Oh, brace yourselves for this moment of sheer brilliance, my dear friends! I occasionally have these bursts of brilliance, and let me tell you, this is one of those moments! Picture this: two of the most incredible flavors coming together in one delectable creation. Are you ready for it? Get ready to have your taste buds blown away by… Pumpkin Spice Caramel! * Insert your applause here *
The combination of the warm, comforting flavors of pumpkin spice mix perfectly with the sweet, creamy caramel. Together they make a flavor sensation like no other! With each bite you’ll experience a burst of sweetness and warmth that will leave you feeling cozy and content. Let Pumpkin Spice Caramel take away all your worries in one bite!
Pumpkin Spice Caramel Ingredients
1 c Sugar
1 c Water
1 tsp Pumpkin spice (if you want to avoid the texture of classic pumpkin pie spice, give the extract version a try! I find it gives a smoother, more consistent texture!)
1 c Heavy whipping cream
1 tbsp. Butter
Ready to get saucy? Let’s go over the steps to create your very own batch of Pumpkin Spice Caramel :
Once your ingredients are gathered, pour the water into a saucepan, followed by a generous helping of sugar. No need to stir or dissolve, we’re keeping it easy peasy.
Crank up the heat to medium-high and let the magic happen. Watch as it reaches a bubbling boil, like a cauldron of deliciousness.
Keep it boiling for a while, my friend. We want to cook out all that water from the sugar, turning it into a rich syrupy goodness. Patience is a virtue!
Keep your eyes peeled as the mixture transforms before your very eyes. It will go from slightly yellow to a tantalizing light amber. Once it hits that perfect shade, take it off the heat and add in the whipping cream.
Now, brace yourself for the bubbly fireworks! When you add the cream, it will froth up like a science experiment gone wild. Carefully stir and calm those bubbles down. Then, sprinkle in your butter and the pumpkin pie spice for that extra kick.
Stir, stir, stir until everything is all cozy and smooth. Picture-perfect caramel awaits you! Pour it into a heat-safe container and let it cool completely, if you can resist the temptation to dive right in.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How long does it take to make this caramel?
A: The process should take around 10-15 minutes from start to finish.
Q: Do I need to stir the caramel when it’s boiling?
A: No, you do not need to stir while the mixture is boiling. However, once the cream is added, stirring is necessary to combine all of the ingredients and achieve a smooth consistency.
Q: What should I do with my Pumpkin Spice Caramel?
A: You can enjoy your Pumpkin Spice Caramel in a variety of ways! It tastes great drizzled over oatmeal or ice cream, added to coffee or lattes, and used as a topping for pies, cakes, and other treats. Get creative – the possibilities are endless!
Q: Can I add more pumpkin pie spice?
A: Absolutely! Feel free to adjust the amount of pumpkin pie spice to your preference.
Q: Can I use salted butter?
A: Yes, but remember that salted butter is already seasoned with salt, so it will effect the overall flavoring. I personally prefer salted butter in this recipe, but not everyone likes a “saltier” caramel.
Q: Is it safe to eat this recipe without cooking?
A: No, the ingredients need to be heated up in order to make a proper caramel sauce. Eating uncooked caramel could lead to food poisoning.
Q: How should I store my Pumpkin Spice Caramel?
A: Pour your cooled caramel into an airtight container and store it in the fridge. It should keep for up to two weeks.
Q: Can I make this recipe vegan-friendly?
A: Yes, you can easily make this vegan-friendly by using plant-based alternatives instead of butter and cream. You could try almond milk or coconut cream for the cream, and non-dairy buttery spread or margarine instead of butter. Just be sure to adjust the amount of additional salt if necessary. Please note that I have not made vegan caramel sauce before, so you may want to do additional recipe research.
Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
A: Absolutely! This caramel can be made up in advance and stored in the fridge (for up to two weeks) until you’re ready to use it. Just be sure to let it come to room temperature before serving.
Now that your delectable Pumpkin Spice Caramel has cooled, get ready to indulge in its heavenly goodness!
Now that your delectable Pumpkin Spice Caramel has cooled, get ready to indulge in its heavenly goodness! This delightful concoction is incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed in countless ways. Personally, I’ve added a dollop to my coffee (and snacked on some pumpkin spice mini donuts!) and drizzled it over my morning oatmeal. I’ve even crowned a scoop of ice cream with it and elevated a batch of rice krispies treats to new heights of deliciousness! Believe me, when I say that this divine caramel sauce can elevate any dish or delightfully mingle in whatever your heart desires!
I think my next Pumpkin Spice Caramel experiment will include pumpkin pie and whip cream… oh its gonna be sooooo gooooooooooddddd!
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- 1 c Sugar
- 1 c Water
- 1 tsp Pumpkin spice
- 1 c Heavy whipping cream
- 1 tbsp. Butter
1. In a saucepan, pour the water in, and then follow with pouring in the sugar. No need to stir or dissolve.
2. Turn the heat on medium high and bring to a boil.
3. Continue to boil for quite a while. You are essentially boiling the water out of the sugar.
4. Watch the mixture as it boils as it will begin to turn color. It will become slightly yellow.. and then will go light amber. When it reaches the light amber, take the mixture off the heat and add the whipping cream.
5. Be VERY CAREFUL at this point because it will bubble up when you add the cream. Continue to stir and reduce the bubbling. Add the butter and pumpkin pie spice.
6. Continue stirring until everything is well incorporated and the caramel is smooth. Pour into a heat safe container and let cool completely.