Saturday, May 28, 2011

Recipe: Pressure Cooker Dulce de Leche

I wanted to make something fun as a filling for The Boy's birthday cake.  I decided to try making dulce de leche.

I've seen methods of  making it that require boiling a can of sweetened condensed milk for several hours.  I also found that many people use their pressure cooker for less than an hour.  That sounds more like it to me!

I will admit, I was a little nervous about boiling a can.. I didn't want to deal with it exploding.  Apparently, that can happen.  It didn't, though, and I was left with something delicious and super simple.

Pressure Cooker Dulce de Leche

1 can fat-free sweetened condensed milk

Remove the label from the can of condensed milk.

Place the unopened can in a pressure cooker.  Pour water into the pressure cooker until it covers the can by about an inch and a half.
Hello, Pressure Cooker!

Cook on low pressure for 20 minutes.  Allow pressure to release naturally for about 15 minutes, and then use quick-release for the remaining pressure.
Lid off, water still boiling.. letting it cool.
Allow to cool slowly before removing from water - I took the lid off the pressure cooker and let the can sit in the water overnight.

When the can is cooled, remove lid and scoop out deliciousness.  It may need to be whisked a little to make it nice and smooth.  Enjoy as a filling, a dip, or a drizzle topping.

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  1. This sounds so good. I love the fact that it is cooked by a pressure cooker

  2. Yowza! I love dulce de leche, and just never wanted to do the work. Thank you!