How to Make Caramel in the Microwave
Making Caramel in the Microwave is a quick easy way to make a caramel for a dessert tart or a pie, and a different way to make caramel than in the can on the stove……it’s worth a try!
Now – this requires 110% of your concentration – you can’t look away for a second. (Unless you want to clean up a great big mess…. been there – done that!!!)
Pour the condensed milk into the container and cook on high for 1 minute.
Take it out and stir with a whisk.
Put it back - do the same again - keeping a very close eye on it.... if it looks like its going to boil over - stop the microwave immediately, take out the bowl and whisk. Don't stick your finger in the mixture - it is scalding HOT.
Next - on 50% power - keep cooking the mixture for one minute at a time - again keeping an eye that it doesn't boil over. Sometimes you can get caramel in 5 minutes - sometimes 10 - I find the older the tin of condensed milk - the quicker it turns to caramel.
You know its ready when it is goes slightly 'yellow' in colour and the mixture looks very 'mottled'. Just take it out and whisk until smooth.
Recipe Hints and Tips:
- If you leave the mixture until it goes a caramel colour - it will burn!
- Serve on its on or scoop into a tart shell.
- Not suitable for freezing.