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Easy Pumpkin Caramel

A no-fail recipe that will have you making it time and time again. Use this smooth caramel over and cake or fall dessert. Try beating it with 2-3 cups powdered sugar for a great flavored frosting as well.


For 1 Batch(es)


  • 1 cup brown sugar(see NOTE)
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin spice coffee creamer
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup

Easy Pumpkin Caramel Directions

    Place everything in a saucepan over medium high heat and blend well with a rubber spatula. Bring to a boil and continue boiling for 4 minutes, or until it has thickened and sugar has dissolved. ONLY STIR ONCE OR TWICE USING A DRY RUBBER SPATULA OR WOODEN SPOON.
     Remove from heat and drizzle over desired dessert or transfer to a bowl and cover. Refrigerate until needed. It will set quite firm, so microwave it for a few seconds at a time, stirring well.
     NOTE:I always make my own brown sugar, but in this instance, it was all going in the same pan anyway so I added 1 cup granulated sugar with 3 tablespoon molassses.