Warning… this recipe is not suitable for those unable to stop at just one serving of dessert ? Just kidding — got you covered with a small batch recipe here ? Small, but so incredibly flavorful and simple I’m pretty sure you’ll be making another batch in no time.
What’s so special about this fudge, besides the fact it takes about 5-10 mins of active time to make it, is its unique flavor thanks to the star ingredient: lucuma powder.
I know, I know… that’s two recipes back-to-back with a likely unidentifiable substance for some of you ?, but hey, my job is to show you new yummy things here. And if you’re into sweet, refined sugar-free things, lucuma should definitely be on your radar.
Lucuma is a fruit, very commonly used in South America and also in places like the Philippines. In its natural state it’s sort of chalky / powdery, and is wonderful when used in smoothies, ice cream, and wholesome desserts. It’s naturally sweet, with a flavor that reminds me of maple syrup or toffee a bit. Unique and hard to describe, but lovely.
And it’s great for cutting down on sugar in certain recipes, as lucuma powder is just dehydrated (and naturally low glycemic) powdered fruit. You can typically find it in health food shops or online quite easily — unless you’re lucky enough to have a fruit tree in your yard, that is. No such luck here.
In this fudge it added a lovely fruity accent to the already creamy and mild flavored cashew butter. So yummy, I had a hard time stopping at just one ?
I made it in a small batch in my tiny springform, but you can simply use any container lined with parchment instead. The springform was really easy to use though, and worked a treat.
P.S. if you’re into quick freezer fudge, you might also like this raw brownie fudge recipe or this raspberry almond fudge. And if you’re into lucuma, there’s a lovely raw lucuma brownies recipe in my book Unconventional Treats.
- 8 tbsp cashew butter
- ½ cup lucuma powder
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp salt
- a tbsp of extra lucuma powder
- Process all ingredients until well blended in a food processor. Transfer to a 5" springform pan (or a small tupperware container lined with parchment paper) and press down to flatten and compress and level out the top.
- Freeze for 4-5 hours to set, then remove from pan, dust with extra lucuma powder (use a mesh sieve to sprinkle the powder evenly), cut into pieces, thaw out a bit and enjoy. Store leftovers in the fridge for a softer consistency or freeze for long term storage.
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