog. very nice and i'll be back.

diXymiss said...

Yummy. My mom makes a similar dessert, but with peaches instead of pumpkin. Your version sounds delish! ThanX for the recipe.

Love that rustic bowl full of gourds. The tray turned out great too. Now I've got some new things to scout for on my neXt treasure hunt!

Pen Pen said...

Question for you: I want to try your pumpkin krunch recipe this weekend. You list one large can pumpkin... I've only seen pumpkin in one size can... do you know how many ounces? Also, the evaporated milk.... a large can or small can? Thanks!

Karen said...

What fun pictures to go back through.
Our last house changed drastically over the years - this one . . . not so much. Just the back yard.

Love the pumpkin crunch recipe. Sounds like a winner on a cool fall day!

Thanks for sharing!
Karen - Some Days Are Diamonds

Lady Katherine said...

Love your tray, and tea towel. Love the teapot and cup. Great book! I also love the china cabinet. I have a wall of china and it does not show up that great. I have mostly crystal in it, but its three feet deep, I can add a lot in there! The dessert sounds wonderful! Just waiting for the pumpkins to get ready that are planted in our field.

Kathleen Grace said...

Never too early for pumpkin crunch:>) Gosh I love that cup and saucer, what is the pattern? The decorating ideas are always fun too. I saved a couple to my decorating file!

Michelle, Queen of Everything said...

My stepmom makes this dessert, but she calls it pumpkin pie cake. I am always tempted to just eat the entire top of it myself! So good.

Sharon said...

Manuela,

I don't think it's ever too early! Oh that would be wonderful today with a cup of English Breakfast in your china :) It's rainy here today, but I enjoy it.

Thanks for sharing Manuela! I will have to try this soon :)

Have a great day!

Sharon

T's Daily Treasures said...

I have just written down the Pumpkin Krunch recipe in my journal and will be giving it a try soon. I love anything with pumpkin. I've enjoyed browsing through your blog. Creative and resourceful! Fantastic! Have a great weekend. Peace & blessings, ammy