how to make a quick healthy pumpkin pie fudge

by purelytwins

I have been roasting pumpkins up a lot lately,  along with all the other yummy winter squashes! Man do I love this time of year.  Never get bored with winter squashes as there is always a different one to enjoy.

Semi-raw gluten-free dairy-free pumpkin pie fudge recipe

I just know that you will fall in love with.

The main ingredient is fresh roasted pumpkin.  Don’t worry if you do not have roasted pumpkin you can use canned. It will taste like eating pumpkin pie!

How to make a quick and healthy pumpkin pie fudge!

Literally, when Gary took a bite out of the fudge he said, “I feel like I am eating pumpkin pie.”

Mission accomplished!

Because friends this really does taste like pumpkin pie minus the crust of course.

I am so proud of this recipe. All the flavors and spices come together so nicely. Not overly sweet and has a smooth, creamy texture to it.

The other highlight of this recipe is coconut butter. Oh how you can’t go wrong with this stuff! 

Now, again if you do not have coconut butter you can use coconut oil.

But… the coconut butter just provides the right soft, smooth, not too hard creamy texture that I was looking for in the fudge. It would be worth it too splurge on some coconut butter, you deserve it 😉

Ok do we have you wanting to make a quick and healthy pumpkin pie fudge yet?

Hope so! Promise this recipe will become a favorite. It is going to be a recipe we will make over and over again! And it is made from just 3 main ingredients plus spices! Now how many pumpkin pies or fudge can you say about that?

This fudge is so easy to make and melts in your mouth!

A pumpkin pie explosion going off in your mouth! 

Gather all your ingredients  and place in your Vita-mix or high powered blender. Blend till nice and creamy.

Pour into a 6 inch cake circle pan. If you do not have a spring foam pan to pour fudge into than we recommend putting down wax paper into what ever shape pan you use. The wax paper will just make it easier to remove from pan once it sets in freezer or fridge.

Hardest part is not eating all the filling while pouring it into pan. Trust me, this was a lot of  self-control.  Not afraid to say licking the blender was a highlight of my day. 

Gluten-free vegan dairy-free paleo pumpkin pie fudge that is made from coconut butter and pumpkin!

Let the pumpkin pie fudge set in freezer or refrigerator for a few hours before slicing and enjoying!

Or again you could just eat the batter as a fudge pudding 😉


Healthy pumpkin pie fudge (gluten-free, vegan, paleo)

Quick healthy pumpkin pie fudge that is made from simple ingredients like pumpkin and coconut butter. Fudge that is made from only 3 ingredients. Gluten-free, raw, vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, paleo friendly and super easy to make! The whole family will love this pumpkin fudge!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 inch pie 1x


  • 1 cup -8oz pumpkin puree ( I used fresh pumpkin, but canned pumpkin would be fine too)
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter that has been soften (could use oil, just might have a slighly different texture)
  • 34 tablespoons maple syrup (or agave nectar, or coconut nectar)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves


  1. Place all ingredients into a vita-mix. For the coconut butter, soft it first before measuring out 1/2 cup.
  2. Blend till smooth and creamy. This works best of all ingredients are at room temperature.
  3. Pour into a 6 inch cake pan.
  4. Set in freezer or fridge for 3-5 hours, or till firm to touch.
  5. Remove and slice into your desired slices.
  6. If you have any leftovers, store in refrigerator for 5-6 days.

Who wants some pumpkin pie fudge?

Made our pumpkin pie fudge again here with canned pumpkin and coconut nectar as sweetener and still came out soft and creamy. If you want a harder fudge (we wanted a soft melt in your mouth kind of fudge), please add 1-2 tbsp more coconut butter.


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Kasey October 15, 2012 - 9:59 am

OMG these look AMAZING! I am shouting out to you girls today!! <3

purelytwins October 15, 2012 - 12:10 pm

thanks girl! we will be on the look out 🙂 xoxo

natalie@thesweetslife October 15, 2012 - 10:11 am

i need to try baking with fresh pumpkin sometime!! the puree is just too easy 🙂

this sounds delish!

purelytwins October 15, 2012 - 12:11 pm

yes love the fresh puree!

Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile October 15, 2012 - 10:17 am

Omg I am all over these!!!! YUM!

purelytwins October 15, 2012 - 12:11 pm


the delicate place October 15, 2012 - 10:18 am

would you believe i have not bought any canned pumpkin yet?! looks like i might have to now 🙂

purelytwins October 15, 2012 - 12:11 pm

haha no worries still have time to get some pumpkin 🙂 hugs

Kierston October 15, 2012 - 12:33 pm

This looks incredible….

Actually, all of your recipes do! 🙂

Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness October 15, 2012 - 1:07 pm

This looks amazing! I love all the ingredients you used and it sounds so easy to make! I will trying this for sure!

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 15, 2012 - 1:13 pm

This looks delish! I love how simple the ingredient list is. I may try this with a chocolate layer at the bottom… I just can’t help myself with the chocolate. LOL!

purelytwins October 15, 2012 - 2:57 pm

Laura yes chocolate! we love pumpkin and chocolate together

Coco October 15, 2012 - 1:27 pm

This looks amazing! I was wondering what brand of coconut butter you recommend?

purelytwins October 15, 2012 - 1:59 pm

Coco we have been using Nutiva lately.

Taylor @ October 15, 2012 - 1:56 pm

Looks delish! I am so mad I forgot to buy pumpkin this week at the store, guess I’ll have to do a mid week run.

janetha {meals & moves} October 15, 2012 - 2:52 pm

this fudge looks amazing! and i love that you sliced it in pie piece shapes 🙂 too cute.

purelytwins October 15, 2012 - 2:57 pm

haha thanks for noticing 😉 xoxo

Lisa October 15, 2012 - 3:50 pm

This looks awesome! Ha ha. I just e-mailed Heather my guest post recipe for the plant power challenge which was also pumpkin fudge. Looks like we’re on the same wave length;)
I like how yours is in pie shape. Cute!

purelytwins October 15, 2012 - 4:53 pm

Lisa that is too funny!! We are on the same wave length! xoxo

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 15, 2012 - 7:35 pm

Now I wish I would have answered on FB this morning! I thought that was fudge! It looks incredibly dense rich and pumpkiny! YUM!

Ashley October 15, 2012 - 8:14 pm

Looks awesome!! Do you think you could use fresh peanut butter? Hate pumpkin!

purelytwins October 15, 2012 - 9:34 pm

Ashley always worth a try!

Tamikko October 15, 2012 - 8:15 pm

I have spent the entire day going through 2 large cans of pumpkin, making pumpkin muffins and your pumpkin fudge. The only problem is I can’t eat it. It’s frozen solid. I’m going to have some after dinner when it’s thawed a bit. But I did have some out of my blendtec jar, and I may have licked the spatula and stuck my fingers in there, and licked them too.
SO YUMMY!!! My new pumpkin infatuation! Thanks girls for being my enabler 🙂

purelytwins October 15, 2012 - 9:35 pm

Tamikko awesome!! glad we could help

Monica October 15, 2012 - 8:23 pm

This looks so delicious! Do you think I could make this in a regular blender?

purelytwins October 15, 2012 - 9:34 pm

Monica yes

Jean Beeks October 23, 2014 - 8:55 pm

I just spent 2 hours making these. I used a small cooking pumpkin and got 3+ cups. I used a regulars blender it was a BAD idea:( I had to add water because the blads were not moving:( so I tripled the recipe. It came out kind of watery and was a cream color??? So I guess it’s fudge now? I wanted to make the pumpkin truffles with chocolate.

purelytwins October 23, 2014 - 10:18 pm

You can see a video here of Michelle making the fudge

Laury (the fitness dish) October 15, 2012 - 8:49 pm

Stop it!!!!!! So mad I’m out of pumpkin right now! I’m salivating! Genius girls!

