Sunday, November 4, 2012

Pumpkin Lucuma Fudge and Winter


Winter is really setting in here in the north! The other morning it was spectacular with the mist rising from the lake and the trees covered in bits of ice.


Soon the lake will be covered in ice so thick that we can drive on it. 

Here's the fire pit. 

Here's another semi raw recipe that I made a few weeks ago and am totally love in. Yup, still on my pumpkin spree and still so many more recipes for me to share. I WILL get around to it, lol. This is a super easy recipe to throw together and makes a great afternoon treat when you need something in a pinch!

Pumpkin Lucuma Fudge

1/2 cup cooked pumpkin puree
6 tablespoons almond butter
4 tablespoons lucuma
2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons maple syrup
1/2- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, or to taste
6 tablespoons melted coconut butter
4 tablespoons melted coconut oil

Make sure all ingredients are room temperature.
Stir together all but the coconut butter and oil together, then add them and stir in to incorporate.
Press the mixture into the bottom of a plastic wrap lined container (container size will determine how thick or thin the fudge will be).
Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours. Slice.


And look who landed on my doorstep last week?! The one and only Hannah of Wayfaring Chocolate. I took her to see the horses yesterday. Isn't this mini horse adorable?! More on our visit in another post ;)


On another note, I've had a few yoga suggestions that I will definitely be taking into account like doing yoga videos (some time in the future), and suggesting dvds that I think are worthwhile. I've got lots of things I want to share and will be doing so soon! Stay tuned.

Shared at Allergy Free Wednesdays, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday

35 comments:

  1. Amazing fudge variety! Yum. And stay warm in your winter wonderland!

    Looking forward to the yoga posts.

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    1. Got the wood stove going at all times! ;) xo

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    2. hey heather, thanks for sharing. something that is not clear to me: is the pumpkin cooked for that recipe? or how do you add it to the mixture? thanks
      tom

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  2. Can we kidnap that mini horse so that I can take him back to Toronto with me? I will name him Sir SparkleFace! And he will keep me warm and snuggly.

    This fudge is so so marvellous, Heathy-darling! Perfect rich melting fudge texture, with such gorgeous maple, pumpkin, and spiced notes. You are amazing. xo

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    1. Hehe he's the cutest thing ever right?! That was fun! Glad you liked the fudge my dear ;)

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  3. This looks amazing Heather! I still need to try Lucuma...I should order some! Would love some of this fudge :)!

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    1. Thanks Amy! You will love lucuma, I know it! And Im sure you'll make fabulous things with it.

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  4. Gorgeous Heather! Oh pumpkin- I will never tire of it :)

    Also- it's so pretty where you live! I'm so jealous!

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    1. Thanks Gabby! Yes I love the beautiful nature where I live.... I miss things about the city. Pros and cons to each!

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  5. Beautiful pics! And this looks really delicious!

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    1. Thanks lovely! Hope you're finally getting settled after the big storm!

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  6. Pumpkin and lucuma are so delightful together! I've been loving pumpkin and maca also. I love fudge recipes that don't involve boiling lots of sugar and butter ;)
    The lake in town here is at least half frozen, although we're having a few days of thaw right now.

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    1. Hey Ela! Pumpkin and maca is a great idea together. Agreed, I don't have time for all that boiling and thermometer reading lolol.
      You're a bit ahead of us - north of here the lakes are half frozen too but luckily ours is still open. I prefer open water.

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  7. I think I need a Pinterest board dedicated to just your recipes. Bookmarking this one too! I <3 lucuma!

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    1. Haha! Thanks Amber, that is such a compliment! ;)

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  8. I have never heard of lucuma. I just googled it. Is this using a powdered version?

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    1. Yes, the only lucuma we can get here in north america is the powdered version - i have yet to try it fresh but have to travel to south america for that - one day! :)

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  9. Now there's that yummy fudge recipe I saw on your other site. Thanks so much for posting this.

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    1. SO easy and so friggin good girlie! :D I hope you try it.

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  10. I really like lucuma, but I'm allergic.... :-( Your fudge sounds great though! I've always loved the idea of a fire pit! We had one at our old house, but never used it....AZ is not exactly the place for one. :-)

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    1. Oh no! I've never heard of a lucuma allergy before :( What happens to you? I've been to AZ and loved it! It gets too cold here in the winter for my liking.

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  11. You always inspire me with your amazing recipes lovely lady! Thank you for sharing with us on AFW. I am sharing this wonderfully simple and healthy dessert this week on AFW.

    Hugs,
    --Amber

    Hooray for snow!! :-)

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    1. Aww thanks Amber, you are so sweet! Always fun to share on AFW and check out everyone's creations. Do you have snow yet!? If not you can have ours! ;) xo

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  12. I am featuring this incredible treat this week on Allergy-Free Wednesdays :)

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    1. Awesome, thanks Laura! I hope everyone makes this fudge, it's sooo yummy and slightly addictive ;)

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  13. Mines in the fridge chilling now. Do I lift it out of the pan to cut?
    What is the reason for the plastic wrap?

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    1. That's awesome Sue! Yes I used the plastic wrap for easy removal of the whole thing and then sliced it. Hope you like it!

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  14. Hello, I found my way here from Wayfaring Chocolate, I was just reading about Hannah's lovely visit with you, and seeing the delicious foods- this one really appeals- I love pumpkin in any form though. It might take some doing to get lucuma powder in rural Australia, but I will try..... Coconut butter is that from the supermarket fridge section? I'm not sure that we have any other version here. Is that cocoa nibs you've sprinkled on top?

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  15. Hi Louise, the lucuma powder is essential for the recipe - its too unique to be substituted, but you can order it online in Australia. The coconut butter is simply shredded coconut ground down into a smooth butter that is hard at room temperature (or soft for your warm Australian temps). You can find it at health food stores. Yup cacao nibs on top!

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    1. Thanks for your tips Heather. I did just find out about coconut butter from a new book I bought this week too (I Quit Sugar), I love synchronicity like that. So I've bought some coconut to make the butter. I'll check out the local health food store for lucuma powder, although I'm on a diet and really shouldn't be contemplating fudge even if it is vegan, and more healthy than traditional fudge. It does look too tempting though. I'm going to have to make it.

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  16. what can be used in place of Lucuma in this recipe? I'm really excited to try it out!

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    1. Unfortunately there isn't a sub. The lucuma gives a distinct taste, adds sweetness, and since its a powder it helps the fudge firm up. You can get it at whole foods and many health food stores :)

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  17. Making this this morning! I may add some Raw Cacoa too... and some nibs. Thanks for all your great recipes!

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  18. Can I use all coconut oil in place of the butter? Thanks.

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    1. I recommend using coconut butter for the best result :) You can make your own or buy from pretty much any health food store.

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