Ah, yes. Strawberry fudge. Of course, like most strawberry fudges, this strawberry fudge recipe is not the same type of confection that you buy in fudge shops around the world and normally associate with chocolate. This strawberry fudge is for those with a sweet tooth the size of Mount Olympus. If you are the type of person who can sit down and eat a whole package of pixie sticks, this strawberry fudge recipe is for you! Ok, maybe that is exaggerating a bit, but this is truly a sweet treat.
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Strawberry Fudge Recipe
Strawberry fudge is more of a candy than a fudge. It does not set as firmly as the typical chocolate fudge does and is considered sweeter by most who try it. It is particularly delighted in by youngsters, but oldsters with a sweet craving will find it delicious as well. This strawberry fudge recipe is easy to make and is a great dessert when served cut into small squares after dinner. One great thing about this recipe is that it can be served as small pieces allowing it to be spread around to many diners or guests.
Strawberry Fudge Recipe: Ingredients
1 and 3/4 cups of fresh sliced strawberries (conversions here)
3 cups of white sugar
1 can of evaporated milk (12 fl oz)
2 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Strawberry Fudge Recipe Directions
Begin the preparation for this strawberry fudge recipe by buttering a 9×9 baking pan. Next, in a large saucepan, combine the evaporated milk, butter, and sugar. Boil the mixture over medium heat. While at a boil, stir in both the lemon juice and strawberries. With constant stirring, heat the mixture to between 235 and 240 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately 112 to 116 degrees celsius). When a drop of the syrup dropped into cold water creates a soft ball that flattens on a flat surface when removed from the water, remove the saucepan from the heat source and rapidly spread the mixture in the 9×9 pan. Allow the strawberry fudge to cool prior to cutting and serving. Placing it in the refrigerator can speed the process.
Strawberry Fudge Recipe: Notes
This strawberry fudge recipe has a great flavor. And, just like most of the other Strawberry Recipes, it is easily modified. Frozen sliced strawberries can be used instead of fresh, if necessary, and the strawberries can be pureed, crushed, or cubed. Experiment and find what works well for you! For those conscious about the amount of refined table sugar they consume, feel free to try organic evaporated cane juice crystals, turbinado, sucanat, honey crystals, brown sugar, or even stevia to give unique and varied accents to this quick strawberry recipe.
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