If you like white chocolate, try Opera Fudge!

Typically Opera Fudge has just candied red cherries in it.  I added walnuts which you can leave out if you prefer.

Yes, I serve Opera Fudge on an Opera Plate! That plate is a scene from Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly”.

  This fudge is worthy of its name. It is exquisite! Like opera is!

Enjoy!”

Opera Fudge

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An exquisite looking, divine white chocolate fudge that is worthy of its name!
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Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18
Calories: 145

Equipment

  • Candy Thermometer

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup light cream
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup candied cherries chopped
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped

Instructions

  • Butter or spray a 9-inch square pan.
  • Butter the sides of a heavy 2-quart saucepan.
  • In the saucepan, combine the sugar, milk, light cream, corn syrup, and salt.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves and the mixture comes to a boiling point.
  • Then continue to cook to a soft ball stage (238° on a candy thermometer).
  • Immediately remove from the heat and let it cool to lukewarm (110°) without stirring.
  • Add in the butter and vanilla, stirring to mix well.
  • Now beat it vigorously with a wooden spoon until the mixture becomes very thick and starts to lose its gloss.
  • Quickly stir in the chopped candied cherries and walnuts.
  • Quickly spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
  • With a knife, score the fudge into squares while it is still warm, then cut it into complete squares when it has completely cooled and is firm.
  • Store the fudge in a covered tin or container at room temperature.

EXTRA TIP:

NUTS: You can substitute the walnuts for whatever nut is your favorite.
VARITATION:   For Christmas, use red and green cherries!  
Nutrition
Sodium: 75mg | Calcium: 14mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 65IU | Sugar: 26g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 27mg | Cholesterol: 6mg | Calories: 145kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 4g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 28g | Iron: 1mg

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