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. It is just so perfect at this time of year and it would be rude not!
I am 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…
Does Pumpkin Fudge Work?
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
Thanksgiving In The UK
Being part of a multicultural family means we celebrate a wide range of holidays, including ones that aren’t usually celebrated here in the UK. I love setting the table for thanksgiving and inviting our friends over, sharing my traditions with them. An Ex-Pat thanksgiving may not be the same as at home, but it can still be a special day.
Is Pumpkin Fudge Just For Thanksgiving?
Don’t celebrate Thanksgiving? It 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!
Other Pumpkin Recipes
It doesn’t feel like fall without the smell of pumpkin wafting through the house. I love baking and often create new and delicious pumpkin recipes to share with my family and friends.
I have made pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin cinnamon rolls, pumpkin brownies and even a chocolate pumpkin spice martini in the past. As well as roasted pumpkin seeds to snack on after Halloween. I find I prefer each recipe better than the last. If you like my pumpkin fudge recipe then you are sure to love them too – let me know if you give them a try!
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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