Handmade Gifts: Blood Orange Caramels


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I’ve got to tell you, my first encounter with blood orange juice was during college, with it mixed in a pitcher of vodka. Heck, if a juice could make an $8.00 bottle of vodka taste good, then I’m guessing the blood orange juice tastes fantastic in these Blood Orange Caramels with Toasted Almonds and Sea Salt.

In fact, I really like this recipe because sometimes caramel needs a little pizzazz, and can we all agree there is just something seductive about blood oranges? Maybe it’s their surprisingly dark juice, or their name, either way they take the caramels up a notch. Plus adding toasted almonds gives it a nice healthy crunch, and everything tastes better with sea salt flakes.

The best part? Although this recipe is quiet simple, the name makes it seem complicated. So I will be passing these out to those people I want to impress. For instance, my father in law.


Photos courtesy of Matt.

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