½ cup (1 stick) salted butter
1½ cups sugar
1¼ teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 cup light corn syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk...14oz.
½ cup Pumpkin puree (not Pumpkin pie filling)
Prepare a 9-inch square pan by lightly buttering it.
In heavy 2 to 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
Add sugar and spices: thoroughly blend.
Add corn syrup, sweetened condensed milk and pumpkin stirring well after each addition.
Continue to cook over medium heat stirring frequently to prevent scorching until the temperature of the mixture reaches 248°F (firm ball stage).
Remove from heat and pour mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
When cool, turn candy out of pan and use buttered kitchen shears to cut candy into 3/4" squares.
Wrap pieces in 3" squares of wax paper or layer in candy boxes using wax paper between layers.
Store in an airtight container.
That's it! Pretty simple huh? I love making things from scratch and using simple ingredients. I also like knowing that there isn't a gazillion additives in the treats I make...and I'm a candy junkie!!!