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Orange Fudge


1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup boiling orange juice
2 cups granulated sugar
pinch of salt
grated zest of 2 oranges
1 cup chopped nuts
2 tablespoons butter

Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan, set aside. In the top of a double boiler, heat the evaporated milk. In a deep, heavy sauce pan, melt the 1 cup sugar. When sugar is a rich brown color, slowly stir in the hot orange juice and orange zest. Add the hot evaporated milk and stir in the 2 cups sugar and pinch of salt. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Cook syrup slowly to soft ball stage, 238 F on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat and add butter; pour immediately into the bowl of an electric mixer and beat at high speed for 2 minutes. Stir in nuts and pour into prepared baking pan. When cool, cut into 1" squares.

Note: Adapted from a recipe by Gretchen Langschwager from the Frankenmuth Cookbook vol. III, published by the Frankenmuth Historical Association.

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Reviews of Orange Fudge:

1-5 of 5 reviews  

  Larry in Wisconsin  Dec 22, 2009
Would make this again.
I have been making fudge for years and this recipe truly sucked. I should have known this was a bad recipe when it said to heat the milk in a double boiler and then pour it in with the rest of the ingredients. What? Why? Just heat it in the microwave and pour it in. I followed it to a "T" and there it sits in the refrigerator a non-congealed nutty mess. If I could give this a "0" i would. 1 star

  Nigerian queen in Fort Riley, Kansas  Dec 20, 2009
Would make this again.
This is the real deal! 5 stars

  lucy in a place  Nov 25, 2009
Would make this again.
IT WAS AWESOME. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in minnesota  Dec 3, 2006
Would make this again.
my freinds and I made this. It's way better than anything you buy in a store. Will definately make this again. with freinds of course. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Missouri  Dec 8, 2004
Would make this again.
My kids loved this recipe and I would make it again in a flash. 5 stars

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