Deb from Smitten Kitchen recently posted an awesome recipe for Apple Cider Caramels. I couldn’t resist trying them for myself. They came out beautifully and I wanted to share my success with you.
Local apple cider, freshly ground cinnamon and french sea salt [Ok, not so local…but oh, so good!]. These caramels are elegant and make a lovely holiday treat or gift.
Making the caramels is simple. Deb provides great instructions. I loved her tip to oil your knife while cutting the caramels. I’d recommend baking spray. Butter would probably make the caramels taste better though.
A few [minor] suggestions from Decadent Dragon:
- Use freshly ground cinnamon if you can.
- Use a thermometer. It relieves you of temperature uncertainty.
- Instead of parchment, you can use saran wrap to wrap caramels.
- My caramels were super-soft outside the fridge. Keep ’em cold to maintain shape.
And lastly, Smitten Kitchen’s cookbook is out. This would make a great Christmas gift (hint, hint!).