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Monday, October 31, 2011

Spiced Pumpkin Fudge



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I guess this fudge could be thought of as green candy. After I had mixed the last batch of holiday cookies, I still had some pumpkin left in the can. Rather than toss it, I went looking for recipes that used only 1/2 cup of pumpkin. I found what I was looking for on the Libby's Pumpkin website and decided to try their recipe for pumpkin fudge. It sounded interesting and the recipe was straight forward, so, withing 3 hours I had fudge to add to the special treat bags I put together for the neighborhood children. Our home is perched on a hillside and the driveway that leads to it is steep in the extreme. Not many are willing to brave it, so we drop off treats for the children rather than have them come to us. The fudge was meant as an adult treat for their parents. The recipe can be made with white chocolate or butterscotch chips. I decided to go with the butterscotch version because that was what I had in my pantry. I also used my homemade pie spice (see Cook's Note below) rather than a commercial brand, but other than that I followed the recipe to a tee. It makes a very sweet fudge that will satisfy the most insistent sugar urge. While it may put the rest of us into sugar shock, it is nicely flavored and I can recommend it to those of you who really enjoy sweet things. The spicing makes the fudge a bit unusual and it certainly is seasonal. Here's the recipe for those of you who would like to give it a try.

Spiced Pumpkin Fudge...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy Libby's Pumpkin

Ingredients:

2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter
2/3 cup or 5-ounce can evaporated milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 cups butterscotch baking chips
1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow creme
1 cup chopped pecans
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:

1) Line a 9 × 13-inch baking pan with foil or parchment paper, leaving some hanging over the sides for easy removal.
2) Combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, evaporated milk, pumpkin, butter and spice in a medium saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, for 10 to 12 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 234 to 240 degrees F.
3) Quickly stir in butterscotch chips, marshmallow creme, pecans and vanilla extract. Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until butterscotch chips are melted. Immediately pour into prepared pan. Let stand on wire rack for 2 hours, or until completely cooled. Refrigerate tightly covered. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Yield: 64 pieces (3 pounds).

Cook's Note: Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice: Combine 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1/4 teaspoon mace, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves.









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33 comments:

Susan said...

Looks yummy Mary. Any tricks to your homemade pumpkin spic mix?

The Blonde Duck said...

I never heard of pumpkin fudge! Delish!

Sue/the view from great island said...

I'm loving all the pumpkin treats you're making. I'm happily bookmarking them all. Happy Halloween!

Linda said...

This would be the kind of candy I'd love on Halloween!! totally decadent and yummy!

Rita said...

You are so creative; love that you looked for a recipe to use up the rest of that can.
Rita

Susan said...

Love it, Mary. Thanks. :)

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Truly delicious cake,love the recipe...

Jenn said...

There is a fudge shop out here that makes pumpkin fudge around this time of year - it is amazingly good. I wouldn't pick it over chocolate fudge, but it would come in a very close second :) Thinks for sharing this recipe.

The Café Sucré Farine said...

wow, this wouldn't last long around my house! Looks wonderful!

Valerie said...

Pumpkin fudge...that's brilliant! :)

://: Héni ://: said...

That's truly a delicious ingenius fudge Mary! thanks for sharing i know i will be trying it out, BTW would this work with fresh pumpkin not canned?thank you!

bellini said...

Fudge has been a favourite for many years Mary. This is a seasonal delight!

Tracy F. said...

Very creative! Looks delicious, too.

At Anna's kitchen table said...

What a perfect use of your leftover pumpkin!

Ashling said...

Oh dear...may have no choice but to try that!!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Looks delicious..

Priya said...

Irresistible pumpkin fudge, fantastic..

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I've never seen pumpkin fudge, but now I've got a craving. Wish you were stopping by my house this evening to "treat" the adults!

Claudia said...

So seasonal and sweet. For me, a little fudge goes a long way - but I do like my nibbles. I will be making some pumpkin dishes all month and will note when I have half a cup left over! (One always does.) It will be a pumpkin surprise!

Eileen said...

Oh, wow, that sounds delicious! I am loving all the pumpkin recipes. Happy Halloween!

Swathi said...

I am in for dig in. Happy Halloween.

Juliana said...

Pumpkin fudge...looks very tempting...perfect timing.
Hope you have a wonderful week ahead Mary :-)

All Things Yummy said...

Looks delicious. I've been obsessed with pumpkin lately. I have so many cans in my pantry and have been collecting recipes to use.

Joanne said...

That fudge sounds CRAZY addictive! Definitely Christmas cookie tray-worthy.

scratch-made wife said...

I've got some evaporated milk in the fridge that needs to be used up - this would be perfect!

Au and Target said...

That sounds weird. Bet Malaysians would love it as they like yam ice cream and sweetcorn ice cream.

Kim said...

Oh la la! As we say in french. This recipe is really perfect!

That Girl said...

I should start making my own pie spice. I know what's in it and it seems easy enough - but I just never thought to do it.

Rachana said...

I've never heard of pumpkin fudge. Looks delicious.

Dee at Deelicious Sweets said...

Oh, this looks so yummy! This is only the second recipe I have seen for pumpkin fudge. Thanks for sharing!

Wanna Be A Country Cleaver said...

Oh my gosh - I need to resource myself some of this!! Beautiful! ~Megan @Country Cleaver

Yukari - The Kitchen Fairy said...

OMG! This looks so decadent! Gotta try it! Congrats on your blog... so many delicious and original recipes! :)

Michelle Irinyi said...

Made this for my Hubs' work Thanksgiving potluck. I may have to make a second batch; I don't think the first one is going to last until he goes to work!

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