Occasionally during the hot summer months you find yourself wanting something a little sweet, but without heating the entire house up baking a treat! Here is a super easy Apple Caramel snack idea that requires only 3 ingredients.
- 1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla
Pour 1 can of Sweetened condensed milk into a double boiler. Bring the water to a boil over high heat. As soon as the water comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium, continue cooking, covered.
Let the Milk cook over medium heat, stirring about every 10-15 minutes.
The picture below is after 20 minutes of cooking.
Picture below is after 40 minutes of cooking.
60 Minutes of Cooking, notice the nice brown coloring. Once the caramel has thickened considerably and browned (approximately 65-75 minutes), remove from heat. Add 1 tsp vanilla, mixing well.
Allow to cool slightly, Serve caramel warm with Apple Slices.
Super Easy and Dirt Cheap! This recipe is also excellent served over ice cream.
Over the years I have heard of people making “Campfire” Caramel in the cans, by cooking them directly over the campfire. Please note that we do not endorse this practice as it is possible for the cans to explode while cooking.
Crockpot/ Slow Cooker Method for Busy Moms
1.Remove the label off 1 un-opened can of sweetened condensed milk.
2. Place the unopened can in a crock-pot/ slow cooker. Completely submerge the unopened can with water, ensuring the water is completely covering the can, about 1-2 inches over the top. the can must remain completely submerged the entire time it cooks.
3. Cook on the crock-pot’s ‘low’ setting for 8 hours (lid on).
4. Cool down the unopened can in the fridge for at least 2 hours, do NOT open the can until you have cooled it properly.