This Salted Toffee Pumpkin Spice Fudge is a true seasonal delicacy. The toffee bits on top add crunch and the salt balances the sweet beautifully.
Easy Salted Toffee Pumpkin Spice Fudge Recipe
It never fails, as soon as Labor Day passes pumpkin spice starts showing up in coffee shops, pastry shops and cafes everywhere. It's always been a welcome sight for me. If you've never tried those same warm and fuzzy flavors in the form of fudge, you're in for a pleasant surprise. This pumpkin spice fudge is high on my list of favorite ways to use pumpkin in desserts. Inspired by a dreamy fudge I had at a confectionary on vacation, I had to develop a version of my own. Pumpkin has many uses and shouldn't just be limited to traditional pie. I love pumpkin pie, but, there are so many other ways to enjoy it as demonstrated in this fudge recipe.
How to Make the Best Salted Toffee Pumpkin Spice Fudge Recipe
- Ingredients you'll need to make homemade Salted Toffee Pumpkin Spice Fudge: Pumpkin puree, granulated sugar, evaporated milk, salt, butter, cinnamon baking chips, marshmallows, vanilla, chopped walnuts, English toffee bits and coarse sea salt.
- Kitchen gadgets you'll need: a 4 quart heavy bottomed saucepan fitted with a candy thermometer, measuring cups and spoons, a 13 x 9 inch baking pan lined with heavy duty aluminum foil that's buttered, a nut chopper or a sharp knife and cutting board, a heat resistant spoon or offset spatula for spreading into the pan.
- Please note this recipe uses evaporated milk and not sweetened condensed milk.
- If you're unable to find cinnamon flavored baking chips, use white chocolate baking chips and add 1-2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon.
- Taking a few minutes to toast the walnuts is really worth the small amount of effort that it takes. The flavor is enhanced and this can be done up to one day in advance, if desired.
- It's important to allow the fudge to set up and cool completely before attempting to cut into squares. This fudge is creamy by its very nature and should be stored chilled in the refrigerator. it will keep for up to one week.
- You can also freeze this pumpkin fudge for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator.
More Southern Style Pumpkin Desserts to Make
Salted Toffee Pumpkin Spice Fudge has that sweet and salty twist that we gravitate to and in this pumpkin fudge it doesn't disappoint. Serve it for Thanksgiving or alongside a cup of steamy coffee and savor every bite.
- My Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Trifle makes a pretty centerpiece on the table.
- Pumpkin Spice Butter Cake can be enjoyed as is or drizzled with my recipe for Bourbon Pecan Praline Sauce.
- This year, try making your own homemade Pumpkin Puree.
- Skip the long lines at the drive thru and make your own Pumpkin Spice Latte at home.
- Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits are pretty and delicious.
- Make ahead Pumpkin Roll with a cream swirl embellished with toasted pecans and toffee bits.
- Luscious Pumpkin Bread Pudding drizzled with a warm rum glaze.
- You may also like this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Pecan Toffee from What a Girl Eats.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Salted Toffee Pumpkin Spice Fudge
- 3 cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup butter [1 ½ sticks]
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 5 oz can evaporated milk
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 10 oz package cinnamon chips
- 1 7 oz oz jar marshmallow cream
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup walnut pieces toasted
- ⅓ cup English toffee bits
- coarse sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread the walnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast for 6-8 minutes then set aside to cool.
- Generously butter the bottom and sides of a 13 x 9 inch pan or line with aluminum foil and butter the foil.
- In a heavy bottomed saucepan, melt together the granulated sugar, butter, salt, milk and pumpkin puree. Cook over medium heat until the ingredients have melted and the sugar has dissolved.
- Using a candy thermometer, continue to cook until soft ball stage approximately 234°F. [around 20 minutes]
- Remove from the heat and add the cinnamon chips and vanilla extract. Stir until the chips have melted.
- Add the marshmallow cream and toasted walnuts. Work quickly the fudge will begin to set up.
- Pour into the buttered pan and spread evenly.
- Sprinkle the top with toffee bits and a sprinkle of coarse sea salt. Gently press into the top of the soft fudge.
- Allow to sit until cooled to room temperature then chill thoroughly before cutting.
- Cut into desired size squares and enjoy.