Slow Cooker Mince Pie Fudge Recipe

I love finding alternative ways to use mincemeat and last year I created a mincemeat fudge to use up the last of our festive supply. There are only so many mince pies you can eat after all!

Slow cooker fudge is one of my favourite things to make and they are some of our favourite slow cooker recipes. This year I thought I would work on that basic mincemeat fudge recipe to make festive fudge with an extra level of flavour, one that tastes just like mince pies.

Slow Cooker Mince Pie Fudge Recipe

How easy is Slow Cooker Mince Pie Fudge to make?

Slow cooker fudge is one of the easiest things you can make. It only takes forty minutes to cook plus a few hours to set. This mince pie fudge couldn’t be easier to make and is such a delicious treat for the holiday season.

We use any mincemeat for this mince pie fudge plus dried mixed fruit and shortcrust pastry pieces to add some texture. We’ve found that cheap mixed dried fruit or just raisins work best with the mincemeat flavour but you can use any dried fruit you like.

Cranberries could be lovely or glace cherries might add a nice extra sweetness. For the pastry we use a sheet of ready made pastry that we cook before breaking into small pieces. You could use plain biscuits instead or make your own pastry to use in the mix.

How long does slow cooker fudge keep for?

Slow cooker fudge keeps well in the fridge, in an airtight container for a couple of weeks. The flavour matures over the first couple of days of it being in the fridge so you get the full mince pie flavour after it’s been in the fridge for a few days.

Can you make slow cooker fudge with evaporated milk?

Our slow cooker fudge works because condensed milk has a really high sugar content, needed to create that beautifully rich fudge. Evaporated milk isn’t the same, doesn’t have that sugar content and isn’t thick enough to help the fudge thicken and set. You can’t use evaporated milk in these recipes – so get some condensed milk instead.

Do you cook slow cooker fudge high or low temperature?

We always cook fudge on a high slow cooker temperature setting and it takes around 40 minutes in total. You could make it on the low setting but it would take longer and would still need to be stirred regularly. You may as well keep the slow cooker on high and be done in under an hour!

Can you make this fudge in the microwave?

Many people make fudge in the microwave but I much prefer the control I have when I make it in the crock pot or slow cooker. If you don’t have a slow cooker, make it in the fudge by putting the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and heating on short bursts in the microwave, stirring in between. Then follow the instructions as per the recipe below.

When cooking, is the slow cooker fudge lid on or off?

When making slow cooker fudge, you need to remove the slow cooker lid otherwise excess moisture would be retained in the slow cooker pot and the fudge wouldn’t thicken as it needs to.

The finished result is a soft fudge recipe rather than a crumbly fudge but it’s still quite firm and cuts into cubes well. It’s the only slow cooker christmas fudge you will ever need!

This fudge is great to make as a Christmas gift, presented in individual gift bags. The kids love giving this sort of thing to their teachers at the end of term.

If you’re looking for other fudge flavours to try then I can’t recommend our Peanut Butter Fudge or Lotus Biscoff Fudge enough. They’re just so good!

Slow Cooker Mince Pie Fudge Recipe

What equipment do you need to make slow cooker fudge?

Slow cooker fudge doesn’t need anything special to make it, and you probably already have everything you need at home, but this is the equipment we use:

Once you’ve got everything you need to make the fudge you can just keep making it again and again – in so many different flavours too!

So here’s our Slow Cooker Mince Pie Fudge recipe:

Ingredients

  • A 397 ml tin condensed milk
  • 200 g white chocolate – can be bars or sweet chocolate chips
  • 200 g dark chocolate – can be bars or sweet chocolate chips
  • 400g milk chocolate – can be bars or semi sweet milk chocolate chips
  • 200g mincemeat
  • 100g cooked shortcrust pastry broken into pieces. We bake a plain sheet of pastry and leave to cool
  • 100g dried mixed fruit

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the sweetened condensed milk.
  • Turn the slow cooker on to high and leave to cook for 30 minutes with the lid off, stirring every ten minutes.
  • Stir in the mincemeat and cook for a further ten minutes before stirring the dried fruit and pastry pieces into the mixture.
  • When thick and well combined, pour into a lined tin or silicone baking tray, add toppings if you like, and put in the fridge to set – preferably overnight.

If you’d like to pin or print this Slow Cooker Mince Pie Fudge recipe for later you can do so below. Happy baking!

Slow Cooker Mince Pie Fudge

This fudge tastes just like mince pies. It's got a lovely texture, great crunch and uses up leftover mincemeat too.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword fudge, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 40 pieces
Calories 162kcal

Ingredients

  • 397 ml tin condensed milk
  • 200 g white chocolate – can be bars or sweet chocolate chips
  • 200 g dark chocolate – can be bars or sweet chocolate chips
  • 400 g milk chocolate – can be bars or semi sweet milk chocolate chips
  • 200 g mincemeat
  • 100 g cooked shortcrust pastry broken into pieces. We bake a plain sheet of pastry and leave to cool
  • 100 g dried mixed fruit

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the sweetened condensed milk.
  • Turn the slow cooker on to high and leave to cook for 30 minutes with the lid off, stirring every ten minutes.
  • Stir in the mincemeat and cook for a further ten minutes before stirring the dried fruit and pastry pieces into the mixture.
  • When thick and well combined, pour into a lined tin or silicone baking tray, add toppings if you like, and put in the fridge to set – preferably overnight.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Slow Cooker Mince Pie Fudge

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