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Butterscotch Pumpkin Fudge

Each one of these creamy, heartwarming treats is like a bite-sized pumpkin pie. —Kathleen Henne, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 pounds (117 servings)

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon plus 3/4 cup butter or margarine, divided
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 package (11 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped almonds or pecans, toasted

Directions

  • Line a 13x9-in. pan with foil. Butter foil with 1 teaspoon butter; set aside. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, milk, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and remaining butter. Cook over medium heat until candy thermometer reads 238° (soft-ball stage), stirring constantly.
  • Remove from the heat. Stir in the chips, marshmallow creme and vanilla until smooth. Stir in nuts. Pour into prepared pan. Cool completely.
  • Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Discard foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container.
Editor's Note
We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 60 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 14mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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