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Pumpkin Salted Caramels (Recipe)

Pumpkin Salted Caramels (Recipe)


The sweet tastes of autumn join forces in these tasty treats.


  • 1 1/2 Cups heavy cream
  • 1 Cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 Cups white sugar
  • 1/2 Cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, cut into chunks
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • Sea salt

Special tools:
Candy Thermometer

1. Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment; butter bottom and sides of paper very thoroughly.
2. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat, stir cream, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice. Heat until just before the mixture started to boil, remove from heat and set aside.
3. Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in another heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Boil mixture until the temperature reads at 240 degrees F.
4. Gradually stir the pumpkin mixture into the sugar mixture. Heat to 220-240 degrees F, depending on your desired consistency, for up to 45 minutes; stir occasionally. Remove from heat and vigorously stir in butter and vanilla. Immediately transfer to parchment-lined pan, and let cool for at least 30 minutes. Sprinkle with sea salt before cutting into squares and serving.

Recipe Credit: Tasty Kitchen.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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10:55AM PDT on Oct 20, 2013

thanks for all the pumpkin stuff :)

5:33PM PDT on Oct 19, 2013

This recipe sounds very tasty, but I would have to veganize it all to pieces. Thank God I don't mind doing so. I have made some incredible deserts and dishes by doing so.

7:56AM PDT on Oct 18, 2013


4:42AM PDT on Oct 18, 2013


11:54PM PDT on Oct 17, 2013

Sounds VERY yummy!

11:26PM PDT on Oct 17, 2013

Could the heavy crème be replaced with almond milk? Otherwise it sounds yummy-thanks!

1:22PM PDT on Oct 17, 2013


1:51AM PDT on Oct 17, 2013

Thank you :)

11:27PM PDT on Oct 16, 2013


10:46PM PDT on Oct 16, 2013

I didn't expect that! Thank you Katie once more!

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