Now that Christmas is drawing ever nearer, my thoughts are turning to edible gifts I can make for my family. Fudge is great for this time of the year and I wanted to use festive colours and flavours to make it a bit more special. So my thoughts turned to white chocolate, pistachio with its vibrant green colour, and I thought that freeze-dried raspberry pieces would be a good contrast. Cranberry and pistachio is of course a classic combination but quite a few of my recent bakes have included cranberries so it was time for a change!
My cherry and chocolate Black Forest slow cooker fudge (find the recipe here) was very easy to make, so I used the same method here for this slow cooker white chocolate, pistachio and raspberry fudge. The fudge will be kept wrapped in baking parchment in a sealed container in my fridge, and if no little hands sneak any before Christmas, it will be wrapped in festive red and white bags from Iced Jems online baking shop. I may have to make a new batch though as I suspect it won’t be safe for long!
- 250 g white chocolate
- 250 g condensed milk
- 70 g icing sugar
- Couple of small handfuls of pistachio kernels, chopped
- Freeze dried raspberry pieces to scatter on top
- Melt the white chocolate and condensed milk together in the slow cooker on high for around 30-45 mins or until smooth and melted together. Leave the lid off.
- Stir every five to ten minutes.
- Once the mixture is smooth and looks quite thick, add the sifted icing sugar and mix well until it is all combined.
- Pour half the fudge mixture into a loaf tin (or whatever you would like to use) lined with baking paper.
- Scatter half the pistachios on top. Then pour the rest of the fudge in.
- Top with the remaining pistachios and scatter the freeze dried raspberry pieces on top.
- Press the pistachios and raspberry pieces in gently, then chill the fudge in the fridge until set.
- This took three to four hours in my fridge, but I left it overnight.
- Cut into squares and serve.
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