Does a fudge pie need to be refrigerated?

After baking, pie should be left at room temperature as the cooling process normally takes 2-4 hours. Within 4 hours, the pie should then be placed in the refrigerator. Cover loosely with plastic wrap until serving. Pie may be refrigerated for 2-3 days.

How do you make hot fudge from scratch?

  1. Add sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips to a saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate chips are melted.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Stir until butter is melted.
  3. Place hot fudge in a jar.
  4. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

What flavor is hot fudge?

Ingredient Differences. Chocolate syrup usually consists of unsweetened cocoa powder, corn syrup or cane sugar, water and other flavorings. The thicker consistency and richer flavor of hot fudge results from a list of ingredients that includes cream, sugar, bittersweet chocolate or cocoa, butter and vanilla.

Who makes the best hot fudge?


Herrell’s Hot Fudge, from Herrell’s Ice Cream out of Northampton, Mass., was our blowout winner—outscoring the second-place fudge by more than one and a half points.

Why is McDonald’s hot fudge so good?

Ignoring “polyglycerol esters of fatty acids” for the time being (we’d rather not even think about what those are), there’s one ingredient lurking in there that might be the culprit for why McDonald’s hot fudge is so good. That culprit is the sweetened condensed milk.

Why is my hot fudge sauce grainy?

Hot fudge sauce can become grainy when it is overcooked and the chocolate is scorched. It can also happen if you’re using semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of cocoa powder in this recipe, which requires tempering before adding. Next time, try mixing in a tablespoon of butter, and cooling the fudge more slowly.

Why is my fudge gritty?

A lot of big crystals in fudge makes it grainy. By letting the fudge cool without stirring, you avoid creating seed crystals. The more you stir, the more crystal seeds you get. But instead of getting a few huge crystals (and grainy candy), you get lots and lots of tiny crystals, which make for thick, smooth candy.

How do you thicken fudge?

To soften hard fudge, warm up the fudge in a pan, adding in 1 cup of water, and recook and re-beat your fudge. Take care to heat it to no more than the soft-ball temperature. When beating the fudge, stop beating as soon as your fudge becomes difficult to stir.

Does hot fudge freeze?

I like to store this homemade hot fudge in the refrigerator, because it contains heavy cream. As a general rule, dairy based recipes get stored in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to 2 weeks stored in an airtight container. You can also freeze this hot fudge sauce recipe.

Why isn’t my chocolate fudge hardening?

In many cases, the sugar, butter, and milk mixture needed to be cooked longer or to a hotter temperature. That’s usually the culprit when fudge doesn’t set. You can try reheating your fudge mixture by adding a little more evaporated milk and bringing it slowly back to the boil.

Does hot fudge sauce need to be refrigerated?

Does hot fudge sauce need to be refrigerated? We recommend storing the fudge sauce in the refrigerator. There is probably enough sugar in it to keep fine at room temperature, but it is always safer in the fridge and will keep fresher. Reheat in the microwave in small, 20-30 second increments of time.

Can you freeze homemade fudge?

If you‘re hoping to keep your fudge tucked away for quite some time, storing it in the freezer is a great option. Fudge properly stored in the freezer will last for 2 to 3 months. Some fudge can last up to a year in the freezer.