★★★★★

Apple Pie Fudge

Soft and sweet, Apple Pie Fudge is the perfect bite sized version of the classic pie. An easy homemade fudge packed with apple pie filling and warming spices. No candy thermometer needed!

Gifting fudge is always a good idea. Whether you make a batch of Eggnog Fudge for Christmas or Pumpkin Fudge in the fall. We’ve got dozens of fudge flavors in our homemade candy archives!

Piece of apple fudge with a gingersnap crumb on top.

The Perfect Fall Dessert

Is it bold of me to declare that THIS fudge is not only the best fall fudge but the best all out dessert for the season? Maybe, but that’s how much I love Apple Pie.

Why is this fudge perfection?

  • The flavors in each piece of fudge are phenomenal. From the taste of the apples to the kick of the spices, eating this fudge tastes like being in autumn paradise.
  • A piece of gingersnap cookie adds some crunch and even more spice to each square of velvety fudge. It truly does taste like apple pie!
  • I also love Apple Pie Fudge because it’s an easy, no-bake dessert option that travels well and can feed a crowd. Cut into pieces as big or small as you like, you can add this to a fall bake sale or pass it out at potluck.

Or, go ahead and keep it all to yourself. No one can blame you–it’s just that good!

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make apple pie fudge.

You’ll need canned apple pie filling for this fudge. It only calls for half a cup, so you can reserve the leftover filling for making Apple Shortbread Bars or another apple treat!

Before adding the pie filling to the recipe, try to divide as many of the apple slices from the jellied part of the filling as possible.

It doesn’t need to be fully separated but you want a higher proportion of apples compared to the liquid.

For the white chocolate, I find white chocolate wafers melt the easiest and taste great. You can also use white chocolate bars broken into small pieces.

  • Butter- unsalted butter is best. If you only have salted butter, omit the kosher salt in today’s fudge.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream- use the full fat cream. Don’t substitute half and half, whole milk, or anything else. You need this fat to achieve the desired consistency.
  • Sugar
  • Spices- we use cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. You could also swap it out for apple pie spice mix or our homemade pumpkin pie spice mix.

Step by Step Instructions

Step by step photos showing how to make apple pie fudge.

STEP 1. Boil butter, cream and spices

Add white chocolate and apple pie filling to the bowl of a stand mixer and set aside. Then heat sugar, butter, salt, cream, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice over medium high heat in a large saucepan.

Bring to a rolling boil and stir continuously for 4 minutes. Remove from heat.

STEP 2. Mix with apple pie filling

Quickly pour the butter mixture into the mixing bowl with the chocolate and apples. Beat on medium speed with the whisk attachment until white chocolate is silky smooth. This takes about 2 minutes.

STEP 3. Chill and serve

Pour the fudge into a baking dish lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until the fudge is set.

To serve: Remove parchment paper from pan and place on cutting board. Cut fudge into bite sized squares and top each piece with a piece of the gingersnap cookies.

Apple fudge on a cutting board with pieces being cut.

Tips and Tricks

  • An 8 x 8 square baking dish (or 9-inch square) works perfectly for this recipe.
  • An electric hand mixer works just as well as the stand mixer. You can make this fudge without an electric mixer too, but it will take much longer to melt the chocolate and whisk everything together.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. (It never makes it that long in our house because I keep coming back to the fridge for “just one more bite.”)
  • Apple pie fudge freezes well too. Cut into pieces before freezing but do not add the gingersnap. Let thaw in the fridge overnight and top each piece with the gingersnap before serving.

More Candy Recipes

Yield: 48

Apple Pie Fudge

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes

Soft and sweet, Apple Pie Fudge is the perfect bite sized version of the classic pie. An easy homemade fudge packed with apple pie filling and warming spices. No candy thermometer needed!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ cup apple pie filling
  • 3 cups white chocolate chips
  • 12 gingersnap cookies, broken into bite site pieces

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Add white chocolate and apple pie filling (try to use just the apples, and not the jelled part of the pie filling) to a mixing bowl, attach whisk to mixer. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, heat sugar, butter, salt, cream, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice over medium high heat. Bring to a rolling boil and stir continuously for 4 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Quickly pour mixture into prepped mixing bowl with white chocolate and apple pie filling. Beat on medium speed until white chocolate is smooth (about 2 minutes). Pour into baking dish. Refrigerate for 3 hours, until hardened, or overnight.
  5. Remove parchment paper from pan and place on cutting board. Cut fudge into small bite sized pieces and top with a small piece of cookie. Store in covered container in refrigerator. Use within one week, or freeze. ENJOY!

Notes

  • An 8 x 8 square baking dish (or 9-inch square) works perfectly for this recipe.
  • An electric hand mixer works just as well as the stand mixer. You can make this fudge without an electric mixer too, but it will take much longer to melt the chocolate and whisk everything together.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  • Apple pie fudge freezes well too. Cut into pieces before freezing but do not add the gingersnap. Let thaw in the fridge overnight and top each piece with the gingersnap before serving.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    48

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 20gProtein: 1g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

    Did you make this recipe?

    Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

    When you want apple pie but don’t want to turn on your oven, let this easy Apple Pie Fudge satisfy your cravings! This silky sweet fudge with pieces of real apple and gingersnaps is the fall treat you’ll want to make year round. Enjoy!

    Avatar photo

    About Aimee

    Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

    Learn more about Aimee.

    Affiliate Disclosure:**There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation. However, I only recommend products I love! Thank you for supporting Shugary Sweets! See my disclosure policy for more info**

    Learn How To Become a Better Home Baker
    Sign up for the Shugary Sweets FREE Email Course Today—soon you’ll say, "I made it from scratch!"

    Categories: ,


    Posted on September 21, 2012

    Comments & Reviews

    1. Hi and thanks for this recipe! It’s very unusual and I can’t wait to “test drive” it…I posted it on my Pintrest page and I noticed that it was listed as a vegetarian food…I was wondering how that could be as there’s dairy products in the ingredients. Thanks for all your lovely posts on your seasonal treats!!

      1. I haven’t labeled this as vegetarian. However, some vegetarians do eat dairy (it’s vegans who do not).

    2. Hi! This sounds really good! I have a few questions though… for 3 cups white chocolate chips, do you know about how many 12oz bags I would need to buy to get 3 cups? Also for the apple pie filling, doesn’t that have large apple slices in it? Did you just leave the large pieces in the fudge or did you cut it up? Thanks!

    3. I’ve made this fudge many times and it’s always everyone’s favorite…
      I make a graham cracker crust for the bottom and it really works well…
      1/2 stick butter 1 cup crushed graham crackers and 1/2 cup sugar…melt butter and mix thoroughly and line bottom of 8×8 pan and press it down til firm and bake at 350 for 7 mins….let cool then pour apple pie fudge on top and once cool, enjoy!!!
      Thank you for this amazing apple pie fudge recipe!!!!!!!

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.