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The Best Dulce de Leche Recipes for Experts, Amateurs, and Beginners

Updated: Jul 8, 2021

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Our list of Dulce de Leche recipes has three levels of expertise. No matter if you are a beginner anamateur or a pro, with these recipes, you will satisfy your love for Dulce de Leche. So, let's begin.

Millefeuille or Napoleon

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Our first dessert in our Dulce de Leche recipe list is the Millefeuille or Napoleon (it has nothing to do with France's 19th-century emperor, but more with some connections with the city of Naples in Italy). A classic of the French pastry that is very popular in different countries. Although it is a classic, it has a lot of variation, so don't worry about trying your own, but remember to always put some Dulce de Leche on it.

Level: Expert

Time: 45 mins

For: 30 servings


320 g puff pastry

440 ml of Annabella Dulce de Leche

200 g of walnuts, toasted and finely chopped

2 tbsp of icing sugar

2 tbsp of brandy

For the Pastry Cream

250 ml of milk

125 g of caster sugar

15 g of plain flour

15 g of cornflour

2 medium eggs

1/2 vanilla pod


For the pastry cream

  1. Put the eggs and sugar into a bowl; then, sift in the flour and cornflour and mix to a smooth paste.

  2. Cut the vanilla pod and put it in a pan with the milk. Bring it to a boil.

  3. Gradually pour the hot milk onto the egg mix, whisking to combine. Remove the vanilla pod.

  4. Return the mixture to the pan and cook over moderate heat, whisking continuously, until it thickens and comes to a boil. Reduce the heat and continue whisking for one more minute.

  5. Pour into a bowl and cover with cling film. Leave to cool.

For the millefeuille or Napoleon

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C/356 °F.

  2. Cut the pastry (into circles or in squares) using a cutter.

  3. Place the pastry on non-stick baking trays.

  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and crisp, checking that the base is also colored. Leave to cool.

  5. Mix the Annabella Dulce de Leche with the brandy in a bowl.