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Would it be OK to substitute Lyle's Golden Syrup for Corn Syrup?

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I have a question about the ingredient "1/2 cups light corn syrup" on the recipe "Salted Pumpkin Caramels" from cheese1227.

asked by alicschmidt over 6 years ago

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Merrill Stubbs
Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 6 years ago

Yes, it should be fine.

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hardlikearmour
hardlikearmour

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added over 6 years ago

Lyles is partially inverted syrup - meaning it's a combination of sucrose syrup with glucose and fructose. It's less likely to crystallize than pure sucrose (i.e. common sugar), but it's not as inverted as corn syrup so there will be a greater risk of your caramels crystallizing. I'd consider adding the lemon juice with the sugar and syrup to help invert more of the sucrose to help prevent problems. I also like cooking these caramels to 244º or 245º - they're a little soft at 240º IMO.

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Merrill Stubbs
Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 6 years ago

Thanks, hardlikearmour, for a much more thorough answer than mine!

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cheese1227
added over 6 years ago

Yes, I have tested it with Lyle's Golden and it works well. They are slightly softer though and I refrigerate them.

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