Monday, 22 September 2014

Raw Cranberry Pineapple 'Fudge'



We are just back from holiday and I had this post waiting in the wings…

This is another healthy take on fudge using my Optimum 9400 blender from Froothie.

Did you see my Coconut fudge a couple of months back? Tasted like fudge, all buttery and melt in the mouth.

Well, this is kinda like that. Somewhere in between fudge and a health bar. It only has 4 ingredients and is sort of raw baking. Dried cranberries, pineapple and dates, plus some almonds are chucked into the blender and whizzed up until a solid ball forms. I did need to use the tamper which comes with the blender to make sure everything came into contact with the blades.



It took no time at all for the ‘fudge’ to be made and transferred to a plastic tub (about 6”x4”) lined with some greaseproof paper, like I didn’t do. It did come out after some encouragement after being refrigerated to harden up a little.



The result was a block of crimson delight. Little cubes of sweetness and a little buttery-ness thanks to the almonds and dates.

Be warned, the Optimum 9400 is a super-powerful blender and other inferior blenders may not cope with the sticky ingredients. To purchase the Optimum 9400, click on the link above.

Here is how it’s made…


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Cranberry Pineapple Fudge
4 ingredients to make this healthier take on fudge
Ingredients
  • 170 grams dried, sweetened cranberries
  • 70 grams dried pineapple
  • 145 grams almonds, raw
  • 70 grams pitted dates
Instructions
Place all of the ingredients into a blender and process until a dough-like ball forms. Transfer the ball to a tub, 6"x4", lined with greaseproof paper and press down to an even layer. Refrigerate for at least a couple of hours then remove from the tub and cut into cubes.
Details
Prep time: Chill time: Total time: Yield: 24 squares approx.



Disclosure Statement: I received the Optimum 9400 blender free to review. I have not been paid for this post. Any opinions expressed are my own.

13 comments:

  1. This fudge look delicious Stuart!

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  2. Welcome back to the blogosphere. We've missed you!

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    1. Still trying to claw my way back in Luca!!

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  3. i've been seeing this pic on Facebook over the past few days and I can't decide wether it looks like cubes of cured meat or the fudge!... either way i'd take it but I think the idea of the cranberry and pineapple sounds incredible... nice piccies too!

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    1. It does look very unveggie friendly Dom! Looks can be deceptive however :D

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  4. WAY too healthy to be fudge! Would love this for breakfast though........... Another fab set of pics!

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  5. Must try and see if the Vitamix copes with this :)

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    1. Shh, don't tell anyone, but I think it might ;)

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  6. I might be trying these for Christmas goodies.

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  7. This is just genius. I love it. It's like an easier version of fruit leather and much better for the environment without the gas. I think I might make a batch of these now for my daughter's school lunch tomo! Thanks for sharing.

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