1. 100g butter, chopped

  2. 395g can sweetened condensed milk

  3. 1 1/4 cup (200g) brown sugar

  4. 1/4 cup (60ml/80g) Queen Pure Maple Syrup

  5. 1 cup (180g) dark chocolate, chopped

  6. 2 tsp Queen Organic Vanilla Bean Paste

  7. ¾ cup (90g) natural pistachios

  8. ¾ cup (95g) red glacé cherries

  9. 1/3 cup crystallised ginger


  1. 1

    Grease and line a 17x27cm slice tin with baking paper with the long sides extending over the sides.

  2. 2

    Place butter, condensed milk, sugar and maple syrup in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes on medium heat. Stir the mixture and microwave for a further 2 minutes, remove, stir and microwave for a final 2 minutes (6 minutes in total).

  3. 3

    Roughly fold dark chocolate and vanilla bean paste into mixture then leave to sit for 1 minute then whisk through until the mixture is smooth and glossy. Fold in ½ cup pistachios, ½ cup chopped glacé cherries and ¼ cup chopped crystallised ginger. Spoon mixture into prepared tin and spread with the back of a metal spoon until smooth.

  4. 4

    Top fudge with remaining glacé cherries, ginger and pistachios, then refrigerate. Slice into small squares or bars once fully cooled. Keep chilled until serving in an airtight container for up to one week.

Recipe Tips:
Ensure fudge has been chilled at least 6 hours or overnight before attempting to slice. When slicing, use a large knife run under hot water and dried. Clean knife and dry knife in between slicing to ensure clean slices of fudge.

Stored in an airtight container, Fudge will keep up to 2 weeks in the fridge and 3 months in the freezer.

Comments & Reviews

I made this as a Christmas gift and it was a big hit with everyone! I was expecting it to be a little harder but it’s actually a really nice texture. I’ll definitely be making this again.


So glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe Mandy 🙂

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I don’t have a microwave and would love to make the Pistachio, Cherry & Ginger Holiday Fudge. How long would you need to heat it on the cooktop and would it need to be brought to the boil or simmered?


Hi Catherine! We haven’t tried it ourselves with this particular recipe, but would recommend bringing it to a boil on the stove top so that it sets properly. You can find instructions for stove top fudge here: Hope that helps!

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