PEOPLE'S 40 Greatest Recipes

In honor of our fortieth anniversary, we've chosen our tastiest and most iconic dishes from the last four decades

August 15, 1983

Fudge from the Brigittine Monastery
A monastery that supports itself by making amazingly delicious fudge: It's a story that's seems tailor-made for PEOPLE's human-interest pages. We can't help but wonder whether it's the rule of silence in the kitchen or the homemade marshmallow cream that made this candy taste so divine.