Pumpkin Lust Cake

You guys.  This pumpkin lust cake is like the new pumpkin pie.  At least it will be at our Thanksgiving dinner this year.  It is so so good!  I sent it to work with Brett on Monday for his company Halloween party.  But I had to cut a teeny tiny square out of the corner first just so I could try it.  Isn’t that tacky, to send him with a pan of dessert that’s already been cut into?  Oh well.  I thought about that cake all day long….wishing I would have cut myself a bigger piece! 

I about cried when he showed up at home that night with a big ol’ piece he said he saved just for me. Good, good hubby!   

pumpkin lust
 

First you need to run and grab some Pumpkin Spice Instant Pudding.  Like right now.   It’s seasonal and might not last long. And it’s the key to this dessert! 

Let me lay it out for you.  We are talking about a buttery pecan crust, topped with a sweet cream cheese layer, the pumpkin pie pudding layer, and it’s finished off with a layer of cool whip….and I gave it a sprinkle of nutmeg just for fun.

 
 The original version of this cake is made with chocolate and/or vanilla pudding, and it is deee-licious as well.  But using the pumpkin spice pudding was my mother’s idea and it makes it a perfect holiday dessert this Thanksgiving or Christmas. 
Pumpkin Lust Cake
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Ingredients
  1. 1 stick butter, melted
  2. 1 cup flour
  3. 1 cup chopped pecans
  4. 2 tbs sugar
  5. 1 (8oz) package of cream chees, soft
  6. 1 cup powdered sugar
  7. 2 (8 oz) containers cool whip (or one 16 ozz container)
  8. 2 small packages (3.4oz) of Jello Instant Pumpkin Spice Pudding
  9. 3 cup cold milk
  10. Nutmeg for sprinkling
For the crust
  1. Combine butter, flour, chopped pecans and sugar and press into a 9 x 13 in baking dish. Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes. Let cool completely.
For the Cream Cheese Layer
  1. Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and 1 1/2 cups cool whip until smooth. Spread over crust.
For the Pumpkin Layer
  1. Mix pudding mixes with cold milk, whisking for several minutes. Set it in the fridge for 5-10 minutes to let it thicken. Spread over the cream cheese layer. Top with remaining container of cool whip. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
  2. Cut into squares and serve. Keep refrigerated.
Adapted from Debbie Mortensen
Adapted from Debbie Mortensen
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  1. warmvanillasugar November 3, 2011

    Wow. I need this in my liiife! Lust cake? Pumpkin? I’m in!

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  2. Wow, this looks incredibly delicious! Looks like I’ll be running to the store to grab some pudding :)

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  3. K November 3, 2011

    I can’t wait to try this!! Thanks for sharing : )

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  4. Rose November 3, 2011

    Wow, that looks amazing! You know how much I love pumpkin. Bookmarking this one!

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  5. Annie @ Annie's Cooking Lab November 3, 2011

    In high school my friend’s mom used to make something called ‘Better Than Sex Cake’ and it sounds like this is very similar but with the addition of pumpkin! I bet this is delicious!

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  6. patti keil November 3, 2011

    Made this last year for Thanksgiving and it was a big hit! This has been the “go-to” dessert at our house for years, made with every flavor of pudding imaginable with butterscotch or pumpkin being the favorites.

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  7. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust November 4, 2011

    I am totally making this! I love love love the crust. YUM! :)

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  8. angiejohnson November 4, 2011

    Wow!!! I am not a pumpkin pie person at all and my family thinks I am nuts, but I think that I would definitely love this. I am making this for Thanksgiving because I am sure that they will love love love it!

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    • Christine September 2, 2012

      I too hate pumpkin pie and I get looks every year like “your crazy” and asked see you sure you don’t want to try it. Like I’ve never had it. I will eat pumpkin cheese cake….and now I might have a new go to recipe. :)

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  9. Buffy November 4, 2011

    I make this every year for Thanksgiving but with either chocolate or butterscotch pudding. Pumpkin is going in it this year! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Ashley@Bakerbynature November 5, 2011

    Total L.U.S.T going on here right now – I want that slice!

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  11. Anonymous November 5, 2011

    We always make this on holidays but with lemon!! Everyone’s favorite will have to try it this way!

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  12. natalie November 5, 2011

    This is just like the georgie porgie (that’s what we call it in my family) that I make during the summer! Pumpkin pudding would be a cool substitution.

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  13. Cheryl November 6, 2011

    I have a dessert that is kinda like this that is made with graham crackers. Well if you use the pumpking pudding and then can find the gingerbread graham crackers to layer in it. It is the greatest thing. Everyone loves it even those that dont like pumpking.

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    • Anonymous October 18, 2012

      Thanks for the idea. I’m allergic to nuts and was wondering what I could do to tweak the crust.

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      • EllenZ September 25, 2013

        Try using chopped or ground up pretzels, a little butter and some sugar, Use the pretzels in the amount of ground up graham crackers for a graham cracker crust. It would be great instead of nuts. Another option is to use Oreo Cookie Crust.

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    • Anonymous November 8, 2012

      Just make a plain flour crust without the nuts.

