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Blueberry Lemon Fudge – No Artificial Color or Flavor

I’ve been on a lemon kick. It started with the flu and many, many hot toddies. I ended up with a bag of lemons and a whole lot of ideas. First stop on the lemon train? Blueberry Lemon Fudge.

Creamy, sweet and tart this Blueberry Lemon Fudge is a perfect treat.The bright citrus flavors and sweet blueberry swirls are as pretty as they are tasty

Lemon zest and lemon extract are the key to the bright lemon flavor. White chocolate is very sweet and having the tart and acidic lemon really tones that down. I’m usually a dark chocolate person but that wouldn’t really work with this recipe.

I use a small grater to zest my lemons. I can honestly say I’ve never measured lemon zest, it just seems like an extra step I don’t need. You have a decent hang time with this fudge, especially if your pan holds heat well so you can zest the lemon right into the pan.

Creamy, sweet and tart this Blueberry Lemon Fudge is a perfect treat.The bright citrus flavors and sweet blueberry swirls are as pretty as they are tasty

The blueberry flavor comes from an unexpected source. I ground up freeze dried blueberries into a powder before stirring them into the still liquid fudge. You can grind the fruit up in the food processor and then sift it to remove large pieces or smoosh it through a sieve with a spoon and then your finger when you get impatient.

I find freeze-dried fruit fascinating! Last year I played around with adding fruit powder into meringues but I never got it to work, I think the fruit was too heavy. That’s how I ended up making Vanilla Orange Chocolate Dipped Meringues. I was sick of failing at something I usually knocked out of the park.

Creamy, sweet and tart this Blueberry Lemon Fudge is a perfect treat.The bright citrus flavors and sweet blueberry swirls are as pretty as they are tasty

Anyway! The blueberry powder will look paler than you expect but don’t worry, once it’s stirred into the fudge you get a pretty blue hue. If you want to skip the marbling step you can dump the powder in when you add the zest and extract but the blue color won’t be as defined. I like the swirling and I think it makes the blueberry lemon fudge look extra fancy.

Blueberry Lemon Fudge

Creamy, sweet and tart this Blueberry Lemon Fudge is a perfect treat.The bright citrus flavors and sweet blueberry swirls are as pretty as they are tasty

Enjoy a creamy, tart and sweet fudge made with real blueberries and lemon flavors. No artificial colors or flavors!

Ingredients

  • 2 10-12 oz bags White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 cups Minimarshmallows
  • 1/4 t Salt
  • 1 t Lemon Extract
  • 1 lemon Zested with a small grater
  • 1/2 cup Freeze Dried Blueberry Powder, Pulverize freeze dried bluberries in a food processor and sift to remove large pieces

Instructions

  1. Line an 8*8 pan with foil
  2. Combine white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, marshmallows and salt in a medium heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently until everything is melted
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon extract and zest
  4. Pour 3/4 of the fudge into the pan
  5. Fold blue berry powder into remaining fudge until uniformly blue-purple
  6. Dollop blueberry fudge on top of the lemon fudge in the pan and swirl with a chopstick
  7. Place in the refrigerator over night or until set
  8. Cut into small squares to serve

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Louise

Friday 22nd of December 2017

Well, what can I say? This just looks like the most dreamy tasting fudge ever! And the marbling is just so pretty. I'm sat here lusting after a piece right now!!

Louise x

Ashley Mullins

Thursday 21st of December 2017

Not only does it sound delicious, it’s looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Bree

Thursday 21st of December 2017

I love the blueberry marbling. It looks and sounds absolutely delicious. I might have to add this to my holiday desserts! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Lois Alter Mark

Thursday 21st of December 2017

What a bright flavor for something that is typically so heavy and rich. Seems like the perfect bite-sized treat to lighten up a dreary winter day.

Keikilani

Thursday 21st of December 2017

Love this twist on fudge! I have never worked with freeze dried fruit. Sounds like so much fun.