I’ve been waiting to post this for…24 years.
The Day It Raind Candy
One day it was raining out side. And then the rain started to get harder and harder because the rain got harder. Is thet it was candy. than a little girl. Saw the candy comeing down from the sky and then the little girl want outside with a big bag and got some of the candy that was …
I wrote this story in the first grade (I think). I’ve learned a few things looking back at it.
What a plot, but not a bad idea. I’d definitely grab a big bag if a rainy forecast called for this caramel falling from the sky. The idea of apple cider caramel popped into my head one day when I wanted a caramel apple but didn’t want to make them. So instead of putting the caramel on the apple I put the apple in the caramel, stirred some things around and held my breath. Most caramel uses corn syrup, but here I used honey. Knowing what a science sugar is when it comes to caramel, I really didn’t think honey would work. In fact, I had such little confidence in this recipe that I took zero pictures of the process. But then…it worked. Holy crap, it worked! I thought about making it again to take pictures of the ingredients and the process. But then I would have had a second batch of caramel candies and I read somewhere once that too much candy makes your pants pop. So I decided against it.
These candies are chewy and buttery, everything you want in a caramel. The apple cider adds a slight tartness. A little something different. A little taste of fall. These would be perfect placed out on a tray for dessert or as a host gift for the holidays. I personally enjoyed keeping them for myself with a cup of hot tea and a blanket. Go ahead, cozy up. They’re calling for a cold, windy day…with a chance of caramel.
2 cups apple cider (I used spiced cider)
2/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 lb salted butter (1 stick)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1½ cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Posted on November 19, 2011