Pistachio Fudge Recipe

Cranberry-Pistachio Fudge

Creamy white fudge boasts nuggets of dried cranberries and pistachios.

35 min. prep time
64 pieces
252 Ratings


2 cups sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk*
3 (4-ounce) bars white chocolate, cut into pieces
1 (7-ounce) jar marshmallow crème
3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup roasted salted pistachios, coarsely chopped


Line 8- or 9-inch square pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over edges. Lightly butter foil. Set aside.

Combine sugar, butter and buttermilk in heavy 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 5-7 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil and sugar is dissolved.

Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, 6-8 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 234°F or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a soft, pliable ball. Remove from heat.

Stir in white chocolate until completely melted. Add marshmallow crème; stir until well mixed. Stir in cranberries and pistachios. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Refrigerate 2 hours or until completely cooled and set.

Remove from pan using foil ends; remove foil. Cut into 1-inch squares. Store refrigerated.

*Substitute 2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1/2 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.

Recipe Tip

Before scooping out marshmallow crème from the jar, spray a rubber scraper with no-stick cooking spray. The marshmallow crème will not stick to the scraper.

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Nutrition Facts (1 piece)

Calories: 90

Fat: 3.5g

Cholesterol: 5mg

Sodium: 24mg

Carbohydrates: 14g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #15033©2012Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Great taste and easy to make I would definitely make this again.
Terrific recipe! I made this for Christmas this year and we loved it. The buttermilk adds a nice touch with the pistachios and cranberries. I will definitely make this recipe again. I didn't use a candy thermometer and never do when making fudge. I let it boil 7 minutes and it turned out perfect! Wish I could post a photo!! Thanks for a wonderful recipe that tastes great and looks SO festive!

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