Recipe for Pumpkin Upside Down Pie


    Pumpkin Upside Down Pie

    1 (16 ounce) can pumpkin
    1 (13 ounce) can evaporated milk
    1 cup granulated sugar
    3 eggs
    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    1 box butter cake mix
    1/2 cup chopped pecans
    1 cup melted butter or margarine
    8 ounces cream cheese, softened
    1 cup granulated sugar
    Cool Whip, thawed
    1/2 cup grated coconut

    Line the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with wax paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    Combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs and cinnamon, mixing well. Pour into baking dish. Sprinkle dry cake mix and chopped pecans on top of the pumpkin mixture, coating evenly. Drizzle melted butter on top of dry cake mix topping. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool.

    Invert onto a large platter or serving tray. Peel wax paper from top.

    Combine cream cheese and sugar; mix well. Gently stir in whipped topping. Spread on top and sides of pie. Sprinkle coconut on top. Refrigerate until serving time.

    Cut into squares to serve.

    Makes 15 to 20 servings.