Creamy, dreamy sweet and savory recipes
The secret is out--and it's both sweet and savory!
Sweetened condensed milk helps make desserts--and so much more--extraordinary. Whether its traditional recipes with a twist, a new take on a classic dish or a fresh new idea, Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk is the secret ingredient to make desserts--and even savory dishes--delicious. These recipes, all finalists in the Eagle Brand Sweet Secret Recipe and Essay Contest, are infused with creativity and sweetened condensed milk. From the savory winning entry--a smooth, creamy soup with a touch of curry--to a sweet dreamy malt shop inspired pie and a taste-of-the-tropics cheesecake, these recipes are mouthwatering to look at, easy to prepare and perfect for sharing.
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Autumn Acorn Squash Soup
Rebekah R., Appleton, Wis.
1 small onion
Saute the onion and celery in butter in a large saucepan. Stir in flour, bouillon, dill, curry and cayenne pepper. Gradually add chicken stock and sweetened condensed milk. Boil for 2 minutes. Add the squash, salt and pepper. Place in blender; blend in batches until smooth. Pour into bowls; garnish with bacon. Servings: 6.
Malt Shoppe Chocolate Mousse Pie
Gloria B., Naperville, Ill.
1 (9-inch) refrigerated pie crust
Heat oven to 450 F. Thoroughly prick bottom and sides of crust with fork to prevent shrinking. Bake pie crust as directed in baked shell using 9-inch glass pie plate. Cool completely. Combine brown sugar, malted milk powder, cornstarch and salt in medium saucepan. Whisk sweetened condensed milk, stirring constantly, over medium Heat until mixture comes to a Boil and thickens. Remove from Heat, stir in chocolate morsels and vanilla until smooth. Refrigerate filling until cooled. Fold in 1 1/4 cups of whipped topping into filling. Fold in 1/2 cup crushed malted balls. Spoon filling into cooled, baked crust. Top pie with remaining whipped topping; sprinkle with remaining crushed malted balls. Drizzle with chocolate syrup; top pie with cherry. Refrigerate. Servings: 8.
Tropical Breeze Mango-Coconut Cheesecake
Amy S., Clifton, N.J.
2 cups sweetened flake coconut
3 (8-ounce) packages reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1 ripe mango, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced
For pie crust: Heat oven to 350 F. Toss together coconut, sugar and lime zest in a medium mixing bowl. Add butter and stir until crumbly. Press mixture into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch non-stick spring form pan. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until light brown. Allow to cool completely.
For filling: Reduce oven temperature to 300 F. Beat cream cheese until smooth with an electric mixer on medium speed in a large mixing bowl. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk, beating until smooth. Add eggs, lime juice, vanilla extract and cornstarch, mixing until well Combined. Pour cream cheese mixture into prepared crust. Stir in jam until smooth, drop dollops of jam on top of filling. Gently swirl jam with a knife until top of filling appears marbleized. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until center is set when jiggled. Place pan on wire rack to cool completely. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Servings: 12.
Making Homemade Caramel
If you want to make your own creamy caramel topping or dip, heat sweetened condensed milk, following these directions. For safety reasons, do not heat in the can.
--Oven: Pour one 14-ounce can into a 9-inch pie plate. Cover with aluminum foil; place in larger shallow pan in oven. Fill larger pan with about 1/2 inch of hot water to surround plate. Bake at 425 F for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until thick and caramel colored.
--Stovetop: Pour one 14-ounce can into top of double boiler; place over boiling water. Over medium-low heat, simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours stirring occasionally until thick and caramel colored. Whisk until smooth.
--Microwave: Pour one 14-ounce can into 2-quart glass measuring cup. Cook on 50 percent power (medium) 4 minutes, stirring briskly every 2 minutes until smooth. Cook on 30 percent power (medium-low) 20 to 26 minutes or until very thick and caramel colored, stirring briskly every 4 minutes during the first 16 minutes and every 2 minutes for the last 4 to 10 minutes. Use potholders when removing the glass measuring cup from the microwave, as it will be hot.