Today I want to share a quick and simple recipe for Dulce de Leche, or Arequipe, in the oven. I’ve been a huge fan of this delicious and creamy Latin dessert for as long as I can remember. I usually have a jar in my fridge for recipes, or to eat by the spoonful 🙂 By the way, in case you didn’t know, Arequipe and Dulce de Leche are one in the same, but in Colombia, we typically refer to it as Arequipe.
I usually make my Arequipe, or Dulce de Leche, from scratch, but sometimes I don’t have the time or patience to cook it on the stove, or go to the Latin market to buy a jar. There are different ways to make Dulce de Leche at home with the same result, a delicious, decadent, and thick caramel sauce.
Another ingredient I always have in my pantry is sweet condensed milk, a staple used to make Colombian desserts and to make Arequipe the easy way.
Here is a link to my other recipe for homemade Arequipe, or Dulce de Leche, made from scratch.
- 1 can of sweet condensed milk
- Place the sweet condensed milk in a baking dish and cover it with foil.
- Place the dish in a large roasting pan and fill it up with water to create a water bath (baño de maria). Bake at 400 degrees F for about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Check about every 25 minutes the water level and add more if necessary.
- Remove from the oven and whisk until smooth. Let it cool and enjoy!
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