Dulce de Leche in the Crockpot
from Buen Provecho
4-oz. canning jars (plus lids and rings), washed and dried
14-oz. cans of sweetened condensed milk (each can fills 3 canning jars)
1. Decide how much Dulce de Leche you want to make. If you only have one crockpot, you can probably only do 3-4 jars. Each can of sweetened condensed milk will fill 3 of the jars.
2. Fill clean 4-oz jars with sweetened condensed milk. Place the lids on and screw the rings on. Place in your crockpot(s), in a single layer, with room between jars, if possible. (Was not always possible for me to not have jars touching, but you MUST put them in a single layer; no stacking). Cover with enough water so there is at least 1-2 inches of water above the jars.
3. Cook on Low for 10-12 hours, or longer, until desired color is achieved. The darker the color, the firmer the Dulce de Leche will be. Turn off crockpot, let jars cool a bit, and then remove them to a clean kitchen towel (with tongs, if needed). Jars should be self-sealed now and able to be stored at room temp. (Check to make sure they are sealed bu pushing down on lids. Should not pop up.) There may be a few rust spots on the tops of the lids, this is fine; while jars are still wet from the crockpot, remove the rings (not lids) and just wipe away the rust with a damp paper towel; replace rings.
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