It's officially the season for all the sweet treats, and fudge is one of those items that always tops our list! My mom made chocolate pecan fudge every year to have around during the holidays and to give to friends along with homemade Pecan Tassies (Tarts), caramel candies, pies and more! There was never a shortage of sweets! So this year, we teamed up with Da Vine Foods to create a delicious fudge with passion fruit! This White Chocolate Passion Fruit Fudge is a melt-in-your-mouth delight, and is perfect to make during the holidays!
Old Fashioned vs Quick Fudge
While developing this recipe, we tried several versions of fudge from Old Fashioned Fudge to variations on quick 15-minute fudge. All the versions tasted great but ultimately we landed on this version being that it is much more approachable for anyone to make!
Old Fashioned Vanilla Fudge is typically made with just a few ingredients as the base, including sugar, cream and butter. The old-fashioned version can be quite finicky. It requires close attention to the temp of the sugar mixture through the soft ball stage of caramel development. The key temp to remove the caramel mixture is around 238°F, and a candy thermometer is necessary to get Old Fashioned Fudge to turn out. Additionally, it requires some effort to mix the caramel once cooled so that it becomes the fudge texture we all know and love. If you have several hours to devote to making homemade Old Fashioned Fudge, plus another 8-12 hours to allow the fudge to develop in the fridge, then go for it! Here is a recipe you can reference for making homemade Old Fashioned Vanilla Fudge if you have the time.
We chose the easier, and equally as tasty option that has white chocolate as a base instead.
White Chocolate Passion Fruit Fudge
This version of fudge uses white chocolate as the base, along with marshmallow cream, evaporated milk, sugar and butter to create that fudge-y texture. The process for making this version is much easier than Old Fashioned Fudge and only takes about 15 minutes of active work. The result is a super creamy and luscious melt-in-your-mouth fudge that has a nice passion fruit flavor from Da Vine Food's Passion Fruit Puree.
Where can I find the Passion Fruit Puree?
If you don't live in Hawaii, Lilikoi (the Hawaiian word for passion fruit) can be quite a challenge to get your hands on. Fortunately, Da Vine Foods, a Hawaii-based company, sells a variety of high-quality passion fruit products so that we can enjoy our favorite passion fruit recipes throughout the year. We always have a bottle of the Passion Fruit Puree on hand and we use it all the time in both sweet and savory recipes.
Check out some of our other passion fruit recipes we love to make this time of the year using Da Vine Foods products below. And use our promo code CWW15 to get 15% off when you spend $50+ on passion fruit products (excluding sale items). Even better, shipping is always free!
- Passion Fruit Mini Pavlovas
- Pumpkin Passion Fruit Spice Cake
- Brown Butter Cardamom Linzer Cookies with Passion Fruit Jelly
- Passion Fruit Milk Chocolate Hand-Rolled Truffles
- Passion Fruit White Chocolate Mint Gelato
We hope you enjoy this recipe for White Chocolate Passion Fruit Fudge! If you give it a try, leave us a comment below, or tag us on Instagram @cooking_with_wine!
Looking for more holiday recipes? Check out our popular recipes below:
- Brown Butter and Pecan Rum Cake
- Pumpkin Mascarpone Cheesecake with Candied Cinnamon Pecans
- Pumpkin Spice Butter Cake aka “Crack Cake”
- Whiskey Maple Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes
- Hazelnut Hot Buttered Rum – A Holiday Treat
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