Apple Cider Caramels
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Serves: 24 pieces
At only 55 calories a piece...these homemade apple cider caramel treats are hardly a splurge. Bite-sized desserts are the perfect portion-controlled treat!
  • 2 cups fresh apple cider (non-alcoholic)
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream
  • ¼ tsp apple pie spice
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  1. In a 2-quart saucepan over high heat, boil the apple cider until it reduces to ¼ cup (about 30 minutes).
  2. Meanwhile, line a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, and mist with cooking spray.
  3. Once the cider is reduced, lower the heat and add the butter, sugars, and heavy cream. Raise the heat using a candy thermometer, bring the mixture to 255 F over medium-high heat, whisking occasionally.
  4. Once temperature is reached, stir in the apple pie spice and salt. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and refrigerate for 1 hour. Cut into bite-sized pieces and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Recipe from Dessert for Two

Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post as a contribution to the 2014 McCormick Health & WellnessBlogger Program. All opinions are my own.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 caramel Calories: 55 Fat: 2.5 Carbohydrates: 8.5 Sugar: 8.2 Sodium: 63 Fiber: 0 Protein: 0 Cholesterol: 8
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