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  14. Lanette November 8, 2011

    I have used this recipe for years with chocolate and lemon pudding mixes. I always use a graham cracker crust and I can tell you, it’s a hit every time. I can’t wait to try the pumpkin version. I’m having a hard time finding the pudding though.

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  15. @ Lanette– I found mine at Wal-Mart! Hopefully you can find it. I’ve also heard butterscotch is really good too!!

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  16. Desi November 8, 2011

    This is my favorite dessert when I make it with pistachio pudding, but I LOVE pumpkin stuff so I will be trying this as soon as I can find some pumpkin spice pudding! Thanks for the tip.

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  17. Anonymous November 9, 2011

    Our family doesn’t care for pecans so how do you think it would taste with a pie crust instead? Also, the pudding was a little too spicy for my taste but I love the pumpkin flavor- any suggestions other than mixing some cool whip in?

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    • Anonymous September 16, 2012

      I have made this but with instant lemon pudding. Or I have used fresh sliced strawberries mixed with strawberry glaze. One time I put a key lime layer in which was really good!

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    • shelly November 4, 2012

      You could use 1 vanilla and one pumpkin so it would not be so spicy? We make this dessert with pistachio pudding. The crust the nuts are subbed with crushed walnuts instead of pecans. It is always well liked.

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    • shelly November 4, 2012

      You could use 1 pumpkin with 1 vanilla pudding to dilute the pumpkin spice flavor. I make this dessert with pistachio pudding. The nuts in the crust are subbed with walnuts versus the pecans. It is always a hit!

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    • Anonymous December 27, 2012

      i couldn’t find pumpkin pudding. so i used vanilla and then substituted 1c. canned pumpkin for one of the cups of milk. made it a thicker layer also. but won rave reviews when i served it.

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  18. @Anonymous-

    I think it would be great in a pie crust! I was thinking about mixing one box of pumpkin spice pudding with a box of vanilla pudding next time I make it! That might tone down the pumpkin flavor for ya!!

    Good luck!

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  19. Jane November 10, 2011

    Have you read the ingredients in the pumpkin pie pudding mix? There is not only no pumpkin, there are a whole lot of seriously bad ingredients:

    SUGAR, MODIFIED CORNSTARCH, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, CINNAMON, GINGER, SALT, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE AND TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE (FOR THICKENING), MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES (PREVENT FOAMING), YELLOW 5, YELLOW 6, CARAMEL COLOR, ARTIFICIAL COLOR, BHA (PRESERVATIVE).

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    • Anonymous November 14, 2012

      you could use pumkin pie filling,whipping cream and sweetened condenced milk for the pudding layer and make your own whipped cream with whipping cream and powdered sugar or splenda

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    • Leslie E November 16, 2012

      The food police suck the fun out of everything. Sheesh, this is a dish to have occasionally. If you are afraid, don’t eat it.

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    • Anonymous November 20, 2012

      YA…what SHE said!!! Get on with it and enjoy life a little bit! It’s not for every day for crying out loud!!! Works great with sugar-free vanilla pudding and pureed pumpkin(add your own spices….)just a smidge of milk… and a graham cracker crust so my diabetic husband can enjoy as well.

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  20. Jane November 10, 2011

    …and don’t let me get started on Cool Whip!!! At least they actually put some milk and cream in it now, but the hyrogenated oil and high-fructose corn syrup are deadly!

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    • Anonymous October 15, 2012

      I’m pretty sure there are more deadly things out there than this yummy treat. Its easy, its darn good, heck feed to the kids for breakfast!

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    • Anonymous October 30, 2012

      I won’t be feeding it to the kids for breakfast, but I agree, there are many more bad things than this. I plan on fixing it myself. Live a little!!

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    • Anonymous November 11, 2012

      if you dont like the ingredients, then dont make it? Plus if you like the concept, you can always make some sort of similar concoction homemade with all natural ingredients. This is a quick and easy dessert, and looks delicious! people consume way worse things on a day to day basis.

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    • Anonymous November 18, 2012

      Boo for food police :( Like it’s been said already, its a once a year dessert and I have been soooo looking forward to making it…..and tasting it!!!! :-)

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    • Anonymous December 7, 2012

      Jane, RELAX!!!! One day you are going to realize that all of your eating healthy hasn’t really made you that healthy.

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  21. @ Jane- Thanks for the information. I’ve thought about using real pumpkin filling or making a real pumpkin cheese-cake type filling that would also be good. And you can always make your own whipping cream. I definitely never claimed this was a healthy dessert….I guess that’s why it’s a “yearly” Thanksgiving indulgence!

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    • Anonymous September 22, 2012

      I couldn’t find pumpkin pie pudding mix so I substituted cheesecake pudding mix, used 1.5 cups of milk and 1 cup of pumpkin pie filling mix. It is delicious!! Thanks for the great recipe… I hope to find the real pudding mix soon but this works!

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    • Kelly Willard November 18, 2012

      Wow…thanks for the substitution, I have been to no less then 5 stores looking for pumpkin pie pudding…now lets hope my store carries cheesecake pudding!

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  22. Shawn and Shawna November 11, 2011

    My step-dad makes the chocolate version of this (sex in a pan) and it is delish! I can’t wait to surprise him with this pumpkin version on Thanksgiving this year! THANKS!!

