Hawaiian Style Pumpkin Crunch
Favorite Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe of the Holo Holo Charters ‘Ohana
Food is a huge component of social life here in the islands, right down to its many mouth-watering desserts!
For many locals, there is nothing better than island-style potlucks and family gatherings. Most gatherings involve food, and no Hawai’i meal is complete without dessert. The Holidays are a time to gather, celebrate, and bring out many favorite family recipes.
We at Holo Holo Charters would like to share one of our best local-style Thanksgiving-inspired desserts with you. We hope you’ll enjoy it with your ‘ohana!
Yield 9×13” pan
1 can solid-pack pumpkin (29 oz)
1 can evaporated milk (13 oz)
1 cup sugar
3 eggs, slightly beaten
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 box yellow “super moist” cake mix
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup butter, melted
Mix pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs and cinnamon together. Pour into 9×13” pan lined with waxed paper. Pour 1 box cake mix (dry) over pumpkin mixture and pat nuts on cake mix. Spoon melted butter evenly over nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes. Invert onto tray and peel off waxed paper. When slightly cooled, spread frosting on top.
1 package cream cheese (8 oz), room temp
½ cup powdered sugar, sifted
¾ cool whip
Beat together cream cheese and powdered sugar. Fold in cool whip, spread over cake evenly. Refrigerate, cut into squares.
While this is a great Hawaiian-Style favorite at Thanksgiving, it’s also an ono (delicious) dessert anytime of the year!
Recipe by our caterers: Rose & Bros Catering