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Easy Pumpkin Fudge  can give you the same delicious creamy, autumn spiced flavors of pumpkin pie generally reserved for Thanksgiving. 

Easy Pumpkin Fudge


Dreamy Easy Pumpkin Fudge

I was intrigued when I came across a few recipes for pumpkin fudge on the Internet. My family, die-hard chocolate fudge fans, were even more skeptical.

This was my basic fudge recipe with a few minor changes. First, some brown sugar replaced a cup of the granulated sugar. For the pumpkin twist, a half cup of pumpkin plus the same melange of spices I put in my pies were added.

Instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips, I  stirred in white chocolate chips. If you don’t want any visible chocolate, I’d recommend chopping your white chocolate before adding. I find that chocolate chips are designed to keep their shape for the best results with chocolate chip cookie recipes but don’t always melt without some vigorous stirring.

My friends enjoyed the little bits of white chocolate interspersed in the fudge. I took a batch across the street to share with my knitting group.

The two who were daring enough to eat fudge at 10 in the morning went back for seconds. I’d call that a success.

And I  was determined not to leave one morsel in my saucepan after it was poured into my baking dish—I think that speaks a lot to the deliciousness of this easy pumpkin fudge recipe, too.Easy Pumpkin Fudge

Autumn Means Pumpkin Recipes!

Today, I’m joining a group of friends for #PumpkinWeek. If you’re ready to jump into fall cooking and baking with some pumpkin recipes, search the Internet using the hashtag #PumpkinWeek check Tuesdays post when I shared some magnificent Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars!

Easy Pumpkin Fudge

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Pumpkin Week

Welcome to #PumpkinWeek day 4! Hosted by Terri from Love and Confections, 19 Bloggers will be sharing 65 pumpkin-filled recipes over the course of the week. Be sure to come back every day to see all the delicious creations – from muffins to cakes, cocktails, breakfast baked goods, savory pastas and stews, and gluten-free recipes too. You can also find these great recipes and more on Love and Confections’ #PumpkinWeek Pinterest Board!

#PumpkinWeek day 4 recipes:

 

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Easy Pumpkin Fudge - A simple, autumn spiced candy!

Easy Pumpkin Fudge

Autumn spiced pumpkin fudge inspired by Nestle.

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 pounds
  • Category: Dessert, Candy,
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips, chopped
  • 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions

  1. Line a 9 x 9-inch baking pan with non-stick foil (this makes it easier to lift fudge out of the pan for cutting). For thinner fudge, you may use a 9 x 13 pan.
  2. Place sugar, brown sugar, evaporated milk, pumpkin, butter and spices in a medium saucepan. Bring to a full boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, for about 10 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 234° to 240º. (I always use a thermometer to play it safe).
  3. Immediately add in marshmallow creme, white chocolate chips and vanilla extract. Stir briskly until chocolate chips are melted. Immediately pour into prepared pan and let cool on wire rack for about 2 hours. Cut into 1-inch pieces to serve. Store covered in refrigerator.

Notes

Total time does not include cooling time.

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27 comments on “Easy Pumpkin Fudge”

  1. Now this is my kind of fudge! I have a feeling I could go for this at 10 AM also ;).

  2. Wow how many recipes with pumpkin…thet’s the right period!!
    I love it.
    Have a nice day

  3. Sounds like a fairly easy nice spicy fudge:@)

  4. I wouldn’t have thought of pumpkin fudge, but it looks delicious.

  5. That is something I have not seen before! Nice treat!

  6. I invite you to share this yumminess at my Thursday blog hop ( link up until Sat. midnight) Hugs!

  7. Pumpkin fudge! Now that’s something I’ve got to try!

  8. Talk about the perfect seasonal treat! This looks scrumptious.

  9. What a fun, and beautiful, fall treat to share and enjoy! I love this – I will have to see if I’m daring enough to give it a try one day; I’m sure my coworkers would appreciate it if I did. 😀

  10. really liking the idea of pumpkin fudge, and the white choco pieceS1 Great recipe and I really have to make it now

  11. Wow, fascinating recipe. I bet it tastes amazing, Liz xx

  12. What a wonderful hostess gift this would make to take to a holiday dinner.

  13. Wow! Pumpkin Fudge is bursting out with awesome flavors and yummy goodness. SO YUM!

  14. What a great idea to celebrate the fall! I can understand the doubts of your family but saw the result I am sure that now is conquered! Have a wonderful fall!

  15. Damn girl this looks AMAZING!!! I was thinking of trying something similar! But you already did it awesomely!

  16. Oh my those white chocolate morsels send this recipe over the top! I may be the only person in my house eating these but that’s ok.

  17. Lizzy,
    I love fudge and pumpkin. This recipe looks delicious.
    Annamaria

  18. oh my goodness! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature tomorrow xo

  19. I made this and put lots of walnuts in also. The taste is just fabulous but I could not get it to set up. I put it in the refrigerator and it got a lot like taffee. Still fabulous taste but nothing I could cut into neat bars.
    The only thing that comes to mind is that it needs more cooking????

    • Hi, Kathy, this takes a longer boiling time than my usual fudge. I used a candy thermometer to make sure the mixture got hot enough to set. I bet your suspicion that it didn’t cook long enough is right. The addition of walnuts sounds marvelous!

  20. This looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it. I love pumpkin and would love to review the recipe soon on my site.

  21. WOW…. I love this sweet treat idea, its so different.
    Totally and absolutely going to give this beauty a whirl.
    Thanks for the inspiration. YARM!

  22. now that is one festive piece of fudge! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! XO hugs

  23. Hello! I have whole cloves at home…will that work or do they need to be ground?

    • Definitely grind them into a powder, Karen. Or just buy a small container of ground cloves. Whole cloves won’t provide enough flavor, plus you wouldn’t want anyone to accidentally bite into one 🙂 Hope you enjoy!

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