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  23. Kristen November 11, 2011

    We made a similar pudding cake, but did one layer of chocolate pudding and then one layer of butterscotch pudding as well. I also make my own whipped cream instead of cool whip. So much richer and less artificial tasting. I then top it with more pecans or chocolate sprinkles or dust it with cocoa powder. Divine!

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  24. Star from Star's Flour Power November 11, 2011

    I made this with vanilla pudding and added pumpkin pie spice. Here in Maui it is hard to find the seasonal pudding. It worked out great!
    One of my favorite pumpkin desserts. I linked back to your site.
    Mahalo for sharing!

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  25. @Kristen–I plan on making it with homemade whipping cream for Thanksgiving!! So much better!!

    @ Star– I’m so glad it worked and tasted great with the pumpkin pie spice!!

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  26. Anonymous November 11, 2011

    I can’t wait to try this! FYI…whenever I see ‘difficult to find’ I immediately jump on the web. Today, I found this jello at netgrocer.com…so there’s hope if you cannot find it locally. :)

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  27. Mildred November 11, 2011

    And now there has been a run on Pumpkin Spice Pudding mix so it is no longer available in ANY stores! LOL! Yum – looks delish. (And yes, I would probably make my own version of the ingredients since I try to avoid chemicals as much as possible!)

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  28. Robin November 12, 2011

    I am making this now, but using a cup of pumpkin puree in place of one of the cups of milk. I think that it needs some real pumpkin :)

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  29. Anonymous November 12, 2011

    Kristy,
    I can’t find the pudding in the stores around me. Any suggestions for a substitute?

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    • Anonymous January 24, 2013

      Been making it with butterscotch pudding for 15 years and I don’t even like butterscotch . Have also made it with chocolate pudding.

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  30. Heppie2000 November 12, 2011

    I found the pudding in a center aisle with other holiday baking items at my Wal-Mart. I’m about to make this now and take it to a get together with friends tonight.

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  31. Anonymous November 12, 2011

    I make this every year, with choc pudding, & just leave the nuts out

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  32. @anonymous,

    If you can’t find the pumpkin pudding you could add some real pumpkin and/or pumpkin pie spice to a box of vanilla pudding! A reader said she d this and it turned out great!! Good luck!!

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  33. Anonymous November 13, 2011

    I”m on low carb and trying to figure out how I can make something similar to this. SF pudding with my own spice in it, whipped cream instead of Cool Whip, An almond and pecan flour crust,,,,the powdered sugar is my problem,,,can’t sub that….

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    • Anonymous October 10, 2012

      this i a replacement for powdered sugar
      2c. nonfat dry milk
      2c cornstarch
      1c splenda (granular)
      combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender whip until well blended and powdered.

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  34. Anonymous November 14, 2011

    I’ve been making this recipe( and have shared the recipe almost each time I’ve taken it to a social ) since about 1985. We call it Lemon Lush with lemon pudding, with chocolate pudding its called Chocolate Surprise, and with butterscotch pudding its Butterscotch Spectacular. This Pumpkin Lust is a new flavor treat! The original recipe was sweet enough not using sugar in the crust and only 1/2 cup of powd sugar in the cream cheese layer.I hope our grocer has this Pumpkin Spice pudding.Thanks for sharing.

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  35. The Rummler Family November 14, 2011

    My husband’s family makes a version of this with chocolate pudding instead of pumpkin, and it’s heavenly. MIL also makes it with a berries and glaze layer in place of the pudding, and that’s really good, too. I can’t wait to try this!

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  36. Anonymous November 15, 2011

    you could also use a can of condensed milk boil it in water until it turns into caramel make sure you put a couple of small holes in the can before you boil it,it will tastes like O’Charleys Caramel pie.

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  37. morgan November 15, 2011

    I made this for our early Thanksgiving dinner this year and took the leftovers (of which there were LOTS) into my office. It was a HUGE hit with all my co-workers. Next year I’m thinking about putting some chocolate shavings on top. Or maybe doubling the cookie layer. Regardless – it was DELISH!

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  38. Anonymous November 17, 2011

    I just finished making this! It’s in the fridge now, and I can’t wait for my husband to get home so that we can cut into it! It was so easy to make and looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

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  39. Anonymous November 20, 2011

    I’m so excited about making this to take to Thanksgiving dinner at friends’! I looked all over town and couldn’t find the pudding, so in desperation I bought vanilla pudding and a can of pumpkin. Already had pumpkin pie spice. I was relieved to come home and read that this substitution works well. Thanks for the recipe and all the helpful comments! Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

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  40. Anonymous November 21, 2011

    The beauty of an indulgent dessert is that it’s something you enjoy occasionally. If I wanted to bake a pumpkin something-or-other from scratch I wouldn’t have given this recipe a second look. But you know what? This is great as is. It’s kind of like eating at McDonalds…you know it’s bad for you but once or twice a year it just hits the spot. Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Anonymous November 21, 2011

    So want to make this for Thanksgiving, but I can not locate the pudding. I’ve made it numerous times with the chocolate pudding, but…

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  42. A.J. Dub. November 21, 2011

    Sounds fabulous! Thanks!

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  43. Anonymous November 21, 2011

    I picked up some gingerbread and peppermint jello pudding mixes this year. I bet they would be good too!

