Caramel for a Gingerbread House

This caramel works as a very strong glue for a gingerbread house. However, it is extremely hot so keep it away from children and be sure[ to take the proper precautions to avoid burns.]

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
about 3/4 cup
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Directions
  • Spread the sugar in a medium skillet. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and 1/4 cup water. Set the skillet over medium-low heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar melts, about 2 to 3 minutes. Once the sugar has melted, stop stirring and cook, swirling the contents occasionally, until the sugar syrup is a deep amber color, about 12 to 15 minutes.

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