No Bake Dulce De Leche Caramel Pie will be the star of your dinner party or Thanksgiving dessert table. Only 3 ingredients and less than 5 minutes of prep make this recipe easy as pie.
No bake dulce de leche caramel pie was developed from my love of the O’Charley’s caramel pie. Anywhere that gives away free pie every Wednesday deserves a special place in your heart. But sometimes you just need to be able to make your favorite restaurant pie at home. And that is where this recipe will change your life. Ok, maybe that is a little dramatic but i think you will really like it!
You may have seen the recipes where you boil the cans of condensed milk for 3 hours until they turn into caramel. You can’t let your water run below the can or it can and will blow up. And your kitchen will be covered in caramel. Your easy pie will be ruined in a flash.
Before I had kids, I made a caramel pie using this method. It is good. It tastes pretty dang close to the O’Charley’s caramel pie. But I knew that I could not do that boiling method with a very busy 12 month old and a chatty 4 year old running through my house. My kitchen surely be covered in caramel that had blown up while I was changing a diaper or fixing a cup of milk.
So I was on the hunt for something easier that would still give me a decadent caramel pie.
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No Bake Dulce De Leche Caramel Pie
A caramel pie was on my Thanksgiving meal plan. I knew that if I could get brave enough to boil the condensed milk with 2 kids running around, it would be an easy, make ahead dessert to add to my dessert spread.
I was standing in the grocery store, staring at the condensed milk and picturing all the things that could go wrong with this boiling milk project when I had a revelation. Staring me in the face was a little can of dulce de leche. Do you know what that means?
Some nice little company boiled your condensed milk for you, stuffed it in a can and it can all be yours for a couple of bucks. Genius! Here is what you need in order to make this 3 ingredient no bake dulce de leche caramel pie .
What You Need:
1 Can Dulce De Leche
1 Graham Cracker Crust (I used a pack of the mini crusts)
8 oz container Cool whip
(Optional Toppings: Mini chocolate chips or chopped nuts)
Preparing the No Bake Dulce De Leche Caramel Pie
Open your can of dulce de leche. Spread it into the pie crust.
Refrigerate for a few hours to chill. Top with cool whip and serve.
It is so easy your kids can do it. It literally takes less than 5 minutes of prep to make the pie. The longest part is just chilling it which isn’t even totally necessary but I do like it better chilled.
How Much Does It Cost?
Depending on sales at your local grocery store, you should be able to make this pie for less than $6. Making this no bake dulce de leche caramel pie simple and affordable!
Is your family a fan of caramel pie? Do you love no bake, quick and easy dessert recipes?
If you need some simple Thanksgiving breakfast ideas for your kids, try this turkey shaped breakfast bagel and this turkey shaped eggs in a basket.