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Delicious Pumpkin Spice Caramels

Fall is such a lovely time of year to start making your favorite goodies.  These caramels are so yummy.  They do melt in your mouth.  You can keep them out at room temperature for awhile. To keep longer, refrigerate them.  Let them sit out for a little while to soften up abit. The little  pumpkin is from our garden.

The base is apple cider with some pumpkin spice and cinnamon.

yield: 150 caramelsprint recipe

Pumpkin Spice Caramels

These chewy soft treats melt your melt with a sweet flavor of apple cider and pumpkin spice.
prep time: cook time: 60 MINStotal time: 60 mins


  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter,  diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • canola oil for brushing.

INSTRUCTIONS: (You need a candy thermometer)

  1. In a large saucepan, simmer the apple cider over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until reduced to 1 cup, about 1 hour. Pour the reduced cider into a bowl.
  2. Line a 9-by-13-inch rimmed pan with foil and coat the foil with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium saucepan, combine the heavy cream and condensed milk and bring to a simmer over moderate heat; keep the mixture warm over low heat
  3. In another large saucepan, combine the sugar with the reduced apple cider, corn syrup, water and salt and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderate heat until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Carefully whisk in the butter until melted. Gradually whisk in the warm cream mixture until incorporated. Cook over moderately low heat, stirring frequently, until a golden caramel forms and the temperature reaches 245° on a candy thermometer, about 45 minutes. Stir in the cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice and scrape the caramel into the prepared pan. Let cool completely, then refrigerate the caramel overnight.
  4. Lightly brush a sheet of parchment paper with oil. Invert the caramel onto the parchment and peel off the foil. Using a sharp knife, cut the caramel into 1-inch-wide strips,  then cut the block crosswise into 1/2-inch rectangles. Wrap each caramel in a square of parchment paper or a candy wrapper and twist the ends to seal. Serve or pack the caramels into boxes.
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Usually I cut my parchment paper into strips, however I did a search for twisting paper.  Amazon Prime has 100 for $6.21...Free shipping and a two day delivery time.

Stay tuned for another Halloween Table with black and white.
Here's a sneak peek. - with designer  mini pumpkins.

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  1. I do love caramels and yours look delicious!!
    Have a nice day

  2. Ooh, I need some of them. Looks good and easy. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. Goodness gracious, Linda these look wonderful! I wish I could reach into my computer and have one. ♥

  4. Oh these sound heavenly, Linda, and I so love caramels! The apple cider must send these over the top in Fall flavor sensations!

  5. Yumm!!! These sound like delicious fall candies!!

  6. Linda, They look delicious, but if they were at my house I would eat them all the time! I'll be back in the bay area this weekend for the Stanford/CU football game. Can't wait for some warm weather and seeing the beauty of northern Ca. again. Sending hugs your way.

  7. This sounds very yummy! Great for fall.
    Our weather is supposed to be cooler this weekend. Can't wait.

  8. Linda my mom made pulled taffy tire Ste-Catherine❤️She wrapped them in twisted wax just brought back beautiful memories..they look delicious.

  9. Oh, dear Linda, this sounds and looks so YUMMI!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Happy weekend to you,
    much Love and hugs to you, Claudia xo

  10. These are amazing Linda! I am going to make these for sure. Thank you

  11. How perfectly sweet for this amazing season, LInda!!! And I love, absolutely love your black and white checkered plates. SWOON! Anita

  12. These look amazing! I love pumpkin spice and caramel so the two together will for sure be on my list of treats to make! Thanks for the recipe Linda :)

  13. Oh, I could go for some of these treats right now. I seem to develop a sweet tooth around the holidays, lol. Great recipe, Linda!
    Well, this week got away from me but how about a chat on Monday afternoon? I think I'll have some breathing time around then? lol. I love coming to your blog, Wonder Woman, so much fun here!

  14. I have never mad pe any candies but this sounds good and I love caramels.. I love the tiny pumpkin from your garden so cute.. I didn't get a one. I think the dirt is just poor nothing grew well this year. Love the black and white tablescape.. Happy weekend with love Janice

  15. Hello Linda! I just noticed that you came to my blog post the other day! Thank you. I hardly check my blog anymore since I lost so many commentors. That is strange that you no longer get my blog in your notifications; I hope that explains perhaps why I don't get the same traffic I used to?Oh well, that's life in Blogland. I hope you are enjoying your fall! I AM! Hugs to you!

  16. Linda, caramels are my favorite. Will have to try. Looking forward to your next post. Those designer pumpkins look interesting..Happy Sunday..Judy

  17. Linda, these caramels look delicious! Thank you for the recipe! I can't wait to make these for my family!!!

  18. oh boy, these look very tempting and wickedly good!

  19. Caramels are one of my favorite sweet treats!
    Thank you for sharing-pinned to my homemade candy board too:)

  20. Those look wonderful, I love Fall because to me that's caramel season!


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