Maple fudge with toasted walnuts
Maple fudge is a sweet treat that everybody looks forward to during the holidays. This recipe is lactose free, made with Natrel Lactose Free Whipping Cream. You can mix this fudge recipe by hand with a wooden spoon, so it’s not too difficult to make. The only special equipment you need is a candy thermometer, which you can find at most grocery stores.
- Prepare an 8” x 8” pan by buttering it all over and then line it with parchment paper that hangs over two of the sides. Set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, heat the whipping cream, brown sugar, granulated sugar and maple syrup on medium-low, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Stop stirring when the mixture is smooth and the sugar has dissolved. Continue heating the mixture until it reaches 239ºF (115ºC), then take the pan off the heat.
- Scatter the nuts over the hot fudge mixture and let rest at room temperature for another 10 minutes to cool slightly. Stir the fudge mixture for 5 to 10 minutes, until it becomes quite thick and has lost some of its shine. Quickly transfer the fudge mixture to the prepared 8” x 8” pan and smooth it out as fast as you can. Let the fudge set for 1 hour minimum at room temperature before cutting it into small pieces.