Take one or two cans of sweetened condensed milk...This brand uses organic milk, sugar and sea salt.
Place the unopened can in a crockpot. Add water up to the rim of the can. Cover and turn the crockpot on low. Allow to cook for about 18 hours. (I let the batch I photographed go for 24 hours) The label will come off in the water.
There you have it. No stirring constantly, no softball stages, no candy thermometers...its hands off for most of the time and easy to do when you don't have time to make the real stuff. Its great in cider or as an apple dip. Put it on ice cream or dip a graham cracker in it.
Now if you have a dairy free person in the house, I have a recipe for you that will work really well as a substitute. I will post that soon!
Let me know what you think!