Pumpkin Pie Fudge

Pumpkin Pie Fudge complete with a graham cracker crust from A Kitchen Addiction

As promised, I’m back! And I’ve brought with me fudge. Not just any fudge, pumpkin pie fudge complete with a graham cracker crust and a cinnamon sugar sprinkle! I have to admit, this fudge was my husband’s idea. I asked him for recipe ideas and his first idea was pumpkin pie fudge. I, of course, am not going to resist an opportunity to make fudge! Especially when my husband, who isn’t a huge fan of fudge, suggests it.

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It turned out as good as we hoped it would. The graham cracker layer is sweet and salty pairing perfectly with the sweet, creamy fudge. The spices added to the fudge makes it taste just like you’re biting into a piece of pumpkin pie. Just richer and creamier thanks to the white chocolate and marshmallow cream. Oh, and I added real pumpkin. Not that you’re surprised! I’ve been on a mission this fall to make all “pumpkin spice” baked goods and drinks actually contain pumpkin.

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This fudge was no different, and I packed 1/3 cup in to give it authentic pumpkin flavor. The cinnamon sugar sprinkle doesn’t have much to do with pumpkin pie. I added it because I can’t resist cinnamon sugar. And, honestly, it makes a pumpkin colored fudge look better! Make some and share with family and friends for a fall treat or save the recipe and make it for your Thanksgiving dessert table. But if you’re going to make it for Thanksgiving, I suggest you make it to “taste test” before the big day. You won’t have any trouble at all finishing off a batch by Thanksgiving!

5.0 from 1 reviews
Pumpkin Pie Fudge
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Serves: 40 pieces
Ingredients
For the Crust
  • 1 C graham cracker crumbs
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
For the Fudge
  • 2¼ C sugar
  • ½ C evaporated milk
  • ½ C butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ⅛ tsp cloves
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 7 oz jar marshmallow creme
  • 10 oz white chocolate chips
  • ⅓ C pumpkin puree
For the Topping
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Line a 9×9 or 8×8 inch baking dish with aluminum foil. (The fudge pictured above was made in a 9×9) Butter or spray sides and bottom.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, salt, and melted butter until combined. Press into the bottom of prepared baking dish. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, stir together sugar and evaporated milk. Add in butter and spices and cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.
  4. Stirring constantly, bring mixture to a boil (so that it is boiling evenly across pan) and boil for 7 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in marshmallow creme, white chocolate chips, and pumpkin puree until white chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla extract.
  6. Pour fudge over the top of crust. Smooth with a spatula. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture and gently press down.
  7. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or until set.
  8. Cut into pieces

 Creamy Pumpkin Pie Fudge Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

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No recipe today. Thanks to a sickness that’s been hanging around our house the last few days, I’m still in a fog and am taking today off. But don’t worry, I have some great recipes lined up for the rest of the week (including fudge and a slow cooker recipe!)! Plus, I have a giveaway for you!

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Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Knots + GIVEAWAY!

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Are you one of those people who has to eat as soon as you get up in the morning? I’m not usually, but sometimes I find myself scrambling around the kitchen trying to find something to satisfy my grumbling stomach. Recently, I discovered a way to make both my stomach and taste buds happy without having to do much work. Morning hunger problem solved in the form of these pumpkin spice cinnamon knots. These soft, tender pastries are filled with real pumpkin and spices and are topped with a maple drizzle to combine my favorite fall flavors.

And while they may look a little complicated, they really aren’t. Just mix all of the dry ingredients together (Yes, even the yeast! You can do that with my favorite no-fail Red Star Platinum yeast!). Add in the wet ingredients and knead until dough forms. Then you just have to wait for the rising, shaping, short second rise, and short bake time before sinking your teeth into these pillowy cinnamon knots! And, since they stay fresh for a few days, you can enjoy them throughout the week. Let’s just say that getting out of bed in the morning is a little easier when you have these waiting for you!

