Slow Cooker Pumpkin Fudge Recipe

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Our family have a real sweet tooth and we love to bake and create sweet treats as often as we can. Following on from our white chocolate fudge recipe I thought I’d try a more seasonal flavour. Autumn seemed like the perfect time to play with the recipe and this Slow Cooker Pumpkin Fudge turned out too good not to share it with you.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Fudge Recipe

How easy is Slow Cooker Fudge to make?

Slow Cooker Fudge is actually really easy to make. It only takes a couple of ingredients and once you work out the ratio of chocolate that you need there is no limit to the amount of varieties that you can make.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Fudge Recipe

Can you vary this recipe to make other types of Slow Cooker Fudge?

The basic recipe for making fudge in the slow cooker is a tin of condensed milk and the same weight of chocolate – roughly 400g. However, if you add anything wet to the recipe like flavourings you need to increase the amount of chocolate so that the fudge will still be the right consistency to set. In this case I added an extra 100g of chocolate for every tablespoon of liquid I added – and it turned out pretty well!

You can make this homemade pumpkin fudge without white chocolate, just substitute the white chocolate for milk chocolate. I just prefer the lighter colour of the finished fudge when white chocolate is added.

Cooking fudge in a crock pot takes under an hour and can be made whilst you get other jobs done around the house. This isn’t one to leave and come back to later in the day though – stay nearby so you can stir it regularly.

Can you make this fudge in the microwave?

A lot of people make fudge in the microwave. If you want to do that with this recipe, put the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and heat on full power in short bursts, stirring in between. I prefer the slow cooker as I feel it gives me more control.

How long does slow cooker fudge keep for?

This slow cooker fudge keeps well in the fridge, in an airtight container for a couple of weeks. The flavour matures over the first couple of days of it being in the fridge so you get the full flavour after it’s been in the fridge for a few days.

Can you make slow cooker fudge with evaporated milk?

Our slow cooker fudge works because condensed milk has a really high sugar content, needed to create that beautifully rich fudge. Evaporated milk isn’t the same, doesn’t have that sugar content and isn’t thick enough to help the fudge thicken and set. You can’t use evaporated milk in these recipes – so get some condensed milk instead.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Fudge Recipe

Do you cook slow cooker fudge high or low temperature?

We always cook fudge on a high slow cooker temperature setting and it takes around 40 minutes in total. You could make it on the low setting but it would take longer and would still need to be stirred regularly. You may as well keep the slow cooker on high and be done in under an hour!

When cooking, is the slow cooker fudge lid on or off?

When making slow cooker fudge, you need to remove the slow cooker lid otherwise excess moisture would be retained in the slow cooker pot and the fudge wouldn’t thicken as it needs to.

Once given time to cool the fudge makes a really lovely gift, a treat for the office, something different for a school bake sale or fayre and just something that everyone will really enjoy. It’s a treat made to share. We use an eight inch square pan to make this delicious creamy fudge but you could use a bigger tin for thinner fudge too.

We made this easy pumpkin fudge using pumpkin spice syrup but you could also use canned pumpkin puree for a more authentic flavour. It was the first of our easy fudge recipes and a fantastic alternative to traditional pumpkin pie too!

You can see our other delicious pumpkin recipes here and we also have many more fudge recipes if you’d like to try them too. Make sure you try our Peanut Butter Fudge – it’s not a healthy recipe but it’s so good!

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Fudge Recipe

What equipment do you need to make slow cooker fudge?

Slow cooker fudge doesn’t need anything special to make it, and you probably already have everything you need at home, but this is the equipment we use:

Once you’ve got everything you need to make the fudge you can just keep making it again and again – in so many different flavours too!

So here’s our Slow Cooker Pumpkin Fudge recipe:

Ingredients

  • A 397 ml tin condensed milk
  • 400 g milk chocolate – can be bars or milk chocolate chips
  • 200 g white chocolate – can be bars or semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin syrup

To decorate

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the sweetened condensed milk and syrup.
  • Turn the slow cooker on to high and leave to cook for 40 minutes with the lid off, stirring every ten minutes.
  • When thick and well combined, pour into a baking pan lined with parchment paper or silicone baking tray and put in the fridge to set – preferably overnight.
  • Once set, melt the chocolate with a knob of butter until you have a runny consistency.
  • Drizzle the chocolate over the fudge, immediately add the sprinkles and leave for a moment to set. Enjoy!

If you’d like to pin or print this Slow Cooker Pumpkin Fudge recipe for later you can do so below. Happy baking!

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Fudge

An easy to make seasonal fudge that can be made in the slow cooker and enjoyed for weeks afterwards.
Course Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword fudge, slow cooker
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1 big slab

Ingredients

  • 397 ml tin condensed milk
  • 400 g milk chocolate
  • 200 g white chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin syrup

To decorate

  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • butter
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the condensed milk and syrup.
  • Turn the slow cooker on to high and leave to cook for 40 minutes with the lid off, stirring every ten minutes.
  • When thick and well combined, pour into a lined tin or silicone baking tray and put in the fridge to set – preferably overnight.
  • Once set, melt the chocolate with a knob of butter until you have a runny consistency.
  • Drizzle the chocolate over the fudge, immediately add the sprinkles and leave for a moment to set. Enjoy.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Fudge Recipe

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