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crunchy-topped pumpkin casserole

(11 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Ronna Farley
Rockville, MD

I've been tweaking this recipe for years. The result is a great combination of sweet, creamy, and crunchy that everybody loves! It is a great addition to any Thanksgiving table.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This pumpkin casserole will soon replace sweet potato casserole at your holiday meals. The pumpkin filling is creamy and slightly sweet with just the right amount of spices. Sprinkled over the casserole is a golden brown topping that adds a little crunch. You could easily describe this casserole as an upside-down pumpkin pie. Is this a dessert? A side dish? Who cares! It's delicious.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(11 ratings)
yield 6 to 8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For crunchy-topped pumpkin casserole

  • 2 c
    cooked pumpkin or 15 ounces canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • 2 lg
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 c
    vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1/4 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    melted butter

How To Make crunchy-topped pumpkin casserole

  • Oven preheating to 350 degrees.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Pumpkin in a bowl.
    Place pumpkin in a bowl.
  • Milk, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla mixed into pumpkin.
    Stir in milk, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla.
  • Sugar, flour, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg in a small bowl.
    Combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg in a small bowl.
  • Mixing dry ingredients into pumpkin mixture.
    Stir into the pumpkin mixture.
  • Batter poured into a baking dish.
    Pour batter into a buttered 2-quart casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes, or until almost set.
  • Vanilla wafer crumbs, brown sugar, and melted butter in a bowl.
    In a small bowl, combine vanilla wafer crumbs, brown sugar, and melted butter.
  • Crumb mixture sprinkled over the casserole.
    Remove casserole from oven. Sprinkle with crumb mixture.
  • Pumpkin casserole baking in the oven.
    Return to oven. Continue cooking for 15 minutes.
  • Crunch Topped Pumpkin Casserole on a plate.
    Remove from oven. Serve immediately or refrigerate.