Slow Cooker Mincemeat Fudge Recipe

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I love finding alternative ways to use mincemeat – as there’s only so many mince pies you can eat! Plus, slow cooker fudge is one of my favourite things to make since creating our first slow cooker fudge recipe last year and I’d even go so far as to say that they are some of our favourite slow cooker recipes. So it made sense to put both things together and create Slow Cooker Mincemeat Fudge at home.

Slow Cooker Mincemeat Fudge Recipe

How easy is Slow Cooker Mincemeat Fudge to make?

Slow cooker fudge is one of the easiest things you can make aside from cake. It takes just forty minutes to cook plus four or more hours to set and the basic recipe just needs two ingredients – condensed milk and chocolate. This mincemeat fudge is such a lovely twist on our classic recipe and perfect for the holiday season. For best results leave the easy slow cooker fudge to set overnight if you can.

We use any mincemeat for this festive flavoured fudge plus dried mixed fruit to add some texture to the fudge. You can use any dried fruit you like but we’ve found that cheap mixed dried fruit or just raisins work best with the mincemeat. 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!

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 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.

Also, a lot of people add vanilla extract or a vanilla essence to fudge but we don’t find it necessary. The fudge has enough flavour without it!

Slow Cooker Mincemeat Fudge Recipe

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.

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.

Slow Cooker Mincemeat Fudge Recipe

This fudge is great to make as a home made Christmas gift through December, presented simply in individual gift bags. The kids love giving this sort of thing to their teachers at the end of term as a homemade gift. It really is our favourite choice when looking for slow cooker desserts and something the whole family love.

If you’re looking to try something a little bit different then our delicious easy chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge, Coffee and Walnut fudge and our favorite creamy Lotus Biscoff Fudge are well worth making too and you can see some of our previous fudge recipes 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 Slow Cooker Mincemeat Fudge recipe:

Ingredients

  • A 397 ml tin condensed milk
  • 400 g white chocolate – can be bars or sweet chocolate chips
  • 400g milk chocolate – can be bars or semi sweet milk chocolate chips
  • 200g mincemeat
  • 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 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 Mincemeat Fudge

A festive slow cooker fudge recipe that is fantastic for using up leftover mincemeat after Christmas.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 40 pieces
Calories 161kcal

Ingredients

  • 397 ml tin condensed milk
  • 400 g white chocolate – can be bars or sweet chocolate chips
  • 400 g milk chocolate – can be bars or sweet chocolate chips
  • 200 g mincemeat
  • 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 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 Mincemeat Fudge Recipe

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