Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Dulce de Leche and Apples

I made this for a dessert for the Super Bowl party and it was hit! It all comes together and blends in your mouth like a yummy apple pie! I remember my Dad boiling the sweet and condensed milk and it taking FOREVER for the 2 hours to go by until we got to try it. We would then open it up and spread it on some bread. I guess it was a thing they would do down in Chile on his mission.

I got this recipe from the same website as the ravioli..yourhomebasedmom.

Dulce de Leche and Apples
3 Tbsp. butter
4 apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4 in. slices (I usually use a mix of apples)
2 tsp. sugar

Good quality vanilla ice cream

Dulce de Leche, warmed

In large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add apple slices and saute for about 10 minutes, or until softened and lightly browned. Sprinkle sugar over apples and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until they are nicely browned and softened but not mushy. Remove from heat and keep warm. (Sometimes I sprinkle a little cinnamon in with the sugar too.) Scoop ice cream into individual bowls. Spoon warm apples over and then the warm dulce de leche over the apples. Serve immediately.

Dulce de Leche
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract

1. Put unopened can of condensed milk in large heavy saucepan that is higher than the can. Add water to come about three-quarters of the way up the sides of the can and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to a very low simmer, partially cover and cook, turning the can over at the halfway point (45 minutes), for a total of 1 1/2 hours. (You can remove the wrapper in the water with tongs when it falls off.) Remove the saucepan from the heat.

2. Let the can cool in the pan of water until it reaches room temperature. Open the can and pour the contents into a small bowl. Stir in the vanilla. The mixture should be very thick and taste like a rich caramel sauce. Cover and refrigerate.


Amy said...

I just made this caramel today for my kids to dip apples in for their after school snack. I don't have any ice cream on hand, so I decided to try it just as a dip. They loved it!!! It was delicious. Thanks Tawnya for the recipe.

Marsha said...

This looks so good! And so does the ravioli dish. I'll have to try them soon. Thanks!