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Easy and Delicious Pumpkin Fudge Recipe

Are you looking for an easy fudge recipe? You’ll love this delicious pumpkin fudge recipe! Make it as a tasty Thanksgiving treat or as a sweet homemade Christmas gift for family and friends.

Sink your teeth into this easy pumpkin fudge recipe. It's a delicious dessert that deserves a spot at your Thanksgiving table. Great DIY Christmas gift too!

Easy Pumpkin Fudge Recipe

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Pumpkin fudge recipe ingredients


  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 TBS light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 12oz pkg white chocolate chips
  • 1 7oz jar of marshmallow fluff
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)


Start by lining a large cookie sheet or glass baking dish with aluminum foil. You could use non-stick spray, but the clean up will be much easier if you use foil.

In a large pot, combine white sugar, butter, and evaporated milk.

How to make pumpkin fudge

Cook on medium-high heat, stirring constantly until the mixture reaches 234 degrees or a soft ball stage (which should take about 12 minutes).

If you don’t have a candy thermometer, that’s OK! Here is how to check your fudge without a candy thermometer. Get a small cup of COLD water and after about 10 minutes, drop a small amount of candy mixture into the water. Pick it up with your finger. If it holds its shape but falls flat its perfect! I found that 12 minutes was the perfect time.

How to check fudge without candy thermometer

Once the fudge mixture reaches the correct temperature, immediately remove the pot from heat. Add the remaining ingredients and stir quickly to melt all the chocolate chips and marshmallow fluff.

Pour the fudge mixture into your pan and let it cool for at least two hours to set. Once it is completely cooled off, cut into small pieces. Don’t forget to sample a piece. You know, for quality assurance!

How to make pumpkin fudge recipe

Store fudge in an airtight container. To create a tasty DIY gift, wrap a piece or two in plastic wrap and tie with a pretty ribbon and tag.

If you weren’t sure what to make and take to your family’s Thanksgiving dinner, whip up a batch of this easy pumpkin fudge recipe. It’s a delicious fall treat your guests are sure to love!

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Friday 26th of October 2012

I'm going to try your recipe for pumpkin fudge. I tried to make it last week with my standard fudge recipe and it was a major fail. haha! What I ended up with was more of a pumpkin caramel. whoops :)


Thursday 1st of November 2012

I should try making it someday too. If you do - let me know how it goes!

Becky Davis

Friday 25th of November 2011

Another great recipe. I will try it during holiday baking.

Leslie Guenther

Tuesday 22nd of November 2011

Love this. I have been looking for a good recipe for thanksgiving and this is perfect. Thank you.

Rachel N

Tuesday 22nd of November 2011

This looks amazing! I love fall because I love all these pumpkin recipes!