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Homemade Maple Pecan Fudge Recipe

Pecan fudge with maple flavoring layered dessert is perfect for the holidays. Made with any chopped nuts on top of a butter caramel like base it’s a family favorite treat we all love. If you made our Microwave Pumpkin Fudge during Thanksgiving and want one for Christmas time, this is it!

Pecan Fudge

Nut fudge is a great duo of creamy, soft with a bit of crunch too. Once you get the hang of this you can tweak it with other crunchy toppings. During the holidays maple flavored treats are popular to enjoy and share with neighbors. (affiliate links present)

Pecan Pie Fudge

Now there are two ways you could do this, below is homemade from scratch with a simple refrigerated or 3 ingredient pie crust as the base. You could skip the bottom all together but it creates somewhat of a copycat pecan pie piece. Layer upon layer of goodness.

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For a quicker method you could follow our Cookie Mix Fudge with sugar cookie mix. Add a dash of maple extract and then top with your candied nuts on top. You don’t have to stick with one type either. Love hazelnuts too? Crush some of those, mix together and press both on top for added texture and flavors.

fudge with pie crust
How to Make Fudge on Stovetop

Maple Pecan Fudge

If you love nut holiday treats this is a great one. Many times I will toast them myself or buy a larger bag to make a batch of this to enjoy, one to share, and some Pecan Turtles too. Making a tin full of goodies is what we do each year to share and add something new each season. This was one of our favorite bites.

  • 1 pie crust refrigerated, room temperature
  • 2 c white chocolate chips
  • Candied pecans chopped, or whole
    • more or less depending on whether you want to add some into the middle layer for more of a nutty flavor
    • you could use other varieties or a mix of the two, this is How to Roast Hazelnuts too
  • 1/4 c corn syrup
  • Brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp evaporated milk
  • Butter
  • Molasses
  • Maple extract is better than maple syrup
  • Sea salt

This pecan fudge recipe is not quite as easy as Fudge in the Microwave but from scratch is always best if you do have time to do it for sure. You could easily make a few varieties with the same ingredients as the base but different toppings. From chocolate chips to dried fruits and of course nuts are classic choices.

Fudge with Pecans

How to Make Fudge on Stovetop

Like our Fudge with Velveeta you want to melt all the ingredients together so it is smooth and the sugar crystals dissolve. This will allow it to solidify better when it cools.

  • Line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Place the rolled out pie crust in the baking dish and press in to fit the shape of the dish.
  • Use a paring knife to cut excess pie dough, leaving just the flat bottom of the dish covered with uncooked pie crust. Place in a preheated oven for 9 minutes, baking until lightly browned
  • In a saucepan, add the white chocolate chips, brown sugar, corn syrup, evaporated milk, butter and molasses.
  • Stir together over medium heat. Keep mixing until everything melts together and is completely combined. Wait until fudge turns a homogeneous color.
  • Remove from the heat and add the maple extract and salt, stirring together.
  • Once the pie crust is out of the oven, pour the fudge mixture on top of the crust.
  • Spread evenly. Pour the chopped pecans all across the top of the fudge, pressing them lightly with your hands.
  • Let cool at room temperature or in the fridge for 1 hour before cutting into squares.
  • Wrap all leftovers once cooled with plastic wrap and store in an airtight container on the counter.

When it comes to storage there are a few options. The best is at room temperature in an area that is out of the sunlight and won’t get too warm or it will melt. Like our Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge it will harden in the fridge but as with other candy recipes it will help it last longer. The texture will just change and not be so melt in your mouth tender.

Maple Pecan Fudge

Fudge with Pecans

Always allow to cool completely first. Then cut it into small, evenly-sized pieces to make it easier to serve ad also helps with portion control. Wrap each piece of fudge individually in wax paper, parchment paper, or plastic wrap. This prevents the pieces from sticking together and makes them easy to handle.

  1. Place the individually wrapped pieces in an airtight container with a tight sealing lid is crucial to keeping out air and moisture. Air can affect the texture and freshness of the pieces.
  2. If you’re stacking multiple layers in the container, separate each layer with sheets of parchment paper. This helps prevent the pieces from sticking to each other and makes it easier to remove them.
  3. They are best stored at room temperature in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat sources. Avoid refrigerating as it can become overly firm and lose its creaminess. This way they can stay fresh for up to two weeks or even longer.
  4. To keep track of freshness, label the container with the date when it was made or purchased. This helps you know when it’s time to enjoy the fudge at its best quality.

If you need to store for an extended period, consider freezing. Wrap individual tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, then place in an airtight container or freezer bag. It stay good for several months this way. When you want to enjoy it, allow it to thaw in the refrigerator or at room temperature.

Pecan Pie Fudge

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Pecan Fudge

Pecan fudge with maple flavoring layered dessert is perfect for the holidays. Made with any chopped nuts on top of a butter caramel like base.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword fudge, maple, pecan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 164kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

  • 1 pot
  • 1 9×9 pan

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper. Place the rolled out pie crust in the baking dish and press in to fit the shape of the dish. Use a paring knife to cut excess pie dough, leaving just the flat bottom of the dish covered with uncooked pie crust. Place in a preheated oven for 9 minutes, baking until lightly browned
  • In a saucepan, add the white chocolate chips, brown sugar, corn syrup, evaporated milk, butter and molasses. Stir together over medium heat. Keep mixing until everything melts together and is completely combined. Remove from the heat and add the maple extract and salt, stirring together.
  • Once the pie crust is out of the oven, pour the fudge mixture on top of the crust. Spread evenly. Pour the chopped pecans all across the top of the fudge, pressing them lightly with your hands.
  • Let cool at room temperature or in the fridge for 1 hour before cutting into squares. Wrap all leftovers once cooled with plastic wrap and store in an airtight container on the counter.

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Nutrition Facts
Pecan Fudge
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 93mg4%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 22IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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