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 “Butternut Squash soup in the Crockpot”

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    Robyn — November 7, 2008 at 5:39 am

    I have found taking pictures of soup to be more challenging but you make it look easy!

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    Jen — November 7, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    I agree – soup is hard to photograph. This soup was very thick and chunky. Our bowls are all navy blue so I didn’t want to use that, so I just used my square plate since it was white.

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    Steph — November 9, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Inspired by your post, I made this yesterday. The texture was tough for me to deal with (I blended it with a food processor), but Scott liked it. Next time I might try it without the cinnamon (and without blending it), maybe make it a little less sweet. Thanks for sharing!

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    Jen — November 9, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Sorry you didn’t like it 🙁 It is sweeter. Have you tried the other butternut squash soup in my blog. That one isn’t so sweet. And its very creamy.

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