Cardamom Fudge

Cardamom Fudge


Cardamom Fudge that is!

This fudge is so good. It’s rich and full of walnuts and pistachios. The part I loved about this delightful little sugar rush, was the gorgeous scent from the Cardamom. Oh my word, it was smelling yummy! I don’t know if you have ever smelled the spice, but Cardamom is so aromatic and almost mysterious.

Think Casablanca 😉

Cardamom Fudge

As with any fudge, there is patience involved to make sure it reaches the right temperature and then to make sure it doesn’t catch or burn on the bottom. But every minute is worth it.

Seriously Worth It!

If you can resist hording it all for yourself, they make for perfect gift giving during the Holidays or even just a lovely gesture if you are invited to a dinner party any time of the year.

Cardamon Fudge

I like to make this candy more during the fall and winter, especially the Holidays. It’s an exotic treat that should be treasured and treated as such. 😉

Please remember that with cooking any candy, it can become VERY HOT and please use caution.

Cardamom Fudge

Cardamom Fudge

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A truly rich fudge, flavored with exotic Cardomom, pistachios and walnuts. Perfect as a gift from the kitchen.


  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2/3 cups milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbls light Corn Syrup
  • 2 Tbls Butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom, ground
  • 1/4 cup Pistachios, chopped
  • Small handfull of Pistachios, whole
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts, chopped


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, mix the Sugar, Milk, Salt and Corn Syrup, stirring constantly until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Now stirring occasionally, cook until temperature reaches 240F on a candy thermometer, (If you don't have a thermometer, you can test to see if it's ready by dropping a small amount of the candy into cold water and if it forms a small ball, and then flattens out once you remove it from the water.)
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Add in the butter to the hot mixture and stir until the temperature now reaches 120F. (Pan on bottom will be lukewarm).
  5. Now add in the ground Cardamom.
  6. Keep stirring until the candy fudge starts to thicken.
  7. After about 3 minutes of stirring add in the chopped Pistachios and Walnuts. Continue to stir another 5 minutes. Mixture will start to hold it's shape.
  8. In a well buttered dish (I used a 9x5 loaf pan), spread the mixture evenly.
  9. Gently press whole Pistachios evenly across the top of fudge, so that when cut each piece will have one nut centered on top.
  10. Set aside until firm, (I usually wait about 45 min - 1 hr.)
  11. Cut into small 1 inch squares.
  12. Can be kept in an airtight container for up to a week.
  13. Makes about 20 - 24 Squares.


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