Dulce de Leche in the Crockpot

Hubby loves all things caramel, so I knew that I had to try this recipe for him at some point. Dulce de Leche is a milk-based caramel that goes great over ice cream, with apple slices, or just straight off a spoon.

I have made dulce de leche for some cupcakes in the past using a stove top method to heat the sweetened condensed milk. It turned out great, but this time I wanted to try it in the crockpot. I popped two cans in the crockpot, filled it with water, and set it on low before bed one night. Nine hours later, I turned it off and removed the cans. Once they were cool to the touch, I opened them to find this golden delicious caramel. I’ve been storing it in the fridge and we have been thoroughly enjoying the awesomeness that happened while we were asleep.

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Dulce de Leche in the Crockpot


2 cans sweetened condensed milk


Remove labels from cans and place in crockpot. Fill crockpot to the top with water.

Cover and cook on low 8-9 hours. Let the cans cool in the crockpot for a few hours.

Remove cans from crockpot and allow to cool to the touch before opening the cans.

Recipe as seen on Cupcake Project, originally from A Year of Slowcooking

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4 Responses to “Crockpot French Dip Sandwich”

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    Mandy — January 8, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I’ll be making this this weekend. I love French dip sandwiches. How come it never occurred to me to make it myself? 🙂

    • beantownbaker — January 8th, 2013 @ 8:48 pm

      Oh! I hope you enjoy them. It’s definitely worth the (minimal) effort to make these 🙂

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    Mandy — January 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    I’m back to report that it was a huge hit! Super easy to make. I almost forgot to add the wine! “Oh no!” glug*glug*glug

    • beantownbaker — January 14th, 2013 @ 6:47 pm

      Yay! So glad it was a hit. And thanks for reporting back – I love getting feedback on recipes.

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