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Giant Pumpkin Eclair

Hi my name is Maria. I am the cooking mama behind, Maria’s Kitchen, the recipe segment over at .

My grandma always said I was born with a sandwich in my hand. I have to agree, however, I think Grandma failed to notice the wooden spoon I had in my other hand!

Giant Pumpkin Eclair

Cooking and eating are still two of my favorite past times but now I have my husband and three kids for my personal guinea pigs. Nothing makes me feel more like a rockstar then watching my kids enjoy healthy homemade dinners. I have always been of the mind that great recipes are meant to be shared and that is what drives me to blog about my favorite dishes and treats.

My recipes are for the everyday mom who is thrifty and trying to give her family the tastiest, healthiest meals she can on a tight budget. You won’t find any exotic ingredients in my kitchen, but you will find lots of simple and delicious recipes you can feel good about feeding to your family.


The recipe I wanted to share for my guest post on What’s Cooking with Ruthie today, is this easy and delicious Giant Pumpkin Eclair!
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Giant Pumpkin Eclair

Giant Pumpkin Eclair

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup water
6 eggs
Preheat oven to 400°.  Bring water and butter to a boil, remove from heat and whisk in flour. Transfer to a plastic or glass bowl and using a hand mixer or a very strong arm, mix in eggs one at a time. Batter will be very glossy by the sixth egg. Spread evenly on a large greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes until light golden brown. Let cool completely before topping.


1 3.4 oz. Jello brand instant pumpkin pudding mix
1 8 oz cream cheese
2 cups milk
1 8 oz cool whip—or 12 oz if you want a thicker layer and an easier time
spreading it. 🙂
Caramel Syrup
Soften cream cheese by leaving it out at room temperature for a few hours or microwave it for 30-45 seconds. Add the milk to the pudding mix and mix thoroughly. In a seperate bowl, beat the cream cheese until it becomes fluffy. Gradually add the pudding mixture slowly as you continually beat the mixture, this will help prevent large clumps of cream cheese. Spread pudding mixture on the completely cooled crust and then immediately top with cool whip. Using the caramel syrup bottle, drizzle syrup over cool whip in a back and forth pattern from one end to the other. Take a Knife and drag it one direction and then the other every two inches until you have completed a nice zebra looking pattern on the entire eclair. Keep refrigerated.
I also wanted to share a few of my favorite fall recipes that you may also enjoy:
Giant Pumpkin Eclair

One Hour Rolls

Giant Pumpkin Eclair

Corn Chowder

Giant Pumpkin Eclair

Cilantro Verde Enchiladas

Thank you for letting me share some of my favorite Fall recipes with you today!   I’d love to connect with you…  here are my social connect links:

Love, Maria

Doesn’t that Giant Pumpkin Eclair looks simply amazing!  I’m loving everything pumpkin this time of year… I’ll just have to try it!

Be sure and take a look at these other delicious pumpkin recipes of Maria’s…

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Squares

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Squares

Dinner In A Pumpkin

Dinner in a Pumpkin

Pumpkin Dump Cake Recip

Pumpkin Pecan Dump Cake

Thanks so much to Maria for being our guest, she sure has some wonderful recipes to share and I’m SO glad she got to visit today!  Be sure to connect with her to enjoy more of her fabulous recipes!!

I hope you’re enjoying a relaxing autumn weekend… I love this time of year!!




  1. Suzanne says:

    Hi Ruthie, so glad to meet you through Maria. I actually just saw something of yours on foodgawker I believe or was it pinterest? Anyway you have a lovely blog with great looking recipes. Maria is a great friend and super cook , I just love her recipes and this pumpkin eclair look fabulous!

    • Ruth says:

      Hi Suzanne! It’s so nice to meet you too 🙂 Thank you for your kind words, I’ve sure grown to love this little space of mine. Maria is a sweet heart and I’m so glad I was able to meet her and now you too! Thanks for the fun comment and have a wonderful night. xoxoxo~ Ruthie

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