I found a tin of this in the cupboards when I was reorganising them the other day.
The kitchen briefly looked like a bomb had fallen, alright, alright I admit ..... not so briefly. I actually gave up halfway through and came and sat at the computer armed with coffee and biscuits so I couldn't see the almighty mess I had made where once there had been calm and organisation.
After a break I garnered my energy and finished the job in hand, but the tin of caramel stayed out of the cupboard. Usually I have this in store to make my Cheats Banoffee Pie. Simply a ready made pastry case, a layer of this easy caramel poured in, a couple of sliced up bananas scattered around and then a few ginormous dollops of whipped cream on top, maybe with a bit of grated dark chocolate too, hardly a recipe but most certainly a dessert that makes everyone go oooh :-)
But now I don't eat cream (mild lactose intolerance) and Lovely Hubby is being so very good and not eating many sweet desserts so what could I do with the tin of caramel.
And then I remembered a recipe I had read in this book.
Yep ... there it was :-)
So one tin of overly sweet goo-iness was turned into eight jars of very tasty jam.
Yes, it is very sweet but it's packed with apples, lots of apples and you only need a smidge of it on your toast to set your taste buds into ecstatic overdrive, and also a way of making one tin of something go a very long way with free apples from the trees outside. One tip I will pass on, in the recipe it says to stir the caramel sauce into the apples, stirring proved a virtually impossible way of dispersing the caramel properly throughout the apples ... I resorted to a balloon whisk which did the job very well.
Any Banoffee Pie desserts will now be purchased as a very special 'treat' when out and and about, that way at least there is a modicum of portion control involved!!
It is yummy ..... and
eight seven jars of it have now been added to the stash in the larder cupboard.
Well we had to open one to sample the goods didn't we ;-)
And as you no doubt spotted on the jar labels, I changed the name of it slightly .... well can you imagine writing Caramelised Apple Jam eight times ......