eggnog fudge on a serving tray

Eggnog Fudge is made with homemade eggnog and has maraschino cherries and chopped pistachios giving this fudge recipe that extra touch that is perfect for holiday gift giving.

From Thanksgiving to Christmas and into New Years Eve, cookies, candies, and fudge are a part of the holiday cookie plate tradition. Whether it’s to give to friends, family, or leave out for Santa to enjoy before he takes off to the next house, we all love to make and eat those holiday treats!

pieces of eggnog fudge on a wooden tray

Christmas Time Is For Fudge Making

I only make fudge once a year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas. How much I make or what kind I make is dictated by what I have in the kitchen and who will be consuming it.

This year, I made homemade eggnog for the first time. So, naturally, I started thinking about what to do with some of that eggnog. I ended up making this Eggnog Fudge and added cherries and roasted pistachios to compliment the flavor and to add some festive colors. I also made this yummy Eggnog Biscotti!

Eggnog fudge on a christmas plate

What You Need To Make Eggnog Fudge

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Homemade Eggnog 

1% Milk

Large Eggs

Sugar

Vanilla Extract

Fresh Nutmeg, I love using whole nutmeg.

Microplane Zester, this is my favorite one!

stirring the cooked syrup mixture

Tips and Substitutions

  • When using maraschino cherries, be sure to pat them dry. The wetness from the cherry can cause the fudge to loosen.
  • Use a candy thermometer to accurately bring the fudge to the correct temperature.
  • Substitute red and green candied cherries for the maraschino cherries.
  • Substitute slivered almonds or chopped pecans for the pistachios.
  • Line a bread loaf pan with tinfoil and coat the foil with butter for easy removal.
cut pieces of candy on a christmas plate

Other Fudge Recipes To Try

Cookie Butter Fudge

Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge

Easy Chocolate Fudge with Irish Cream

Maple Sugar Candy (Fudge)

Nanny’s Brown Sugar Fudge

Pumpkin Spice Fudge

Salted Chocolate Bourbon Praline Fudge

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pieces of eggnog fudge on a wooden tray

Eggnog Fudge with Cherries and Pistachios

Shelby Law Ruttan
An eggnog flavored white fudge with chopped maraschino cherries and pistachios.
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Course Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 99 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup homemade eggnog
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup pistachios chopped
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherries chopped,drained, and patted dry
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Line an 8.5" X 4.5" loaf pan with aluminum foil. Rub butter over the foil. Set aside. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, eggnog, and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil.
    boiling syrup for fudge
  • Insert a candy thermometer into syrup mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until thermometer registers 238 degrees (soft boil stage).
    candy thermometer in boiling syrup
  • Remove the syrup from the heat and add the butter and vanilla. Stir to combine well and continue stirring until the fudge loses its shine.
    boiled fudge with butter and spoon in the dish
  • Stir in the cherries and pistachios.
  • Transfer the fudge to the prepared loaf pan and allow to set for 4 hours before cutting.
    cut fudge on tinfoil

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Notes

Tips and Substitutions

  • When using maraschino cherries, be sure to pat them dry. The wetness from the cherry can cause the fudge to loosen.
  • Use a candy thermometer to accurately bring the fudge to the correct temperature.
  • Substitute red and green candied cherries for the maraschino cherries.
  • Substitute slivered almonds or chopped pecans for the pistachios.
  • Line a bread loaf pan with tinfoil and coat the foil with butter for easy removal.

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 7mgPotassium: 31mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 56IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Eggnog Fudge
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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Honeybunch Hunts is a website dedicated to Hunting, Homesteading and Harvesting. Written by Shelby Law Ruttan, author and owner of Grumpy’s Honeybunch, she (Honeybunch) and Phil (Grumpy) have come together in a joint effort to share their knowledge and experience from the woods, to the garden, to the table.

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