abby's famous penuche fudge

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By Vickie Parks
from Renton, WA

Penuche is an Italian fudge candy that contains no cocoa and is lighter than traditional fudge. It's easy to make, and it's a great fudge recipe for anyone who's allergic to chocolate.

serves makes 3 dozen (1 1/2-inch squares)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For abby's famous penuche fudge

  • 1 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 c
    light cream
  • 1/3 c
    milk
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    walnut pieces
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How To Make abby's famous penuche fudge

  • 1
    Butter a 9-inch square baking dish; set aside. Butter the sides of a heavy 2-quart saucepan.
  • 2
    Combine both sugars, cream, milk, and butter in saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugars dissolve and mixture comes to a boil. Cook to soft-ball stage (238°F on candy thermometer), stirring only if necessary. Immediately remove from heat and cool to lukewarm (110°F). DO NOT STIR.
  • 3
    Add vanilla extract and beat vigorously until mixture is very thick and starts to lose its gloss. Quickly stir in nuts and spread into prepared baking dish. Score while warm, and cut when firm.
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