Pinoy Recipes: Leche Flan or Crème Caramel

Source: Jeanne Tiong, Wikipedia

Pinoys love their leche flan. It’s a sweet custard crème caramel dessert that melts in your mouth. When made right, it’s one of the best desserts there is and you won’t be able to stop yourself from eating the whole pan. I can’t.

The recipe is simple and straightforward and the ingredients are not difficult to find. The two main ingredients are egg yolks and milk (condensed or evaporated – depends on how sweet you want it to be).


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 cans (11.3 oz.)evaporated milk
  • 8 egg yolks


  • First up, you need to preheat the oven to 165 degrees C.
  • Then, mix 1 cup sugar and water in a pan over medium heat (not high as the sugar will caramelize really fast).
  • For the caramel mixture: Stir until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is thick and light brown in color. This will probably take 8-10 minutes.
  • Then, pour the caramel mixture into the bottom of the flan mold, while tilting the mold to ensure that the caramel mixture is evenly distributed.
  • Combine the remaining 1 cup sugar, evaporated milk, and egg yolks in a bowl.
  • Gently mix until all the yolks are all blended together.
  • Pour the mixture into the flan mold.
  • Then place flan mold inside a larger baking pan that is filled with water.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 2 hours.

Calories: 293 calories per serving

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