Growing up in SE Idaho in the 1950’s and 1960’s Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for Cee Dub and his family always meant ‘Pumpkin Pie’ for dessert.**

But…instead of fussing with pie crusts and taking up oven space to bake a pumpkin pie this holiday season, try this decadent but simple Dutch oven dessert you can cook outside.




As written in Cee Dub’ fourth cook book, Gather ‘Round the Table with Cee Dub‘, this recipe calls for a 29 oz can of pumpkin. But…progress in the form of pumpkin pie mix with the sugar and spice already added to the pumpkin make this recipe even more simple to prepare.

For those folks who may have a nut allergy one can substitute a handful of oatmeal scattered on top for a little extra taste and texture!

So what do you do if you don’t have a Dutch oven? Simply make and bake this in a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish. You won’t have to change the ingredient amounts if you convert any recipe for a 12″ Dutch oven to 9″ x 13″.

So…try something new this year when planning your holiday desserts!

** Always remember to add the sugar to pumpkin or get the Pumpkin Pie Mix…otherwise you end up with a “Squash Pie”! Trust me, it has happened!

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