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Caramelized Sugar

Caramelized Sugar

Caramelized Sugar
Recipe type: Syrup
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In 15 minutes you can make caramelized sugar and substitute it for molasses in most recipes. You get the sweet syrup taste and no FODMAPS!
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon juice*
  1. Heat a 10 inch heavy sauce pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the sugar, water and lemon juice.
  3. Cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon or silicone spatula, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture just begins to simmer.
  4. After sugar dissolves and the syrup is simmering, cook for approximately 8 to 10 minutes, without stirring.
  5. Gently tilt the pan off the heat to distribute color evenly as sugar caramelizes, but do not stir.
* The acid from added lemon juice will help prevent re-crystallization of the sugar.

The sugar will turn from white to clear to amber to dark brown the longer it cooks.

If you are using the caramelized sugar in other recipes, such as FODMAP Free Granola or as a drizzle on ice cream, be ready to use it immediately as it will harden very quickly once removed from the heat.

If you are adding liquids to the caramelized sugar, such as in vanilla non-dairy creamer in the FODMAP Free Salted Caramel Ice Cream, be sure to add it slowly as it will sizzle and splatter.


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