Lightly spray an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray and line the bottom with a square of parchment paper. Set aside In a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, whisk together...
Makes 3 dozen squares
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– Nonstick cooking spray
– Parchment paper
– 2½ cups powdered sugar
– ¾ cup half-and-half
– ¼ cup unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
– 12 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped
– 1¼ cups dried cherries, coarsely chopped
– ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. Lightly spray an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray and line the bottom with a square of parchment paper. Set aside.
2. In a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, whisk together powdered sugar and half-and-half until smooth. Add butter and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Once the mixture reaches a boil, stop stirring and set timer for 5 minutes.
3. Reduce heat to low and stir in chocolate, whisking until smooth. Stir in dried cherries and vanilla. Pour mixture into the prepared pan. Cool, then chill at least 2 hours.
4. Loosen fudge from sides of pan. Invert onto a cutting board, lift off pan and peel off parchment. Cut into 1-inch squares. Wrap in foil and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week.
From “Christmas Family Gathering: Recipes and Ideas for Celebrating with People You Love” by Donata Maggipinto.