Coconut Almond Fudge

    1 hour 12 minutes

    This is a microwave version of an Indian sweet called Nariyal Burfi. It's not fudge per se but the texture is similar. You could also substitute unsalted pistachios for almonds if you wish.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 3 cups (155g) shredded coconut
    • 600g sweetened condensed milk
    • 2/3 cup (75g) slivered almonds
    • 1 tablespoon ground cardamom

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:7min  ›  Extra time:1hour chilling  ›  Ready in:1hour12min 

    1. Grease a 23x23cm pan. Stir together the coconut and condensed milk in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Cook on High in the microwave for 7 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. When the coconut mixture is hot and bubbling, stir in the almonds and cardamom. Pour into the prepared pan, and smooth the top with a spatula.
    2. Cool for 1 hour in the refrigerator, then cut into 3cm squares with a greased knife.

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    This was easy to prepare and quite delicious, only I would like to see a bit more direction about the actual cooking, for the following reasons. The recipe says 600g of condensed milk. The only size can available appears to be 390g. Hence I had to scale down the other ingredients to "half and a bit more" and try to adjust the cooking accordingly too. The mixture started bubbling up (very hot) after only 2-3 minutes, and I was unsure whether this process has to keep being repeated - i.e. taking it out to stir until it subsided, then restarting for another 30 seconds - or not; and if so, how many times? I didn't know what type of colour or texture to look for. When I decided that it had probably had enough cooking (probably around the 5-minute mark), I removed it, stirred in the almonds and started spooning it into the tray. It stiffened up very quickly, but remained quite sticky. It remained fairly tacky even after a couple of hours in the fridge. The taste is lovely, but I would like to know how to make it properly and achieve a texture which is easier to handle. English fudge usually has either a slightly crumbly texture (crystallised sugar), or is soft but quite firm enough to grasp and eat without sticking to one's fingers. Can the author provide a bit more guidance on these points, please? Also, the photo does not match the description in the recipe, which describes cutting a flattened sweet cut into squares.  -  02 May 2013


    I liked this recipe. I made some alterations though, so I only gave it 4 stars. I used unsweetened coconut, and I added ginger, not cardamon. I made these to give away for Christmas, and my relatives do not like cardamon. I also melted semi-sweet chocolate chips, with a little bit of butter, and I dipped the square blocks of cut burfi into the melted chocolate, and I let them set on a rack to dry, one side at a time. They looked good, and tasted great. My relatives liked them a lot. Thanks for this recipe.  -  05 Jan 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I added the cardamom plus a dash of rose water. These turned out quick and moist--didn't have to change a thing! Thanks!  -  17 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)