Recipe of the Week – Fleur de Sel Caramels

December 11, 2012 at 11:14 am Leave a comment

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Fleur de Sel Caramels

Fleur de Sel Caramels

It’s time to begin to make the sweet treats that always bring smiles to young and old at Christmastime.  I haven’t made these in a couple of years but remember what a hit they were.  These are really easy to make but require a little attention as you approach the high heat point.  We wrapped them in pieces of parchment paper; but this year I found some candy wrappers that will add a festive look to the caramels.

Fleur De Sel Caramels

Recipe Summary
Complexity: Easy
Serves: 12
Category: Misc
Meal: other (General)
0.5 cup sugar, granulated
0.25 cup corn syrup, light
1.5 cups cream, heavy
5 Tb butter, unsalted
1.5 tsp fleur de sel , sea salt
0.5 tsp vanilla

Line the bottom of an 8 X 8 baking pan with parchment paper; brush lightly with vegetable oil. In a large, heavy pot combine the sugar, corn syrup, and ½ cup of water; heat to a boil over med-high heat. Continue until the caramel is a golden color. Don’t stir; swirl the pan to mix.
Add the cream, butter and all but ½ tsp of the salt to a separate pot and simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat and set aside.
When to caramel is a rich brown ( careful not to get it too dark) add the cream mixture. Use caution as it will boil up. Stir in the vanilla with a wooden spoon and cook on medium for 5 -10 minutes; until 248 on a candy thermometer. Carefully pour into the prepared baking pan and refrigerate until firm; sprinkle remaining salt on top.
Cut candy into 1 x 1 pieces, wrap in parchment paper and store in frig.

Along with these wonderful caramels you can find other holiday treats like, Hazelnut Toffee and White Chocolate Peppermint Bark at



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