Monday, October 17, 2011

Pumpkin Pie Fudge

Believe it or not, as in love with pumpkin as I am, I do not like pumpkin pie.  I still make it every year because I know my family loves it, but I could just never get into it! I love pumpkin bread, pumpkin pasties, pumpkin soup, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin waffles, and everything else pumpkin... but not pumpkin pie!  Weird huh? One thing I do love though (and this definitely makes no sense), is Pumpkin Pie Fudge!



As odd as it may be that I do not like the single most traditional, pumpkin treat of the season, I promise that for pie lovers and for non-pie lovers, this fudge is fantastic! It has the perfect pumpkin flavor with a hint of fall spices and it melts in your mouth the minute you consume it.  It is also really easy to make!

Pumpkin Pie Fudge (Adapted from several sources)
Ingredients:
-2 cups granulated sugar
-1 cup light brown sugar (I've used dark too)
-3/4 cup butter
-2/3 cup evaporated milk
-1/2 cup canned pumpkin
-1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (for less spice kick just use one teaspoon)
-1 package white chocolate chips
-1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow crème
-1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
-1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:
Butter a 9x13 baking pan (I have used an 8x8 as well to get larger pieces) and set aside.

In a saucepan, combine the sugars, butter, condensed milk, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice.  Heat until all the ingredients are combined and begin to boil.  Stirring constantly, allow the mixture to boil for about 10 minutes or until is reaches 234 degrees on a candy thermometer.

Remove from heat and quickly stir in the white chocolate chips, marshmallow crème, nuts (if using), and vanilla until all ingredients are fully combined and the chips are melted.  Immediately pour the fudge into your prepared baking dish and let sit on a wire rack for at least 2 hours to cool and store in your refrigerator.


Cut the fudge into squares and enjoy the pieces as they melt in your mouth! Enjoy!

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51 comments:

  1. I have to admit I am the same way. I don't like pumpkin pie in the slightest! I think it is a texture thing. Your fudge looks amazing!

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  2. My kids would go wild for this...as pumpkin and fudge lovers, this would be an excellent treat :)

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  3. oh lord! This could be trouble! I would eat the whole pan!!

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  4. Wow! This is fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I think I've only made fudge at home once and now that I see this I'm not sure why I haven't made it more often. Yum yum yum!

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  6. That is funny that you like everything but the pie! My brother is the opposite. He only likes pumpkin pie, lol. Either way, this fudge looks really yummy!

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  7. That is very strange! I'll forgive you ;) I have never heard of pumpkin fudge but I am sure intrigued! I'll bet it's delightful!

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  8. I love pumpkin but am not crazy about pumpkin pie either! But this fudge looks amazing. I def need to try!

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  9. Oh I have never had pumpkin pie fudge before. I love everything pumpkin- I need to try this ASAP!

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  10. What a GREAT idea! I bet everyone loved this one!

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  11. Pumpkin fudge, what a fantastic idea!

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  12. This fudge looks really good, its such a creative one for sure with pumpkin added in.

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  13. Blog hopping from Pumpkin Blog Hop. I hav eto say these look teth achingly good. This is one fudge we don't get in the U.K.

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  14. I had a bad experience with pumpkin when I was little and have not been able to make myself try it again since (it's been like 15 years...) but I am going to bookmark this recipe and hopefully allow myself to try it because it looks great!

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  15. Oh no! What happened!? I hope you can have pumpkin again soon... I would hate to make you continue to hate it lol

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  16. I'd go crazy for a piece of this fudge!

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  17. Genius! Pumpkin fudge, who would have thought? This looks great and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. Amazing! Can't wait to try this. thanks for sharing!

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  19. One word: YUM! Perfect for holiday sharing!

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  20. Voted! I'm kind of with you on the pumpkin pie. While I do think of it as OK, I don't really look forward to it like I do other desserts. I'm thinking this fudge might be a bit dangerous to have around as I'm not sure I could keep my hands off of it. Nicely done!

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  21. I really need to spend more time in the kitchen working on fudge. It always looks so good, and I'm so horrible at making it! Kudos to you for your awesome recipe!

    Congratulations on being in the Foodbuzz Top 9!

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  22. I have got to try this fudge, it looks awesome!! Dee from Deelicious Sweets sent me!

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  23. What a lovely idea and boy, that will crave a sweet tooth. Reminds me of my Granny's fudge in Scotland but the pumpkin must make it so special. Just seen your photo on Top9 - Bravo! They are absolute beauties.

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  24. Thank you Jill! And Lisa, glad you stopped by!

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  25. Elyse, This Pumpkin Pie Fudge looks exquisite. Congratulations on the Top 9!

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  26. oh me oh my...this sounds so delishousness!!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  27. My grandpa loves fudge and makes it all the time! I'm trying to do a less expensive more thoughtful gifts for Christmas and this is going on the list for my grandpa! It's unique different. I'll make sure I'll try it first. Something to take to the Thanksgiving pot luck my family has!!

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  28. Did anyone actually make this?

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  29. If you don't like pumpkin pie because of the texture, try putting the pumpkin in the blender (I used a Vitamix) before mixing the ingredients, it makes a world of difference!

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  30. I absolutely hate pumpkin pie...but love everything else pumpkin...Thank you for sharing your pumpkin fudge...I will definitely be making this soon..

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  31. Oh,it's that time of year, we all want fudge. Thank you for the recipe.

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  32. This looks delicious! Is the condensed milk the sweetened kind? Or evaporated?

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  33. Hi Jennifer - I used evaporated

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  34. I made it today! Was really good -- but I think I will add more pumpkin pie spice next time (put in 1 1/4 tsp. Wasn't enough spice for us! It still tasted great but we all agreed just a touch more spice next time we make it!
    Very easy... worked out the stirring muscles :o)

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  35. I used condensed sweetened milk

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  36. I'm glad you liked it! I used less spice for my tastes but I can understand because my boyfriend likes more spice lol

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  37. If its got pumpkin in it, I'm eating it! Kick ass fudge! Voted for you on food frenzy :)

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  38. I have never made fudge before but I am in love with all the flavors and ingredients in here

    thank you for sharing this amazing recipe

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  39. I had never even heard of pumpkin pie fudge before! And it sounds delicious!!!

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  41. We just made this and it was fun the the kids and tastes amazing!! I added more pumpkin to it though. Thanks!

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  42. I love fudge...and I think it's so creative that you put these wonderful fall flavors into this candy! Now a nibble of this after Thanksgiving dinner would be divine!

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  43. I'm here from Pumpkin Hop. I love everything pumpkin. Tis the season!

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  44. I made this tonight, delicious!!! I used sweetened condensed milk, it's VERY sweet, though delicious. Should I have used evaporated instead?

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  45. Bloghopped from Dee's... This fudge looks YUMMY.. Bookmarked.., should try soon..

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  46. i tried this & loved it! the problem was my fudge came out moist & sticky not dry as shown in the pictures - any suggestions?

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  47. Hi! I made this last week and it turned out great. It's really sweet (all fudge is) - cut it in small pieces and everyone can get in on the deliciousness. I should have a pic on my blog with a link back to this post in the next few days. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Congratulations! This post was one of the top 5 viewed posts on Food Frenzy for July 2012.

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  49. You HAVE to mean evaporated milk, and not condensed milk, right? I make a fair amount of fudge, and this recipe has the right amount of sugar for evaporated milk. Condensed milk is super sweet, I can't image you'd add that much sugar on top of it.

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