Sunday, October 20

Pumpkin Molasses Caramel Sauce



A good caramel sauce is so important to have on hand. No bowl of ice cream is complete without a hefty drizzle over the top. Brownies, cookies, cakes... they all are made 100x better when topped in caramel.

For #30DaysOfPumpkin, I knew from day one that I wanted to create a caramel type sauce to top everything in. After some playing around I realized how much I adore the rich flavor of molasses and how well it goes with the pumpkin.

This caramel is pretty basic, it mainly consists of sugar, butter, molasses, cream and pumpkin. Things I always have on hand, and ingredients that scream fall. This is  a sauce you NEED to serve with your Thanksgiving desserts.




Pumpkin Molasses Caramel Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 





Directions:

  1.  In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, add sugar and cook whisking occasionally.
  2. Once the sugar starts to liquefy, whisk in molasses , butter and salt. Bring to a low boil and cook until sugar has dissolved and the mixture is smooth.
  3. In a separate sauce pan heat cream over medium/low heat until it reaches a low boil. Careful not to scald it.
  4. Mix in heavy cream and pumpkin puree into the caramel mixture.
  5. Continue to simmer over medium heat, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. 
  6. Remove from heat, pour into heat proof jars. 
  7. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


22 comments:

  1. Looks heavenly. Adding pumpkin to caramel sauce is not something I would have ever considered. Guess that's why you are the Bakeaholic Mama and not me! Thanks for this easy recipe.

    Claire xx
    http://somewhereyonder.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Awww girl. Now is this a condiment or a beverage because I'm gonna be tempted to drink the stuff right out of the jar!!

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    1. It needs to top everything! I was eating it with a spoon last night before bed.

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  3. I agree. You need caramel to complete dessert... ice cream, brownies, an after dinner latte.

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  4. Oh goodness, that looks scrumptious!! I want to drizzle it on everything!

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  5. Would this product be okay to can for storage? Enjoy your blog very much.

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    1. No it wouldn't unfortunately. I'm glad you enjoy my blog, thanks for stopping by :)

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  6. I seriously want to eat this with a spoon!

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    1. I did! Last night I sat here like cow eating it out of the jar.

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  7. You're rocking this #30DaysOfPumpkin !! This would be so amazing over chocolate ice cream!

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    1. OMG yes, It belongs on all ice cream.

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  8. Love the molasses and pumpkin combination! I need to make some ice cream so I can drown it in this caramel sauce!

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  9. Hello. Thanks for sharing. Please i want to know what type of molasses do you use? Extract of what? Thanks

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  10. Hello. Thanks for sharing. Please i want to know what type of molasses do you use? Extract of what? Thanks

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    1. Hi I use Grandma's Original Molasses. It is sold at most American grocery stores.

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  11. I can't believe how many ingenious, creative and delicious recipes you've been coming up with for this series, Carrie. I can't even think of what to make for dinner tomorrow night and you've got 30 incredible pumpkin recipes. Amazing! This caramel sauce is rocking my world right now - I'd never have thought to add pumpkin puree. Saving this recipe to make asap so that I can pour it on everything :)

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  12. I have this Halloween party I'm going too, and everyone's gotta bring something. I'm bring more than one thing, but I was wondering, could you use this to make caramel apples with? I've never made caramel apples before, but I sure know how to eat them! This would also be really good to go over my made-from-scratch pumpkin pie. Drizzle it over the heavy whipping cream!

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    1. Good question. However no this wouldn't harden right for the apples. But drizzle it on your pie!!!

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