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Orange White Chocolate Fudge with Cranberries and Pistachios

Orange White Chocolate Fudge with Cranberries and Pistachios, the flavours of Christmas in one overly indulgent dessert.

4 orange and white chocolate fudge slices topped with dried cranberries and pistachios

It’s that time of the year when indulging is allowed. And if you are looking for a rich and decadent treat, you’ve come to the right place.

This white chocolate fudge is exactly that, sinfully sweet, too delicious to share. Although truth must be said, l can’t have more than one or two slices at the time, given the amount of sugar in it.

I do like sweet treats, don’t get me wrong, but I do try hard to stay away from sweet temptation if I can.

The recipe has been adapted from Marcello Tully’s White Chocolate and Cranberry Fudge, which can be found in this book The Key Ingredient.

I must say, it’s the first time l make fudge, and given that I don’t have a candy thermometer, it was a real success.

Right, so how to make the perfect fudge every single time with minimum effort?

Collage of 4 photos to show how to make Orange White Chocolate Fudge with Cranberries and Pistachios

To make this fudge, we don’t need condensed milk, just double cream (or heavy cream), white chocolate, sugar, a tad of butter, glucose syrup, orange essence (or indeed any other flavour), dried cranberries, pistachios.

But if you are looking for a really easy fudge recipe, the sugar, double cream and glucose syrup are the essential ingredients to begin with, and then you can add anything else you like.

And if you follow a few simple steps, you are guaranteed to make a fail-proof fudge every single time.

It is crucial to cook the fudge until it reaches the right temperature and consistency, otherwise it will not set. You will know straight away, as it sets quickly once you take it off the heat, so you have to spread it fast.

A stack of 4 orange and white chocolate fudge slices

But how do you know it’s got the right consistency? First, you add the sugar, double cream and butter to a pan, and bring it to a boil over a low heat.

Use a spatula to stir often, after it starts to bubble, cook it for other 10 maybe 15 minutes until you get to the soft ball stage, when the fudge starts to thicken.

Take it off the heat, add the orange essence and white chocolate and mix well, the fudge will harden even more.

Add the dried cranberries and pistachios, and quickly spread the mixture over a dish that has been lined with non-stick perchament paper, then let it cool.

And that’s it, you’ve got the best chocolate fudge recipe ever. The orange flavour is absolutely amazing, really christmassy, and really delicious. For more christmassy flavours, why not try my  Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies?

Overhead shot of a stack of white chocolate fudge slices

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2 slices of white chocolate fudge
Orange White Chocolate Fudge with Cranberries and Pistachios
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Orange White Chocolate Fudge with Cranberries and Pistachios, the flavours of Christmas in one overly indulgent dessert.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Keyword: christmas desserts
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 116 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 250 g granulated sugar
  • 150 ml double cream (heavy cream)
  • 1 tbsp glucose syrup
  • 1 tsp orange essence
  • 15 g butter
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries and pistachios
  • 50 g white chocolate
Instructions
  1. In a pan, add the double cream, sugar, glucose syrup and butter, and set over a low heat.

  2. Bring to a boil, then stir occasionally until it starts to thicken to the soft ball stage, this might take anything between 10 or 15 minutes.

  3. Remove from the heat, add the white chocolate, and stir well, the mixture will thicken further at this stage.

  4. Add the cranberries and pistachios, then quickly spread the mixture over a tray that had been lined with non-stick paper.

  5. Leave to cool completely, then cut into squares.

Recipe Notes
  • If you'd like to see the measurements in CUPS and OUNCES, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.
  • The amount of ingredients can be adjusted according to the number of servings you need, please click on the number of servings to change it.
Nutrition Facts
Orange White Chocolate Fudge with Cranberries and Pistachios
Amount Per Serving
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Potassium 15mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Sugars 17g
Vitamin A 3.2%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 1.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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