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...

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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.