Hello my awesome friends and welcome back to the #FoodieMamas Monthly Round up! This month we had Chrissie from The Busy Baker Blog choose our ingredient of the month – and with both Halloween and Thanksgiving in October it couldn’t have been more on the money! Pumpkin! I love love love pumpkin. Ask Clint! The poor guy keeps getting pumpkin dishes starting mid-September, and they really don’t end until right before Christmas… and well that’s when I enter the Cranberry Zone! Ha ha!
Today my inspiration for this surprisingly versatile ingredient is something my sweet-loving kiddos were over the moon for, Pumpkin Fudge.
When I scoured the internet to see if this was a popular thing, I was surprised to see how many variations there were… plus I did notice a lot of people had Marshmallow Puff or white chocolate bits to help lighten the colour. I was thinking that maybe just a little too sweet, so I wanted to keep my ingredients simple, and really focus on bringing out the pumpkin (spice) flavours.
- 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp corn syrup
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup pumpkin
- 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper.
- Using a 3 qt sauce pan, mix brown & white sugar, milk, honey, pumpkin and salt over medium heat.
- Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium, and continue boiling. Do NOT stir.
- When the mixture forms a soft ball in cold water (about 10 minutes) remove the mixture from the heat. Mix in pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, butter and vanilla. Cool until the mixture is still luke warm and mix again until the shine is gone.
- Pour into your prepared pan. Using your hands, push the fudge mixture into all of the corners, making sure it’s evenly spread out.
- Let cool completely (about 2 hours or so). Cut into squares and serve!
- Keep in an air tight container at room temperature.
- If you want to step it up a notch, why not add a little powdered sugar to the top, or maybe try drizzling chocolate or caramel over your piece? You can always eat it au natural (my favourite way)!
And there you have it my awesome friends! Easy, fun and delicious! Oh the awesome pumpkin meals don’t stop there! Take a look below at the creative dishes my #FoodieMamas have created! Plus I want to give a big shout out to the newbies who have joined the group! I can’t wait to see what we all come up with over the next coming posts!
Thank you dear friends for stopping by today! Stay tuned, more delicious recipes are coming your way this week PLUS I have a book review from me! Yes, I had time to read! 🙂 Can’t wait to share with you all!