Fall is the perfect time to enjoy all of the delicious flavors of pumpkin spice. From lattes to cookies, this quintessential flavor is everywhere. One of the best ways to enjoy pumpkin spice is in a rich and creamy fudge. This recipe for Pumpkin Spice Fudge is the perfect treat for any occasion.
The fudge is made with all the delicious flavors of pumpkin spice with decadent marshmallow cream. The fudge is infused with white chocolate and pumpkin spice. The result is a delicious and festive treat that is sure to please everyone.
Pumpkin Spice Fudge is the perfect Fall treat! It's easy to make and so delicious. With Fall and Thanksgiving right around the corner, this is the perfect recipe to make.
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Ingredients Needed To Make the Pumpkin Spice Fudge
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 ½ sticks butter, softened
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 7 oz marshmallow creme
- 5 oz evaporated milk
- 1 ¼ cups white chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice + more for dusting
How to make the Pumpkin Spice Fudge
To start you should prepare the pan so, line a 9x9 dish with parchment paper and spray lightly with nonstick spray.
Then in a large pot over medium heat, stir in the sugar, the softened butter, evaporated milk, and pumpkin puree until the mixture comes to a boil.
Please make sure you keep an eye on it and continue boiling for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until the mixture begins to thicken.
Remove the pot from the heat and stir in white chocolate chips, marshmallow cream, and pumpkin pie spice until smooth and creamy.
Once the consistency is just right, pour into prepared pan and allow to harden at room temperature overnight. You can sprinkle more pumpkin pie spice over the top.
Remove from the pan, slice into 2"squares or any size you like, serve, and enjoy!
Recipe notes and tips:
While the recipe is straightforward, it is always nice to have a few different tips and suggestions to make things easier. So here are some of the recipe notes and tips to help you out:
- Be sure to use a good quality white chocolate. This will make a big difference in the taste of the fudge.
- The key to getting a smooth and creamy fudge is to stir often while it is boiling.
- If you want an extra pumpkiny flavor, you can add more pumpkin pie spice to the fudge.
- This fudge can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Variations to try:
Like with many recipes there will always be variations to try. Here are a few suggestions.
- You can make this fudge for any day of the year and just change it up to suit the season, so for Christmas make it taste like egg nog, for Valentine's Day make it taste like strawberries, and for Halloween make it taste like candy corn.
- You can also mix in some chopped nuts, dried fruit, or even chocolate chips into the fudge for an extra bit of flavor and texture.
- For a fun twist, you can use different shaped cookie cutters to cut out festive shapes from the fudge.
- If you want a richer fudge, you can use milk chocolate chips instead of white chocolate.
- If you want an extra kick of flavor, try using dark chocolate chips in the fudge.
Whatever variations you decide to try, I'm sure you'll love this delicious Pumpkin Spice Fudge! Enjoy!
Like with any recipe, there are often questions that need answering. I thought I would share some of the common questions here, but if you have any comments or questions please don't hesitate to get in touch directly.
What is the secret to perfect fudge?
The key to making perfect fudge is to use a candy thermometer. This will help ensure that your fudge reaches the correct temperature and doesn't get overcooked.
Is this fudge gluten-free?
Yes, this recipe is for a gluten-free fudge.
Can I use a different type of milk besides evaporated milk?
Yes, you can try using whole milk or heavy cream in place of the evaporated milk.
How do I store fudge?
Fudge can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Can I freeze the Pumpkin Spice Fudge?
Yes, you can freeze this fudge for up to 3 months. Be sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container.
How do you make fudge creamy not grainy?
The key to getting a smooth and creamy fudge is to stir often while it is boiling. This will help prevent the formation of sugar crystals.
How do you make fudge not sticky?
Be sure to line the pan with parchment paper and spray it lightly with nonstick spray. This will help ensure that the fudge doesn't stick to the pan.
Do I have to use pumpkin puree?
No, you could try using sweetened condensed milk instead. This will give the fudge a different flavor and texture but it will still be delicious!
What if my fudge is too soft?
If your fudge is too soft, it probably wasn't cooked long enough. Be sure to cook the fudge until it thickens and then remove from heat.
What if my fudge is too hard?
If your fudge is too hard, it probably was cooked for too long. Be sure to watch the fudge carefully while it is boiling and remove from heat as soon as it thickens.
What variations can I try?
There are many variations that you could try with this recipe. Some suggestions include adding in chopped nuts, dried cranberries, or using dark chocolate chips. Be creative and have fun with it!
Pumpkin Spice Fudge is the perfect addition to your Fall lineup. Not only will it make your house smell like Thanksgiving, but it will also satisfy any sweet tooth you may have. Deliver it in fall cellophane bags to neighbors, family and friends. Add a Thankful tag for an extra touch. This fudge recipe is so good, no one will be able to resist!
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