Pistachio Fudge

My mother recently found this recipe for Pistachio Fudge.  Me being the pistachio-loving person I am, decided to make it.  Keep in mind I had never made fudge before but I am pretty proud with how it turned out.

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 pound white baking chocolate
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened (don’t use the fancy kind, just get the store brand, way better)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 3 drops green food color (feel free to add more or less, depending on the shade of green you desire)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios
  1. Line an 8-inch square pan with foil, allowing extra foil to extend over sides of pan.  Spray with no-stick cooking spray (I’m a personal fan of the Pam Baking Spray).
  2. Melt chocolate using a double-boiler (or you can use the microwave method but the stove provides a bit more control).
  3. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, fixed with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese until smooth.  Gradually beat in the sugar at a low speed until well-blended.
  4. Add melted chocolate, extract, and food color and mix well.
  5. Stir in chopped pistachios (make sure to clean up the sides of your bowl as you go along!).
  6. Spread mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
  7. Refrigerate at least 1 hour, or until firm.  Mine took about 2 1/2 hours to firm up.
  8. Use foil to lift fudge out of pan and onto a cutting board.  Cut into 25 pieces (this may vary depending on the size you cut yours).
  9. Store in refrigerator.

Pistachio Fudge

 

These came out really tasty but honestly, they’re a bit too sweet for me.  I lack a sweet tooth so next time I’m going to cut the sugar to 2 1/2 cups.  The pistachio flavor is definitely strong and the almond extract helps to boost that.  I think I might make some peppermint fudge for the holidays!  Anyone have a recipe they’d like to share?

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2 Responses to Pistachio Fudge

  1. Yum! I love fudge, although I’ve never made it before. I’d love it if you would link up a favorite thanksgiving recipe in this month’s recipe writers Link Up!

    http://www.sewmuch2say.com/2013/11/recipe-writers-thanksgiving-favorites.html
    Visiting from Northeast Bloggers Network!
    Amanda Rose

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