Pumpkin Fudge

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by happy cooker, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. happy cooker

    happy cooker

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    I didn't know which forum to post this so I'll start here in recipes.

    I had baked pumpkin breads and had some pumpkin left over.  Searched the Internet and found a pumpkin fudge recipe.

    I've made tons of fudge and very few flops but this was awful - it never set.  Put it in the freezer and that didn't help

    either.  So I made some little tarts, used this as the filling and put some whipped cream on top.  Too sweet for me but

    it was good and could use it as a sauce to pour over some ice cream.

    Can anyone tell me what was wrong with this recipe?  I think it was the evaporated milk (I've always used condensed

    milk) and don't know why I followed the instructions and used aluminum foil.  After baking and cooking for six hours

    and coming up with this bright idea, guess I was too tired to think straight!

    Here's the recipe:

    Pumpkin Fudge

    2 tablespoons butter

    2-1/2 cups white sugar (too much for me!)

    2/3 cup evaporated milk

    1 cup white chocolate chips

    7 ounces marshmallow creme

    3/4 cup canned pumpkin

    1 teaspoon cinnamon

    1 tsp. vanilla extract.

    1.  Lina a 9x9" pan with aluminum foil & set aside.

    2.  In a 3 qt. saucepan, heat milk & sugar over medium heat.  Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.

    3.  Mix in pumpkin puree & cinnamon; bring back to a boil.  Stir in marshmallow creme & butter.  Bring back to a 

         rolling boil.  Cook, stirring occasionally, for 18 minutes.

    4.  Remove from heat, and add white chocolate chips and vanilla.  Stir until creamy & all chips are melted.  Pour into

         prepared pan and cut into squares.  Store in a cool, dry place.

    I followed the directions - which may have been the problem (*.*) - and used Ghiradelli's white chocolate and thought

    it odd that they didn't all melt.  

    Any suggestions you have, I'd sure appreciate hearing them!  Thanks in advance.