Do you ever find yourself craving a warm slice of apple pie but don’t have the time or desire to make a whole pie? Or maybe you’re simply looking for a new dessert that will completely satisfy your sweet tooth. Well, my fellow culinary explorers, I have just the recipe for you – Apple Pie Fudge.
This fudge recipe is the perfect way to enjoy all the flavors of apple pie in a rich, smooth, and creamy bite. With just a few simple ingredients and some patience, you can create a dessert that will surely impress your friends and family.
Now, I know what you may be thinking – “Fudge that tastes like apple pie? That sounds too good to be true!” But trust me when I say this fudge tastes exactly like apple pie with a bit of sweet frosting and drizzled caramel sauce on top. The spiced flavor is perfectly satisfying like no other.
So why not venture out of your comfort zone and give this Apple Pie Fudge recipe a try? Your taste buds will thank you.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Are you craving a delicious autumn treat that will leave your taste buds begging for more? Then look no further than this apple pie fudge recipe. As a culinary explorer, I have tasted many desserts in my journeys, but this fudge recipe stands out from the rest.
This recipe combines the classic taste of apple pie with the rich, creamy texture of fudge. With just the right amount of apple pie spice mixed into the powdery sugar and vanilla, every bite of this fudge tastes exactly like apple pie. The sweet frosting drizzled on top and spiced flavor make it perfectly satisfying without overwhelming your senses.
What I love about this recipe is its versatility. You can serve it as a dessert dish or cut it into small squares to offer as finger food at your next gathering. Furthermore, you can also experiment with various substitutions and variations to create new flavors every time you make it.
With its sweet taste and sinful texture, this apple pie fudge will surely meet and exceed your expectations. Make sure to try it out today and indulge in a rich fudge that embodies all that autumn has to offer!
Let’s take a look at what you’ll need for this delicious Apple Pie Fudge recipe.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 4 cups of sugar
- 3 cups of evaporated milk
- 3/4 cup of unsalted butter
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tsp. of vanilla
- 1 tsp. of apple pie spice
- A can of (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups of white chocolate chips
- 1 cup apple cider
- Pie Filling:
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. allspice
- 1/4 cup apple cider
- 4 cups apple pie filling
Note that the ingredients mentioned above are for one baking dish, adjust accordingly if making more than one.
The Recipe How-To
Now that we’ve got all of our ingredients lined up and ready to go, it’s time to dig in and create this delicious apple pie fudge. Trust me, this recipe is worth every bit of effort you put into making it.
Preparing the Base Fudge
- First things first, melt 3/4 cup of butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
- After the butter is melted, add in 3 cups of granulated sugar and 2/3 cup of evaporated milk.
- Continuously stir and bring the mixture to a boil for around 5 minutes.
- Take the pan off the heat and fold in 1 1/2 cups of white chocolate chips, 1 jar (7 oz) of marshmallow cream, and 1 tsp of vanilla extract until combined to create a rich fudge texture.
Adding Apple Pie Flavor
- Fold in 1 cup apple pie filling into the mixture. You will notice that the fudge tastes exactly like an apple pie with sweet frosting drizzled on top!
- Add in 2 tsp of apple pie spice, which gives it a spiced flavor perfectly satisfying that apple pie craving.
Baking Apple Crumble Topping
- In a separate pan, bake one batch of apple crumble topping according to our recipe from above or use a purchased pre-made apple crumble topping.
- Pour half the fudge over an 8×8 inch lined baking dish or alternatively use a 9×13 inch baking dish.
- Press in half the crumble topping onto the first layer.
- Pour remaining fudge over previous layers.
- Sprinkle the remaining crumble toping on top.
Once all these steps are complete, let your caramel apple pie fudge cool on counter before transferring to fridge for 2 hours or until completely set!
Substitutions and Variations
Are you looking to jazz up your Apple Pie Fudge recipe? Look no further! Here are some substitutions and variations that will make your taste buds dance with joy.
– Instead of using apple pie spice, try making your own blend by mixing cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice in equal parts. The result will be just as delicious and add a personal touch to your fudge.
– Want a richer fudge flavor? Replace the evaporated milk with sweetened condensed milk. This substitution will create a more decadent and indulgent flavor that you won’t be able to resist.
– If you’re feeling daring, replace the white chocolate chips with caramel apple pieces or add them as a mix-in to your fudge. The bits of caramelized apple will give your fudge an extra layer of sweetness and texture.
