Slow Cooker Lemon Meringue Fudge

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Over the last few months we have been creating so many new fudge flavours at home in the slow cooker. They have become my favourite slow cooker recipes. I’m slowly getting through my list of classic flavours – with Eton Mess, Maple & Pecan and Coffee & Walnut fudge all made, taste tested and approved! Our latest creation is another absolute favourite flavour – Lemon Meringue Fudge!

Slow Cooker Lemon Meringue Fudge

How do you make amazing Lemon Meringue Fudge?

Lemon Meringue is one of those classic British flavours and this fudge is so easy to make. It makes such a refreshing change from heavy chocolate fudge flavours and it’s ready to chill after just forty minutes and can be made in the kitchen whilst you’re pottering about doing other things.

We use lemon extract for this recipe but you could try using fresh lemon juice if you wanted to as well. If you just used lemon zest you would need to lower the amount of chocolate you use as the consistency wouldn’t be quite right. To compensate, you could add a little yellow food colouring to give the fudge a more lemony colour too.

Slow Cooker Lemon Meringue Fudge

To turn this simple lemon fudge into lemon meringue fudge we add some lemon sweet pieces and broken up meringue in at the very end before putting the fudge in the fridge to set. You can leave the lemon pieces out if you like but we really like the texture and added burst of flavour that they bring with them.

Can I make a simple slow cooker lemon fudge instead?

If you want a really basic lemon fudge recipe, with no meringue or jelly pieces, then go for it! You just need to leave the meringue and jellies out of the recipe and follow the rest of the instructions. You could even add a couple of drops of yellow food colouring to make it look more authentically lemony if you like too.

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.

Does slow cooker fudge keep well?

This easy fudge lasts well in the fridge in an airtight container for a few weeks – but it never lasts that long in our house! We usually make it to give as gifts at Christmas or through the year, to take to people’s houses when we got for dinner or a catch up or just enjoy at home over the course of a weekend.

If you’re looking for other delicious fudge flavours to try I have to recommend our Peanut Butter Fudge, Salted Caramel Fudge, Cookies & Cream fudge, and Lotus Biscoff Fudge that everyone loves but you can see all our slow cooker fudge recipes 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!

Slow Cooker Lemon Meringue Fudge

So here’s our easy Slow Cooker Lemon Meringue Fudge recipe:

Ingredients

  • A 397 ml tin condensed milk
  • 600g white chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon lemon extract
  • 30g meringues – approx 2 meringue nests – broken into pieces
  • 150g lemon jelly segments, halved
Slow Cooker Lemon Meringue Fudge

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the sweetened condensed milk and lemon extract
  • 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 jelly lemons.
  • Pour the mixture into a tin lined with parchment paper or silicone baking tray and put in the fridge to set – preferably overnight.

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Slow Cooker Lemon Meringue Fudge

Lemon Meringue is one of those classic British flavours and this fudge is so easy to make. It makes such a refreshing change from heavy chocolate fudge flavours and it’s ready to chill after just forty minutes and can be made in the kitchen whilst you’re pottering about doing other things.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword fudge, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 40 servings
Calories 125kcal

Ingredients

  • 397 ml condensed milk
  • 600 g white chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon lemon extract
  • 30 g meringue – approx 2 nests – broken into pieces
  • 150 g lemon jelly segments halved

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the sweetened condensed milk and lemon extract
  • 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 jelly lemons.
  • 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.

Slow Cooker Lemon Meringue Fudge

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