pumpkin pecan cobbler

Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler: A Delicious Autumn Dessert

Indulge in the Warm, Spiced Flavors of Fall with This Easy Cobbler

As the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisp, it’s the perfect time to savor the flavors of autumn. This Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler combines the comforting taste of pumpkin with the nutty goodness of pecans, all enveloped in a sweet, spiced sauce. It’s an easy-to-make dessert that will fill your home with the aroma of fall and satisfy your cravings for something warm and comforting. Let’s dive into this delightful recipe.


For the Pumpkin Layer:

  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Cobbler Topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the Pecan Streusel:

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup boiling water


1. Preheat the Oven:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×9-inch baking dish.

2. Prepare the Pumpkin Layer:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup milk, pure vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined.
  2. Pour this pumpkin mixture into the greased baking dish, spreading it evenly.

3. Create the Cobbler Topping:

  1. In another bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  2. Add in the 1/2 cup of milk and melted unsalted butter. Stir until the batter is smooth.
  3. Carefully spoon this cobbler batter over the pumpkin layer in the baking dish. It’s okay if the batter doesn’t cover everything completely.

4. Make the Pecan Streusel:

  1. In a separate bowl, combine the chopped pecans, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Sprinkle this pecan streusel evenly over the cobbler batter.

5. Add Boiling Water:

  1. Gently pour the 3/4 cup of boiling water evenly over everything in the baking dish. Do not stir.

6. Bake to Perfection:

  1. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 45-50 minutes or until the cobbler topping is golden brown, and the filling is bubbling.

7. Serve and Enjoy:

  1. Allow the Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler to cool for a few minutes before serving. It’s delicious when served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.


  • Feel free to adjust the spices to your liking. If you prefer a stronger cinnamon flavor, for example, you can increase the amount of ground cinnamon.
  • This dessert is best enjoyed on the day it’s made, but you can store leftovers in the refrigerator and reheat them in the microwave when ready to enjoy.


  • Customize your cobbler by adding a handful of chocolate chips or butterscotch chips to the cobbler batter for an extra layer of flavor.
  • Top each serving with a drizzle of caramel sauce for a decadent twist.

Cook’s Note:

This Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler is the epitome of fall comfort food. It’s a dessert that captures the essence of the season with every bite. The warm, spiced pumpkin layer pairs perfectly with the crunchy pecan streusel and soft cobbler topping. Whether you’re serving it at a holiday gathering or just enjoying it on a cozy evening at home, this cobbler is sure to be a hit. Happy baking!

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