This morning while my boys were noshing breakfast and before I even sipped my first cup of coffee I took down the crock pot and slid in two cans of Sweetened Condensed Milk to make some magic.
It looks strange but it's easy and makes the most decadent Dulche De Leche which is like a caramel but made from milk so it's creamy and sticky and divinely rich. I covered the cans in water and left them in there on high most of the day...then let them cool. Read the full instructions and some clever tips on My Frugal Adventures.
Now if you are hunkering for a real caramel sauce I have the easiest stovetop recipe I have used for years. It's perfect on ice cream and dipping apples and drizzling on loved ones if that is your thing.
This is the recipe I use. I am fairly sure I have blogged about it before but can't find it and someone asked so I decided to share again. Apples are sooooo good right now you need to have a jar or caramel in the fridge at all times. Warm it up anytime you a sweet treat.
Easy Caramel Sauce
1 packed cup brown sugar
1/2 cup half-and-half
4 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Mix the brown sugar, half-and-half, butter and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook while whisking gently for 5 to 7 minutes, until it gets thicker. Add the vanilla and cook another minute to thicken further. Turn off the heat, cool slightly and pour the sauce into a jar. Refrigerate until cold.
Because I am incapable of making anything in small quantities I did two cans of Dulche De Leche so either I give some away, have a get together or eat myself into a coma. I am immediately ruling out option 3 so who wants a taste?
Happy Autumn friends, find these recipes and more on my Autumn Love Pinterest board.