A twist on a classic! Spruce up your apple crisp with a can of sweetened condensed milk that has caramelized in the can after being boiled for 3 hours. It seems crazy, but it works!


Recipe Summary

25 mins
3 hrs 25 mins
20 mins
4 hrs 10 mins
1 9x13-inch pan


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place unopened can of sweetened condensed milk in a large pot; fill pot with water to cover. Bring water to a simmer, and simmer can for 3 hours, adding hot water as needed to keep can covered. Remove can from water with tongs; allow to cool, about 20 minutes.

  • Place apples in a large bowl. Whisk 1 tablespoon flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a small bowl; stir mixture into apples. Pour apple mixture into a 9x13-inch baking pan. Stir vanilla extract into water in a bowl; sprinkle over apple mixture.

  • Open cooled condensed milk carefully. Stir caramelized milk until smooth; drizzle evenly over apple mixture.

  • Stir oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt together until combined; stir in butter until crumbly. Spread crumble mixture over apples and caramel.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until apples are tender and crumble is lightly browned, about 25 minutes.

Editor's Note:

You can also cook the sweetened condensed milk in a slow cooker. Place the can in slow cooker with water to cover; cook on High for 1 hour, then on Low for 4 hours. You can cook more than one can at a time; store unopened cans in the pantry.

Nutrition Facts

392 calories; protein 6.9g 14% DV; carbohydrates 62.2g 20% DV; fat 13.9g 21% DV; cholesterol 37.7mg 13% DV; sodium 241.5mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
very nice...a bit on the sweet side, maybe i would use less of the caramel next time. Made it without the graham crust.....and used lots of apples... Husband thought it was great! Read More