Admittedly, I’m not the biggest fan of pumpkin pie. I know, roll your eyes, call me crazy, I’m used to it. I love pumpkin and I love pie, I just don’t totally love them together. To me, pie should be reserved for any and all fruit fillings, nothing creamy.
I don’t care if it’s pumpkin, coconut cream, peanut butter, pecan or god forbid anything with a puffy meringue topping (gross), if it’s not fruit, don’t put it in my pie.
So what’s a girl to do this time of year to get her fill of pumpkin treats? Make paleo pumpkin pie fudge! Fudge is awesome in so many ways, but the facts that it requires absolutely no baking and you can feel satisfied and happy with one tiny little square are what sell me on it every time.
Without any chocolate in this pumpkin pie fudge the process becomes even easier than usual. No need to temper, everything just gets thrown in a sauce pot, melted and mixed and then sets in the freezer for an hour. Thanks to coconut butter, you still get that creamy, buttery fudge-like consistency and taste but without all the sugar (kinda like in these chocolate coco pumpkin bars).
Each bite is so good it almost makes me want to be that crazy lady passing out individually wrapped homemade treats of it on Halloween instead of the commercial sugar-laden chemical candy bars we give kids buckets of.
But, I’ll refrain knowing that 99.9% of parents would throw it out thinking I’ve somehow poisoned their child and just about the same percentage of kids would push it aside for a peanut butter cup instead. It’s cool though, more for me.
Le Creuset 3-quart Stainless Steel Saucepan
Le Creuset Heritage 3 Quart Square Dish
Le Creuset Revolution Spatula