Maple Cream Fudge

yield: 36 squares Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 15-25 minutes (2-3 hours cooling time)
ingredients
instructions

Ingredients

1 can (19 oz.) pure maple syrup from Canada (preferably golden for its delicate taste)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup 35% cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 pretzels, in pieces
3/4 cup dark chocolate, in chips or chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup pistachios, shelled and chopped
 

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Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring the maple syrup and butter to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in cream and continue cooking until candy thermometer reaches 245°F.
  3. Meanwhile, butter a 13 x 9 in. baking sheet or pan and set aside.
  4. Remove the preparation from the heat and stand for 5 minutes. Beat with a whisk for 5 minutes until thick.
  5. Pour the mixture on the baking sheet or into the pan and let cool 2 minutes before sprinkling the surface with pretzels, chocolate, cranberries and pistachios.
  6. Cut into squares without removing from pan and allow cooling for 2 to 3 hours.
  7. Once the cream fudge has cooled down, cut the squares over the previous marks and unmold.

Type: Dessert

 
Pure Maple Syrup
The natural sweetener offers a variety of flavor components, including; nutty, vanilla, coffee, floral and spicy flavors.floral and spicy
maple recipes
The natural sweetener offers a variety of flavor components, including; nutty, vanilla, coffee, floral and spicy flavors.floral and spicy flavors.
Benefits of Maple
Based on Research by the Canadian Nutrient File (Health Canada), maple syrups's nutritional value is superior to other common sweateners, such as honey, sugar, and even brown sugar.