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Fleur de sel Caramels

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Fleur de Sel Caramels

Fleur de Sel Caramels

Fleur de sel Caramels

These caramels are smooth, creamy and decadent. If you have never used a finishing salt, you will be surprised at the depth of flavor it adds. Don’t let the thought of making candy intimidate you, these caramels are easy to make and the step-by-step instructions will guide you through the entire process. If you are new to candy making, be sure to use a candy thermometer until you become familiar with the various stages. There are other methods that can be used to test the candy, but a good thermometer is definitely the easiest and most accurate.

Ingredients:

1 c heavy cream
5 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1-1/2 tsp finishing salt (fleur de sel, pink Himalayan, etc.), separated
1-1/2 c sugar
1/4 c light corn syrup
1/4 c water
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Line the bottom of an 8″ x 8″ square baking pan with parchment paper or nonstick foil. If using parchment, rub lightly with a little oil so that the paper doesn’t stick to the caramels. The paper should not be oily.
  2. In a small saucepan bring the cream, butter and 3/4 tsp. salt to a boil. Remove from heat.
  3. In a heavy, 3 to 4 quart saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup and water. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally with a wooden or metal spoon. Once the sugar has dissolved, stop stirring. Continue boiling until mixture turns a light golden color, gently swirling pan to keep the caramel syrup cooking evenly.
  4. Slowly add cream mixture and stir gently. The mixture will bubble up so be very careful. Continue simmering, stirring frequently, until the mixture reaches 250° F (firm ball) ** on a candy thermometer; approximately 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Pour into prepared pan and let cool on rack for about an hour.
  6. Remove caramel slab from pan and peel off foil or parchment. Cut into 1″ squares. Cut parchment or waxed paper into 4″ squares. Wrap each caramel, twisting ends to close.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

5 ★★★★★ 32 review(s)

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How to Make Fleur de sel Caramels

 

Ingredients for Fleur de Sel Caramels

Ingredients for Fleur de Sel Caramels

Assemble the ingredients for salted caramels. A candy thermometer makes the process easy and ensures perfect results every time.

 

Combine Cream, Butter and Fleur de Sel

Combine Cream, Butter and Fleur de Sel

Bring cream, butter and finishing salt to a boil. Set aside.

 

Bring to Boil

Bring Syrup, Sugar and Water to a Boil

Combine corn syrup, sugar and water; bring to a boil. Once sugar has dissolved, stop stirring and swirl pan until light caramel colored.

 

Cook Until Golden Caramel Color

Cook Until Golden Caramel Color

Continue cooking until mixture becomes a light golden caramel color.

 

Stir in Cream Mixture

Stir in Cream Mixture and Cook Until 250°F

Add the cream mixture. Mixture will bubble, so be very careful. Continue simmering until the caramel reaches 250° F.

 

Pour Caramel into Pan

Pour Caramel into Prepared Pan

Pour caramel into pan lined with parchment or nonstick foil.

 

Remove Caramel from Pan

Remove Caramel from Pan

When caramel has cooled, remove from pan.

 

Cut Caramels into Squares

Cut Fleur de Sel Caramels into Squares

Cut caramels into 1″ squares.

 

Fleur de Sel Caramels

Fleur de Sel Caramels

Top caramels with fleur de sel or other finishing salt and wrap in a 4″ square of waxed paper.

 

Chocolate Covered Fleur de Sel Caramels

Chocolate Covered Fleur de Sel Caramels

Salted caramels are delicious drizzled with chocolate.

 

Fleur de Sel Caramel on Ice Cream

Fleur de Sel Caramel on Ice Cream

Cook caramel to the soft ball stage (240° F) and use as a topping for ice cream. Finish with fleur de sel.

 

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