Apple Cider Caramels

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Apple Cider Caramels are a favorite caramel recipe. It's a great way to use up Apple Cider you might have on hand and delicious soft caramel recipe from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

When I think of Halloween I couldn't think of something I crave more than soft and chewy Apple Cider Caramels. They are a fall must make in our house.

Apple Cider Caramels taste like a Hot Caramel Apple Cider in a soft and chewy little package. The flavors amazing, and the caramel just melts in your mouth.

Even though caramel making can be time consuming the outcome is well worth the effort. These are wonderful to enjoy throughout the fall and perfect to give out over the holidays!

Let's make this beloved Apple Cider Caramels recipe!



Apple Cider Reduction a picture of 8 cups Fresh Apple Cider Reduced down to 1 cup.

Over medium heat reduce 8 cups Fresh Apple Cider down to 1 cup. 

Watch carefully the last 15 minutes of reducing to prevent burning. The Apple Cider will become thick and syrupy. 

Apple Cider Caramels Recipe greased and lined pan.

Butter a 9"x13" pan, line pan with with parchment paper making sure corners overlap, and butter parchment paper.

Heated Cream with Melted Butter in pot.

In a medium sized pot add: 
  • 3 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 cup Butter
Heat over medium heat until butter is melted and cream is just barely simmering.

A deep pot with apple cider reduction, sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt for Apple Cider Caramels.

In a large deep pot add but do not stir:
  • 1 cup Apple Cider Reduction
  • 4 1/4 cup Granulated  Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Salt 
Attach candy thermometer to edge of pan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, cook until sugar is dissolved, and starts to turn a caramel color about 5-7 minutes. Once sugar is dissolved stir to scrape any remaining sugar off bottom and sides of pan, until smooth.

By waiting to stir the sugar it will prevent hard crystallized sugar from forming on the edge of pan.

Bubbling Apple Cider Caramel Mixture with hot cream being poured into pan with candy thermometer.

Slowly whisk in hot cream mixture into caramel.

Apple Cider Caramel recipe bubbling with thermometer at 250 degrees.

Cook over medium heat until Apple Caramel reaches 250 degrees on candy thermometer, stirring occasionally. 

A pot with Apple Cider Caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg.

Stir in: 
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 generous pinch Allspice
  • 1 generous pinch Ground Ginger
  • 1 generous pinch Nutmeg
 Until well combined.

Pour Apple Cider Caramel Recipe into prepared pan.

Pour Apple Cider Caramel into prepared pan. 

Allow to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate until cold.

Apple Cider Caramels Recipe cut into squares are a fall favorite candy recipe and great Christmas Candy recipe from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Remove Soft and Chewy Apple Cider Caramels from pan and slice into 1" long slices and then desired length.

Wrap in wax paper or parchment paper. Store in refrigerator. 

Candy making happens to be one of my favorite childhood memories with my Granny. It's time consuming but so rewarding making it a great way to bring family and friends together whether it's during the making or while enjoying the sweet treat. 

I know Granny would have loved making and having Apple Pie Caramels as much as we do! 

We also love these other Candy Recipes:


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Apple Cider Caramels

Apple Cider Caramels Recipe taste like a caramel apple pie in one soft chewy caramel from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
5 out of 5 based on 3 user ratings
prep time: 45 Mcook time: 2 hourtotal time: 2 H & 45 M

ingredients:

  • 8 cups  Cider
  • 3 1/2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 cup Butter, Plus more for Greasing Pan
  • 4 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon, Ground
  • 1 pinch Allspice, Ground (1/8th teaspoon)
  • 1 pinch Ginger, Ground (1/8th teaspoon)
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg, Ground (1/8th teaspoon)

instructions:

How to cook Apple Cider Caramels

  1. Butter a 9"x13" pan, line with parchment paper making sure corners overlap, and butter parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Over medium heat reduce apple cider to 1 cup measured. Watch carefully the last 15 minutes of reducing to prevent burning. It will take about 30 min-1 hour. The cider will become thick and syrupy.
  3. In a medium sized pot add heavy cream and butter. Heat over medium heat until butter is melted and just barely simmering.
  4. In a large deep pot add sugar, 1 cup reduced apple cider, corn syrup, water, and salt. Attach candy thermometer to edge of pan. Without stirring bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, and cook until sugar is dissolved, and starts to turn a caramel color. Stir pan well to dissolve any remaining sugar stuck to the bottom of pan and sides.
  5. Slowly stir in heated cream mixture. Cook over medium heat, until caramel mixture reaches 250 degrees, stirring occasionally.
  6. Stir in vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and nutmeg.
  7. Pour into prepared pan.
  8. Allow to cool to room temperature, cover, and refrigerate until cold.
  9. Remove  Apple Cider Caramels from pan and slice into 1" long slices and then desired length. Wrap in wax paper or parchment paper.
Calories
73.41
Fat (grams)
3.38
Sat. Fat (grams)
2.14
Carbs (grams)
11.07
Fiber (grams)
0.04
Net carbs
11.03
Sugar (grams)
10.77
Protein (grams)
0.23
Sodium (milligrams)
28.37
Cholesterol (grams)
10.13
Calories are estimated.
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Apple Caramels recipe made with apple cider reduction taste like caramel apple pie in one soft caramel. These are a favorite for Christmas Candy trays from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Apple Pie Caramels recipe are a soft caramel made with apple cider reduction. Apple Caramels are a favorite for Christmas Candy trays from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

3 comments

  1. Mmmmmm....I love caramels and this twist is perfect for the season!!!

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  2. I've never made caramels, but this recipe looks easy and they look so delicious! I'll have to give it a try.

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  3. Oohhh please send me a big bag of these!!

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