I am breaking my streak here, since this Dulce de Leche does take more than 10 minutes, but considering all the "easy" variations that are floating around out there, this one is really darn quick and terrifically easy. Most of the homemade versions you find around take anywhere from 90 minutes to 8 hours, depending on the cooking method. This one takes 30 minutes.
Since salted caramel is all the rage, and just because I like it, I added salt to mine. The addition definitely elevates this to another level from the stuff you buy in a can at the grocery store. You gotta love that depth of flavor and the salty/sweet combination. It's what my dreams are made of.
Use this in any recipe calling for Dulce de Leche. You can also sandwich it between cookies, heat it up and pour it over ice cream, or just eat it.
Easy Salted Dulce de Leche
makes about 1 cup
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14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp kosher salt
|mmm, mmm, salt!|
|see -- it looks all curdled and lumpy before you stir it|
|give it a couple of stirs and it's pretty and smooth again|