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Pumpkin crisp is the perfect Fall dessert. Enjoy a creamy pumpkin filling and a delicious oat topping. Top it off with ice cream for a real treat.

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Pumpkin Crisp 

If you love pumpkin, then you are going to love this recipe.

This pumpkin crisp is super easy but so amazing. The pumpkin filling is delicious! You won’t miss the traditional pie crust with this flavorful dessert.

This recipe takes minutes to make and your kitchen will smell amazing as it bakes. Be prepared for everyone to go crazy over this.

Each bite is the perfect combination of creamy pumpkin and crispy topping for one decadent dessert. It’s the best pumpkin recipe.

If you love pumpkin desserts as much as we do, make Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe.

pumpkin crisp in baking dish


For the Pumpkin Layer: 

  • Large Eggs 
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Sugar 
  • Pure Pumpkin (You can easily make your own  Pumpkin Puree)
  • Evaporated Milk 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice – learn how to make  Pumpkin Pie Spice.
  • Ground Cinnamon 

For the Crisp Layer: 

  • Old Fashioned Oats 
  • Flour 
  • Brown Sugar 
  • baking Powder 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Butter 
pumpkin crisp in baking dish

How to make pumpkin crisp

First, you need a 9X13 pan. Go ahead and spray it with cooking spray. 

I like to use the pans with lids if I am taking this dessert somewhere. It makes traveling easier. The lid is also nice for storing leftovers.

Another idea is to use disposable pans for holidays or if you dropping this off for someone. They wont’ have to worry about getting the pan back to you.

Also, go ahead and preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Next, In a large bowl whisk together the sugar and the eggs. Make sure it is combined really good.

Once combined, add the pumpkin, milk and spices to the mixture. Stir until it is smooth.

Now, pour this into the prepared casserole dish and set aside.

Let’s make the Streusel topping!

Get out another mixing bowl. Combine the ingredients for the crisp layer.

This is my favorite part! It is fun to make and goes perfectly with the pumpkin layer on the bottom.

Finally, sprinkle this on top of the pumpkin layer and bake until it is is lightly golden brown and starts to bubble.

This usually takes about 35 to 40 minutes. Oven times will vary so keep an eye on the crisp.

Take the dish out of the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes.

Serve pumpkin crisp warm and top with your favorite toppings.

Can you make this ahead of time?

You can prep this Pumpkin Pie Crisp ahead of time, but I highly recommend baking it fresh when you are ready to serve it for the best flavor.

To prep ahead, I follow all directions until the baking step. Then, instead of placing it into the oven, I cover it with saran wrap or foil and put it in the fridge.

Then, when I am ready to bake it, I take it out of the fridge and set it on the counter to come to room temperature. Start pre-heating the oven and bake it as directed in the recipe.

This is a great time saver, if you are having friends over or if you are making it for Thanksgiving. You can do all the prep work the day before but still have a fresh dessert on Thanksgiving day.

bowl of pumpkin crisp with ice cream

How to store Pumpkin Pie Crisp

If you have leftovers, put in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 5 to 7 days.  

I prefer this served warm and will normally just pop in the microwave a few seconds to heat it up.

bowl of pumpkin crisp with ice cream on top

Do you serve Pumpkin Crisp hot or cold?

This pumpkin pie crisp is great served warm but you can also serve it cold, the texture changes a little bit when cold but it’s still delicious.

Serving ideas:

  • Top with vanilla ice cream. It is so yummy served warm with the cold ice cream melting into every bite. Our Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe is perfect on top.
  • Whipped cream– Try this easy homemade recipe for whipped cream. Put a dollop of this on top of the crisp. Yum!
  • Caramel sauce – Drizzle caramel on the top. I bet chocolate sauce would be good too.
  • Chocolate Sauce – Chocolate drizzled on top is also amazing.
baking dish with pumpkin crisp

Difference between pumpkin puree and pie filling?

This recipe calls for pure pumpkin. This is just plain pumpkin puree without any extra seasonings.

Pumpkin pie filling usually has all the seasoning already included.

I started making homemade pumpkin puree awhile back. The saving will add up if you do a lot of pumpkin baking liek I do.

Plus, it is not hard at all to make.

Can you use a cake mix instead?

Yes you can substitute a cake mix instead of the streusel topping. It will have a slightly different flavor and texture, but it will be delicious.

Tips and Variations:

  • Use a preheated oven.
  • Use pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling.
  • You an add in pecans for a little crunch to your crisp.
  • Use a greased pan.
  • The pumpkin crisp should be golden and bubbly when you remove it form the oven.
  • Allow to cool for 5 mins before serving. This will insure that the crisp doesn’t completely fall apart when you scoop it out of the pan.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings. I like ice cream, homemade whipped cream made with heavy cream or drizzle chocolate sauce on it!

Make easy pumpkin crisp recipe!

This is so easy and one of our favorite Thanksgiving desserts. If you love pumpkin, this is definitely a must try.

It is full of pumpkin pie spice flavor. The creamy pumpkin makes each bite simply amazing!

This dessert is so yummy and I think you will enjoy it.

bowl of pumpkin crisp topped with ice cream

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Pumpkin Crisp 

4.67 from 9 votes
Pumpkin crisp is the perfect Fall dessert. Enjoy a creamy pumpkin filling and a delicious oat topping. Top it off with ice cream for a treat.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cool 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 9
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 365


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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Spray a 9X13 pan with non stick cooking spray.
  • In a bowl, whisk the eggs and sugars together.
  • Stir in the pumpkin, milk, spices and vanilla extract until smooth. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the pan.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the oats, flour, brown sguar, baking powder, cinnamon and butter.
  • Then sprinkle this mixture on top of the pumpkin layer in the pan.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes until it’s brown and bubbly.
  • Remove and let the pumpkin crisp cool for 5 minutes.
  • Serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 365kcal, Carbohydrates 54g, Protein 6g, Fat 14g, Saturated Fat 8g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 90mg, Sodium 161mg, Potassium 186mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 38g, Vitamin A 482IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 124mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. Carrie Barnard says:

    I’m so glad you loved it!

  2. Janet GordonThatcher says:

    5 stars
    This was absolutely delicious! It was fast, convenient to pop in the oven after Thanksgiving dinner, to enjoy warm with a bit of vanilla ice cream. Loved the oats in the topping.
    Will definitely make this again!