I found this recipe in my local newspaper, written by an Amish lady, that writes a column every week. Her stories are so interesting, and she always includes a recipe. This was posted in last week's column. I made it and shared it with friends and they all loved it. Tastes like pumpkin pie.
Butter one 8-inch by 8-inch pan. In a 3-quart heavy saucepan, mix together sugar, milk, corn syrup, pumpkin, salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium and continue boiling. Do not stir.
When mixture registers 232 degrees F (110 degrees C) on candy thermometer, or forms a soft ball when dropped into cold water, remove pan from heat. Stir in pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and butter. Cool to lukewarm (110 degrees F or 43 degrees on candy thermometer.)
Beat mixture until it is very thick and loses some of its gloss. Quickly pour into buttered pan. When firm, cut into 36 squares