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Caramel Custard Dessert - Leche Flan

Updated on November 23, 2012

Origin of Leche Flan

Leche Flan is a dessert preferred for not only by Filipinos but also almost all the people around the globe and especially in Europe. It is also known as the caramel custard or crème caramel served in menus of many restaurants and also during special events such as feats, birthdays or even during ordinary time.

Its name originated from the Spanish words, flan de leche, means milk flan. This creamy dessert is characterized by having consisted mainly of eggs and milk topped with a caramel syrup at its top for a delicious appearance as well as taste. So if you’re planning to prepare this one famous dessert, prepare the following ingredients and follow the recipe below:

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Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 2 hours
Yields: 2
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Leche Flan Recipe

  • Moulders, circular or oblong shaped
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Steamer
  • Aluminum foil
  • 10 pieces raw eggs
  • 1 big can condensed milk
  • 1 big can evaporated milk
  • ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup water

How to Make Leche Flan

  1. Using the eggs, get or separate the egg yolks from the egg white.
  2. Put the egg yolks to a bowl and mix and beat it.
  3. Add the condensed milk followed by the evaporated milk. Stir continuously and avoid bubbles to form.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Prepare the syrup: Set the fire into medium heat. Place the moulder into the fire and wait until it’s hot enough.
  6. Pour some sugar into it and add some water and let it boil until it becomes a syrup which is caramelized in a low heat fire.
  7. Spread the syrup throughout the moulder in order for it to be uniformly and evenly distributed.
  8. Put the custard that you set aside earlier into the moulder with the caramelized syrup.
  9. Cover the moulder with the use of the aluminium foil and let it steam to about 10 to 20 minutes.
  10. Remove from the steamer and let it cool.


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    • filipinofoods profile image

      filipinofoods 5 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you! You might also want to check Halo-Halo - another Filipino famous dessert.

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Yummy! I love Leche Plan;-) Thanks for sharing.

    • Jack Burton profile image

      Jack Burton 5 years ago from The Midwest

      I am blessed by being married to the world's greatest leche flan baker. She's taught many of our American friends how to make it, and our two daughters are carrying on the tradition.

      This is a recipe well worth trying. When you pull it off correctly you'll think you're eating the best dessert ever.