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December 7, 2011

Raspberry Truffle Fudge {Crazy Cooking Challenge + Week 9 of The 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies and Sweets!}

Hey yall!


This month for the Crazy Cooking Challenge, we are all trying to find the ultimate fudge recipe. I have bookmarked a ton that were in the running, but I finally settled on this recipe because I thought it was pretty unique, plus I can always count on Cassie's recipes.

Yes, friends. Raspberry Truffle Fudge. Doesn't it sound fancy and amazing all on its own? I think so.

Raspberry Truffle Fudge
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch or two of salt

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup raspberry preserves
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Spray a 9x9 inch pan with cooking spray and line with wax paper. 

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine 3 cups chocolate chips and condensed milk. Heat in microwave until chocolate melts, stirring occasionally. Don't let it scorch. Stir in the vanilla and salt. Spread into pan and cool to room temperature.

Now, in a microwave-safe bowl, heat raspberry preserves until smooth. Strain seeds using a fine mesh strainer. Stir in cream and 2 cups chocolate chips. Heat in the microwave until the chocolate melts and stir until smooth. Cool to lukewarm, then pour over the fudge layer.

Refrigerate until both layers are completely set, about 1 hour. Cut into 1 inch pieces.

Printable Recipe

*Note: I used a loaf pan instead of a 9x9 inch dish. I did spray it with cooking spray but didn't line it with parchment paper because I didn't have any, and because I'd tried using foil before and didn't like how it stuck to the fudge. So I just poured the mixture directly into the loaf pan. I would recommend using parchment paper if you can though, because it was difficult cutting it out of the loaf pan and getting perfectly serrated pieces. 

Basically, do it like Cassie does it.

Also I had problems removing the seeds through a fine mesh strainer. None of the raspberry preserves would filter through the strainer, so I ended up not being able to de-seed the preserves. So some of my fudge pieces had little seeds in them. I just ignored them when eating the fudge, which is otherwise delicious! But definitely de-seed if you can. Wonder if I just had a crappy strainer or how others got that to work well??

Vote for The Ultimate FUDGE recipe by clicking on the "like" buttons in the blog hop below. I sure would appreciate a vote from you... I'm #73  :)

And since I can, I'm also submitting this as my week 9 entry of The 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies and Sweets, cuz it's also a perfect holiday treat! Your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, ANYONE who receives these as gifts will love you forever. I know I would.

And check out the blog hop below for tons of Christmas baking ideas. Thanks for hosting, Brenda!

Peace, and bacon grease!


Cassie said...

I'm glad you liked this, Desi! I'm sorry you couldn't get the seeds to strain. That's curious. I wonder if I used jam or jelly or something thinner than the preserves? I remember I did have to heat it to make it thinner... In any case, I'm really glad you enjoyed this fudge. We certainly did! :)

Classical Appetites said...

Awesome fudge idea! I've got orange ginger fudge in my "kitchen"! Happy Holidays!

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Mmmm. I love the addition of raspberry. I hope you'll stop by and see my CCC post for Bailey's Irish Cream and Pistachio Fudge.


Janie said...

YUM!!!!!!! I need to make this ASAP - definitely got my vote :))

Hope you are doing well!

Chels/Catz in the Kitchen said...

I love the flavor combination. So festive!

Unknown said...

yum, love the flavor combo

Faith said...

oh gosh, can i eat everything? i am drolling right now!

Michael said...

Looks delish girl!!!

Unknown said...

Hi! ...stopping by from the Crazy Cooking Challenge (#54). Just the title alone was enough to make me want to try it! Yum!

Gerry @Foodness Gracious said...

Of course I voted for you! Raspberry and truffle are 2 of my fav words!!
Great post Desi..

Melissa @IWasBornToCook said...

great flavor combo!

Miz Helen said...

Great recipe for the Crazy Cooking Challenge, it is fun cooking with you!
Miz Helen