To continue in my quest of baking once a week and sending some goodies to work with Ben, I made this pumpkin pie fudge last week.  I have been wanting to try it forever but fudge is such a rich treat, it is definitely meant to be shared.  This definitely did not disappoint!  The pumpkin and white chocolate flavors were nicely balanced, and the texture was perfect.  My only issue was with how large the pieces were once cut.  Since it is made in an 8×8″ square, I cut it into 36 pieces.  However, because the candy is fairly deep in the pan, the pieces were HUGE!  I think next time I will either cut it into 48 pieces, or pour it into a 9×13″ pan so that it is not so deep.  I omitted the walnuts but I do think they would go very well in this if you are a fan.  This would be really great packaged up as a holiday gift, in goodie bags or as a host/hostess gift.  Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Fudge


3 cups sugar

¾ cup unsalted butter, melted

2/3 cup evaporated milk

1 cup canned pumpkin puree

2 tbsp. corn syrup

2 ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice

9 oz. white chocolate, chopped

7 oz. jar marshmallow crème

1 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted

1 tsp. vanilla extract



Stir together first six ingredients in a 3 ½ – quart saucepan over medium-high heat and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil.  Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until a candy thermometer registers 234° (soft-ball stage).


Remove pan from heat; stir in remaining ingredients until well blended.  Pour into a greased aluminum foil-lined 8-inch square pan.  Let stand 2 hours or until completely cool; cut fudge into squares.

Source: adapted from Confections of a Foodie Bride

  • Erin

    Yum! This looks fabulous. I’ve had this bookmarked and was hoping to make it soon. Glad to know you gave it such a great review!

  • I’ve never seen a recipe for Pumpkin Pie Fudge before, this sounds so good!

  • I am definitely going to make this as a gift this holiday season! Thanks for posting!

  • Oh YUM! That sounds and looks absolutely amazing! I think I’m going to make this for our neighborhood halloween party!! thanks, annie! :)

  • oh wow, I need to try this – yummm!

  • This looks great. I love how it kind of looks like pumpkin pie filling. I’ll have to try it!

  • What a great twist for Thanksgiving!

  • This looks and sounds delish. I’ll have to remember to make this around Thanksgiving when family gets together.

  • This looks incredible! I have been craving fudge lately.

  • giz

    I’m imagining wrapping this up in a pretty box and sending it to someone special during the holidays. I’d be uber impressed if someone sent me this. What a great flavour.

  • Mmmmmmhhhhhh, fudge…….delicious!

  • Yum…this looks so delicious!

  • These look like they’d just melt in your mouth.

  • Thanks for this recipe. I made it last night, and it came out great!

  • Looks so delicious and sumptuous for people with sweet teeth like me. :)

  • I tried to make this yesterday. Although I don’t have the most expensive candy thermometer, it still registered the temperature to 235 degrees when I took it off the heat. The fudge came out soft and sticky (even after refrigerating). Any suggestions? Do you think I should have let the temperature get a little higher? Thank you!

  • Annie

    Yes, it sounds like a higher temp might work better in your situation.

  • Elizabeth

    I found annies-eats when I was looking for a great blueberry muffin recipe. I lost the recipe and was lucky enough to find it again and this time I perused through the site, because those muffins were so delicious. Words cannot describe how excited I got when I saw there was a whole category just for pumpkin :D I cannot wait to try out ALL of these recipe, haha.

  • Shawna

    i made this for family thanksgiving and everybody loved it… it tasted just like pumpkin pie filling!!

  • Donna

    I made your pumpkin pie fudge today and it is so good. It came out a little soft but I think I did not let it get hot enough. I do not have a thermometer but use the ice water test. I may have gotten a little impatient. Still its super yummy

  • Bren

    I have not yet tried this recipe, which I plan on doing as soon as I get everything from the store, but I have had pumpkin pie fudge before. Can I just say, it is the BEST fudge flavor I have ever eaten. If you are a pumpkin pie fan, like me, you will love pumpkin pie fudge. Enjoy:)

  • Sephani Paige

    I have a question – how do I gauge the temp if I don’t have a candy thermometer handy?

  • Sephani Paige

    I have a question – how do I gauge the temp if I don’t have a candy thermometer handy?

  • Anonymous

    It’s a necessity for candy making.

  • annieseats

    It’s a necessity for candy making.

  • andrea shaffer

    I tried making this recipe twice. Once to soft ball stage and one to firm ball stage and neither time did it set up.