Best Ever Pumpkin Crisp Recipe

Best Ever Pumpkin Crisp Recipe

Fall is not complete with out Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Crisp. Easy recipe features a creamy pumpkin filling topped with pecan streusel making this crisp the best ever!

Pumpkin puree by Libby’s makes the best filling.  Along with eggs, sugar, heavy cream, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla whipped together for the filling.

Skillet Pumpkin Crisp

Baked in a 5″ mini cast iron skillet makes this dessert extra special.  It’s about 1/4 cup serving per skillet.  Because you will have batter left over, lightly grease a large cast iron skillet to bake the rest.  This recipe will serve 6-8.

Making the Streusel Topping

Pumpkin Crisp Mini Skillet Desserts

In addition to the filling, the streusel topping makes the dessert extra special. In a food processor, flour, butter and brown sugar processed until large pieces are formed, mixed with pecans, crumbled over filling.  Super fast and easy to make.

How to Make Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Crisp 

Make the streusel first and set aside. In food processor with steel blade, add flour, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, salt and diced chilled butter.  Pulse 2-3 times to combine. Test the streusel with your fingers, it should stick together when pressed. Set aside.

Making the Pumpkin Filling:

In large mixing bowl, no mixer needed, just a whisk, add all ingredients. Begin with 3 eggs and  sugar, whisk to blend.  Add pumpkin puree, ( Libby’s), pumpkin pie spice, salt and vanilla. Whisk together then add heavy cream.  Be sure to use heavy cream, it will make a difference in the consistency of the baked pumpkin.

Lightly grease mini cast iron skillets or dessert baking dish as desired.


Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Crisp Recipe

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  • Author: Liz Bushong
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25-45 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 (15-oz.) canned Libby’s pumpkin purée- not pie filling
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 11/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream- no options

Streusel Topping

  • 11/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 11/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled cubed


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter a 12-inch cast iron skillet and 6- 5″ mini skillet. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and eggs to blend.  Add pumpkin puree, vanilla, heavy cream, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Blend to mix.
  3. In a food processor bowl with steel blade, process  flour, brown sugar, salt, and spice to blend. Add chilled cubed butter to flour mixture.  Process until mixture forms into large clumps.   Remove brown sugar mixture from bowl of processor and add chopped pecans. Gently mix together.
  4. Form streusel topping  in balls, pinch sections of streusel on top of pumpkin pie mixture in an even layer.
  5. Bake until the filling is set and the top is golden brown, 40 minutes.  25 minutes for mini skillets.
  6. Let cool for 10 minutes, then serve warm topped fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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