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Orange Fudge

Orange Fudge

Orange Fudge

Orange Fudge
4.2 rating based on 12,345 ratings
4.2/5 (5)
Course: CandyCuisine: USADifficulty: Medium



A vintage fudge recipe with orange juice and grated orange peel.


  • 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 of choice

  • 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.




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This is the real deal!
- Nigerian queen in Fort Riley, Kansas

- lucy

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.
- A Baker

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.
- Larry in Wisconsin

My kids loved this recipe and I would make it again in a flash.
- A Baker
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