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Pumpkin Pie Fudge

Those who know me closely (and soon you too), know that I don’t typically cook.  Anything.  Left alone, I will live off of take-out and hot pockets until my body fails me.  There are two general exceptions to this rule, cakes (of the boxed-mix-add-eggs-and-milk variety) and my yearly pumpkin treat.  Last year, I made a wonderful pumpkin apple butter spread to go with the wife’s pumpkin bread.  This year: Pumpkin Pie Fudge (but you, being observant of the title of this post, already knew that).

My recipe was largely taken from here, but I’ve decided to include it here as well, as I made a couple of (minor) modifications and have my own comments to add :)

Pumpkin Pie Fudge

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup mashed pumpkin (you can carve, cook, mash, etc if you want, but I’m lazy and therefore canned)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 12oz package of white chocolate chips
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows (you can use the big ones, but it’s harder on you later)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • Using butter, lightly grease the sides and bottom of a medium saucepan.
  • Place the sugar, evaporated milk, pumpkin, butter, salt, and pumpkin pie spice in the saucepan.
  • Stir constantly over medium heat.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 12 minutes.  If it looks like it’ll boil over, you have it too high.  I had to turn my stove down a little lower than medium.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the baking chips and marshmallows until melted.  This also counts as a heavy workout session on your Wii Fit.  Be sure to note that in your profile.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract and try not to take any swigs, you lush.
  • Pour into an 8-inch square pan that has been lined with foil and greased.
  • Chill mixture until set.
  • Cover and store in refrigerator.

There’s a step in there that says ‘cut into small squares to eat, but to hell with that, break out the spoons!  It’s easy to make yourself sick on this stuff :)  And now, pictures!

Pumkin Pie Fudge Ingredients

Pumkin Pie Fudge (cooking)

Pumkin Pie Fudge (cooking)

Pumkin Pie Fudge (cooking)

Pumkin Pie Fudge (adding marshmallows)

Pumkin Pie Fudge (stirring marshmallows & chips)

Pumkin Pie Fudge (stirring melty marshmallows)

Pumkin Pie Fudge (stirring everything together)

Pumkin Pie Fudge!

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