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September 27, 2013

Pumpkin Fudge from Allrecipes Magazine

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Pumpkin Fudge



We had to put our oldest male dog to sleep today. He got a very aggressive form of bone cancer and within a month could no longer walk and was barely eating. It was time. My two sons cried for almost 2 hours straight this evening. I felt horrible for them and wish that I could have taken away their pain. Tomorrow we are going to paint a brick and make a gravestone for our backyard. They are intrigued by this idea and I am hoping it will help them with the grieving process. When we lost our oldest female dog a few years back they were too young to remember or understand. Today was very different. I spent most of the evening explaining what it means when something passes away. That is such a hard topic for anyone to process so I hope I did an adequate job. My husband and I adopted our dog from the pound a year after we were married. We had just graduated from graduate school and were looking for work. It was a rough year, we both worked 3 jobs at the mall to make ends meet. Our male dog brought joy into a stressful period. I will always remember him as the bumbling 60 pound puppy that would jump into the air when he was excited. He was the right dog at the right time for us. Since today has been stressful I have done a lot of baking. I bake when I am stressed. After my mother passed away I made 10 dozen cookies. It's my form of therapy and stress relief. This week I tried a new recipe for Pumpkin Fudge from All Recipes Magazine.
Image of Rotary Park Sign Huntington, WV
Rotary Park Sign Huntington, WV

This recipe has 8 ingredients. It takes 1 hour and 20 minutes, 20 minutes of which is active and makes 16 squares. I followed the recipe pretty exactly, I only made two change. First, I used parchment paper instead of foil. I find that foil shreds too easily when cut upon. Second, I found that I had more than 16 squares when cut. They must have made some very large pieces of fudge in their test kitchen. I also added the 1/8 teaspoon of salt suggested by the magazine.
Image of Rotary Park Overlook Huntington, WV
Rotary Park Overlook Huntington, WV
My family loves pumpkin. I make a ton of pumpkin recipes during the fall and winter, but I had never tried fudge before. My two boys really liked this fudge. It is very different than traditional chocolate fudge, with a nice subtle pumpkin and cinnamon flavor. This would be a nice recipe to take to a party or to host a Halloween get together.

For the recipe go to Pumpkin Fudge.

Pumpkin Fudge

Recipe Type: Dessert
Summary:
A creamy recipe for Pumpkin Fudge. Great for fall or a party.
Cooking Time: 0h, 20m
Total Time: 1h, 20m
Yield: Serves 16

10 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about your dog. No matter what/who it is losing something or something close to you can be stressful. Do you plan on adopting another dog? We have 2 small dogs and when we recently lost one (he ran away to a neighbors house) my kids cried like it was the end of the world. The neighbor had gone to work so we didn't get him back until the next day. I really hope that the kids come through this ok.

    btw I love fudge but have never had pumpkin fudge before. For some reason when I think of fudge I think of sweet but don't necessarily associate pumpkin with sweet. I might just have to try this and see for myself.

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    1. Luckily we have two other dogs, a puppy and a 10 year old female. I'm glad that you were able to get your dog back, kids can get so upset when they lose a pet.

      This fudge is really sweet, it has a lot of sugar from the marshmallow creme with counter balances the pumpkin :)

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  2. So very sorry about your dog. They become such a part of our lives. What a wonderful idea to have the kids paint a memory brick.
    Thank you for the fudge recipe. I love pumpkin and can't wait to make it.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words. My boys are going to work on the memory brick today, I think it will be good for them. I love pumpkin too :)

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. It's always hard to lose a family member.

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    1. Thanks, it definitely is hard to lose a loved member of the family!

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  4. Hi Ann, so sorry to hear about your dog. They really become part of our family and it huts when they are gone. I'm sure the brick will help with the grieving process. That was a great idea. Your photography is so beautiful...I would love to visit those places one day! Hugs, Lizy

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    1. They really do become part of the family. My boys are going to work on their brick today. They are excited about working on it. Thanks for the sweet comments about the photos, I really do appreciate it :)

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  5. I'm so sorry about your dog. We had to put ours to sleep a year ago August and it was hard. I think the kids took it better than I did, but we all miss him. I have only tried pumpkin fudge once but I thought it was really good. Thanks for this recipe. :)

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    1. I think that I am the one that takes things hard in my family too :) I get very attached to our animals. The fudge really is yummy!

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