Do you like the taste of caramel? Well, you are going to love these browned butter fudge pieces from IAmBaker! I wanted to try a couple of homemade fudge recipes this Valentine’s week, but I didn’t want to go with ordinary and predictable chocolate fudge. I was really happy with this sweet, yet nutty fudge morsel as an alternative way to make fudge. The recipe is very simple to make, even if you make a small mistake like I did and burn some of the fudge in the saucepan (which I fixed with a fine mesh sieve).
Brown Butter Fudge
- 1 stick of unsalted butter
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 7 oz. evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Place the butter in a medium-large saucepan over medium-high heat. If possible, use a pan with a light bottom.
- Melt the butter and continue to cook it until it is a rich golden brown. Watch carefully because it will turn to golden brown really quick once it reaches a certain temperature. You want to avoid the butter scorching on the bottom.
- Once the butter is browned, add the sugar, evaporated milk, and corn syrup.
- Stir sugar until it is completely dissolved.
- Insert candy thermometer on the side of the saucepan.
- Cook slowly until the sugar mixture reaches 238 degrees F (or soft ball stage).
- Once the temperature reaches soft ball stage, remove the candy from the heat and let it cool to room temperature.
- If you find that some of the mixture burned on the bottom of the pan, like I did, get another bowl and strain the mixture through a sieve into the new bowl to remove the burnt bits and to return the fudge to a clean, smooth texture.
- Prepare an 8 x 8 inch pan by lining it with aluminum foil and spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
- Once the candy has cooled, pour into stand mixer.
- Start the mixer on low and slowly add in powdered sugar.
- Once the sugar is mostly incorporated, increase the mixer to high and beat the fudge until it loses its shine (approx. 5 minutes).
- Pour the fudge into the prepared pan, and smooth it into an even layer.
- Allow the fudge to set in the refrigerator at least 2 hours.
- Cut and share!