Cajeta Sauce

Notes: If making ahead, cool and store airtight in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Reheat to use.

Yield: Makes about 2 cups
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 201
  • Calories from fat: 34%
  • Protein: 3.3g
  • Fat: 7.6g
  • Saturated fat: 4.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 30g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Sodium: 44mg
  • Cholesterol: 27mg


  • 1 can (12 oz.) evaporated goat's milk
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. 1. Scrape goat's milk into a bowl, add whipping cream, and whisk until smooth.
  2. 2. In a 10- to 12-inch frying pan, melt sugar over high heat, tilting pan to mix dry sugar into the syrup that forms, and cook until amber-colored, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. 3. Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup water to caramel (it spatters), then return to heat and stir until caramel dissolves.
  4. 4. Add goat's milk mixture and lemon juice. Boil over high heat, stirring often and scraping pan sides, until reduced to 2 cups, about 10 minutes.
  5. 5. Serve warm to pour or cold to spread.
  6. Nutritional analysis per 1/4 cup.
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