Pumpkin Caramels

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 32
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 29.3
  • Total Fat: 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 25.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g

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Introduction

Home roasted pumpkin puree combines with rich cream, butter and spices for a luxurious, chewy caramel perfect for the holidays! I made mine vegan with coconut milk and Earth Balance, but my recipe offers the option for the dairy-philes out there! Home roasted pumpkin puree combines with rich cream, butter and spices for a luxurious, chewy caramel perfect for the holidays! I made mine vegan with coconut milk and Earth Balance, but my recipe offers the option for the dairy-philes out there!
Number of Servings: 32

Ingredients

    cup sugar
    2 tbsp water
    2 tbsp golden corn syrup
    cup full-fat coconut milk or heavy cream
    6 tbsp (a generous ⅓ cup) canned pumpkin puree
    2 tbsp Earth Balance stick margarine or unsalted butter
    tsp fine sea salt
    tsp pumpkin pie spice
    tsp vanilla extract
    good quality sea salt, for sprinkling

Directions

Line a 9x5 pan with parchment paper.
Place the sugar, water, and corn syrup in a saucepan and swirl the pan to wet the sugar. Cook, without stirring, over medium heat until the mixture turns to a rich amber - about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the coconut milk, pumpkin puree, Earth Balance, salt and spice, stirring until smooth.
Remove the sugar mixture from the heat and slowly pour in the pumpkin mixture. The caramel will spit and bubble, so stand back!
Return the pan to medium heat and cook, stirring frequently, until it reaches 248F on a candy thermometer.
Remove from heat, stir in the vanilla and pour into the pan.
Let stand 2 minutes, then sprinkle with sea salt if desired.
Let stand 6 hours at room temperature, then cut into squares.

Serving Size: Makes one 9x5" pan, about 32 pieces

Number of Servings: 32

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JO_JO_BA.