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  44. Mark and Robyn Family November 22, 2011

    I made this last night and WOW it is yummy! I think next time if I have more time I will make my own pumpkin filling. I loved it still though!!!

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  45. Cecile November 23, 2011

    I went to Staters and Vons before finally finding the Pumpkin Spice instant pudding at my Ralphs…whew, 3rd times a charm! Like a madwoman, I grabbed 8 boxes to save me the trouble next time ’round (exp July 2013!). I don’t eve know if I like this recipe yet lol, but it looks so promising and better be since I can make it 4 x’s ; ) 2 more days before I get to gobble it up…CAN’T WAIT!!! Thanks for sharing this simple, yummy-looking recipe!

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  46. Christina November 23, 2011

    I made this over the weekend to rave reviews! I couldn’t find pumpkin pudding either, and subbed gingerbread pudding. My guests and I thought it was wonderful. I love the idea of using a gingerbread crust with this, going to try that next time!

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  47. Anonymous November 24, 2011

    I couldn’t find pumpkin pudding, so I used 1 cup canned pumpkin mixed with 1 box instant vanilla pudding, 2/3 cup milk, cinnamon and nutmeg.

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  48. Anonymous November 24, 2011

    is it 2 pkts equalling 3.4 oz. or 2 pkgs 3.4 oz. each?

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    • Anonymous September 25, 2012

      Only comes in one size.

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  49. Trina November 24, 2011

    Just finished making this and looking forward to trying it tomorrow. I looked at all the local stores with no luck on the pumpkin pudding until my mother in law found just one box at Walmart. I mixed one pumpkin and one vanilla to cover the two boxes needed.
    Thanks for the twist on this recipe – I have made the chocolate one and it was a family favorite.

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  50. Rae Lee November 24, 2011

    I substituted almonds in place of the pecans because my kids have an allergy to pecans. This is so delicious and I am not a pumpkin person at all! I would highly recommend this and thanks for the advice of the other posters I will try it with chocolate or butterscotch pudding when I can’t find pumpkin! THANK YOU for sharing!!!!!!

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    • Anonymous November 17, 2012

      I have made this dessert many times with the chocolate and butterscotch puddings. I mix them together instead of 2 separate layers as posted above. Yummmm

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  51. Kelly L November 24, 2011

    I made this tonight and had to sneak a piece before taking it to the family gathering tomorrow. A-MAZING.

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  52. Anonymous November 24, 2011

    I just made this and thought it was pretty good. Next time I’d double the crust (best part!) and use less cool whip. Canned pumpkin mixed with vanilla pudding would be good too instead of the pumpkin pudding. A lot of wiggle room here but great, easy recipe!

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  53. Anonymous November 24, 2011

    A nice option for the crust could be 6 tablespoons butter & 40 crushed gingersnap cookies pressed into pan, cook for 20 minutes @ 350. I use this crust for cheesecake I make & it is delish.
    Karen

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  54. Anonymous November 24, 2011

    Making this for thanksgiving right now! Thanks for sharing!

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  55. Anonymous November 24, 2011

    I’ve made this 2 times in the last week for family functions and everyone has loved it! I haven’t been able to find the pumpkin spice pudding so I used vanilla pudding, 1.5 cups of milk and a cup of pumpkin puree and a teaspoon or so of pumpkin pie spice! It is delicious!!

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  56. Kelli November 25, 2011

    I made this for our Thanksgiving get together and it was very well received.

    I left the sugar out of the crust and used regular granulated sugar for the cream cheese layer (because I make a similar thing with chocolate, vanilla, lemon, and banana pudding and I made this one much the same way).

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  57. Anonymous November 25, 2011

    My husband said this was the best dessert he has had. I can not eat gluten so I substituted the crumbs for gluten free oats and we loved it! Thanks for the recipe

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  58. Curtsay November 26, 2011

    Just found your blog through Pinterest. I love the aesthetic! Thanks for this great recipe, I featured it on the “friday finds” post I did today.

    http://curtnlinds.blogspot.com/2011/11/friday-finds-pumpkin-lust-cake.html

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  59. Anonymous November 29, 2011

    Sorry for posting as Anonymous, I got to this page from Pinterest,and don’t have any of the listed accounts!!

    YUM!! thank you for taking the time to post this delicious recipe and “pooh pooh” to Jane for her negative remarks on pudding/cool whip! …. What if you eat 100% healthy foods 100% of the time and you end up getting hit by a bus?? LIVE A LITTLE!!! My kids know by heart to eat “everything in moderation” and to enjoy life! We get a similar treat from my MIL (once a year only!!) she calls “Melt in your mouth” and has the chocolate/vanilla mix in the middle. OMG – delish!!!

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  60. Mrsblocko December 16, 2011

    I made this recipe and wrote about it here. We had it as our Thanksgiving dessert.

    I plan on making it again and again.

    Thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe.

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  61. Debra December 16, 2011

    This is the best recipe EVER for a pumpkin dessert of ANY kind! I LOVE IT! But the pumpkin pudding is so very hard to find. I wanted to make more for Christmas but no pumpkin pudding. Anyone know how to make a substitute for the recipe out of real pumpkin, pumpkin pie mix, etc? There has to be a way! I think I am going to try it with some vanilla pudding mix and adding a little pumpkin pie mix to flavor it. I feel like an addict — JUST HAVE TO HAVE MORE PUMPKIN LUST CAKE!!! PLC NOW! I have even ordered some of the pumpkin spice pudding online at a ridiculous $3 a box price! Hopefully it will come in before Christmas! I’ll stock up next Thanksgiving!

