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Cranberry Walnut White Fudge

A visit to several Oregon cranberry farms inspired my unusual fruit-flavored white fudge. I make it for family and friends at holidays and for special occasions. I was thrilled when the recipe earned first place at our county fair.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 pounds


  • 1 teaspoon plus 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) vanilla or white chips
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, coarsely chopped


  • Line an 8-in. square pan with foil and butter the foil with 1 teaspoon butter; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, bring the sugar, sour cream and remaining butter to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 234° (soft-ball stage), about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat. Stir in the chips, marshmallow creme and vanilla until smooth. Fold in walnuts and cranberries. Pour into prepared pan. Let stand at room temperature until cool.
  • Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Discard foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 632 calories, 36g fat (12g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 74g carbohydrate (50g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • CarrieOMartin
    Dec 5, 2013

    I made it exactly as described and it's delicious! Amazing, even. I do hope it sets a bit more overnight, as it's just a tad loose.

  • raccoon1
    Dec 7, 2012

    I've made this the last 3 yrs, although it is really rich, it gets excellent compliments. It also is moist, great for sending to troops overseas.

  • mkdolly2
    Dec 31, 2011

    I regret wasting all the ingredients it took to try this recipe. I tossed the whole thing in the trash. I followed instructions even used candy thermometer, but didn't set up. Something is seriously wrong with this recipe. I took a chance on this recipe and lost.

  • Indy2000
    Dec 19, 2011

    Made this last Christmas using our local Black Walnuts. Guests raved over it. Doing it again this year.

  • mom_of_boys_81
    Dec 12, 2011

    minus the Walnuts, this is the best white fudge Ive ever had!!

  • mkelty2004
    Mar 6, 2011

    No comment left

  • misspat621
    Nov 19, 2010

    Tastes wonderful. Looks just like the picture.I made it for Christmas gifts and everyone loved it.

  • bonist55
    Dec 28, 2009

    BTW: This recipe makes TWO 8-in square pans or ONE 9X12-in rectangular pan. Cut into one inch by one inch squares for a total of about 80 pieces. If you make this entire recipe in one 8" sq pan then you will end up with twelve 2" X3" X4" pieces.

  • bonist55
    Dec 28, 2009

    Absolutley wonderful fudge. It's soft, fluffy, and so tastey! It reminds me of divinity fudge but a slightly sour taste due to the sour cream. It left a funny after taste but otherwise was fantastic. The presentation of this fudge is beautiful. Looks just like the picture.

  • lovinbug22
    Dec 23, 2009

    This fudge is amazing! After making it one year for Christmas I had several people request the recipe. It looks festive too.