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Sure I get hungry, but I never have to worry about where my next meal will come from. I am thankful for that but also realize that there are many people who don’t have that luxury. In fact, 1 out of 8 people on earth go to bed hungry, and 842 million people do not have enough to eat. That is why I am partnering with Red Star Yeast to help promote their Baking the World a Better Place campaign. Red Star is joining with Stop Hunger Now to raise awareness of their mission and to encourage others to help end hunger by baking with Red Star Yeast and sharing with those in their community. A portion of the proceeds from Red Star Yeast products will go toward providing meals and aid to children and families through Stop Hunger Now.

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If you’ve never heard of Stop Hunger Now, here is a bit of information about this international hunger relief organization. They are different from other organizations in that they focus on engaging volunteers in a hands-on activity to produce meals that are used to support development programs. At the same time, they are educating those same volunteers about the need and giving them an opportunity to take action. In 2013, approximately 125,000 volunteers worldwide packaged 42 million meals for people in 30 countries.

Stop Hunger Now is partnering with non-profits around the globe to help keep this movement going strong and to keep being able to not only provide basic needs, but also provide the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty through education, skill development, and health care. Take some time to read more about this incredible organization!

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Knots Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

You may be wondering what pumpkin spice cinnamon knots have to do with ending world hunger. Well, it’s simple. Something as easy as making a batch of cinnamon knots and sharing them with a family in need is a way that you can provide food and encouragement while working to stop hunger. This recipe makes enough to have plenty for both your family and others. Because who wouldn’t want a plate full of warm, tender cinnamon knots to appear at their door?!

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5.0 from 5 reviews

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Knots
 
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
For the Knots
  • 5½ – 5¾ C bread flour
  • ¼ C sugar
  • 2 (.25 oz) pkgs or 1½ tbsp Red Star Platinum Yeast
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • ⅓ C butter, melted and cooled
  • ¼ C pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1½ C milk, warmed to 120-130 degrees F
For the Filling
  • ¼ C butter, softened
  • 1½ tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
For the Drizzle
  • 1 C confectioner’s sugar
  • 1½ tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp maple extract
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together 4 cups flour, sugar, yeast, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Add in eggs, butter, pumpkin, and milk. Beat until just starting to combine. With the mixer on low, add remaining 1½ cups flour.
  2. Replace paddle with dough hook and knead for 5-8 minutes, or until dough is smooth and starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl when mixing. If dough too sticky, add up to another ¼ cup of flour, one tablespoon at a time.
  3. Transfer dough to a bowl that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Cover with a clean cloth and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 45-60 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together spices and sugars.
  5. Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface and gently punch down. Roll dough out into roughly a 24 x 10 inch rectangle. Spread dough with softened butter. Sprinkle with spices and sugars mixture.
  6. Gently fold dough in half width-wise. Cut dough into 24 one (1) inch strips along the length size.
  7. Take each strip and tie it in a knot as you would a piece of string. Fold ends under the knot.
  8. Cover and allow to rise for 20-30 minutes or until knots are puffed and dough is very soft to touch. While dough is rising, preheat oven to 375.
  9. Bake knots for 10-12 minutes or knots just start to turn golden brown.
  10. Remove to a wire rack and prepare glaze. Stir together confectioner’s sugar, milk, and maple extract until smooth.
  11. Drizzle over the top of slightly cooled knots.
  12. Serve warm.

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Knots Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

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Salted Dulce de Leche Brownies

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It’s the middle of the week and I have just the dessert you need to get through the mid-week slump! These salted dulce de leche brownies. Rich, fudgy brownies swirled with smooth, creamy dulce de leche, topped with dark chocolate, and sprinkled with sea salt. Quite possibly the best brownies I have had. No kidding. Especially when they are still a bit warm.

