Ingredient Spotlight: Cajeta

Cajeta is the new caramel, but it's no ordinary caramel sauce.

Here’s a new way to pronounce caramel: cajeta (kah-heh-tah). It’s not your average, everyday caramel, however; it’s Mexican caramel sauce made with goat’s milk, and it's a must have for any ice cream sundae.

This deliciously sweet, gooey, sticky sauce can be used in myriad ways:

  • Swirl it into brownie batter.
  • Sandwich it between sugar cookies.
  • Drizzle it over sliced bananas.
  • Substitute it for jelly in peanut butter sandwiches.
  • Use it as a dip for sliced apples, mango chunks and strawberries.
  • Heat it to transform it into a velvety sauce for bread pudding, pound cake, waffles or pancakes.

  • Find the sauce in Mexican markets or large, well-stocked grocery stores. Dulce de leche or a thick butterscotch or caramel sauce can be substituted.