Slow Cooker Eton Mess Fudge

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I really wanted to create a fudge recipe that incorporated all those wonderful Eton Mess flavours – fruit and meringue surrounded by creamy goodness. This recipe took a lot of work as we tried so many different versions before finding the right mix.

Fresh strawberries didn’t work in this Eton Mess strawberry fudge, freeze dried strawberries didn’t work and it was only when I came across dried strawberries, much like raisins, and they worked perfectly.

Slow Cooker Eton Mess Fudge

How can I adapt this recipe?

We used dried strawberries for this recipe but you could use any dried fruits – raspberries, cherries or even a mix of summer fruits. A friend suggested using children’s fruit flakes which would be great if you had some in the cupboard too.

Traditionally Eton Mess is made with strawberries or raspberries, meringue and cream drizzled in fruit sauce. If you wanted an extra layer of decadence in this fudge you could do what we did with our Cherry Bakewell Fudge and add a very thin layer of jam in the middle when pouring it into the lined dish to set. Whatever you decide to do, this fudge looks really pretty as well as tasting great!

Slow Cooker Eton Mess Fudge

How long does slow cooker fudge keep for?

This 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 flavour after it’s been in the fridge for a few days.

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.

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!

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.

Delicious slow cooker fudge makes a fantastic gift. Simple put in individual gift bags or a carton and tied with a ribbon – you could even make your own selection boxes of different flavours!

If you’re looking for other recipes to try give our peanut butter fudge, chocolate fudge, cookies and cream fudge, Lotus Biscoff fudge or Mint Aero fudge a try. You can see all our fudge recipes and flavors to date here.

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 easy Slow Cooker Eton Mess Fudge recipe:

Ingredients

  • A 397 ml tin condensed milk
  • 600g white chocolate – can be bars or chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 30g meringue – approx 2 nests – broken into pieces
  • 150g dried strawberries, quartered
Slow Cooker Eton Mess Fudge

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla.
  • Turn the slow cooker on to high and leave to cook for 40 minutes with the lid off, stirring every ten minutes.
  • When melted, thick and well combined, remove from the heat and stir in the meringue pieces and dried strawberries.
  • Pour the mixture into a square baking tin lined with parchment paper or silicone baking tray and put in the fridge to set – preferably overnight.

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

Slow Cooker Eton Mess Fudge

If you love the flavours of Eton Mess then this is a fudge for – creamy chocolate with meringue and strawberry pieces. The perfect summer fudge.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword fudge, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 40 pieces
Calories 131kcal

Equipment

  • slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 397 ml tin condensed milk
  • 600 g white chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 30 g meringue – approx 2 nests – broken into pieces
  • 150 g dried strawberries quartered

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla.
  • Turn the slow cooker on to high and leave to cook for 40 minutes with the lid off, stirring every ten minutes.
  • When melted, thick and well combined, remove from the heat and stir in the meringue pieces and dried strawberries.
  • Pour the mixture into a tin lined with parchment paper or silicone baking tray 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.

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