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Apricot-Nut White Fudge

We look forward to this luscious apricot fudge recipe every Christmas. It's easy to make, and it melts in your mouth. I wrap up small squares of the candy with ribbon and silk holly.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 pounds

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 12 ounces white baking chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried apricots

Directions

  • Line a 9-in. square pan with aluminum foil, letting ends extend over sides by 1 in. Coat with cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Gradually add the white chocolate. Beat in the vanilla. Fold in nuts and apricots.
  • Spread into prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Using foil, lift fudge from pan; cut into 1-in. squares.

Apricot Fudge Tips

How do you store apricot fudge?

Because this apricot fudge recipe is made with cream cheese, it should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

What other dried fruits can be added to this fudge?

To make this recipe your own, you can add other dried fruits, like dried peaches, apples or nectarines. Want more fudge with fruit? Check out fruit-and-nut fudge, white Christmas fudge and cranberry fudge.

Should you toast the nuts before using?

It isn’t necessary to toast the nuts before using but doing so will enhance their flavor. Learn about the four easy ways to toast nuts. Research contributed by JulieSchnittka, Taste of Home Senior Editor
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 64 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 13mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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