11 Reviews

I used this recipe because it had micrwave directions. Very tasty! My only problem was that it got to be a little "crystalized". But that was solved by using a hand mixer while it was still warm. I put this in the fridge & the next day, made ice cream. I added this & some chopped pecans to the ice cream. It was a hit at our dinner party! Some of the Dulce de Leche had settled to the bottom of the ice cream - not much, but that wasn't a problem at all. Very very good. All the recipes I used are in my menu "Mexican Dinner Party". Thank you very much for the alternative cooking methods - I was too scared to try the "heat-in-the-unopened-can" method some had mentioned! :)

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Feej July 01, 2007

I wanted to to make my own dulce de leche, but there are so many different ways to do it I was having a hard time deciding how to do it. I decided to use the oven recipe and poured 3 (14 oz.) cans into a bread pan, placed it in a roasting pan, and then poured warm (but not boiling) water into the roasting pan. Since I had three cans of condensed milk, it took more like 3 hours to get the color I was looking for. I peeked once an hour and stirred with a spoon since it was definitely picking up more color around the edges. I added a couple of cups of water to the roasting pan the second time I checked the dulce de leche. Once I took it out, I whisked in the bread pan and it started out a little lumpy, but I was able to incorporate the lumps and it turned out delicious! So thick and smooth. My three 14 oz. cans of SCM made about 3 3/4 cups of dulce de leche. Thanks for your recipe, I'll be using this method in the future since it worked so well for me! I can't wait to use this in recipes, and on some ice cream!

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Mommy2two April 30, 2011

I used the oven method and it worked out great-- one word of advice for anyone trying it out: make sure your pie pan will fit in the roasting pan before adding the milk or boiling water!

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Chef en Virginie May 02, 2010

In Brazil we use the pressure; the longer you cook, the harder it will get. You can cook long enough to be able to slice it (it also gets darker too).

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MrsK June 11, 2009

I used the oven method and found it superior to every other way of making dulce de leche I've tried before--the microwave method, which always makes me nervous for some reason, and the laborious stovetop method. I hate paying extra for pre-made dulce de leche when I can make my own, especially when it doesn't require hours spent watching the stove. I made this as a filling for bars, and it's totally delicious. Thanks so much for the easiest and most practical dulce de leche recipe I've seen yet! :)

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hannahactually May 25, 2009

This tasted wonderful and I appreciate having a way to make dulce de leche since I can't find it where I live. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is that the first time I made it I cooked it too long (17 min. on my 1100 watt microwave) and it was hard as a rock! The second time I was really careful and I am not sure if I cooked it long enough but I thought the consistency was okay for the recipe I was using (Dulce De Leche Banana Pie Supreme Dulce De Leche Banana Pie Supreme) so I think I did better. It is kind of difficult figuring out how long to cook it without going too far!

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Jami Robin April 11, 2009

wow! sure beats standing over a stove for 3 hours watching a tin of condensed milk boil! really good caramel and so easy! thanks for the recipe mandabears!

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grapefruit July 25, 2008

Wowsers this is good!! I made it using the oven method and left it in the oven for 2 hours as that is how long I had it on for something else. Next time I might even cook it longer and see how it turns out! REally good caramel!! Di :)

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dizzydi July 14, 2008

This is a really easy and convenient way to make dulce de leche. I used the oven method and and am going to make dulce de leche ice cream tomorrow.

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What A Dish! April 03, 2008
Dulce De Leche