How much caramel is in a loaf?
- 5 lbs. (80 oz.)
What is the melting point of caramel?
- Caramel should be melted to approximately 125-150 degrees F for easy pouring.
Is there more than one way to melt caramel?
- Stove Top: Just remember the melting point.
- Oven: Turn oven to lowest setting (200 degrees F) and place caramel in a French Oven (We LOVE Le Creuset). Caramel will take approximately 60-90 minutes to melt completely.
- Microwave: In a microwave-safe bowl, cook caramel on high for one minute. Stir and then repeat with only 50% power for one minute. Repeat until caramel is melted
Which way of melting does Gygi’s prefer?
- Glad you asked! We prefer to melt our caramel in the oven. It’s the easiest way.
Is melting caramel the only way to use it?
- No. Peter’s caramel loaf is soft and plyable. It can be melted or rolled out, cut and shaped.
How do I thicken the caramel?
- Add 1/2-1 oz. Confectioners’ sugar to 1 lb. of caramel
How do I make the caramel thinner?
- Adding heavy cream will make it a little thinner. Also adding one can of sweetened condensed milk and one cube of butter to the 5 lb. loaf of caramel will make it thinner. (Note: Adding these are not necessary for rich, smooth caramel. The Peter’s caramel loaf already is rich and smooth, this just helps to thin it out).
How do I store caramel?
- Store your caramel in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place.
What’s the shelf life of Peter’s caramel loaf?
- If stored properly, Peter’s caramel loaf will last a little over 1 year.
How do I know how much caramel I will need? This is a difficult question to answer because everybody uses different amounts of caramel. But we’ve compiled a list of approximations according to one loaf of caramel that may be helpful to you.
One loaf of Peter’s caramel will cover:
- Approximately 25 medium-sized apples
- Approximately 40-60 pretzel sticks (only half dipped)
Which wraps are the best to use with caramel?
Did we forget anything? If you have a question about Peter’s Caramel that wasn’t answered here, then leave a comment. We’re happy to answer your questions!