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  62. Anonymous December 16, 2011

    My son in law made this for Thanksgiving and instead of pumpkin pudding used vanilla pudding and pumpkin pie spice. This way you can make it as spicy as you want. It was a huge hit and we all really loved it. One of us will be making it for Christmas.

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  63. Anonymous December 22, 2011

    this looks great even with all the stuff that is bad for you. I plan to use vanilla pudding and pumpkin pie and pumpkin pie spice because that is what I have one hand.

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  64. Anonymous December 26, 2011

    I substituted pumpkin pie pudding with 2 sm. pkgs of vanilla pudding mixed with one can of pumpkin pie filling and a tsp of pumpkin pie spice. It makes too much (unless you like a little extra) so I ended up not using about a cup of it.

    Also, to switch it up a bit, the next time I made it I used coconut pudding and then drizzled caramel on top, and then the cool whip. SUCH A HIT! Delicious :) I plan on making a chocolate mint one soon too!

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  65. Anonymous February 26, 2012

    Our family makes this all the time minus the cream cheese layer and using pistachio pudding instead of the pumpkin. Doesn’t last long. I am looking forward to trying this recipe. Sounds amazing!! :)

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  66. Anonymous February 27, 2012

    I tried your recipe…since I couldn’t find pumpkin pudding and I don’t really care for instant I changed it up a bit. I used cooked vanilla pudding and added some allspice to it, then after it chilled I added a can of packed pumpkin…it turned out amazing….

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  67. Ken and Lisa Whitley March 17, 2012

    I’ve been making this for years and years but my version has always been with Pistachio pudding! And I could eat a ton of it!!! I’ve seen it with chocolate and lemon before and it was really good, but Pistachio always being my favorite and the crust reminds me of pecan sandies! I’ll certainly have to give the pumpkin a try….sounds wonderful!

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  68. Ken and Lisa Whitley March 17, 2012

    I’ve enjoyed this dessert for years and years but my version has always been with Pistachio pudding! Love the crust…reminds me of pecan sandies! I’ve also had it with chocolate and lemon, both deliciopus, but I’ve always remained a faithful lover of the Pistachio…..now I’ll have to try the pumpkin! Sounds heavenly!

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  69. Averie @ Averie Cooks April 21, 2012

    Repinned onto my pumpkin board so in 6 mos when I need my go-to thanksgiving (easy!) dessert, I will have this idea waiting! My mom makes a lemon lust that is so good, gotta try yours.

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  70. Kathryn May 28, 2012

    So impressed that your husband saved and brought you home a piece. What a thoughtful man. Does he have a brother 😉

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  71. Anonymous July 29, 2012

    Where do you find pumpkin spice pudding? Never seen it before.

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  72. Anonymous August 6, 2012

    Where can you find pumpkin can you use pumpkin puree…..

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  73. I found it at Wal-Mart but I believe it’s seasonal, so this fall you should be able to find it!!

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  74. Anonymous August 14, 2012

    The little piece you try out of the pan is dubbed “cooks corner” by a hilarious 90 yr. old friend of mine. Therefore, I always feel I can do this because she said I could. No matter what!

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  75. Lisa August 15, 2012

    OH MY! Im gonna have to try this!

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  76. Anonymous August 21, 2012

    sounds yummy, just like chocolate delight :) will definitely try!!

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  77. Right where I wanna be! August 21, 2012

    would you be able to substitute canned pumpkin with milk added to get the same consistency as the pudding. I don’t think we have it in Canada?

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    • You know I’ve never tried that. My mom has made it with vanilla pudding mixed with some canned pumpkin. Can you get your hands on regular vanilla pudding or make it from scratch?

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  78. staceyp August 22, 2012

    i haven’t had a chance to make this yet, but i want to say thank you because my grandfather used to make something VERY similar to this many years back, but of course he didn’t write down the recipe…i asked him many times if he could try to make it again and he said he couldnt remember the recipe…
    long story short, my grandfather passed away at the age of 90 a few months back…and when i came across the photo on pinterest i knew i had found my favorite recipe of his in your recipe…i cannot wait to make it! so thank you…nothing like a recipe to bring back memories!
    I will let you know how it works out!

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  79. Kristin Reynolds August 28, 2012

    Omg. Looks amaaaazinnng.

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  80. Anonymous September 1, 2012

    I love your site, thank you for sharing!

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  81. Anonymous September 1, 2012

    Can’t wait to try this at Thanksgiving!!!!

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  82. Shawna September 6, 2012

    I made this dessert w/ 2 packs of vanilla pudding and added (to the pudding and milk) half of a 15 oz can of pumpkin and 1 tsp of pumpkin pie seasoning….it turned out great…now I can make this tasty dessert all year to give me a little sense of fall in the middle of spring :)

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  83. Anonymous September 7, 2012

    We always use to make this with the butter crust & choc pudding. Last year we did the pumpkin pudding & a crust out of gingersnaps. It was pure heaven. What a sight to see 15 grown women licking their plates clean & then fighting over the drippings left in the pan.

