Candy & Confectionery Recipes > Citrus Fudge

How to make citrus fudge:
Oranges and lemons have long been used to flavour both sweet and savoury dishes. In this recipe either can be used to add a zing to the fudge recipe. See Cooking with Sugar for information on the tricky process of boiling sugar.


3 cups (1 1/2 lb) granulated sugar
1 orange or lemon
1/2 cup (4oz) butter
just under half pint milk
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Melt the butter in a saucepan.
- Add the sugar, milk, the yellow part of orange peel grated, 1 tablespoon orange juice.
- Bring slowly to boiling point, and then boil until it forms a soft ball when tested in cold water, 240oF/160oC.
- Do not stir while boiling.
- Remove from the heat, and when cool, beat with a wooden spoon until the mixture is quite cloudy.
- Turn into a well buttered tin and cut the fudge in squares.
- For lemon fudge, proceed in the same way but using lemon juice and rind.