Looking for different pumpkin desserts and recipes? Try pumpkin fudge!
Pumpkin Fudge As winter settles in her snowy skies and chilly temps put all of us in the mood for heartier meals that will warm us from our tummies to our toes. The same goes for our sweet treats....
As winter settles in her snowy skies and chilly temps put all of us in the mood for heartier meals that will warm us from our tummies to our toes. The same goes for our sweet treats. We put away the icy sorbets of summer and start making up batches of sugar cookies and brownies. And it’s the perfect time to try different pumpkin desserts and recipes. The one we’re making today is grandma’s homemade pumpkin fudge.
As we start going to holiday parties with family and friends, not only is a colorful tin of luscious pumpkin fudge a welcome hostess gift, it also spices up a buffet table at dinner gatherings. The good news is that you’ll appreciate how easy it is to make once you start getting repeated requests for these bite-sized mouthfuls of pumpkin heaven.
This recipe will make 3 lbs of fudge.
- 9-inch square pan lined with aluminum foil
- Candy thermometer
- 3½ quart saucepan
- Non-stick spray
- 3 cups of white sugar
- 3/4 cup of salted butter, melted
- 2/3 cup of evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup of canned, unsweetened pumpkin
- 2 tbsp of light corn syrup
- 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
- One 7-ounce jar of marshmallow crème
- One 12-ounce package of white chocolate chips
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of chopped pecans
1. Line a 9-inch square pan with aluminum foil and spray the foil with nonstick spray.
2. Stir the first 6 ingredients together in the 3 1/2 quart saucepan over medium-high heat.
3. Stir constantly until the candy thermometer registers 234° (soft ball stage). This should take approximately 12 minutes.
4. Once the mixture reaches 234°, remove it from the heat and quickly stir in the white chocolate chips, marshmallow creme, pecans, and the vanilla. Blend well.
5. Pour the mixture into your pan. Let it stand 2 hours or until completely cool, then cut the fudge into squares.
Transfer the fudge to a festive container; add some pretty ribbon and a card to dress it up and you have the perfect homemade hostess gift!
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