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  84. jbtexgal September 10, 2012

    Just to let you know… I call my recipe pumpkin lush. If pumpkin spice pudding mix is not available you can use vanilla pudding and use a can of pumpkin. No need to rush out and try to get it when its only seasonal. I’ve been making this for so many years everybody raves about it.

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  85. thiscrazylife September 10, 2012

    WOW! What a wonderful update on an old recipe..we’ve been making the chocolate version for years.. We also make butterscotch and lemon! Going to go get the pumpkin pie pudding now!

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    • Kristy {Sweet Treats and More} September 11, 2012

      If you can’t find the pumpkin spice pudding yet (it’s seasonal) then you can use vanilla pudding plus one can pumpkin and a tsp pumpkin pie spice.

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    • connie September 17, 2012

      do you still use 2 sm. boxes of vanilla pudding, along with one 15 oz can of pumpkin, 3 C milk, and the spice?

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  86. debyoung74 September 13, 2012

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  87. debyoung74 September 13, 2012

    I have 15 boxes of pumpkin pudding that I bought last year before they pulled it from the shelves . I am making this tonight for a “test run” for the upcoming holiday season … my kids and I can’t wait to try it.

    I have been making something very similar for years with different flavor variations … but never with pecans in the crust. Pecans make EVERYTHING better. :)

    Thanks for sharing. ~ Deb

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  88. Anonymous September 14, 2012

    Can’t wait to try this. I hope I can find the pumpkin pudding. I haven’t seen it yet.

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  89. This sounds delicious! Pinning this now!

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  90. Ashley September 18, 2012

    I make this with a crushed oreo crust and chocolate pudding..its called oreo layer dessert but we call it oreo crack because its so addicting!!! lol i cant wait to try it this way!

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  91. Jennifer September 19, 2012

    I’ve never been so thankful for that first Thanksgiving feast with the Cool Whip and the instant pudding, lol. This was so yummy, I forgot to let the cream cheese soften earlier today so I had to put it on the counter after dinner and just finally finished making it. My boys were awfully disappointed to have to go to bed before this was cool, I know they are going to LOVE this as an after school snack tomorrow!

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  92. Anonymous September 19, 2012

    O.K. now it the time to get your pumpkin spice jello! Just went to Walmart yesterday and they have it now. Found it in the middle isle where they put out their holiday baking supplies. Didn’t buy but 2 boxes because I couldn’t remember what the recipe was that I needed it for.LOL Think I’ll be making another trip to buy some more before it is all gone. Can’t wait to try this recipe now that I have my pumpking spice jello.

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  93. Anonymous September 22, 2012

    I am making this for Thanksgiving this year, but I can’t wait until November so I am making it tonight too! This is gonna be Sweet Anticipation……. Thanks so much for the recipe. I am Pinning this on Pinterest under
    “My Favorite Recipes” board.

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  94. Sarah Robinson September 23, 2012

    OMGoodness! Pinned it and I think I’ll make this for my honey to bring to work as well :)
    Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings, Sarah :)

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  95. Anonymous September 25, 2012

    I found the pudding at Walmart in the middle aisle!

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  96. Kelli September 28, 2012

    I just made this today and OMG sooo good. I changed up the crust bc i dont like pecans so i used crushed pretzels and its really good! Thx!

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  97. Anonymous October 2, 2012

    My in laws make this with lemon pudding! I love it!

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  98. Anonymous October 3, 2012

    Found this recipe in a magazine a couple of years ago on an ad for the Pumpkin Spice pudding. This Debbie Mortenson is trying to pawn it off as her own. Nice try.

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    • This Debbie Mortensen is my mom, and I gave her credit because she gave me the idea. There’s about a million different lust cake recipes using chocolate and vanilla pudding and it’s one of those recipes I don’t think anyone knows who the original source is. She tried out the pumpkin spice pudding twist and told me I had to try it. She shared the recipe with me so I gave her credit.

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    • Anonymous October 10, 2012

      anonymous,

      it is not about who’s recipe it is it is about sharing recipes with each other . these sights are not made to be mean to other people. today is orange day and it is about not being a bully.

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  99. susan October 7, 2012

    wow “anonymous”, way to be a bitch!

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  100. Goaliemommie October 8, 2012

    That’s putting it mildly, Susan. Some people just like to be mean and nasty! The poster said she got the recipe from her Mom…not that her Mom made it up. Chillax.

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  101. Anonymous October 9, 2012

    My family has nut allergies…..would it be okay to leave out the pecans, or do I need to substitute it with something else?

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    • Anonymous October 10, 2012

      I used crushed pretzels instead of pecans and it was delicious!

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  102. Anonymous October 9, 2012

    Wanted to make this bit couldn’t find jello instant pumpkin spice pudding anywhere. Thought Giant Eagle would have it but they didnt. This time of year I really thought it would be easy to find. Where did you buy it?

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    • Anonymous October 11, 2012

      I found it at a Giant Eagle but it wasn’t in the baking aisle…it was on a seasonal display at a different location in the store. I bet if you ask a store associate for help they will find it for you! I also saw it at Wal Mart on a similar type of display.

