FoodNetwork.com offers a pecan pumpkin crunch recipe that calls for pumpkin puree, heavy cream, brown sugar, flour and eggs. A pumpkin crunch cake recipe on Parents.com uses pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and yellow cake mix.
Make FoodNetwork.com's pecan pumpkin crunch by blending a 15-ounce can of pumpkin puree, 1 cup of heavy cream, 1/8 teaspoon of salt and 4 large eggs in a large bowl. Mix in 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Adding 1 tablespoon of bourbon is optional.
Mix 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour with 1 1/2 cups of roughly chopped pecans, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon of salt. Cut 4 tablespoons of softened unsalted butter into the flour mixture until crumbs appear. Pour the pumpkin batter into a baking dish, and top with the crumb mixture. Bake the cake at 350 F for 45 to 60 minutes.
For the Parents.com recipe, blend 1 15-ounce can of pumpkin, 1 12-ounce can of evaporated milk, 3 eggs and 3/4 cup of sugar. Season with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 3 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice. Pour the batter into a baking dish. Top with 1 package of yellow cake mix and 1/2 cup of melted butter. Bake at 350 F for 45 to 60 minutes.