Christy October 15, 2012 - 10:13 pm

I love you guys! Seriously, every recipe looks fab! I have coconut oil but not coconut butter…will it really change the taste/texture that much?

purelytwins October 16, 2012 - 8:26 am

no won’t change it that much, just slightly, it will still turn out great!

Christine (The Raw Project) October 15, 2012 - 10:17 pm

This looks fabulous, wow! And so easy, must try it soon!

Liz @ IHeartVegetables October 15, 2012 - 11:01 pm

Holy YUM! This fudge sounds amaaaaazing! I’m so glad I have some in my kitchen right now!

Liz (formerly VeggieGirl) October 16, 2012 - 7:30 am

INCREDIBLE fall treat!

purelytwins October 16, 2012 - 8:27 am

thanks girl!!!

Paige @ Your Trainer Paige October 16, 2012 - 8:45 am

Wow this does sound easy! And delicious!

Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 16, 2012 - 9:37 am

I’ve been waiting for you girls to post this! Absolutely MUST try!

michelle October 16, 2012 - 2:05 pm

this looks amazing! Does it get soft when left at room temp? I’m thinking of doing fudge for gifts this year, just wondering how it packs/travels? thanks!

purelytwins October 16, 2012 - 4:52 pm

Michelle is does get a little soft the longer it sits at room temperature. If use coconut butter it will not melt as fast as coconut oil.

Heather October 16, 2012 - 6:22 pm

I made the Pumpkin Pie Fudge recipe this evening & I CAN NOT wait to taste it! The fudge is in the fridge now. It almost didn’t make it ~ once I tasted the “batter” (ok, ok, I went nuts licking off the spatula!) I was hard pressed not to grab a spoon & eat it out of the blender cup! YUMMY!!!

I really love your blog! I always feel so inspired & motivated when I visit! 🙂

purelytwins October 16, 2012 - 7:35 pm

Thank you Heather! Enjoy the fudge!

Sarah October 16, 2012 - 9:51 pm

This looks amazing!! I am obsessed with anything pumpkin! All of the recipes look good, but this one takes the cake!! Mmmmm…..

lynn @ the actor's diet October 16, 2012 - 11:13 pm

mind is being blown. gimme!!!

Teniel October 17, 2012 - 11:37 pm

Made this yummy fudge. In Australia it’s not pumpkin season but all this talk of pumpkin from my American bloggers had me dreaming of pumpkin so I got one and made this. So yummy. It did not seem to make as much as yours did in the video but so good.

Straight from the freezer it just tastes like a slice of pumpkin ice cream. How does it hold when kept in the fridge? It melts quite fast out of the freezer so I am keeping it in there. Thanks for sharing this. I also have some mixture I put aside to make one serve of a yummy pumpkin pie smoothie.

Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn October 18, 2012 - 10:07 pm

HECKKKK YEAH! Time to go coconut butter shopping!!!

katieDid October 21, 2012 - 9:52 am

making this with butternut squash right now !

Sarah October 26, 2012 - 6:00 pm

I tried making this with coconut oil because none of my local grocery stores sell coconut butter. It turned out very gritty. =( I couldn’t blend the ingredients “smooth and creamy”. Ordering coconut butter online and trying this again!

purelytwins October 26, 2012 - 6:20 pm

the coconut oil probably got hard (solid), sometimes I have done in the past when that happens is scoop out ingredients from blender and heat a little in microwave to warm the oil back up to liquid. then pour back into blender and blend away. I know it is a pain sometimes but so worth it. Coconut oil is just so sensitive to temperature. hope this helps!

Sarah October 27, 2012 - 4:41 pm

Thank you so much, that helps a lot!

