Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pecan Pumpkin Pie Fudge

You'll need a candy thermometer for this recipe.

Pecan Pumpkin Pie Fudge
from Land O Lakes Recipe Collection: Holiday Cookies 2011

1. Line an 8-inch square pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over edges.  Lightly butter foil.

2. Combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, 1/2 cup half-and-half,
1/2 cup canned pumpkin, and 1-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice in a heavy 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and sugar is dissolved (5 to 7 minutes).

3. Reduce heat to low.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches 234°F (soft ball stage) on a candy thermometer.  Remove from heat.

4. Stir in 2 cups miniature marshmallows, 1 12-ounce package white baking chips, and 1 teaspoon vanilla, until mixture is smooth; stir in 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans.  Pour into prepared pan and cool completely.

5. Remove fudge from pan using foil ends; cut into 1-inch squares.  Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

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