Vanilla Bean Orange Spiced Fudge. Smooth, creamy, melt in your mouth fudge with the bright freshness of orange, vanilla bean and lightly spiced.
We are officially in holiday countdown! There is no better way to bring in this time of year then fudge, Vanilla Bean Orange Spiced Fudge to be exact. I remember when I was a kid and we would take a road trip across Michigan. The small, picturesque little towns had some of the best gift shops. One thing they always had in common was fudge! They would cut you off a brick of your chosen flavor, wrap it up, put it in a small box with a few plastic knives so you could snack on the go. We would all cut off a small (or not so small) chunk and eat it on our way to the next destination.
As nostalgia starts to take over this time of year I thought it would be fun to make fudge. I wanted flavors that were creamy, smooth, flavorful and reminiscent of the holidays. I think the vanilla bean, orange and lightly spiced combo do just that! Smooth white chocolate, fresh grated orange zest, real vanilla bean and a light blend of spices make this a truly special fudge.
So whether you are looking for nostalgia, a good fudge or you love vanilla bean and orange as much as I do this fudge cannot be beat!
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Vanilla Bean Orange Spiced Fudge
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup evaporated milk
- 1 Tbsp light corn syrup
- 2 Tbsp butter cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- Seeds of 1 vanilla bean
- 2 Tbsp orange zest
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp cloves
- Line an 8x8 pan with foil.
- In small sauce pan add the sugar, evaporated milk, corn syrup.
- Stir over medium heat and heat until temperature reaches 225 degree F on a candy thermometer (or the soft thread stage).
- Remove from heat, add the butter, stir until melted and combined.
- Add in the white chocolate, vanilla bean, orange zest, spices and stir until well combined.
- Pour into prepared pan.
- Let sit until completely set, over night at room temp or 1-2 hours in the refrigerator.
- When ready pull up the sides of the foil and pull the fudge out of the pan.
- Cut into pieces.
- Keep in air tight container.
I am officially blown away! I cannot wait to make this! Orange and vanilla is one of my favorite combinations! I’ve only made chocolate fudge so this will be a nice surprise for everyone!! Pinned!
Hi Annie! Thank you! So glad you’re excited to make this!! These flavors were meant to be together! Take care 😉
Katherine | Love In My Oven says
I remember getting fudge on road trips through the States with my parents too. There were so many flavours to choose from! I often ended up feeling sick from eating too much at once – I hope that I’d have more self control at this age! Although, by the looks of this fudge I’d want to eat a whole brick! This sounds delicious!!
Hi Katherine! lol you are so right, I can remember those stomach aches as well! Its always tricky cuz you feel fine eating it and then about 20 minutes later it hit. 😉 Take care.
Leanne | Crumb Top Baking says
I’ve never made fudge, but this recipe is giving me some goals! Love the orange, vanilla, spice combo. The fudge looks festive, but would be totally appropriate year round! Pinning for sure!
Hi Leanne! Thanks so much, I agree all year round would be just fine. Take care.
Ashika | Gardening Foodie says
OMG Stacey, this is such a heavenly looking recipe. I have never had any other fudge besides chocolate and caramel ….I know, sad right.
I have got to try out this recipe, it looks so perfect and will make a great gift idea. I absolutely love it!
Hi Ashika! Thank you! I know what you mean, chocolate and caramel are the most famous and commonly seen. Thats why I had to shake things up a bit 😉 . Take care.
Thao @ In Good flavor says
Those road trips sound wonderful, Stacey. This fudge is lovely, and I love the specks of vanilla beans and orange zest. Adding this to my must try list!
Thanks Thao! They were a lot of fun especially because of the fudge 😉 . Take care.
This sounds absolutely divine. I love fudge so look forward to trying this one.
Hi Marie! Thank you! Its a winner for sure. Take care 😉