Kaju Katley (Cashew Fudge)

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This traditional Indian dessert is made with a few simple ingredients and is truly a whole-foods based dessert in every sense of the word.  The color of this fudge is a bit darker than what’s usually seen since I’ve replaced the refined white sugar with raw turbinado sugar.  Grinding the cashews along with the raw sugar makes it easier to make the cashew into the finest particles possible.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups raw unsalted cashews
  • 1/2 cup raw turbinado sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder

Directions:

  1. Grind together cashews and 1/4 cup of raw sugar together in food processor until flour-like consistency is achieved.
  2. Dissolve rest of raw sugar in 1/2 cup of water.  Bring to a boil covered.  Take off cover and cook until syrup reaches 225 degrees Fahrenheit.   Add in cashew mixture and stir with spatula until stiff dough forms.
  3. Turn off heat and stir in cardamom.  Pour onto lightly sprayed cookie sheet and flatten out.  Smooth out top using spatula.  Let cool at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours to set or refrigerate for 30 minutes.  Cut into diamond shapes and enjoy!

 

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