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I made the winning Salted Pumpkin Caramels from this week's contest, and it appears nearly all of my pumpkin seeds have risen to the top of the caramel. I imagine I just got too excited an poured the caramel in too quickly...but since I'm sure many people have made it - I wanted to see if any one had any suggestions (they still taste delicious and I'm sure to make them again)!

Erin is a baking aficionado, writer, stylist, and Test Kitchen Manager at Food52. She is currently writing a cookbook.

asked over 6 years ago
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added over 6 years ago

See the comments to the recipe. Someone else had the same problem and there was a bit of brainstroming in the comments as to why it happened (poured too fast, didn't heat the carmel up to a high enough temp, etc.).

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added over 6 years ago

That said, the Food52 image of the recipe has risen pumpkin seeds and it still looks divine! I'm going to have to try this one.

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Merrill Stubbs

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added over 6 years ago

The pumpkin seeds floated to the top of one of our batches, and not the other. Not sure why, but it sure didn't make a difference to the taste!

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