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November 20, 2007

Thanksgiving Dessert Yummy: Pumpkin Pie Fudge

Pumpkin Pie Fudge This is a recipe from one of my mom's dear friends Wanda, who we affectionately call "Aunt Wanda". This fudge is creamy, delicious and very pumpkin pie like, but not. (That makes a whole lot of sense now doesn't it? ;o)) This is yet another way to utilize pumpkin and I'm all about the pumpkin! It is Thanksgiving after all! ;o)

(Note: My laptop is in the shop so I'm using Jamison's instead. He doesn't have the same photo software and such that I do so I made due with what he had and because of that the pictures may look a bit different than normal. I'm hoping to have my computer back later this week. Dare I even hope for today? ;o))

What You'll Need for the Fudge:
1 1/2 cups of sugar
2/3 cups of evaporated milk
1/2 cup of pumpkin (Note: Canned or fresh cooked and mashed works fine)
2 tablespoons of butter
1 tsp of salt
2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice
12 ounces of white chocolate, chopped fine (Note: I use Ghirardelli White Chocolate Baking Bars, but white chocolate chips will work fine.)
2 cups of miniature marshmallows (Note: Look for marshmallows that aren't made with high fructose corn syrup.)
1 teaspoon of vanilla

Place sugar, evaporated milk, pumpkin, butter, salt and pumpkin pie spice in the saucepan. Bring to a low boil. Boil for 12 minutes stirring here and there to ensure that the mixture doesn't burn or stick.

Pumpkin Pie Fudge Boiling

Remove from heat and stir in white chocolate and marshmallows until melted.

Pumpkin Pie Fudge White Chocolate and Marshmallows

Add vanilla and stir to mix.

Pumpkin Pie Fudge Melted

Pour into a 13 X 9 inch pan that has been greased with butter. Chill until set.

Pumpkin Pie Fudge Setting in the Fridge

Cut into small squares to serve. Store covered in the fridge.

Notes: The original recipe called for 1 1/2 cups of nuts as an optional addition, which you could easy add. The recipe also called for vanilla baking chips, which I had never heard of or seen. White chocolate works and is delicious to boot, so I don't think I'd change that, though you could.

Posted by Dianne at November 20, 2007 9:27 AM

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I think vanilla chips are the same thing as white chocolate chips -- people just call them both. I've had a cookie recipe for over 15 years that calls for "vanilla baking chips" but I've always used WCC in them. :)
Maybe they used to call them vanilla, but changed the name to white chocolate????

Posted by: katherine at November 20, 2007 10:39 AM

What a great idea!! I have never had pumpkin fudge before. This sounds wonderful!

Posted by: Deborah at November 20, 2007 11:08 AM

Maybe that's the answer Katherine.

Thanks Deborah! :o)

Posted by: Dianne at November 20, 2007 2:13 PM

This looks wonderful and fingerlicking, Dianne!

Posted by: Patricia Scarpin at November 21, 2007 1:16 PM

Thanks! It's rich, but good! :o)

Posted by: Dianne at November 26, 2007 5:18 PM

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