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  103. Tiffany October 9, 2012

    MMMM I wonder if you could crush up Pecan Sandies and mix with butter for the crust..yummmo! Great idea for something new during the Holidays

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  104. Anonymous October 10, 2012

    Easy Dessert just like a four layer dessert you can use any kind of pudding lemon, chocolate, ect.

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  105. Anonymous October 12, 2012

    I made this the other day. But they don’t sell pumpkin pudding where I’m at so I had to improvise. I mixed pumpkin in the can with vanilla pudding. Sounds weird but it was incredible. Although I’m sad that I couldn’t use pumpkin pudding!

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  106. Anonymous October 14, 2012

    I just found the pumpkin pudding at walmart but they didnt have a lot so hurry if you want to grab some. The cost was 1.29 a box in mercer county nj.

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  107. Sara Hattenberger October 18, 2012

    In the process of making this right now and it looks so good! Can’t wait for the finished product. I found the pumpkin pudding at Walmart in Colorado for $0.94. Yum!!!!

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  108. Anonymous October 19, 2012

    The only disappointment I have with this recipe is it does not use real pumpkin. :(

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  109. Megan October 20, 2012

    A lot of people couldn’t find the pumpkin spice pudding- and neither could I! So… I improvised! I actually found pumpkin cream cheese! So I used that instead of the regular cream cheese, and just used plain vanilla pudding. The final product turned out great!

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  110. Christina Behnke October 21, 2012

    I made this for my family dinner a couple of nights ago and it was SoOoOo yummy!

    They weren’t carrying the Pumpkin Spice pudding in my area. So instead, I used one small box of vanilla pudding and mixed it with the amount of milk recommended on the box and then I added a half a can of 100% Pumpkin Puree and 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice.

    I LOVE the crust and the cream cheese layer and the pumpkin layer just makes me so happy!

    Thank you for this recipe!

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  111. Fabric Blocks October 24, 2012

    You should name this OMG PIE!!! I just found this on Pinterest and after looking at your pictures I am drooling!!!!!!!! I am going to share this recipe on my blog and website. I will not use your pictures but I will link back to you on this page. Thanks for sharing.

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  112. Anonymous October 29, 2012

    Found this just in time for the holidays. Can’t wait to try it!

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  113. Brenda October 31, 2012

    Love anything Pumpkin so I tried this and it was delicious. Nice recipe for Thanksgiving.

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  114. Patti Keil November 3, 2012

    I have made the original dessert for years using every flavor of pudding possible. Two years ago, I made this for Thanksgiving using the Pumpkin Spice pudding and it was the biggest hit…everyone loved it! It is a regular item on our menu now….whenever I can find the pudding.

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  115. Iraine November 3, 2012

    this sounds to die for and it WILL be a part of Thxgiving this year. Thank you Kristy:)

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  116. ehottes84 November 3, 2012

    does anyone have an idea fo substituting the pumpkin filling( we dont have anything like the pumpking spice pudding in australia) and whats cool whip? help me it looks sooo yummy i wanna eat the computer screen, lol

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  117. ehottes84 November 3, 2012

    does anyone have a substitute for the pumpkin spice pudding mix as we dont get those products in australia. And whats cool whip? is it just whipped thickened cream or is it a commercial mix? help please i wanted to eat my computer screen when i saw it, lol.

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    • Hmmm,you can make a vanilla custard from scratch and then stir in some pumpkin. Instead of cool whip, make some fresh whipping cream (it’ll taste better too!)

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  118. ehottes84 November 4, 2012

    Thanks Kristy :)

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  119. Jill Davis November 4, 2012

    Could not find the Jello Pumpkin Spice Instant pudding but did find the Jello No Bake Pumpkin Style Pie Dessert. Used the filling packet from the package; will save the crust packet for a future creation! Also, made this recipe in my spring form pan; it’s resting in the fridge now, can’t wait to see how it turns out!

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  120. Anonymous November 5, 2012

    I’m making today couldn’t find pumpkin spice so I’m using gingerbread spice!

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  121. ehottes84 November 8, 2012

    What variety of pumpkin is best for this rcipes

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  122. Anonymous November 10, 2012

    i can imagine this with toffee bits sprinkled on top too!! may have to make this and see if it impresses my picky family!

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  123. Anonymous November 10, 2012

    I made this tonight for a friend’s “Favorite Things” party. It was a big hit. I made some changes though. For the crust I used a box of pecan sandies and a stick of butter. I baked it at 350° for 20 minutes. Let it cool. I made the cream cheese layer by this recipe. For the pumpkin layer I used one box of the pumpkin pudding, 2 cups of milk, 1 can of pumpkin puree and a tsp of pumpkin pie spice.

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  124. Hannah November 12, 2012

    Just a question… Does the percent of milk matter? 2%, whole, non fat?

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    • Hi Hannah! Two percent or whole milk is probably best for a thicker pudding filling, but I’m sure 1 % or skim would work fine too.

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  125. Anonymous November 13, 2012

    This was sooo yummy. Definitely going to try the changes above with the pecan sandies, pumpkin puree, etc.

