Homemade Dulce de Leche

Easy Homemade Dulce de Leche | jar with caramel dripping down the side with spoon sticking out

Homemade dulce de leche is so darn easy to make at home. One single ingredient is all it takes to produce this delectable delight of a treat.




  1. Prepare: Heat oven to 425°F with rack in middle position. Pour the contents of 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk into a 9-inch pie pan and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Set pie pan in a roasting pan and add enough hot tap water to pan to reach halfway up pie pan
  2. Bake: Bake condensed milk in middle of oven. After about 45 minutes, check the water level and add additional hot water, if necessary. Continue baking, checking and adding more water every 45 minutes for a total cook time of up to 3 hours. You want the condensed milk to be thick and rich brown. Remove pie plate from water bath and cool, uncovered


  • Store dulce de leche in a mason jar or another jar with a tightly sealed lid in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks

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