I don’t typically post recipes. In fact, in 7 months of being on this blog, I have never posted a recipe. Until now. Tis the season for eating, after all. So I thought I’d share my fabulous fakeout – Caramel Pie! It’s creamy & yummy and sinfully calorie loaded. But, it IS the holidays after all. So…. wanna great recipe that your friends, family and co-workers will flip for? One that you only actually put three minutes worth of work into? Then this is your recipe!
You will need:
2 cans of Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
(will explain the brand name requirement in a moment)
1 graham cracker pie crust
1 bowl of whipped topping
Yeah, three ingredients!
First take the Eagle Brand milk and take off the labels. I suggest this brand because you have to scrub off ALL of the glue and it comes off in about 30 second for each can, if that long. Store brands will be a headache to get off — just spend the extra quarter and get the good stuff!
Put a dish towel into the bottom of a crock pot (or any slow cooker) and put the cans on top – leave them sealed! Fill to about 2-3 inches above the cans. Cook on high for 8 hours (either do it before you go to bed or to work, either way you won’t be there to wait for it to do it’s magic.)
After 8 hours, carefully take it out of the hot water and BE CAUTIOUS and open the can while they are hot. It has spewed on me before, just aim the can AWAY from you when you first punch through with the can opener.
Pour both cans into the pie shell and smooth out with a rubber spatula. Sit on the counter and let cool down for about an hour and then put into the fridge for 2 hours.
Once cool, add the whipped topping on and take all the credit for the best caramel pie your friends have ever eaten!
Yummy AND easy – what more could a girl ask for?