Caramel and pineapple are a surprisingly good combination. The tropical sweetness of the pineapple balances the sugary goodness of the caramel.
This dessert was served to us at a gathering a few months ago. There are only two ingredients and it involves a bit of dangerous cooking.
It takes 3-4 hours of boiling a can of sweetened condensed milk to turn it into caramel. But you must make sure that the can stays completely submerged during the boiling time or you risk the can exploding. Sugary sweet magic happens during all that boiling. When you open the can, it’s full of marvelous caramel!
Chill the caramel and then you can slice it. The slices are wonderful on top of pineapple rings.
That’s a can of sweetened condensed milk that has had the label removed for boiling. I used Walmart brand, but I wonder if name brand might work better. The caramel was a little softer than I wished and it made slicing it difficult. I also only boiled 3 hours. Boiling closer to 4 hours might work better.
Serves: 6-8 servings
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 can pineapple rings
- Remove the label from the sweetened condensed milk.
- Place UNOPENED can of milk in a large pot. Cover completely with water.
- Bring to a boil and boil 3-4 hours. Be sure to always keep the can completely submerged. Don't let the water level boil too low or the can may explode.
- After 3 hours of boiling, remove the can.
- Allow to cool, then refrigerate.
- To serve, cut both ends of the can open. Push caramel out of can.
- Slice caramel. Place one slice on a ring of pineapple.