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- I was recently invited to participate in Lang's Chocolates Keystone Pantry Allulose Blogger Recipe Challenge! Keystone Pantry Allulose is a natural rare sugar, which means it naturally occurs in natural products -- and it has only 1 calorie per teaspoon (!!). Here's some handy facts about Allulose:
- Allulose has the same bulk and browning characteristics as higher-calorie white sugar -- with almost none of the calories.
- Allulose is gluten-free, vegan, Kosher, diabetic-friendly, and free of sugar alcohols.
- Allulose doesn't have an impact on blood sugar levels -- which sounds good to me!
I was very excited to enter this contest, because we've been trying to reduce our consumption of white sugar and chemical-laden sugar substitutes. This recipe contest has three categories: Dessert and Baked Goods; Sauce, Marinade, or BBQ; and Entrée. My recipe entry is for the Sauce, Marinade, or BBQ category...I hope it's a winner!
My Carb-Friendly Pumpkin-Pecan Salted Caramel Sauce is decadent and sweet...but it has fewer calories and carbs because I used Allulose instead of white sugar! The addition of seasonal cinnamon, nutmeg, a touch of pumpkin puree, and chopped pecans takes this versatile salted caramel sauce truly over the top! You'll need to give this caramel sauce about 15 minutes of your undivided attention once you start making it. Caramel can go from golden perfection to burnt and ruined very quickly. However, your patience will be rewarded with four 8-ounce jars of delicious Fall-inspired salted caramel sauce -- enough to share! If you're intimidated by making a homemade caramel sauce, don't be! This recipe is very simple, and the final results are versatile and delicious.