Featuring Passion Fruit Purée
If fudge isn’t a part of everyone’s holiday dessert spread, is it even the holiday season?? We start making a variety of sweet treats beginning November 1st in our house to have for guests during Thanksgiving and Christmas! This year, we created a variation on a beloved favorite using our Passion Fruit Purée for this Passion Fruit White Chocolate Fudge recipe!
Evolution of Fudge
Fudge dates to the late 1800s in the United States and now you can find various versions of fudge with an unlimited variety of flavors. Old Fashioned Fudge is a very humble sweet treat made from just a few ingredients, including sugar, cream, and butter. Fudge has a different texture than caramel candies and can range from a super soft and luscious texture to a drier, crumbly texture.
Although Old Fashioned Fudge is made with just a few ingredients, this confectionary candy can be a challenge to make and can easily fail if a candy thermometer is not watched closely or if the steps are not followed perfectly. So, over the years, recipes that were easier and quicker have become much more popular. These recipes often use chocolate bars or chips and baking powder or marshmallow cream as the base rather than just sugar, butter and cream and can be made in just 15 minutes. Even America’s Test Kitchen swears by the 15-minute fudge recipes over the Old-Fashioned Versions.
Our Recipe for White Chocolate Passion Fruit Fudge
We tested several versions of fudge with passion fruit and, although we really enjoyed Old Fashioned Fudge, it’s finicky nature, the amount of effort and the time involved resulted in us choosing the quicker method to share with our reader instead, which is equally as delicious, and has white chocolate as a base. The recipe included here for Passion Fruit and White Chocolate Fudge will not disappoint!
Recipe by Mark and Angela from Cooking with Wine Blog