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

Ingredients:

2 cans sweetened condensed milk
water

Directions:

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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33 Responses to “Crockpot Pulled Pork”

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    Taylor — March 24, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    I don’t really like pork, but you make it looks so good! 🙂

    Happy 250th post. <3

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    Jen — March 24, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks Taylor! This really is an amazing pulled pork recipe if you are ever in the mood for pork.

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    Mermaid Sweets — March 24, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    I really need a crock pot – this looks great and I am bookmarking it for when I do get one, my husband loves pulled pork sandwiches.

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    Ashley — March 25, 2009 at 12:15 am

    This looks awesome! I love making pulled pork in the crockpot 🙂

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    Stephanie — March 25, 2009 at 2:27 am

    This looks great! I have been in search of a good pulled pork recipe.

    Happy 250th post!

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    Kerstin — March 25, 2009 at 3:15 am

    I love all the spices you used on the pork – it looks so tender and yummy! Congrats on 250 posts!

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    Ashley — June 12, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Hey Jen, this is Ashley (formerly) from Performance in Evendale! I found your blog through some others and I love it …. we tried this recipe last night and it. was. amazing. Thank you! Your kitchen is going to be gorgeous, can’t wait to see the final pictures.

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    Katrina — June 14, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Hi! I made your recipe last night for my extended family. They RAVED about it! I posted a link back to this post. Thanks again!

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    Jen — July 1, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Hey Ashley! I always get a kick out of when people I know in real life find my blog. We LOVE this recipe.

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    michelle — October 5, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Well, 6 months later, I come upon your recipe through Google and it is amazing!! I served this up to some dinner guests and we all loved it!! It IS the best pulled pork recipe and I thank you for leaving it here for me to find!

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    nupike — February 1, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    We tried this recipe over the weekend (with a couple of minor tweaks) and it came out great!

    Thanks for posting.

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    alamodestuff — February 6, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    This is our new favorite pulled pork recipe! Thanks for posting it!

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    Joshua and Stacie — March 6, 2010 at 1:23 am

    About how many did this serve?

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    Jen — March 7, 2010 at 4:29 am

    Joshua and Stacie – the recipe says it serves 6, but I’d say it serves more like 8.

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    Nichole — August 10, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    thanks for the recipe. I’ve been searching for a good one.

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    Anonymous — October 18, 2012 at 2:19 am

    This was a great recipe! It was my first pork roast, and it was so easy. My 7 lb roast was fork tender in 8 hours.

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    MK — June 1, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Started this the other day and had it in the crockpot all day today. So delicious. Very satisfied husband. Thanks for posting this!

    • beantownbaker — June 10th, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

      So glad your husband enjoyed this. This recipe is in our regular rotation.

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    nonniz — July 4, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Love this recipe. Have used it many times and it always gets rave reviews. Making it again this weekend.

    • beantownbaker — July 4th, 2013 @ 1:44 pm

      Glad you enjoy it! We love it too and make it on a regular weekend. Especially since it freezes so well!

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    Lauretta Dane — August 22, 2013 at 10:12 am

    What Barbeque sauce did you prefer. There are so many different flavors out there these days?

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    Stephanie Walsh — October 10, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Only complaint from people when I made this was…”Why didn’t you make more??!?!” Love Love Love this recipe!
    Thanks for publishing!

    • beantownbaker — October 23rd, 2013 @ 12:25 am

      I get that a lot too! So glad you enjoyed it!!

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    Val — October 21, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    This recipe is awesome!!! I have only made pulled pork a few times but was never a huge fan as I found them to be too BBQ sauce flavored! I saw this recipe on pinterest and decided to try it tonight for dinner! OMG it is FANTBULOUS!!!!!! I love the rb idea and honestly I could have done without the BBQ sauce as the drippings and sauce in the pot was amazing with the pork on its own! I did add the bq sauce however and was still quite impressed! This recipe had changed my whole opinion of pulled pork! Kudos on a great spice rub blend!!!

    • beantownbaker — October 23rd, 2013 @ 12:28 am

      So glad I was able to convert you to a pulled pork fan! I actually have a batch of this cooking in the crockpot as I type. It’s going to cook overnight for my sister and her husband since they’re new parents and it freezes so well.

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    Brooke — October 22, 2013 at 12:21 am

    This is the easiest and I’m sure tastiest recipe I’ve ever found. I just rubbed all the spices on the pork and it’s marinating in the fridge right now…. I will cook it tomorrow morning I’m very excited about serving this to my family. I’ll come back and post how it was!

    • beantownbaker — October 23rd, 2013 @ 12:29 am

      I’ve got a batch cooking in the crockpot right now! I hope you and your family enjoy it.

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    Brigette — December 12, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I tried this tonight and OMG it was delicious! That rub really makes it. I couldn’t let it sit in the fridge for days but it was still amazing. I will definitely be making this again.

    • beantownbaker — December 17th, 2013 @ 10:55 am

      So glad you enjoyed it! We really love this recipe and make it all the time.

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    Mary — July 3, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Hi. I am making this as we speak for tomorrow. My only concern the spices seem a little over powering. When I opened the crockpot to check on it it seemed very spicey. Is that what you experience?

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    Robin — January 17, 2016 at 11:41 am

    This is one of the best crockpot pork recipes ever! I use Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce or make my own secret barbecue sauce. Either way it is the best. We also use the rub when my husband cooks a shoulder on the grill. Great find – thanks!

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    Jen Brothers — February 15, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Sounds delish! What brand and flavor bbq sauce did you use, exactly?

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