THM Pumpkin Fudge

This recipe was first found on The Coers Family blog.

Trim Healthy Mama Pumpkin Fudge

Ingredients:

1 stick butter
1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
3 ounces cream cheese, full fat or 1/3 fat both work well
3-4 tablespoons xylitol (or sweetener of your choice to taste)
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
chopped pecans (optional)

Melt butter over medium heat, stirring often until melted. Add pureed pumpkin. Whisk until smooth and add cream cheese and sweetener. Give it a little taste just to be sure it is sweetened to your preference. Continue stirring until smooth, then add vanilla and additional spices.

Sprinkle pecans, if desired and place in freezer until firm (about 20-30 minutes- original recipe states 24 hours is best).

When set, slice and store in a container.

This is considered a “S” dessert or snack.

Jessica made my fudge. It is really good! It just seemed like such a fall indulgence!!

 

 


Comments: 2

  1. Sheryl October 13, 2014 at 2:48 am Reply

    I’m not sure where I’ve been, but I’ve never heard of xylitol. I googled it and saw it was a sugar substitute. At one time I used Splenda, but then found that it caused me to have a frog in my throat that I could not clear out. So when Stevia came out, I switched to that, and it didn’t affect my throat. Then I read that most of the stevia products still had some types of sugar product (such as dextrose) added. I finally found Sweet Leaf which was pure stevia. Now I find that it is starting to bother my throat. At least I think that is what is causing this. I’m going to completely get off of any sugar substitutes for a while and see if this throat problem clears.

  2. Sheryl October 13, 2014 at 3:00 am Reply

    Oh, by the way, when I looked up xylitol on Web MD, it said it was very toxic to dogs! I guess you don’t have dogs anymore, but in case some of your friends do….

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