– For a chocolate twist on classic apple pie flavor, try adding semi-sweet chocolate chips or cocoa powder to the recipe. The combination of chocolate and apple will create a unique taste that satisfies even the most demanding chocolate lover.
– To make your fudge dairy-free, replace the butter with margarine and use applesauce instead of evaporated milk. You’ll still enjoy the spiced apple flavor but without any animal products.
No matter what substitution or variation you choose, this Apple Pie Fudge recipe is versatile enough to handle it all while still retaining its ultimate decadent spot.
Serving and Pairing
Now that your apple pie fudge is made and ready to eat, it’s time to savor each and every bite of this delicious dessert. Serve it as a stand-alone treat, or if you want to elevate the experience, top it with a dollop of whipped cream for an extra creamy touch.
Apple pie fudge has a rich and sweet flavor profile that pairs well with a variety of beverages. I recommend serving it with a hot cup of coffee or tea to balance out the intense sweetness of the fudge. If you’re feeling adventurous, try serving your fudge with a glass of cold milk or apple cider for a truly festive experience.
The subtle spiced flavors of the apple pie spice blend make this fudge uniquely tasty, which means it can also be paired with other desserts. A warm slice of apple crumble or caramel apple pie would be perfect alongside this sweet treat. Or you can choose to pair it with other types of fudge such as rich chocolate or buttery maple flavors for some variety on your dessert table.
To take things up another notch, consider drizzling white chocolate overtop the fudge for a decadent finishing touch. It’s like having sweet frosting on top of your favorite pie – what could be better than that?
No matter how you choose to serve your apple pie fudge, one thing is certain: this dessert will leave everyone at the table satisfied and craving more.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
As a horror fiction writer, I know the importance of planning ahead, especially when it comes to cooking. The Apple Pie Fudge Recipe is a perfect treat for those who like to prep ahead of time. So, if you’re planning on making this delicious fudge for a party or simply because you’re craving something sweet, you’re in luck!
Making this fudge ahead of time will allow the flavors to blend and intensify, providing an even more satisfying apple pie flavor. You can make the fudge up to two days before your event and keep it stored in the refrigerator. Just make sure to tightly wrap it with plastic wrap or store in an airtight container to prevent freezer burn and moisture from building up.
When it’s time to serve, let the fudge sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before cutting into squares. This will allow it to soften and become easier to cut without crumbling.
If you have leftovers or want to store the fudge for later consumption, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. The fudge should last in the fridge for up to one week, but let’s be real – this rich and decadent dessert probably won’t make it that long!
To reheat the fudge, simply cut into squares and place them on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 10-15 seconds per square until slightly warmed through. Remember not to overheat, as this can cause the sugar in the fudge to crystalize and become grainy.
Overall, by following these simple steps, you can enjoy your apple-pie inspired fudge anytime you want without having to stress about late-minute preparations.
Tips for Perfect Results
Now that you’ve got all the ingredients and you are prepping to make your apple pie fudge, there are some tips you need to keep in mind to achieve perfect results.
1. Melt the Chocolate Chips Slowly
When melting the chocolate chips, do it slowly. Do not use high heat or microwave them for too long. Otherwise, the chocolate will scorch and won’t melt well. Therefore, melt the chocolate gradually using small increments of heat, stirring in between until they are fully melted.
2. Keep a Close Eye on the Fudge
If you leave the fudge cooking for a moment longer than required, it may become overcooked and turn out as hard candy instead of rich fudge. For this reason, you should watch your caramel apple pie fudge carefully when it’s cooking, stirring constantly with a spatula.
3. Use Quality Ingredients
The quality of your ingredients matters greatly in achieving excellent caramel apple pie fudge results. Therefore, avoid skimping on quality ingredients to get the best possible taste.
4. Be Generous with Apple Pie Spice
Your caramel apple pie fudge would not be complete without adding enough apple pie spice. Be generous with how much spice you add because having flavorful spiced fudge is the objective here.
5. Experiment with Different Toppings
While this recipe’s caramel frosting drizzled on top is incredible, various toppings make an even more delightful garnish atop slices of rich apple fudge such as chopped nuts, whipped cream or fresh apples.
6. Wait Until It’s Completely Cooled Before Slicing
It is always recommended that you wait for your caramel apple pie fudge to cool completely before slicing it into portions to avoid crumbling it up or ruining its shape.
