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So Very Sweet September 2, 2010

Filed under: Dessert — Aussies Kitchen @ 12:45 PM
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So when I tell people that all you need to do to make caramel is boil some condensed milk, they don’t believe me. So here is the proof! This caramel pie is one of the easiest desserts that you could make. It just takes some time to do so.

Caramel Pie:


  • 2 cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 graham cracker pie crust


On the stove, boil a large pot of water. Make sure the pot is big enough to completely cover the cans of condensed milk with water. Remove the label on the cans of milk and add to the boiling water. Boil the cans for 2-2 1/2 hours making sure the cans stay completely submerged in water. The cans can bust and make a huge mess if they aren’t covered the whole time.

Remove the the cans gently from the water. They will be very hot. I usually use two wooden spoons to take them out. Sit the can upright and cover with a paper towel and I usually use a hand towel as well. Quickly open the cans with a can opener. Be sure to do this as quick as possible and keep the cans covered with a towel. The caramel tends to squirt out and this really really burns if you get it on yourself. Pour the caramel into the  pie crust and spread evenly. The mixture may be a little clumpy but it tends to even out when you cool it.

Allow the pie to cool for a few minutes on the counter and then place in the refrigerator for a few hours until completely chilled.