Red Bell Pepper Caramel

Red Bell Pepper Caramel
Staff Writer
Lifesize/Thomas Northcut
Red Bell Pepper Caramel

Bell peppers are naturally sweet, so why not use them in something sweet? I don’t think many people would think of extracting the sweetness into something like caramel, but the results are pretty phenomenal. 

6
Servings
383
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  Cup  minced bell pepper
  • 1  Cup  sugar
  • 1  Cup  apple cider
  • 2  Tablespoons  Grand Marnier
  • 3  Tablespoons  butter
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving

Directions

Combine the peppers, sugar, and cider in a heavy saucepan and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has caramelized. Remove from heat and whisk in the Grand Marnier and butter.

Scoop the ice cream into a bowl and place warm fresh berries and the red pepper caramel on top.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
33%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
38mg
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
35g
27%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
13mg
17%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
14mg
1%
Choline, total
37mg
9%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Fluoride, F
13µg
0%
Folate, total
15µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
13mg
4%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
98mg
14%
Selenium, Se
12µg
22%
Sodium, Na
688mg
46%
Water
59g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Caramel Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Caramel Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.