Remember these tips for making perfect and delicious caramel apple pie fudge every time. With each tip taken into consideration, your end result will be a fantastic dessert dish sure to please everyone at your gathering!
As an avid culinary explorer, I pride myself on providing not just scrumptious recipes but also on answering any questions that may arise when making them. In this section, I’ve collected some of the most frequently asked questions about making apple pie fudge to help you achieve perfect results every time. From ingredient substitutions to storage tips, I’ve got you covered. So, let’s dive right into these FAQs and get all your queries answered for a flawless apple pie fudge recipe.
What is the secret of making great fudge?
As a culinary explorer, I’ve gathered some essential tips and recommendations for making fudge. Firstly, while cooking fudge, it’s important not to stir the mixture to prevent disturbing the crystal formation. The good news is, you can either choose to cook it on a stove or in a microwave based on your convenience.
Next, watch out for crystallization. Sugar crystals can attach to the sides of the pan while cooking, leading to unwanted texture in your fudge. To prevent this from happening, it’s essential to keep the sides of the pan clean during the process.
Once cooked, let the mixture cool thoroughly before beating it. This waiting time is necessary as the sugar needs to crystallize again to create the desired smooth and creamy texture of fudge.
When the mixture has cooled, beat it vigorously to aerate it, producing a lighter, fluffier texture. And voila! You’ve got yourself some irresistible fudge that’s sure to please your taste buds.
How do you make Martha Stewart fudge?
Alright, let’s get started on making our delicious dessert! First things first, grab a large saucepan and combine some butter, marshmallows, sugar, cream, and salt. Heat this mixture up on medium, remembering to give it a good stir every once in a while. After about 8 to 10 minutes, the marshmallows should be melted and the mixture should be looking nice and creamy.
Now for the fun part! Take the saucepan off the heat and stir in some vanilla extract, chocolate chips, and half a cup of chopped walnuts. Keep mixing until the chocolate chips are completely melted and everything is well combined. Trust me, when you see that smooth, silky texture you’ll know that you’re in for a treat.
Tip: If you want to mix things up a bit, try substituting the walnuts with some other nuts, like pecans or almonds, for a different flavor profile.
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How long does fudge take to harden?
When making fudge, after cooking it and adding any additional ingredients, it usually takes around 3 hours for it to set. Another option is to prepare it in the evening and let it set overnight. This way, the fudge will have enough time to solidify properly.
Can you freeze homemade fudge?
Freezing your fudge is an excellent option for keeping it fresh for an extended period. Properly stored frozen fudge can last from 2 to 3 months, and some types may even last up to a year. This allows you to indulge in your favorite fudge whenever you want without worrying about its expiration.
In conclusion, this apple pie fudge recipe is truly a must-try for all dessert lovers out there. The spiced flavor and creamy texture of this fudge perfectly complement the sweetness of the apple pie filling.
With simple ingredients that you may already have in your pantry, easy-to-follow instructions, and endless possibilities for substitutions and variations, this recipe is a surefire hit. I believe that everyone should give it a try at least once.
So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a shot and taste for yourself just how satisfyingly delicious it is. Don’t forget to experiment with different variations such as using caramel apple pie filling or white chocolate fudge drizzled on top.
I guarantee that with every bite you take, you’ll feel as if you’re biting into a piece of warm apple pie with sweet frosting drizzled on top. Trust me; it’s an experience you wouldn’t want to miss!
Apple Pie Fudge Recipe
- 1 cup applesauce
- 3/4 cup margarine
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 3 cups sugar
- 2 cups marshmallow cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
- 1 teaspoon apple pie spice (or more to taste depends on how spicy the applesauce you used is)
- nuts (optional)
- Combine the first four ingredients, bring to a boil (to soft ball stage).
- Stir constantly because the mixture burns easily.
- Remove from heat.
- Add: marshmallow cream, vanilla and powdered sugar (sifted) and apple pie spice, Blend well; pour into greased pan.
- Use an 8 or 9 inch square pan for a thick fudge or a 13x9 inch pan if you like it a little thinner.
- Add nuts if desired.
- Cool, cut into squares.
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Mishra Vikas is a digital nomad who loves to explore the world and learn about its cultures. As a programmer, backpacker, and cook, he enjoys sharing his adventures and cooking up delectable dishes. Writing about his experiences, creating tasty recipes, and discovering new places are some of his favorite activities. He’s an avid traveler and passionate chef, always on the lookout for an exciting new journey.