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Sweetened Condensed Milk

Have you seen that wonderful recipe floating around for sweetened condensed milk that is on plan?

No?

Check this out: Sweet Condensed Milk Recipe

Now, when you read this recipe you will quickly realize you need some patience as it has to simmer for 4 hours!  I saw this recipe over a year ago and thought of all the wonderful possibilities.  Then... I just never found 4 hours to simmer something.  And really, it's such a simplistic recipe, it seemed too good to be true.  Really.

Then I came across one of those recipe videos on Facebook.  You know the ones.  We are all guilty of watching, saving and sharing them.  This one was the pumpkin pie in muffin cups made with sweetened condense milk.  Have you seen it?

No?

Check this out: Tip Hero Mini Pumpkin Pies

Now.  Is.  The.  Time!  I decided to make the pies with the infamous milk.  Unfortunately I only had one can of full fat coconut milk so I improvised (and boy and I glad I did!)  It turned out wonderful!  I can only imagine the original recipe using all coconut milk tasting to 'coconutty'.  The heavy cream really softened it.

Here's what I did:

I poured one can of full fat coconut into a sauce pan.  I filled that can about 2/3 the way with heavy cream.  I didn't fill the whole can up because that's all I had.  But...2/3 worked perfectly!  I stirred in 4 Tablespoons of THM Sweet Blend.  When my mixture came to a boil, I simmered it....for FOUR HOURS.  It turned a little brown.  I guess it was reducing, but not as much as I had expected.  It thickened nicely.  I did whisk it often so it wouldn't burn and kept the heat low on the burner... just above bubbling.





Nice and Thick!



That's it!

I got exactly 14 oz, which is what the recipe called for.  I used it in the recipe just as it called for regular condensed milk.  I will have to say that I had to add more sweetener to the pie mixture.  I felt like it could be sweeter so maybe the next time I make the milk, I will sweeten it more.  Sweetened Condensed Milk is supposed to be sickeningly sweet, after all! 


Here's my pies:



My crust was from the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook! 
Traditional Pie Crust page 325

It tasted so amazing! 

This is my Thanksgiving dessert.  I may even have one for breakfast, too! 

Happy Thanksgiving! 






Comments

  1. That looks yummy! I'm totally making those magic cookie bars this Christmas! :)

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  2. Awesome! Let me know how they turn out!

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