Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pumpkin Caramels

In the spirit of the season, here is a recipe that is absolutely fabulous!


recipe pumpkin caramels

PUMPKIN CARAMELS:


½ cup (1 stick) salted butter

1½ cups sugar  
1¼ teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice 
1 cup light corn syrup 
1 can sweetened condensed milk...14oz.
½ cup Pumpkin puree  



Directions:  
Prepare a 9-inch square pan by lightly buttering it. 

In heavy 2 to 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.

Add sugar and spices: thoroughly blend. 

Add corn syrup, sweetened condensed milk and pumpkin stirring well after each addition. 

Continue to cook over medium heat stirring frequently to prevent scorching until the temperature of the mixture reaches 248°F (firm ball stage).

Remove from heat and pour mixture evenly into the prepared pan.


When cool, turn candy out of pan and use buttered kitchen shears to cut candy into 3/4" squares. 

Wrap pieces in 3" squares of wax paper or layer in candy boxes using wax paper between layers. 

Store in an airtight container.  

That's it! Pretty simple huh? I love making things from scratch and using simple ingredients. I also like knowing that there isn't a gazillion additives in the treats I make...and I'm a candy junkie!!!

~L 

13 comments:

  1. Oh...My...Oh...My!! Your caramels look sooooo good! I love pumpkin anything!!!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn

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  2. Great idea! Pumpkin anything is fabulous! Pinning to try! Thanks for sharing!
    -Michelle @TheGraciousWife.com

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  3. I love anything pumpkin! Can't wait to make these!

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  4. These sound delicious! They may be going in my FIL's Christmas cookie container this year. :P Pinning!

    Found you on Say G'Day. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. That looks so yummy! Its the first time I ever heard of pumpkin caramels.
    Stopping over from Nifty Thrifty Sunday
    Have a great day!

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  6. These sound fun for fall! Found them at the #SayG'day Linkup. pinned!

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  7. How fun! I make licorice caramels for Halloween. These would be delicious for a little take home treat for Thanksgiving guests! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe at the Say G’Day Linky Party. I’ve just shared your post on Pinterest/Twitter/Facebook.

    Best wishes for a great week!
    Natasha in Oz

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  9. I have so wanted to try making my own caramel, maybe I will give it a go this year, looks delicious! :) I would like to invite you to share your fall themed posts at my 2014 Harvest Hop linky party. http://www.aprilshomemaking.com/2014/10/2014-harvest-hop-link-up.html

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  10. Love pumpkin recipes and anything candy ! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. This would be great to give as gifts. Can you just use sugar or brown sugar instead of corn syrup? I know you can make other kinds of caramel with regular sugar instead of corn syrup. I just don't like buying another ingredient (for only one use) when I have plenty of sugar all the time and it has many uses. Any way, I'm pinning this recipe.

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  12. Oh, these look so good for the pumpkin lovers in my family. I have never tried to make caramels, but I may just have to try now. Thank you for linking up to the Country Fair Blog Party this month!

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