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  126. Anonymous November 14, 2012

    My Mother has has a simular recipe made with Butterscotch pudding and we call it Butterscotch delight,was always a favorite

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  127. Esta Martin November 16, 2012

    Can’t find pumpkin pie pudding:(

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  128. Anonymous November 17, 2012

    This is a wonderful dessert! I took it to a recent staff meeting and received many kudos…everyone loved it! Several ladies asked for the recipe. One friend says she makes the dessert with lemon, which sounds yummy too. Will make this a yearly Thanksgiving treat for our family! Thanks!!!

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  129. Anonymous November 17, 2012

    How far in advance can I make this without it starting to get too mushy?

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  130. Anonymous November 18, 2012

    I made pumpkin pie in a cup with my students Friday and used vanilla pudding mixed with pumpkin pie filling. Every kid ate it up and asked for more! I think I will try your recipe with this since the pumpkin spice pudding is in short supply. Can’t wait!

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  131. viv radusn November 19, 2012

    I don’t care how ‘bad’ this is for my health. We do actually eat fairly good.. so a treat once in a while isn’t going to make us sick! Thanks for the recipe,,,which I am definately making for Thanksgiving, and going thru the other kinds of puddings, suggestion, etc. Gonna be a ‘keeper’ I am sure!

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  132. FoodieLiz November 21, 2012

    Do you need to increase the flour if you omit the pecans? Thanks!

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  133. FoodieLiz November 21, 2012

    If you omit the pecans from the crust do you need to increase the flour? Making this for Thanksgiving! Thanks!!

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    • Hi FoodieLiz! I would increase the flour or replace the pecans with a shortbread cookie or a gingerbread cookie (crushed)!

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  134. Anonymous November 21, 2012

    I made this last year and added some canned pumpkin. I also added crushed ginger snaps to the crust. It was wonderful!

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  135. Anonymous November 21, 2012

    What about using the nutmeg sprinkle on top even if you decide to use butterscotch?

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  136. Anonymous November 21, 2012

    I ordered my Pumpkin spice pudding mix on Amazon! Just in time for Thanksgiving :)

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  137. Christy Denney November 21, 2012

    Holy crap you have a lot of comments on this post! You rock!

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  138. Dena R November 21, 2012

    Does this get soggy the longer it sits? I wanted to make this about 24 hours in advance of eating it and wondered if that would be ok?

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    • I wouldn’t make it more than 24 hours in advance, but I will tell you I made it on a Sunday and we were still eating it on Wednesday and Thursday and it still tasted good! But for very best results, 12-24 hours would be ok!

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  139. Anonymous November 21, 2012

    I am excited to make this. Sounds delicious! But i was wondering just like some others, how long will this last before it gets soggy? Trying to decide how far in advance i can make this. Any input would be greatly appreciated! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  140. hippyfairy November 22, 2012

    I made this tonight for Thanksgiving tomorrow. I know it will be a hit.Thank you so much for the idea:) It sounds so delicious, you did such an awesome job. I never found the pumpkin spice pudding.However, I found a recipe online, that mimicked it perfectly. I would be happy to give you the link, or post the recipe here, whatever is best. Happy Thanksgiving :)

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  141. hippyfairy November 22, 2012

    I made this tonight for Thanksgiving tomorrow. I know it will be a hit.Thank you so much for the idea:) It sounds so delicious, you did such an awesome job. I never found the pumpkin spice pudding.However, I found a recipe online, that mimicked it perfectly. I would be happy to give you the link, or post the recipe here, whatever is best. Happy Thanksgiving :)

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  142. rgvbutterfly November 22, 2012

    I have the crust in the oven as we speak, the pudding is delicious too. Can’t wait to piece this together:)

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  143. Anonymous November 22, 2012

    So excited to eat this tonight! Thanks for the delicious recipe! Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  144. Anonymous December 15, 2012

    My recipe is called four layer delight. I use to make it with Butter Pecan Pudding, but, they don’t make it anymore. It was wonderful. I would love to know what to add to homemade pudding to create butter pecan. I haven’t tried the Pumpkin yet.

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  145. Anonymous December 23, 2012

    I made this with crushed gingerbread cookies with a little sugar and butter for the crust…YUM!

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  146. Tara Merkley January 26, 2013

    No pumpkin spice pudding around here but I had caramel sooo….because I love pumpkin I combined pumpkin pie filling to the caramel pudding, and garnished with the nutmeg and a few more pecans! Mmmmmmm 😛

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  147. Tara Merkley January 26, 2013

    No pumpkin spice pudding around here but I had caramel sooo….because I love pumpkin I combined pumpkin pie filling to the caramel pudding, and garnished with the nutmeg and a few more pecans! Mmmmmmm 😛

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  148. Tara Merkley January 26, 2013

    No pumpkin spice pudding around here so I used butterscotch and combined it with some pumpkin pie filling ~ Yum! Garnish with nutmeg and a few more chopped pecans 😛

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    This is my entire families new favorite recipe!! Thank you so much for sharing! My mom made this with chocolate pudding my whole life but when I found this website and switched to pumpkin- holy moly! We are hooked!! Thanks again! Fall now has a whole new benefit to it- pumpkin lust!!! Lol 😉

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      So glad your family loves it! I grew up with the chocolate pudding version my whole life too!! But pumpkin is my favorite:)

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