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Figgy Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

Homemade hot fudge sauce is a cinch to make when you have a hot fudge sauce recipe you can trust like this one from America’s Test Kitchen, studded with figs.
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce, Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe
Calories: 3717kcal


  • 2 cups Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs stemmed and chopped into 1/4" pieces
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup Port wine plus 1 tbsp
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 10 ounces dark chocolate chopped fine
  • 3 tbsp Dutch processed cocoa powder sifted
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter cut into 3 pieces
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Bring figs, water, corn syrup, sugar, heavy cream, ¼ cup Port, and salt to simmer in small saucepan over medium heat; simmer, stirring frequently, until the liquid thickens and figs are softened, about 8 minutes. Transfer fig mixture to blender and process until smooth, about 1 minute. Using bottom of ladle and pushing in circular motion, strain puree through fine-mesh strainer into bowl, pressing on the solids to extract as much puree as possible (you should have about 1 ½ cups puree). Discard the strained solids. Whisk butter, remaining 1 tablespoon Port, and vanilla into the fig puree.
  • Microwave the chocolate, whisking often, until melted and smooth, 1 to 3 minutes. Whisk in the cocoa until dissolved. Add chocolate mixture to fig puree and stir until smooth. Serve warm.


Recipe provided by Cook's Country TV. Valley Fig Growers is a proud sponsor of Cook's Country TV.


Calories: 3717kcal | Carbohydrates: 498g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 188g | Saturated Fat: 111g | Cholesterol: 209mg | Sodium: 617mg | Potassium: 2621mg | Fiber: 39g | Sugar: 418g | Vitamin A: 2485IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 369mg | Iron: 36.3mg