12.15.2010

cranberry orange pistachio white chocolate fudge

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Raise your hand if you love chocolate. Me too! Dark chocolate is my chocolate of choice but milk chocolate will do me just fine as well. I love it in brownies, cupcakes, truffles and in my Starbucks cup with a couple shots of espresso topped off with a touch of whipped cream. Yummo! Unfortunately, my husband does not share my love for chocolate. He will eat white chocolate, but I have to tell you, I'm not so sure white chocolate qualifies as chocolate. Does it?

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I ran across this recipe for white chocolate fudge recently and thought it would be something my husband would really enjoy. I added a bit of grated orange zest to the recipe. I'm thinking a little Grand Marnier would be nice in here too.

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I have to tell you, my fudge didn't set up quite as well as I had hoped. It's only my second attempt at fudge. I'm thinking it takes a bit of practice to become a fudge master. The flavors in this fudge are so fabulous I'm willing to practice a few more times to get it right.

cranberry orange pistachio white chocolate fudge
adapted from elly says opa

16 oz package of white chocolate chips
1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk (I used Trader Joe's organic sweetened condensed milk)
1 tbsp grated orange zest
2/3 cup chopped dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped unsalted roasted pistachios

Line an 8" baking pan with parchment.

Combine the white chocolate and condensed milk and orange zest in a double boiler over simmering water. Heat until the mixture is melted and smooth, stirring. Remove from heat and stir in cranberries and pistachios, reserving about 2 tbsp of each for topping fudge. Spread evenly into baking pan. Top with remaining cranberries and pistachios, pressing them down lightly with a spatula. Allow fudge to set in refrigerator. Cut into squares.

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If you have any fudge making tips, I'd love to read them. ;)

Have a fantastic weekend!




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31 comments:

Bo said...

It may not be chocolate, but white is my favorite too. Very festive fudge...I would love it.

Dajana said...

I used to love milk chocolate only, followed by white, but now I have almost totally swiched to dark chocolate, also because it's healthier.
Your fudge, however, would make me grab a few pieces immediately

Evan @swEEts said...

My hand is raised Kim! I love chocolate, but I'll eat white every now and again.. especially if it was something like this. I just did my first attempt at fudge too so I know what you mean about it setting.. looks like we have another excuse to try more! :)

UrMomCooks said...

This just might be the only legit way to consume white chocolate! This looks absolutely amazing! I love the way it screams HOLIDAYS!

Joanne said...

I'm actually a mega huge white chocolate fan so I have totally declared that it counts as chocolate. that's my story and I'm sticking to it! This looks amazing. Full of everything I love in life.

Chow and Chatter said...

great job love the orange in here

Pam said...

Fudge, even when it doesn't set up, is still better then anything else!

Jeannie said...

Yes! I love white chocolates over the chocolate ones. These look real good and festive!

Angie's Recipes said...

Love these chocolate fudge! White chocolate has always been a favourite of my husbands.

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

Love white chocolate in many recipes but never tried it as fudge. This looks like the best! Exquisite combination of flavors that will make this a sure favorite! Must try this. I have so much chocolate on standby just waiting for something like this!
Happy Holidays!!!

Beth said...

Sorry you weren't pleased with the way your fudge turned out. It looks amazing, if that counts for anything!

Janice said...

ooh I like the look of that!

Bridgett said...

White chocolate is the only chocolate my guys will eat so I definitely would love to try this out on them. What a unique take on fudge. I love the creativity here.

Faith said...

What a beautiful and festive fudge! Cranberries, pistachios, and white chocoalte are a really delicious combo!

Randi Troxell said...

these look great..
i cannot believe your hubs doesn't LIKE chocolate!!!!
my husband would MARRY it if he weren't already married to me.. lol

Indie.Tea said...

White chocolate isn't technically chocolate in that it doesnt contain any cocoa/cacao bean, so I've read.
But regardless, your fudge sounds AMAZING, and perfectly holiday-ish.

baking.serendipity said...

Cranberries and pistachios are such an awesome holiday combination! I am definitely raising my hand as a chocolate lover! This fudge would make me happy for sure :)

♥peachkins♥ said...

wow! I so love the color of this dessert!

Claudia said...

I may be a dark chocolate fudge-a-holic but these are too pretty not to make. I don't know if I can find the pistachios but I have everything else. Almonds or pecans, anyone?

This is truly the prettiest fudge.

Monet said...

Cranberries and pistachios always make me happy...and like your husband, I'm not a huge chocolate fan. But I do adore white chocolate! I've never tried making fudge before, so I can't offer you any great tips. But I know that practice makes perfect! Thank you for sharing such great treats with me. I hope your week is full of love, joy and good food!

Kim said...

I have been wanting to make a white chocolate fudge for a long time. I love how festive this recipe is with the red and green. I bet your husband really enjoyed this. I know I would :)

Samantha @ The Savvy Soybean said...

I'm huge on white chocolate! This looks sinfully good. I can only imagine the orange flavor mixed in... definitely bookmarking this one for the holidays =) I think making your own candy for others is always so special

Emily Z said...

I am in agreement, I love dark chocolate as well. Num! And num! to your fudge as well. It looks gorgeous, and the contrast of sweet, tart, and salty flavors sounds so delicious!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

That's pretty amazing looking. I like dark chocolate more than white, but white looks prettier!

Erica said...

Oh fabulous idea!Can’t go wrong with pistachios and chocolate!Happy holidays to you and your family!

Stella said...

Pretty fudge, Kim! I actually love white chocolate (the real stuff). Dark is my preference too, but anything made with the cocoa butter must be a kind of chocolate-me thinks at least;-)

Julia said...

You rock the desserts Kim.

True.

Now I DID make the peppermint biscotti that you showed a few weeks ago. ONLY - only one should never try melting white chocolate on their first ever try at melting chocolate in their life. Can you say chunk of solid white chocolate in the double boiler.

Yes I am a novice. And will probably stay that way. :)

Merry Christmas by the way!!!!!

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Kim, this looks really yummieee!! WIshing you JOY and LOVE for a wonderful Christmas my sweet friend..thank you for all the blessings you have given me this year. Love to you and yours!

Diana's Cocina said...

So creative and beautiful...Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

clearlytangled said...

i am def a fan of white chocolate. i think i made a similar fudge some years ago. this looks great.

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

my mom loves making white chocolate fudge.. this looks so yummy and festive..thanks for sharing this post. happy holidays:)

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