Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Fudge Recipe

Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Fudge Recipe – A twist on chocolate fudge that uses everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving vegetable, pumpkin!



3 cups white sugar
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
½ cup pumpkin puree
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
½ cup butter
½ cup chopped walnuts (Optional)


Step 1
Butter or grease one 8×8 inch pan.

Step 2
In a 3 quart saucepan, mix together sugar, milk, corn syrup, pumpkin and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium and continue boiling. Do not stir.

Step 3
When mixture registers 232 degrees F (110 degrees C) on candy thermometer, or forms a soft ball when dropped into cold water, remove pan from heat. Stir in pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, butter and nuts. Cool to lukewarm (110 degrees F or 43 degrees C on candy thermometer).

Step 4
Beat mixture until it is very thick and loses some of its gloss. Quickly pour into a greased eight-inch pan. When firm cut into 36 squares.

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