Italian Amaretto Pistachio Fudge

Monday, December 19, 2011
It wouldn't be the Holidays here without make Italian Amaretto Pistachio Fudge! It's a tradition in our home!

A fast fudge that everyone will love Italian Amaretto Pistachio Fudge

16 ounces of white chocolate chips
1- package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
3- 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon Amaretto liqueur
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped pistachios
4 tablespoons chopped almonds
cooking spray
parchment paper
Garnish Choices:
  whole pistachios
red and green maraschino cherries
 green food coloring is optional (I don't use it)
 Line an 8-inch square with parchment paper.  Spray parchment lightly with cooking spray.
 Melt chocolate in microwave stirring every 30 seconds.
 Beat cream cheese using an electric mixer in a medium size bowl, beat until smooth. Add sugar little by little   and beat on low speed until smooth and not grainy. Add melted chocolate, extracts and chopped almonds, ( you would add the food coloring here) mix well. Stir in chopped pistachios.

Spread evenly in prepared pan. Garnish with additional pistachios, green cherries or red.

 Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm. Place on a cutting board. Cut into squares. Store in the refrigerator.


  1. This combination is amazing. Your fudge is an irresistible temptation :) Bye, have a good week

  2. What a great Amaretto Pistachio Fudge, Claudia! I love pistachios & this is gonna drive me crazy, dear!

  3. Mmmmmm....this looks incredible, Claudia!!! xo

  4. Great flavors in this fudge! It looks so delicious and dangerous. Anything Amaretto, especially fudge, I can't seem to get enough of. Have a wonderful day Claudia!

  5. I'm going out now to buy pistachio nuts. Oh my, I am so happy.

  6. Yummy, and I am betting some cherries would go good in this too!

  7. You will never guess what my latest food fetish is...pistachios. Sometimes I think the 2 of us are on the same page when it comes to cooking. Adding amaretto this this makes it even better.

  8. Claudia, such terrific flavor profiles presented here in this delighfully unusual fudge. Thank you for sharing this gem and Happy Holidays!

  9. You mentioned pistachios and remembered I had some left over - now I'm snacking on them. This recipe sounds so good. I love all the ingredients. However it calls for chopped almonds but in the directions says finely ground. Which way do you like it best?

    I've never had white chocolate fudge but with these ingredients I look forward to trying it.

    Happy Holidays!

  10. Thanks Vickie I used chopped almonds thanks for catching that!

  11. It sounded like chopped almonds would be better. It seems like ground would be lost in all the chocolate. Thanks for the reply.

  12. I saw this recipe posted on FB from you and thought it sounded so wonderful; what a great Italian fudge! Merry Christmas season Claudia!

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  14. What a delectable combination!

  15. This really sounds good. I love pistachios. They're my favorite nut!

  16. This is so pretty! I'm not a fudge person, but am intrigued by the white chocolate/pistachio combo.

  17. Pistachio and amaretto are two flavours that I would have never thought to combine! This is really unique and it looks sinfully sweet and delicious, too. :)

  18. Oh this fudge sounds so delicious!


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