Unlike Christmas Cake, that you either hate or love, fudge may be a sweet treat equivalent for everyone. This recipe provides the best of both worlds! Soft and rich, this Christmas Cake fudge has added spices and lots of nuts and glacé cherries that will transport you right into Christmas spirit in one bite. Really easy to make, it’ll make a wonderful edible gift for friends and family over the festive period.
1 Can of Condensed Milk (397g)
140ml Whole Milk
450g Light Soft Brown Sugar
150g Unsalted Butter
120g Mixed Dried Fruit (Blanched Almonds, Glacé Cherries and Sultanas)
½ Tsp of Mixed Spice
The zest of 1 Orange
2–3 Tbsp Cognac or Whiskey
TIP – In this recipe, I have used equal parts (40g) of blanched almonds, glacé cherries and sultanas, which is roughly what I use in Christmas cake. Feel free to replace the almonds with whatever nuts you have at hand as well as mixed peel or currants if you prefer.
TIP – If you have a thermometer, the mixture should reach 113˚C to 115˚C. If you don’t, another way you can test if your fudge is ready is by dropping a little mixture on a small plate and place it in the freezer for 15 minutes. If your mixture is too soft cook the fudge for longer, if it has reached the desired fudgey consistency and doesn’t stick to your fingers it’s ready!