Saturday, November 17, 2018

Pumpkin Crisp with Streusel Topping #Recipe @PegCochran #Thanksgiving #Dinner

It's almost Thanksgiving!  I can already taste the turkey, gravy, stuffing...what's your favorite part of the feast?

If you love pumpkin but want a twist on the same old, same old pumpkin pie (or you don't feel like making a pie crust), this recipe, which I found on Novice Chef, gives you that great pumpkin pie taste but with a streusel topping.  As you will see from my pictures, I made this in a casserole type dish. I'm not sure if the timing would be different in a cast iron skillet.  


1 (15-oz.) canned pumpkin purée (pure pumpkin)
1 ½ cups sugar  
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2/3 cup heavy cream

Streusel Topping

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


Preheat oven to 375°F.

Butter a 12-inch cast iron skillet or a medium casserole dish or spray with nonstick cooking spray.  

Whisk together pumpkin, sugar, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and vanilla extract. Whisk in heavy cream until smooth. Pour into prepared skillet or casserole dish.

Whisk together flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add melted butter and stir with a fork until crumbly or beat with a hand mixer.

Spread cinnamon streusel topping on top of pumpkin pie mixture in an even layer.

Bake until the filling is set and the top is golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes.


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  1. This looks amazing. May have to try it. Hope you and yours have a Happy Thanksgiving.

    1. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Kay! And your loved ones.

  2. Thank you for this delicious recipe!

  3. I'd be happy to put streusel on almost anything!

    1. I thought of you, Sheila--no need to make a pie crust!

  4. Mmmm, crunchy streusel on top of creamy pumpkin? Perfect.

  5. Pie crusts don't daunt me and I love pumpkin, but I'm not crazy about the classic pumpkin pie -- this variation sounds like delish!

    1. I'm not a huge pumpkin pie fan either, but this was very good! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  6. Wonderfully creative twist on traditional pumpkin pie, Peg, thank you for sharing. Marc and I hope you and your loved ones have a delicious Thanksgiving!

  7. Happy Thanksgiving! I will try this filling and maybe change the topping a bit to avoid the flour. Yum!