New Orleans Microwave Fudge Recipe

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New Orleans Microwave Fudge

Carla Constanza


I used to make a fudge something like Persian or Russian, but the recipe was irretrievably lost in Katrina. After experimenting for a while (of course, consuming all my mistakes) and with my family's blessing, I came up with this reasonable facsimile. If pecans are used, it tastes similar to pralines, but I've also used almonds and cashews, with good results.

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20 Min


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1 c
light brown sugar, packed
2 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c
evaporated milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract (or almond if almonds used)
1 pinch
1/3 stick
1 c
chopped nuts
1 Tbsp
corn syrup, light

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine all ingredients except nuts in a VERY LARGE microwaveable bowl. Cook on high power for 14-17 minutes (depending on wattage - 14 works for mine) stirring well every 2-4 minutes.
Remove from microwave, add nuts, and beat until thick (approx. 5 minutes).
Pour into a greased glass/Pyrex 9 inch square (or similar size rectangular) pan, and cut when set.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies