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Slow cooker salted caramel recipe

If leaving tins boiling on the stove makes you nervous then this slow cooker salted caramel is for you. Use it for desserts, over ice cream, in tarts or to dip crunchy apples into.

Serving Size:

Makes 1 cup



  • 1 tin (395g) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tbsp sea salt flakes


Step 1. Gather all ingredients.

Step 2. Line the bottom of the slow cooker with baking paper (this prevents rust rings forming on the base of your slow cooker). Place tin into slow cooker (I used two tins because I like to have one on standby in the pantry).

Step 3. Cover tins with water and turn slow cooker to high until it comes to the boil. Turn down to low and cook on low for 8 hours or alternately on high for 4 hours.

Step 4. Leave to completely cool and decant carmel into a bowl. Sprinkle sea salt flakes over caramel and stir well with a metal spoon until the sea salt is completely dissolved. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Slow cooker salted caramel


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  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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