Thursday, October 9, 2008

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the colors of the leaves as they change. One of my favorite smells is wood burning during the falls months. The cool refreshing nights ahead. I could probably go on.
This weeks Technique Challenge was to make a mini pizza box. You can click the following link for the information At first I could not come up with anything for this challenge. I went ahead and grabbed some pumpkin paper and made the box, but now what. So it wasn't until Tuesday when I saw the Color Combo challenge that I had to come up with something. Later that morning I was driving home from the grocery store and saw the sign for the local confection store saying "Pumpkin Fudge." That is it. I came home and made a batch of pumpkin fudge. It was pretty simple but time consuming. Here is the recipe from RecipeZaar:

2 cups sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 1/2-2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 (12 ounce) package white chocolate chips
1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme
1 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1 In a heavy saucepan, combine the first 6 ingredients; heat over medium heat until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently.

2 Continue heating until mixture begins to boil, stirring constantly.

3 Continue boiling until candy thermometer reaches soft-ball stage (234-243 degrees).

4 Remove pan from heat; stir in chocolate chips until melted.

5 Add in remaining ingredients; stir to mix well.

6 Pour into a buttered 13x9 inch baking pan; cool to room temperature.

7 Cut into squares; stor in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.

Thanks for looking and enjoy.

1 comment:

Donna (Sapphire1968) said...

This sound delicious! I love the pizza box you made to put the pieces in as well. I can't wait to give it a try. :)