Christmas Butter Fudge

Christmas Butter Fudge Recipe
Photo: Oxmoor House
An old-fashioned recipe that's perfect to share with your neighbors.


Makes 2 1/2 pounds.

Recipe from

Gooseberry Patch


4 cups sugar
2 cups milk
1/2 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup candied cherries, finely chopped
1/4 cup pistachios, blanched


Combine sugar, milk, butter and salt in large saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until candy thermometer reads 236°. Remove from heat immediately; set pan in cold water. Do not stir or beat until cooled to lukewarm. Add vanilla; beat until candy becomes thick and creamy and loses its shine. When candy begins to set, add cherries and nuts; fold in quickly. Pour into buttered 8" x 8" pan. Let stand at room temperature until firm. Cut into squares.

Packaging instructions:Painted Box: Apply primer, then light blue paint to the outside of a small round paper maché box and lid; allow to dry. Apply self-adhesive snowflake-shaped stickers to the box. For the knob, stack and glue several white buttons to the lid.

Juanita Williams, Jacksonville, OR, Gooseberry Patch All Through the Seasons,

Gooseberry Patch

September 2009
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