As a Thanksgiving treat I am going to share with you this year one of my family’s favorite recipes.
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Zimmerman’s Pumpkin Dessert
(the Gault Street School PTA- recipe)
6 eggs beat with electric beater until frothy
Add 1 large can of Libby’s pumpkin (1lb. )
Blend well with eggs until smooth
Add dry ingredients:
11/2 cups of sugar
1tsp. ground ginger
¼ ground cloves
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
Add 1 large can evaporated milk.
Pour into 9×12 lightly greased pan.
To Duncan-Hines Yellow cake mix,
add 1 cube of melted butter or margarine.
Make into a very crumbly substance.
Spread over pumpkin mixture.
Top with 1 cup or more of chopped walnuts or pecans.
Bake at 350* for 11/4 hours. Check in one hour.
Serve with Cool Whip- whipped cream on top.
This recipe my mother discovered through my elementary school’s PTA. Who the Zimmerman’s are or were I don’t know, but my family and friends have been enjoying this recipe every Thanksgiving since I was a kid. I do not consider myself a cook, I rarely bake. I can boil and heat things in the microwave. That being said..this is one of the few things I bake.
The recipe is really basic, if you can follow instructions you can bake this.
I will give you a few tips:
Raw pecans are best…since they are raw they don’t burn as easily.
The recipe says check after 1 hr., in reality check after 45min.
A cube of butter is a stick.
The modern Dunkin-Hines classic yellow cake mix is what I use. It’s not as dry or crumbly as the older version. You’ll need to rub it between your fingers to get it to the right texture. Also I recommend tossing a few chunks into the pumpkin layer it’s a bit like buried treasure.
I hope you enjoy this rare recipe and have lovely holiday.