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This is my first time to try Dulce de Leche and I can now highly recommend it! This pie is truly easy as pie, the hardest part is not eating the Dulce de Leche straight from the can. Dulce de Leche is Spanish for milk caramel and is created by cooking sweetened milk or can be made by cooking an unopened can of sweetened condensed milk. I am far to lazy for that when you can find it ready to go at the grocery store! Look for it on the Hispanic isle. You have to try this, it is all about the rich,creamy goodness! And you can expect more recipes featuring this delectable caramel!
Dulce de Leche Pie
40 vanilla wafers
1/4 cup butter, melted
8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
1 13.4 oz can Dulce de Leche
1/3 cup heavy cream
Place vanilla wafers into a food processor bowl and pulse until you have a fine crumb, or if you don’t a food processor, place in a sealed plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Mix crumbs with melted butter and press into a pie plate. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
Place softened cream cheese in a large mixing bowl, beat with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add in Dulce de Leche and heavy cream. Continue mixing until well combined and smooth. Pour into cooled crust. Place in refrigerator to cool 4 hours before serving.