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Apple Cider Caramels

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Charlotte Bothe

Apple Cider Caramels Recipe Apple Cider Caramels Recipe

Apple pie meets caramel in these soft, chewy candies. When wrapped in parchment they're the perfect homemade treat to hand out on Halloween.

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Total
Yield
64 caramels
Nutrition information

Ingredients

Choose your measure:

  • 2 cups (1 pint) heavy cream or whipping cream
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/8 cup (6 tablespoons) butter, salted or unsalted
  • 1/2 cup boiled cider
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Apple Pie Spice*
  • *No Apple Pie Spice? Substitute 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg or allspice

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease an 8" x 8" baking pan and line with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on opposite sides.
  2. Combine the cream, corn syrup, sugar, butter, and boiled cider in a 4-quart, heavy-bottom, deep saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Reduce to medium-high heat and cook, without stirring, until the mixture reaches 248°F on a candy thermometer, 20 to 30 minutes, depending on your particular stove. Want to make a softer caramel? See "tips," below.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat; stir in the salt and spice.
  4. Pour the hot mixture into the prepared pan. Let it stand for 12 to 18 hours at room temperature before cutting into 1" squares.
  5. To wrap the caramels, use 6" squares of parchment paper. Place one caramel in the center of each square; wrap the opposite edges of the paper around the caramel and twist the exposed edges to close.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 22g
  • Servings Per Batch 64
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 80
  • Calories from Fat 35
  • Total Fat 3.5g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 25mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 11g
  • Protein 0g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.