Caramel Sauce

Caramel Sauce


"Yes, it's true -- caramel sauce can be this easy."


3 h servings 90 cals
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Original recipe yields 14 servings



  • Calories:
  • 90 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 2.4 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.2g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 36 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Place the can of milk, unopened, in the boiling water. Cover and let simmer 3 hours, topping off water as needed and turning the can every half hour to prevent scorching. Carefully open can and serve.
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  1. 92 Ratings


Recipe is simple - but it doesn't have the same rich flavor as "true" caramel sauce. Making caramel sauce from scratch is soooo much easier than babysitting a can for 3 hours! What you need: ...

I first reviewed this a couple of years ago, but I wanted to post again in response to the scare-mongering... Ok, so my experience is this: I have boiled DOZENS and DOZENS of cans of condensed m...

People, People, People. My greatgrandmother, grandmother, mother and now myself have been boiling Eagle Brand Condensed milk for a century and half. Some reviews said that the cans were explodi...

I don't know if it's a good idea to leave the lid on the can when boiling. I've been doing this for at least 10 years when making my caramel pie and have never left the lids on. Better to be sa...

save time do this in your crockpot no need to babysit

I agree about the waste of time and energy for this, and I have an alternative. I love this stuff so much I'll eat it right out of the can as dessert in itself. But if I want to heat it, I make ...

Do be careful if you try this method. I checked the Eagle Brand website, and found three methods for making their Homemade Caramel, similar to this recipe. They also said "For safety reasons, he...

I had worked in a canning factory for years and seen my share of sealed cans explode. Hot, warm and cooled, doesn't make a difference. When they explode it can be dangerous and messy. Loud to...

This is good. It's definitely got more of a butterscotch taste than caramel, but it's nice. It's not really a sauce; I used it to fill the bottom of a pie before topping with bananas and cinnamo...