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Overhead view of pumpkin cobbler in a baking pan, with a serving scooped out onto a plate and topped with ice cream.

Pumpkin Cobbler

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This spiced Pumpkin Cobbler is an easy pumpkin recipe and the best fall dessert! Made with rich pumpkin cake soaked in caramel sauce beneath a toasted pecan topping.


  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat an 8×8 baking dish lightly with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, salt, and granulated sugar. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together the melted butter, pumpkin, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Stir this into the flour mixture, forming a thick batter.
  4. Spread the batter into the prepared pan and set aside,
  5. Topping: Place pecans In a medium skillet over medium heat. Stirring frequently toast the pecans until lightly golden and fragrant. Remove from the heat.
  6. In a medium bowl mix together the granulated and light brown sugar. Stir in the pecans to combine.
  7. Sprinkle this mixture on top of the cake batter.
  8. Immediately pour the hot water onto the topping. Do NOT stir.
  9. Place the pan on a baking sheet and bake for 45- 55 minutes, until the center is set. The water will combine with the sugar forming a sauce underneath the cake.
  10. Allow the cobbler to cool for 15 – 20 minutes and serve with whipped cream or ice cream, scooping the sauce on top.

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