- Prep time
- 20 minutes, plus 3 hours chilling time
- Cook time
- 20 minutes
- 24, 1-inch cubes
Would you like some apple with your caramel? In a delicious twist of dessert, these sweet and juicy homemade caramels are perfect for holiday gifting or anytime indulgence.
- 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced into ⅛-inch cubes
- 1¼ cup fresh apple cider
- 1¼ cup heavy cream
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
Prepare a 6x8-inch baking dish by lining it with parchment paper (leaving extra overhang from the sides) and greasing the paper.
In a 2-quart sauce pot fitted with a candy thermometer, combine the apple, cider, cream, sugars and butter and bring to a boil over medium heat. Continue to boil until the mixture reaches 265°F.
Remove from the heat and carefully pour the caramel into the prepared dish. Cool to room temperature, about 3 hours.
Turn the cooled caramel out onto a cutting board and use a sharp knife to cut into 1-inch squares. Sprinkle each piece with desired amount of sea salt.