Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Caramel for a Gingerbread House

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: about 3/4 cup
  • Nutrition Info
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.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. 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.