Orange Fudge

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Anna Vandenhazel

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@annavandenhazel

A friend asked if I could make orange fudge 3 years ago, I did not have a recipe for it and she suggested adding orange extract and dye to my Vanilla Fudge recipe (yes, it's in my Recipe Box), but I never got around to trying it. Around that same time a distant cousin posted on Facebook that she'd made eggnog fudge and I asked her for the recipe, which my family loved! So I made some changes to the flavoring and this was the result. EDITED 6-24-17: I changed a couple of ingredients to make the fudge a little firmer so it won't melt outside the refrigerator.

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Serves:
makes 64-81 pieces, depending on how they're cut
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine
  • 3/4 c
    evaporated milk
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 11 oz
    vanilla or white chocolate chips
  • 1 jar(s)
    marshmallow cream, 7 oz.
  • 2 tsp
    orange extract
  • ·
    red and yellow food coloring, 4-5 drops each (optional)
  • FOR KEY LIME FUDGE: USE 2 TSP. LIME EXTRACT AND A FEW DROPS OF GREEN FOOD COLORING.

  • FOR LEMON FUDGE: USE 2 TSP. LEMON EXTRACT AND 4-5 DROPS OF YELLOW FOOD COLORING.

How to Make Orange Fudge

Step-by-Step

  1. Line a 9x9 pan with waxed paper (you can use an 8x8 pan for thicker fudge). Set aside.
  2. Combine butter, milk, and sugar in a heavy medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  3. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium and add a candy thermometer, continue cooking until temperature reaches 234 degrees (soft ball stage). Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in white chips, and continue stirring until chips are completely melted and blended in.
  5. Add in marshmallow cream, orange extract, and food coloring (if desired). Stir until smooth.
  6. Spread into prepared pan. Let cool completely at room temperature or in refrigerator before removing from pan and cutting into squares.
  7. Store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks or in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

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About Orange Fudge

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American



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