Spiced Apple Cider Caramel Sauce
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Creamy caramel sauce infused with sweet and spicy apple cider.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups (475 ml) apple cider
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 Tbsp. whole allspice berries
  • 3-4 whole cloves
  • ½ vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • ½ cup (118 ml) heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. (30 g) butter
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan set over medium heat, combine cider, cinnamon sticks, allspice berries, cloves, and vanilla bean seeds and pod. Bring to a low boil. Continue cooking until reduced about ⅔ (to about ⅓ of what it was), 20 30 minutes.
  2. Add sugar and corn syrup and whisk until sugar is completely melted. Let cook, without stirring, until boiling. Continue cooking until mixture thickens and darkens slightly (about 240 degrees F (116 degrees C) if using a candy thermometer). Remove from heat and stir in cream and butter until combined. Return to heat and cook until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon.
  3. Let cool about 15 minutes then transfer to a mason jar. Caramel will keep in the refrigerator for several weeks.
Notes
Makes approximately 12 oz.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/spiced-apple-cider-caramel-recipe/