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PICT0821Do you remember the days before fat free everything? Do you remember  the ice cream toping that actually tasted like something? Today it is just one disappointment after another, of course if you are young and growing up in the past 20+ years, you know nothing else and it probably tastes good to you.

However for those of us 50 and older, the world and foods were a different thing back when we were young, and we still remember those flavors and foods in general, and how much better they were back then.

Well this “Easy Dulce de Leche”  or Caramel is so easy to make, and tastes like yester days desserts. Actually this is caramel like, the literal translation means Candy of Milk or Milk Candy, however it is just plain hard to beat.

Now for me I used a pressure cooker of almost everything, however you can do this on the stove in a pot of water also; it just has to cook longer.

You will need  a  pressure cooker or a fairly large pot for boiling water.

However many cans of Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT EVAPORATED) you wish to make up. I suggest trying 1-2 cans first and see how you like it.

Sauce Pan Method

Remove labels from cans.

In a large pot , set the cans in the pot, and cover at least an inch over the cans, bring to a rolling boil, and cook, always making certain the water covers the cans at all times. until done. Cook this way for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, when done cut off unit and leave to cool in the water do not handle or remove the cans until cool. DO NOT OPEN CANS UNTIL COOL, as pressure will have built up in the cans, I cannot stress this enough, just let the cans be until cool.

Pressure Cooker Method

Place rack in bottom of the pressure cooker.

Place cans in pressure cooker, water does not have to cover cans, I have water 1/2 way up the cans.

Place lid on the cooker, and the weight on top 15 lbs weight. Bring cooker to pressure, let gently rock maintaining pressure for 20 minutes, cut the unit off and allow the pressure to drop naturally, leave the cans alone until they have come to room temperature.

Then you may open a can and have your caramel. The cans are shelf stable, just place in the cabinet until you want to have some caramel.

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