Kelley Owens October 28, 2012 - 9:32 am

This looked so good but I substituted and it was not a good one- Spectrum Shortening (Palm oil) for Coconut butter. It was more like a bland pumpkin popsicle. I made it for a pot-luck and was glad my daughter left it on the kitchen counter. The family tried it and we voted to throw it out. I guess the coconut butter really adds some better flavor and consistency. I will try again but wanted to let your readers know not to try palm oil.

purelytwins October 28, 2012 - 10:19 am

thanks Kelley for letting us know, yay coconut butter helps with the flavor in the fudge as well.

Serena November 1, 2012 - 2:38 pm

Can you sub in honey instead of maple syrup or the nectars?

purelytwins November 1, 2012 - 2:43 pm

Sure, it might have a little honey flavor to it but should be fine as well as agave nectar would work.

nicole November 1, 2012 - 10:42 pm

I made this tonight following the recipe exactly but mine doesn’t look like yours. Hmmm. Your fudge is so light is color and mine is dark orange and tastes like pumpkin pie without the crust.

Sarah November 3, 2012 - 9:55 pm

Sorry to bother again, but I made these with the coconut butter this time and they turned out MUCH better. However, I’m having trouble with this batch “melting” in the fridge. They get soft and gooey when I store them in the fridge, but they get too hard if stored in the freezer. Can you offer any advice? Thanks!

purelytwins November 4, 2012 - 11:15 am

Sarah try adding in 1 more table butter to your fudge and store in fridge. They are sensitive to cold and hot due to the nature of working with coconut butter

Sarah November 9, 2012 - 7:42 pm

I will try that next time, thanks!

Louisa November 5, 2012 - 12:17 pm

This sounds great , however I’m in the UK & we don’t have such a great range of pumpkins or squash here. When you say pumpkin would that be the classic Halloween type ? We have plenty of butternut squash but not a lot else…what else could I use ?

Thank you

purelytwins November 5, 2012 - 1:04 pm

Louisa yes we mean the basic class Halloween fresh or canned pumpkin puree. You could use butternut squash and just puree it up to use in the recipe.

Jen M November 7, 2012 - 8:16 pm

Would it be much different if I just used pumpkin pie spice?

purelytwins November 8, 2012 - 9:39 am

not sure, I would start small and go by taste to you get it just right

melisa November 15, 2012 - 9:58 am

These look great. Only I am allergic to coconut what is a good substitute

purelytwins November 15, 2012 - 2:48 pm

cacao butter is your best option, we have made it with a nut butter before but it was really delicate and did not hold the shape the best.

zosia November 23, 2012 - 8:31 pm

is it true that you can make your own coconut butter by vitamixing shredded coconut until a butter-of-sorts forms?

purelytwins November 24, 2012 - 2:33 pm

Zosia yep

Laura February 18, 2013 - 5:39 pm

I am going to try this and will report back with the results! I was wondering about making an apple pie version butter or apple sauce for the pureed pumpkin and less agave since apple butter is already sweet?

Rachelle March 8, 2013 - 5:53 am

Hey girls! I live in Spain, and there is really no access to coconut/cocoa butter or oil here.. What should I sub with? Olive oil? I´d really prefer not to use butter.


purelytwins March 8, 2013 - 8:31 am

well olive oil does not get hard so it will not work in the fudge, if you can get coconut oil or coconut butter, and can’t make coconut butter yourself from using coconut flakes, the only option is cacao butter (what is used in making chocolates).

Bri August 19, 2013 - 5:56 pm

Hello there, im a Hungarian girl who following you every week, i made The fudge today its amazing(like ur other recipes.) i cut them in squares and dip some into melted wasabi flavoured dark chocolate
Thank you for the recipe!

purelytwins August 19, 2013 - 6:04 pm

thank you for commenting, glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe 🙂

nancy September 24, 2013 - 9:29 pm

Do you think stevia would work with the pumpkin pie fudge to make it sugar free?

purelytwins September 24, 2013 - 10:42 pm

Nancy yes, you just might need to add coconut milk as it will get thick.

