Pumpkin Pecan Pie Candy

It’s the third day of A Week of Pumpkin. And today we’re going to mix it up a bit. I don’t make candy. It’s just not my thing. I like to make things that go into the oven. But I wanted to step out of my comfort zone for a minute to try these candies.

My friend KT really liked these candies. I thought they were a bit too sweet. I know I used sweetened coconut instead of unsweetened, but I reduced the sugar by 1/2 cup. If I made these again, I might reduce the sugar by another 1/4 cup or so. These candies taste like a pumpkin flavored pecan pie and were really fun and messy to make. These would go great on a holiday treats tray for sure.

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Pumpkin Pecan Pie Candy

Yield: 30 pieces

Ingredients:

1 (15oz) can pure pumpkin
2 cups white sugar - since my coconut was sweetened, I cut the sugar down to 1 1/2 cups
2 cups unsweetened coconut - I couldn't find unsweetened, so I used sweetened coconut
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Directions:

In a medium saucepan, combine the pumpkin, sugar, coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. On medium heat, cook and mix together and allow sugar to dissolve. Continue cooking and stirring until mixture forms into a ball, about 15-20 minutes. Have patience, it will eventually turn into a ball once the liquid evaporates.

Remove mixture from heat and add in vanilla. Transfer to a heat safe bowl and cover mixture with plastic wrap so a skin does not form. Chill in refrigerator until cool.

Using a cookie scoop that is about a TBSP size, scoop up balls and roll in the palm of your hands. Roll balls in the chopped pecan, coating all sides. Put back in fridge to let set.

Store in airtight container up to a week.

And don’t forget about my Power of Pink Challenge going on all month.

Check out my week of pumpkin here.

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5 Responses to “Pecan Pie”

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    oneordinaryday — December 14, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    I love the idea of a week of family favorites! Can’t wait to see them all. And you started off with a bang with this lovely pie. I love the tip about the flour too – I will definitely remember that one.

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    ashley — December 14, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    yum! i love pecan pie!

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    Sherry G — December 15, 2009 at 12:43 am

    I just made a fabulous pecan pie and this one looks great as well! For my crust I actually had no trouble taking it out. I didn’t butter or flour it or anything extra. It was a no roll crust from Joy the Baker and tasted fabulous!

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    nutmegnanny — December 15, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Oh my this pie look fabulous! I’m not a huge pecan pie fan but I know it’s my boyfriends favorite. He will love it 🙂

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    Abigail Johnson — December 16, 2009 at 12:15 am

    That pie looks scrumptious! We used to have one every year at Thanksgiving dinner, but somehow no one made one this year – it was so sad.

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