Salted Pumpkin Caramels

October 22, 2010

A&M show us just how fun making caramel can be -- especially when there's pumpkin, fleur de sel and crunchy pepitas involved, like in cheese1227's fabulous Salted Pumpkin Caramels. Don't miss the step-by-step tutorial below (including a cool pan-lining trick à la Amanda), accompanied by plenty of silliness, as usual. Happy Halloween!

This week's videos were once again shot and edited by lovely and talented filmmaker Elena Parker.

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DanaYares October 24, 2012
Try using organic corn syrup to avoid the GMO stuff.
DanaYares October 24, 2012
You can use organic corn syrup, then not have to worry about eating the GMO corn syrup.
STC October 24, 2012
My mouth was watering through the video process! I make homemade caramel all the time and now I'm inspired to make these caramels for my family; great treats:-))
Rhonda35 November 20, 2010
Another great video, gals! Merrill, I use that line "Let me taste it to make sure it's not poisonous!" on my child all the time. I think there were quite a few years when he really believed I was his taste-tester! These caramels are so pretty. Oh! By the way, did you remember to order the new candy thermometer??
Amanda H. November 21, 2010
Yes, I ordered one -- so we're all set for my apt!
Poodleranch October 24, 2012
Which one did you order?
wcfoodies October 27, 2010
I love it! This is very similar to two pumpkin caramel recipes we've covered on Working Class Foodies: last year's pumpkin seed brittle ( and this year, with pumpkin spice and sea salt honey caramels ( Love your video!
Amanda H. November 21, 2010
didee73 October 24, 2010
Just have to say this site is big fun. I'm enjoying this fantastic sounding caramel and also a skip down to comments, not only is this a foody site but seemingly a musically inclined site too. Had to laugh at your audiotechnica mic description. I also am a sound and light geek too. Morover this beautiful day we all had, right ? thank you all, and can't wait to try this.
Amanda H. October 24, 2010
Hey -- thanks!
Mr_Vittles October 23, 2010
Just a tip: when you are measuring sticky stuff like maple syrup, corn syrup, or honey, you can grease your measuring cup with some non stick cooking spray and it comes out a lot easier.
Amanda H. October 24, 2010
Thank you for this great tip!
sygyzy October 22, 2010
What sort of mic are you guys using? I am getting some seriously sweet stereo effects going on
elenakathryn October 23, 2010
They are two audiotechnica lavalier microphones. Glad you're enjoying the stereo.
Kitchen C. October 22, 2010
oh goodness, yum! I'm so making this.