The soft, pressed, melt-in-mouth Amish caramel is the perfect dessert for guests or gifts. With just a few basic ingredients and a little time, homemade desserts have never been easier. As far as I can remember, this dessert has always been a staple of the family. Sweet, melt-in-mouth candy is a time package. It brings you back every time.
When I tell people that making this Amish caramel recipe is not that difficult, I usually get a roll or two. This is a fact, as long as you give it some time, you will be very satisfied with the result. This is the perfect simple gift. Put some in cute bags and share with your friends and family!Print
The soft, pressed, melt-in-mouth Amish caramel is the perfect dessert for guests or gifts.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup corn syrup
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Grease an 8×8-inch baking pan.
- In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add the sugar, corn syrup, butter, and ¼ cup of cream. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously.
- While continuing to stir, add the remaining cream. Insert a candy thermometer and while constantly stirring, bring to the soft ball stage. Around 240°F, the sugar syrup will turn transparent and boil rapidly.
- When it hits 240°F remove caramel from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour into the prepared baking pan.
- While still warm, use a toothpick to pop any air bubbles that rise to the top. Allow to cool overnight.
- Use a thin knife or small offset spatula to loosen the caramel block from the pan. Transfer the block to a cutting board and cut into desired size and shape. Wrap individually in wax paper if desired.
- Calories: Servings 72