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Pumpkin Cobbler

three white bowls with pumpkin cobbler and ice cream in them

Bring on Fall with an easy and quick Pumpkin Cobbler recipe! Warm spiced cake on top with caramel sauce on the bottom. Serve with ice cream!

three white bowls with pumpkin cobbler and ice cream in them

Pumpkin Cobbler | Easy + Quick!

Friends welcome to yet another amazing pumpkin recipe for the Fall season. Today we are talking about all things Pumpkin Cobbler. What’s in it, how to make it, how to serve it, and what to do with the leftovers. Let me first start by pointing out two facts about this recipe, it’s easy and it’s quick. Simply make the batter, sprinkle with a sugary topping, then top the whole thing with hot water and bake away. So let’s get started!

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Pumpkin Cobbler Ingredients

You’re going to need a couple of pantry staples and other ingredients to start making this Pumpkin Cobbler (don’t worry, they’re all easy to find). Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Flour + Baking Powder – these fill out and give the cake portion of this recipe some lift.
  • Salt – for flavor enhancing.
  • Sugar – to sweeten.
  • Cinnamon, Nutmeg + Cloves – you can replace all three of these with pumpkin pie spice if you prefer! Either way it’s gonna be delish!
  • Pumpkin Puree – don’t confuse this with pumpkin pie filling. You’re looking for plain canned pumpkin puree.
  • Milk + Butter – for moisture and flavor.
  • Vanilla – for flavor. Feel free to replace this with maple or rum extract for a different taste.

For the Topping

  • Granulated + Brown Sugar – both are used to create the sweet caramel sauce found in the bottom of your dish.
  • Pecans – I like to chop and toast my pecans but you don’t necessarily have to toast them. Replace with walnuts or almonds. Or leave them out altogether if you can’t have nuts.
  • Hot Water – this is where the magic happens. Seriously. You just dump hot water on top of the whole thing, DON’T STIR A THING, and bake away. I would *not* recommend replacing this with hot milk.

How to Make Pumpkin Cobbler

For full details on how to make this Pumpkin Cobbler, see the printable recipe card down below 🙂

1. Preheat + Prep

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a small 8-inch casserole dish with high sides with nonstick cooking spray, set aside.

2. Make the Batter

In a medium-sized bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and spices*. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, stir pumpkin, milk, melted butter, and vanilla together. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients then mix to create a thick batter.

3. Pour into Prepared Dish

Pour into the prepared baking dish then place baking dish on top of a baking sheet (this is just in case the mixture bubbles over).

4. Top with Water

In another bowl stir together the sugar, brown sugar, and pecans. Sprinkle over the top of the batter evenly. Next, pour hot water over the entire thing (there is no need to stir, just pour and let be).

5. Bake + Cool

Bake for 40 minutes or once the middle is set. Cool 5-10 minutes before serving.

How to Serve Pumpkin Cobbler

I love topping my pumpkin cobbler with even more pecans and either vanilla ice cream or whipped cream! Cool whip will do in a pinch but nothing compares to homemade whipped cream.

Storing + Reheating

If there are any leftovers, allow the baking dish to cool, then seal the top with plastic wrap. You could also transfer the cobbler into airtight containers as well. Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Reheat in the microwave or in the oven until heated through.

serving of pumpkin cobbler with a scoop of ice cream

More Pumpkin Recipes to Try!

If you happen to make this Pumpkin Cobbler recipe, we’d love to see it! Go ahead and tag us on Instagram @bestdessertrecipes.

Cheers, friends!

three white bowls with pumpkin cobbler and ice cream in them

Pumpkin Cobbler

Bring on Fall with an easy and quick Pumpkin Cobbler recipe! Warm spiced cake on top with caramel sauce on the bottom. Serve with ice cream!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 331 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

For the Cobbler

  • 1 cup + 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

For the Topping

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pecans chopped and toasted (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups very hot water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a small 8-inch casserole dish with high sides with nonstick cooking spray, set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and spices*. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, stir pumpkin, milk, melted butter, and vanilla together. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients then mix to create a thick batter.
  • Pour into the prepared baking dish then place baking dish on top of a baking sheet (this is just in case the mixture bubbles over).
  • In another bowl stir together the sugar, brown sugar, and pecans. Sprinkle over the top of the batter evenly. Next, pour hot water over the entire thing (there is no need to stir, just pour and let be).
  • Bake for 40 minutes or once the middle is set. Cool 5-10 minutes before serving. Serve with more pecans and vanilla ice cream.

Notes

*you can replace cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg with 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 331kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 311mgPotassium: 99mgFiber: 1gSugar: 46gVitamin A: 2575IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 1mg
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