Sunday, June 19, 2011

SMS - Pistachio Opera Fudge

Pistachios are a great reminder not to judge a book by its cover.

On the outside, they are beige and boring and sort of resemble an almonds squatier cousin. However, once you pry open its dusty shell, you are rewarded with a shockingly green nugget that is nutty, delicious, slightly exotic, and now healthy for you.

I almost skipped this week's Sweet Melissa Sunday's Pistachio Opera Fudge because fudge just doesn't feel right this time of year. But I love pistachios and we only have a few recipes left as a group so I made fudge in the middle of June.

With four cups of sugar, this may be the most sugar I have ever used in a single recipe. And I tasted every grain of sugar in the finished fudge - this was super sweet! I loved the pistachios, but I prefer a creamier fudge and this was more of the grainy, crumbly variety. I also thought the cooking method was a bit tedious and took a long time. But it did give me a chance to try out my new cheapie instant-read digital thermometer which worked great and was consistent with my candy thermometer.

While I won't be making this recipe again, I do plan on making some other type of pistachio fudge next Christmas.

Check out the recipe at Blue Tree Green Heart and what the other SMS'ers did with this recipe, here!
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  1. It sure looks pretty! I hear you about it not being the time of year for fudge.

    I love the polka dot plate.

  2. Ooh, this looks so delicious, but dangerous! I'd have to make sure to only make a partial amount. Great post!

  3. Interesting choice of plate, it matches the fudge:)

  4. Hmmm, pisachio fudge sounds tasty but I'm with you about all that sugar. I wonder if you could cut down on the amount of sugar without messing with the chemistry? Sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Your fudge looks pretty. Sorry it didn't turn out quite like you hoped. I ended up sitting out this week...when I think fudge, I think chocolate fudge. Which would be tasty with pistachios! Your green polka dot plate is adorable.

  6. The plate is perfect for that pistachio fudge.


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