Original Leche Flan Recipe

Caramel  Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water


  1. Put sugar and water in a saucepan.
  2. Caramelize in high heat.
  3. Line loaf tin with caramelized sugar.
  4. Be sure to line the sides of the pan.

Custard Ingredients:

  • 12 egg yolks
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 pint evaporated or fresh milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla (lemon essence or peppermit can be substituted)


  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Pour mixture into a loaf tin lined with caramelized sugar
  3. Cover with aluminum foil.
  4. Place tin in a larger baking pan half-filled with water.
  5. Place pan in pre-heated oven (375 F)
  6. Bake flan for about 1 hour or until it is firm.

Tocino Del Cielo

Tocino del Cielo

Tocino del Cielo


  • 25 egg yolks
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water


  1. Boil sugar and water untilsyrupformssmall ball when dropped in water.
  2. Beat egg yolks, add the syrup after cooling it then blend well and strain.
  3. Line a pan or small molds with thick caramel syrup.
  4. Fill ¾ full with mixture and steam until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool before unmolding.

NOTE: Tocino Del Cielo is often baked in small individual molds and placed in small soufflé cups for serving

Light and Fruity Caramel Flan


Light and Fruity Caramel Flan


  • 1 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 6 to 8 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup peach or mango puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon lime peel, grated finely
  •  Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Make a caramel using 1 cup sugar and 1/3 cup water.
  3. Pour into a 5 cup gratin or souffle dish.
  4. In a bowl, whisk eggs, milk, remaining 1/3 cup water, puree and salt.
  5. Add grated lime peel, stir and pour into prepared pan.
  6. Place in a bain-marie.
  7. Bake in oven until a toothpic inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean, Let cool to room temperature.
  8. Chill at least 1 – 2 hours.
  9. Unmold onto serving platter

Pumpkin (Kalabasa) Leche Flan


  • 2 cups kalabasa (pumpkin), cut finely
  • 1 cup condensed milk
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dayap (lime) or vanilla


  1. Boil the squash. Mash until smooth.
  2. Add eggs, mil, rind or vanilla. Strain.
  3. Sprinkle sugar on the leche flan tin mold (llanera)
  4. And put the mold on the fire until sugar browns.
  5. Place the squash mixture into the llanera,
  6. Steam for about 20 minutes

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