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Fudge Problems

Subject: Re: fudge recipe
From: Billy
Date: 5/15/2019, 9:41 AM

On 5/15/2019 12:29 AM, Billy wrote:

What causes fudge not to thicken properly? too much butter?
Thank you.

Hi Billy,

The most common reason for fudge not setting up properly is usually not cooking it long enough or cooking it at too low a temperature. You have to follow your recipe closely and make sure the fudge reaches "soft-ball" stage at 235 degrees F. Best way to make sure is to use a candy thermometer. If you live in the mountains, adjust for altitude. Not following the recipe exactly and/or not cooking the fudge properly are the commonest cause of setting problems.  Also, stir it or beat it until your arm aches. After that come oddball things like "try another pan."


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