Cindy September 27, 2013 - 7:16 pm

Can this be made with dairy butter if I can’t eat coconut?


purelytwins September 27, 2013 - 7:21 pm

Cindy you can always try 😉

katie November 21, 2013 - 4:59 pm

Would vanilla agave work as a subsitute for mable syrup or would that change the taste too much?

purelytwins November 21, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Katie agave would work!

Brooke November 28, 2013 - 11:37 pm

Made this for Thanksgiving. It was so easy and so yummy!

purelytwins November 29, 2013 - 7:16 am

yay!! so happy to hear it Brooke 🙂

raylene December 2, 2013 - 10:12 am

I made these last night, and wh I ever they were very quick to make and taste good, I wouldn’t really call it Fudge! It’s more like frozen pumpkin pie filling. If u take it out of the freezer it turns back into mush again. I was hoping for something I could eat without chipping a tooth on, I’ll have to try and adjust it somehow. Thanks Anyway!

purelytwins December 2, 2013 - 8:41 pm

Raylene add in more coconut butter and you will get more fudge like.

Alexandra @ Made to Glow October 5, 2014 - 4:50 pm

Just started the SCD diet and needed an easy to make dessert to keep around, this definitely hit the spot! I subbed medjool dates for the maple syrup and its not as sweet, but works fine for me. Thanks!

purelytwins October 5, 2014 - 6:16 pm

Awesome! Enjoy the fudge.

Rachel January 14, 2015 - 11:48 am

Hi Lori & Michelle. Thank you for this recipe. I just thought I’d comment with another way to use it. Instead of putting in the fridge to solidify, you can use as a “mush” and put it in smoothies or as a pumpkin butter on baked goods. I put some in my yogurt this morning and it was DELICIOUS!

purelytwins January 14, 2015 - 11:52 am

Thanks Rachel we do all of that too 😉

Carolyn Walden October 24, 2015 - 10:02 am

Hey ladies…isn’t there a version that is sugar free and mixed in a bowl….a quick “lazy” way? I feel like I used it last year but now can’t find it. Thank you!

Carolyn Walden October 24, 2015 - 3:32 pm

Thanks ladies….this works…I was thinking there was a printed version in one of your blog entries, but I am good. Testing a thanksgiving recipe today and will keep you posted 🙂

purelytwins October 24, 2015 - 5:55 pm

Awesome, yes keep us posted!

Leslie November 4, 2015 - 6:44 pm

Batter is EXCELLENT, as you said! Waiting on them to freeze now, but holy cow these are tasty little things!

purelytwins November 5, 2015 - 1:37 am

wahoo 🙂 enjoy Leslie!

Tammy December 22, 2015 - 6:04 am

How much does the coconut butter weigh? Can I use something else that is but free to substitute the coconut butter, such as tahini or another seed butter, with similar effect?

purelytwins December 22, 2015 - 10:45 am

The coconut butter weights 4 1/2oz. You can use coconut oil to use instead of butter, it might change the flavor a little. You could try a mix of sunflower seed butter and coconut oil to replace it as well.

Jennifer July 19, 2016 - 5:33 pm

I made this today and not sure what happened, I followed the recipe but it turned out It still looked like pumpkin puree after being frozen (did not have the light colour in the pic at all) and once it began to thaw it turned back into a pumpkin puree texture?? I decided to freeze it in ice cube trays and save in a ziplock bag in freezer to add to smoothies as to not be wasted because these ingred were expensive!

purelytwins July 20, 2016 - 8:34 am

sorry Jennifer not sure why that happened, maybe next time increase the coconut butter to 5oz and see if that helps it

Bella Hardy May 4, 2018 - 5:06 am

Gorgeous photos and amazing looking Healthy pumpkin pie fudge! I am obsessed with desserts! I’ll definitely try it! Thanks a lot for sharing Lori and Michelle!

Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie October 24, 2012 - 8:19 pm

I’ve made this at least three times already and I just can’t get enough – Keep up the amazing work & sharing your healthy, clean recipes.

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