Caramelized Pecan and Pumpkin Fudge

Caramelized Pecan And Pumpkin Fudge

Remember when dessert used to be a simple affair? A brownie. A cookie. A piece of chocolate fudge, plain.

Well, folks, them days are over. And thank heaven they are, because dessert is being pushed farther than ever before, all because of food blogging. How can anyone possibly object? We’re baking as fast as genius food manufacturers are developing newer products.

Like NestlΓ©’s pumpkin spice-flavored morsels. I saw them at Target and bought 4 bags. I had to play with them! And the first recipe they yielded is this caramelized pecan and pumpkin spice fudge.

Caramelized Pecan and Pumpkin Fudge

The only thing better than a nut is a caramelized nut. And making them is so easy! When you’re done, you have a wonderful salty and sweet confection, perfect for creating a crunch in your fudge.

Caramelized Pecan and Pumpkin Fudge

This microwave fudge recipe is no-fail and absolutely my most favorite recipe ever. It takes little to no effort or time to produce, and when you’ve let the fudge chill in the pan for a few hours, you’re all set to go!

Caramelized Pecan and Pumpkin Fudge

The pumpkin chips produce a softer fudge, so be aware. But if you’d like it to be harder, just chill it longer. The refrigerator works wonders!

Caramelized Pecan and Pumpkin Fudge

And your life will be endlessly awesome once you make this recipe! There will be plenty of chocolate fudge in life, so take a break for its pumpkin sister! She’s spicy in all the right ways!

Pumpkin Pecan Fudge

Ingredients

1 bag Nestle pumpkin spice morsels
14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk (I used fat-free)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon salted butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Put the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Melt the butter and add the brown sugar, stirring until the sugar becomes bubbly and frothy. Immediately turn off the heat and add the pecans, stirring to coat.
  2. Spread the pecans in one layer on a piece of aluminum foil, being careful not to burn yourself. Allow them to cool.
  3. Take an 8 x 8 pan and line with waxed or parchment paper, using enough to let the paper hang over the sides of the pan.
  4. While the pecans are cooling, make the fudge. Heat the pumpkin spice chips and the condensed milk in a microwave-safe bowl for 1 and 1/2 minutes. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir until the mixture is completely smooth.
  5. Fold in the caramelized pecans.
  6. Pour the fudge into the lined pan and spread it out as evenly as you can.
  7. Chill for 2-3 hours until completely firm and set. Remove from the refrigerator and let the fudge come to room temperature.
  8. Lift the fudge out of the pan using the overhanging lining. Cut into squares with a sharp knife.. Store in an airtight container.
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Mir

I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Baby June

    Oh wow, that is some amazing-looking fudge! Love the addition of caramelized pecans, I just love those πŸ™‚

    1. Mir

      Me too! This time of year is the best for baking!

  2. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    This is gorgeous! That bright orange pumpkin-y color and flavor is the best πŸ™‚ And CARAMELIZED pecan?! Swoon πŸ™‚
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Medha! I cannot resist caramelized anything. Makes life happier!

  3. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Oh my gosh, I’m in love with the pumpkin spice morsels! I’ve only used them in one recipe so far, but I think I may be addicted to them, as I’ve eaten a bunch straight from the bag! πŸ™‚ This pumpkin pecan fudge sounds delicious, Mir! I love that you used the pumpkin chips, such a creative change from regular chocolate! Pinned!
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    1. Mir

      I can’t stop using them, Gayle! And they’re around for such a short time, too.
      Thanks for the props! And the pin!

  4. Manali @ CookWithManali

    Ooo that’s one delicious looking fudge! I need to get the pumpkin morsels soon!
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    1. Mir

      They’re so much fun, Manali!

  5. Mira

    I love these pumpkin morsels! Awesome and easy recipe, just in time for fall! I this love pumpkin and pecan combination and it sounds even better in a fudge!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Mira! Fudge is always a good idea, in my humble opinion!

  6. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    Totally divine Mir! Pumpkin fudge is such an amazing thing!!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Trish! I’m a fan of fudge in all flavors. Fudge shops should be everywhere!

  7. Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

    Love the combination of caramelized pecans and pumpkin, it looks great. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Laura!

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