Happy Thanksgiving! Boy, do I have a treat for you! Literally!
Each year, I wonder what to make with the pumpkin I have left over from my pumpkin pies. You have to have pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving but I always like to create another special pumpkin treat.
I have made pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin cinnamon rolls, and roasted pumpkin seeds in the past. I find I prefer each recipe better than the last. I am also a fan of pumpkin roll cake but there are millions of recipes for that already online. I was talking the other day about what I should make with a friend and she said, you always make good fudge for Christmas, why not for Thanksgiving. Great idea, pumpkin fudge here I come…
I was worried that the pumpkin would make the fudge not hard enough when it was time to harden at the end. Sometimes this is the tricky part of getting too soft or too hard. I have had fudge recipes in the past where I have to keep them in the freeze to stay solid but are still so tasty.
However, I am going to really toot my own horn now, because I have just ate half a plate of this delicious pumpkin fudge I made today. It turned out way better than expected and it really has that strong pumpkin flavor not just a hint of it. I feel like I am eating creamy, chewy fudge with a pumpkin pie after taste. It’s brilliant. This definitely will be on my must make list each year from now on. It only took 15 minutes to make too! Go on, give it a try!
- 3 cups sugar
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 3/4 melted butter
- 2 tbsp. corn syrup
- 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 10 oz white chocolate chips
- 1 jar marshmallow fluff
- chocolate sprinkles
- Foil a 9 inch casserole dish
- In a large pan, heat together sugar, butter, evaporated milk, corn syrup, pumpkin, pumpkin spice on medium heat
- Stir constantly until it comes to a rolling boil
- Use a thermometer and heat and stir until 235 F degrees just over 10 minutes
- Remove pan from heat and stir in white chocolate chips
- Add marshmallow fluff and vanilla, mix well
- Quickly pour into your dish and smooth out with a spatula
- Immediately add your chocolate sprinkles on top before it hardens
- Let stand for 2-3 hours or completely cool
- Cut into squares and serve
- Add walnuts or pecans for a nutty texture and taste
Don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, doesn’t mean you can make some festive Pumpkin Fudge. Treat yourself. Once you have got the hang of making fudge you can make all types and add things to it. I love getting creative with my recipes. This would taste fabulous if you add nuts in it. From walnuts, pecans or peanuts, go nutty!
Why not pin this for later, make a great Christmas gift all wrapped up for a family or friend this holiday season. Think outside the box! Or better yet, what can go in a box?
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