Pumpkin Crumb Pie

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Pumpkin Crumb Pie has a traditional pumpkin pie base, with a cake mix and nut crunch streusel baked on top. This easy pumpkin recipe makes the perfect fall dessert! You may also like our sweet potato pie

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Pumpkin Crumb Pie Recipe

We’ve got a delicious recipe for you today…and a story to go along with it! My brother was learning about Pi in math, so he wanted us to make a pumpkin pie for him. When we brought him the pie, he was a bit annoyed that it wasn’t traditional pumpkin pie.

We did make him pumpkin pie, but we added something extra on top to make it a little something special. What’s the big deal here? My brother evidently didn’t like the change. He did end up eating it though, and he fought over it with my sister the next day. I guess he decided it wasn’t that bad.

slice of pumpkin crumb pie with whipped cream on top

Pumpkin Crunch Dessert

This pumpkin crumb pie recipe is a mixture of our family’s 2 favorite pumpkin recipes- one is pumpkin pie, and the other is simply called Pumpkin Dessert. Pumpkin Dessert is my favorite. It’s basically what’s on top of this pie, minus the crust.

But there is a little argument in our house as to which is better. Traditional Pumpkin Pie or Pumpkin Dessert. We decided to try to appease both by putting them together. The results? An amazing pumpkin crunch dessert.

pumpkin pie with a nut crunch streusel topping

Layered Pumpkin Pie

This pie is one of those desserts that would just be simply fantastic with a bowl of vanilla ice cream. Mmmm. Cold or hot, you’ll love it. It has 4 basic layers:

    1. Pie crust
    2. Pumpkin mixture
    3. Cake mix
    4. Butter and nuts

You can make it easily by using a store bought pie crust, or you can use your own favorite homemade crust. Whatever your favorite way is, I urge you to try this great pumpkin crumb pie.

Other Pumpkin Recipes

pumpkin pie with crumb topping
pumpkin pie with crumb topping

Pumpkin Crumb Pie

4.74 from 46 votes
This is a combination of our two favorite recipes...pumpkin pie and pumpkin dessert!
Servings 16
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

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  • 2 unbaked pie shells
  • 15 ounces solid-pack pumpkin
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 15.25 ounces yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 cup butter melted
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts


  • In a large bowl, beat the pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar and pumpkin pie spice together until smooth.
  • Pour half of the batter into one unbaked pie shell, and the other half of the batter into the other pie shell.
  • Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the pies, splitting it equally. 
  • Drizzle the melted butter over each of the pies, also dividing the butter equally. Top the pies with the chopped walnuts.
  • Bake the pies at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the pies to cool on a wire rack.



If you don't want the pie crust, pour the pumpkin mixture into a greased 9x13 pan. Then sprinkle the cake mix, butter and walnuts on top of that. Bake this dessert at 350 degrees for 1 hour.


Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 4505IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 1.9mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 397
Keyword easy pie recipe, pumpkin dessert, thanksgiving dessert

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titled photo collage (and shown): Pumpkin Crumb Pie Dump Cake

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Marjorie E Bruno
6 months ago

Please specify deep dish pie crusts for the Pumpkin Crumb Pie. Regular pie crusts caused havoc making these for Thanksgiving this year

1 year ago

Can this be made in advance?

1 year ago

5 stars
Y’all! Make this pie — I’ve yet to actually try it, but if it tastes anything like it smells this is going to be the best pumpkin pie I’ve ever made!

1 year ago

Is this recipe for two pies….

4 years ago

Are the pie crust frozen or thawed?

4 years ago

Pumpkin pie is my favorite and I do love a crumb topping, so definitely going to try this one out! I do however hate walnuts (and pecans), so I’m thinking of substituting those with something else…maybe pumpkin seeds?? Thoughts?

Michael Henry
5 years ago

5 stars
I used crushed black walnuts and made this today. Sublime!

5 years ago

What if you need to use gluten free cake mix, will that work?

5 years ago

What do you mean by solid pack pumpkin?

Valentina @Valentina's Corner
6 years ago

5 stars
Looks so delicious.. 🙂 Pinned!!

9 years ago

Anything with a crumb topping is a winner in my book! This pie looks perfect!

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
9 years ago

I’m a huge fan of pumpkin pie and I’ll take it any way I can get it! I love the addition of the crumb topping! 🙂 Pinned!