Spiced pumpkin marshmallows

    8 hours 40 min

    If you've never tried homemade marshmallows, you're in for a treat. These marshmallows taste like pumpkin pie. They take a little time to make, but the end result is really worth it. These marshmallows make a great food gift.

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    Serves: 50 

    • 2 (11g) sachets powdered gelatine
    • 125ml cold water
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 225g golden syrup
    • 4 tablespoons water
    • 125g pumpkin puree
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3 drops orange food colouring (optional)
    • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 4 tablespoons cornflour
    • 4 tablespoons icing sugar

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:8hr setting  ›  Ready in:8hr40min 

    1. Line a 23x33cm or similar sized tin with cling film and spray it lightly and uniformly with oil spray. Set aside. Pour the 125ml cold water into the bowl of a stand mixer and sprinkle the gelatine on top; set aside for 10 minutes.
    2. Combine the caster sugar, golden syrup and 4 tablespoons water in a saucepan. Bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Do not stir once the sugar syrup begins to boil. Heat to 120 degrees C or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a rigid ball. Meanwhile, combine the pumpkin puree, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice. Mix well.
    3. Attach the mixing bowl to the stand mixer with the wire whisk attachment and start the mixer on low speed. Carefully pour the boiling sugar syrup in a steady stream down the side of the mixing bowl. Increase the mixer to medium-high speed and add the salt. Mix until stiff, shiny and white in colour, about 5 to 12 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally using a rubber spatula.
    4. Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the pumpkin mixture until combined. Add food colouring, if desired, for a deeper orange colour. Return the bowl to the mixer and beat on medium-high speed about 3 minutes longer. Dip a spatula into the marshmallow mixture: the mixture should form a more-or-less continuous ribbon off the spatula into the bowl.
    5. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin so that it is an even depth. Let the mixture set at room temperature for at least 8 hours or overnight.
    6. Sieve the cocoa powder, cornflour and icing sugar into a plate. When the marshmallows have set, turn them onto a work surface and cut them into squares or shapes as desired. Roll each marshmallow in the cocoa mixture to coat all sides (reserve the cocoa mixture for re-dredging if needed). Marshmallows are best served fresh, but they can be stored in an airtight container (unrefrigerated) for about a week or in the freezer for a month. If you store the marshmallows, re-roll them in the cocoa mixture before serving.

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    Yum! A fabulous tasting marshmallow! I decided to try to make marshmallows today on a whim, and this recipe is very good! I do recommend adding the pumpkin mixture to taste, I made 2 batches and the second was a little less strong, which I preferred. Thanks for giving me a little treat to give my family's pumpkins  -  14 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Just made these for a Wiccan event. Very easy to make and tasted great. Will keep this recipe and will make again!  -  31 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I tried these last week...while they tasted amazing they didnt really turn out like marshmallows...kind of a cross between marshmallows and jello  -  20 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)