The secret is out — and it’s both sweet and savory!
Whether it’s traditional recipes with a twist, a new take on a classic dish or a fresh new idea, sweetened condensed milk can be a 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.
Autumn Acorn Squash Soup
Rebekah R., Appleton, Wis.
Cooking time: 10 minutes
1 small onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons sweet cream butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
Dash cayenne pepper
2 cups chicken bone stock
1 (14-ounce) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
3 cups cooked acorn squash, mashed
Salt and pepper to taste
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
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.