Try this pecan fudge recipe, made in the microwave.
We don’t really have pecan pie in the UK, but I love pecan nuts and maple syrup so decided to try making a pecan fudge. I always have a stash of nuts in my larder, usually half opened, so it was handy to use up an open pack (that’s my excuse anyway).
Make sure the maple syrup is proper maple syrup, although if you want a slightly different taste there’s a maple flavoured golden syrup. I think it would probably be supersweet, so stick with the proper maple syrup if you can. I didn’t want mine to be too strong, but obviously you can play with the amount you add. Remember that for every extra tablespoon of liquid you add, you’ll need to add 100g extra chocolate. Alternatively just add 1-2 tsp of maple extract if you have that instead.
I’m really random with my recipes,and just grabbed a lot of pecans. Just use the amount you want. A couple of handfuls should be fine – for mixing in chopped nuts, and topping with some whole nuts pressed into the top for decoration.
If you don’t have a microwave you can always melt the chocolate and condensed milk together in a bain marie or double boiler, in a slow cooker, or on the hob, but it’s just faster and easier to wash up doing it in the microwave. You’ll also need an 8 inch or 20x20cm shallow brownie tin, or container lined with baking paper to make it easier to remove and then cut up once set. It takes around 2-3 hours in the fridge to set.
I’d definitely recommend storing it in the fridge too otherwise it will get a little soft around the edges after a while.
How to make microwave pecan fudge
- 397g tin sweetened condensed milk
- 500g milk chocolate chips or block broken up
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Handful of pecan nuts, chop ¾ of them to stir in, the rest leave halved
1, Put the chocolate, condensed milk and maple syrup, in a microwavable bowl or jug. Microwave in bursts for around 2 minutes until the chocolate is fully melted. The mixture will be quite thick.
2, Add in the chopped nuts and stir to mix together.
3, Spoon into a 20x20cm or 8 inch tin lined with baking paper, and top with the whole or halved pecans, pressing them in slightly.
4, Chill in the fridge to set for 2-3 hours, then remove and cut into small squares.
5, Store in the fridge until you want to eat the fudge.
If using maple extract instead of syrup use 1-2 tsp, and reduce the chocolate to 450g. For every 1tbsp of liquid you’ll need to add around 100g extra chocolate.
You can leave out the maple syrup and use whatever nuts you prefer. Pistachio and white chocolate would be nice, or try hazelnuts with milk chocolate
Find the printable recipe below.
Microwave Pecan Pie Fudge
Easy fudge recipe with hints of maple syrup and pecans.
- 397 g sweetened condensed milk
- 500 g milk chocolate chips or broken into squares
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- pecan nuts handful, some chopped, rest halved to top
Put the chocolate, condensed milk and maple syrup, in a microwavable bowl or jug. Microwave in bursts for around 2 minutes until the chocolate is fully melted. The mixture will be quite thick.
Add in the chopped nuts and stir to mix together
Spoon into a 20x20cm or 8 inch tin lined with baking paper, and top with the whole or halved pecans, pressing them in slightly
Chill in the fridge to set for 2-3 hours, then remove and cut into small squares
Store in the fridge until you want to eat the fudge
Try one of my other fudge recipes.