Ahh, caramel…how the heck do you make a low-carb version of a PURE SUGAR product?! Allulose is the key for this recipe. It’s one of the few low-carb sweeteners that actually browns and caramelizes – because it is derived from sugar! It’s just as easy to make caramel sauce or chews with allulose compared to using sugar. No aftertaste, and no stomach troubles, and no blood sugar spikes.
A runnier caramel sauce used to decorate this plate.
A chewier caramel filling used for these sandwich cookies. Using less cream makes it firmer.
1/4 cup heavy cream for chews; 1/2 cup heavy cream for sauce
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 Tbsp vanilla paste
1/2 tsp salt
Sprinkle a layer of allulose in a saucepan and place on med-high heat. Add water and swirl to dissolve.
As the allulose heats up and dissolves, continue adding allulose in stages. Use a wet brush to push down anything sticking to the sides of the saucepan. Do not stir, as there is risk of crystallization.
Monitor allulose continuously and cook until it reaches a desired caramel color. Don't let it burn! Remove from heat and stir in cream, keeping safe distance. It will get very bubbly.
After cream is incorporated, add remaining ingredients and allow mixture to cool.
For sauce: store in a jar and enjoy! Refrigeration will firm it up, but you can reheat if desired.
For chews: pour into parchment-lined pan, fully cool, and cut into pieces.