This German Chocolate Upside Down Pumpkin Pie contains all the usual spiced suspects before being showered with a German chocolate cake mix, flooded with melted butter and then sprinkled with coconut flakes and pecans. In other words, the perfect autumn dessert.
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I’ve mentioned it before, but in case you don’t recall, I really am not a fan of pumpkin pie. As in, hate it. As in, there are a million and one other things I’d rather spend my daily caloric intake on. Instead, we enjoy Upside Down Pumpkin Pie each Thanksgiving. Pumpkin pie filling on the bottom, crust-like crunch on the top. In other words, heaven. But of course, I couldn’t leave well enough alone. I needed to introduce chocolate to the situation in the form of this German Chocolate Upside Down Pumpkin Pie.
All the deliciousness of my childhood favorite birthday cake, combined with the iconic Thanksgiving dessert. In other words, perfection. And the fact that it only takes 10 minutes to prepare and well, my friends, you’ve pretty much got the perfect make ahead dessert. I always make my traditional version the day before so that after a day of holiday dinner prep, I can enjoy a slice before heading to bed. With a cumulonimbus cloud of Cool Whip on top, of course.
This German Chocolate Upside Down Pumpkin Pie contains all the usual spiced suspects before being showered with a German chocolate cake mix, flooded with melted butter and then sprinkled with coconut flakes and pecans. Pumpkin. Chocolate. Butter. Coconut. Pecans. In other words, absolute deliciousness. The pumpkin filling stays on the bottom, the crust-like crunch on top is absolutely divine. A definite crowd pleaser without all the hassles of an actual pie.
And did I mention the cloud of Cool Whip? The perfect topping to this German Chocolate Upside Down Pumpkin Pie. I also love grating fresh cinnamon on top as well but obviously, a shake from the cinnamon in your spice drawer will also do in a pinch. Either way, I hope you’ll make this dessert a new tradition at your family’s Thanksgiving table. And if you’re looking for other alternative pumpkin desserts, I’ve got you covered. My Black Bottom No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake is so incredibly easy and my Coconut Caramel Pumpkin Oatmeal Skillet Cookie has all the good stuff in a single recipe.
And if you’re looking to include more German chocolate in your life – as you very well should be! – might I recommend these German Chocolate Scotcharoos bars, mashup German Chocolate Carrot Cake and breakfast worthy German Chocolate Banana Bread.