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The dulce de leche makes the brownies a bit gooey and dark chocolate topping just adds to the richness. Usually I can resist whatever baked good I’m making because I’m actually not a huge fan of sweets (unless it’s a sweet roll/bread!), but these brownies tested my self-discipline! The sweet and salty combination just proved too hard to resist!

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On a side note, if you can’t find dulce de leche in the store, Dorothy, from Crazy for Crust, has a great tutorial on how to make it in your slow cooker using sweetened condensed milk. It’s super easy, but when I wanted to make these brownies, I was too impatient to make my own so I bought a can. Either way, the caramel-ly goodness makes these brownies irresistible!

5.0 from 1 reviews

Salted Dulce de Leche Brownies
 
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
For the Brownies (or your favorite 9×13 inch mix)
  • ⅔ C butter
  • 1¾ C sugar
  • ¾ C unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 can dulce de leche
For the Topping
  • 8 oz dark baking chocolate
  • coarse sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. If you want thick brownies, lightly spray a 9×9 or 9×11 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. For thinner brownies, use a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in sugar and cook until sugar starts to dissolve. Stir constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Stir in cocoa powder until well blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Pour half of batter into prepared baking dish. Spoon half of the dulce de leche over the top and swirl through batter with a knife. Pour remaining half of the batter over the top. Spoon remaining dulce de leche over the top. Swirl through batter with a knife.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. Remove to wire rack to cool.
  5. Once cooled, melt chocolate according to package instructions. Spread over the top of brownies. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  6. Once chocolate has hardened slightly, cut into pieces and allow to harden completely before serving.

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Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie Steamer

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When it comes to pumpkin drinks, I’m hooked. Lattes, mochas, chais. . .I like them all with pumpkin! I am kind of picky about a couple of things with my pumpkin drinks though. I really like the pumpkin drinks to actually have pumpkin in them, not just pumpkin spices (though I’ll drink them with just pumpkin spices!). My other request? Whenever possible, I like to have my pumpkin drinks made with almond milk. Silk makes it easy for me to make my drinks extra creamy and delicious with their Vanilla Almondmilk.

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I’ve been a fan of Silk’s Vanilla Almondmilk for quite awhile. Since I can’t drink much milk without getting sick, I turned to Silk because I had to. Come to find out, it wasn’t a bad thing! And now, I prefer the flavor over that of cow’s milk. It tastes great plain, on cereal, or in warm drinks like this dairy free pumpkin pie steamer. My husband, however, still wasn’t convinced that he should give it a try. Since my husband doesn’t like coffee, I knew that it would be impossible to get him to try Silk Almondmilk if there was coffee involved. So, the next time I was in the mood for a pumpkin latte, I decided to skip the coffee and make a pumpkin pie steamer instead.

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I knew my husband liked a pumpkin chai, so I knew he would try this steamer. The perfect way for him to try Silk Vanilla Almondmilk! The result? He liked it! I mean, how could you resist a warm, creamy, pumpkin-y drink?! The vanilla almondmilk adds a sweet, creamy addition to our new favorite fall drink. Pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, and honey with a hint of brown sugar combine to create the flavor of pumpkin pie in a warm, comforting drink.

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For an extra-indulgent drink, pipe on your favorite non-dairy whipped topping. Sprinkle with graham crackers and more cinnamon. Enjoy!

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Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie Steamer
 
Author:
Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 4 C Silk Vanilla Almondmilk
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • ¼ – ⅓ C pure maple syrup or honey
  • ¼ C brown sugar, or you can use all maple syrup/honey
  • ¼ C pumpkin puree
  • 1 crushed graham cracker, for garnish
  • non-dairy whipped topping, optional
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, stir together almondmilk, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, cloves, maple syrup, and brown sugar until combined. Bring mixture to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Remove from heat, pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a heat-safe container. Stir in pumpkin until combined.
  3. Pour into 2-4 (depending on size) mugs. Top with dairy-free whipped topping, optional. Sprinkle with crushed graham cracker.

 Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie Steamer Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

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