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?
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.
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.
If you have any fudge making tips, I'd love to read them. ;)
Have a fantastic weekend!