Creamy Apricot Almond Fudge


Cooking time: 50 mins- 1 hour
Preparation time: 15 mins.
Main cooking utensils: strong large saucepan, baking pans.

For about 4 lb fudge you need:
1 cup margarine
4 cups sugar
1 large can evaporated milk
2/3 cup dried apricots
1/2 cup browned almonds
1 teaspoon almond extract

Hazelnut fudge:
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon flavoring extract
3/4 cup shelled hazelnuts

1. Put margarine, sugar and evaporated milk in a large pan.

2. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.

3. Bring to a boil and, stirring occasionally, cook until 238°F is reached, i.e. when a little is tested in cold water and it forms a soft ball. This stage may take up to 1 hour.

4. Remove from the heat.

5. Chop the apricots and almonds.

6. Add to the mixture together with the almond extract.

7. Beat until the mixture is thick.

8 Pour into greased pans.

9 When half set, mark into squares with a sharp knife.

10. Leave until cold and firm.

TO VARY: Hazelnut fudge: Cook all the ingredients except the hazelnuts until the soft ball stage, see above. Add the hazelnuts, beat until thick. Continue as above.

TO STORE: In an airtight tin.

Printed in Canada. ©Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd, 1967.

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