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Best & Tasty Leche Flan Recipe [ Secret Formula Revealed ]

by Akram Chowdhury
Leche Flan Recipe

Leche Flan Recipe is quite famous among teenagers and small children. Why it won’t be? This dessert is really very tasty. Some people called this recipe as pudding, caramel custard, pudding. But it doesn’t matter. This dessert recipe is quite famous not just in a specific country but in the whole world. It’s a custard dessert with some different kinds of ingredients. Asian people make this recipe in a different way with different ingredients, actually, people from different countries make leche flan recipe in a different way. But in the end, the taste still stays the same.

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Here: The Most Tasty Leche Flan Recipe That You Can Serve Your Guest

As you guys already know that this dessert is already really very popular over the whole world and every country makes this recipe in different ways. That means, there are hundreds of recipes about this dessert. But some recipes are too good to eat and that’s why we searched the whole internet and finally, we found a recipe that you guys will love it.

But remember one thing. You guys will need a microwave oven for this recipe. But if you don’t have one, then you can make this recipe without oven. But this will more hard to make. Microwave temperature makes this dessert perfectly but as you don’t have one you will have to use the hot water steam. But there will be no guarantee that the recipe will be perfect.

Leche Flan Recipe (Filipino Creme Caramel)

Leche Flan Recipe
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This Filipino creme caramel is super famous in the whole world, especially in Philippine. The whole world call this dessert (Filipino Creme Caramel) Spanish flan but The Philippine people call this leche flan. Some people make this recipe by steaming and some boiling. But you can make this recipe in both ways but the microwave oven will help you to make the dessert perfect but if you make this dessert by steaming the taste you will get can’t be comparable with the micro-oven.

Leche Flan Recipe

You can use micro-wave oven but It will be better if you amke this dessert be steaming.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Filippino Leche, Filippino Leche Flan, Filippino Leche Flan Dessert, Flan, Leche, Leche Flan, Leche Flan Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 369kcal
Author Akram Chowdhury
Cost 20$


  • Microwave Oven
  • Steamer


  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 12 Egg Yolks
  • 2 Cups Evaporated milk
  • 2 Cups Sweetened condensed milk
  • Pinch Of Salt


  • Gather the ingredients.
  • In a heavy thick-bottomed pan, melt the sugar over medium heat until it liquefies and turns an amber color. There is no need to stir the sugar but swirling the pan occasionally helps make a smoother and crystal-free syrup.
  • Once the syrup acquires the color of amber, quickly remove it from the heat and pour it into the ramekin (or ramekins) to cover the bottom. Caramelized sugar hardens as it cools and you need to work fast to transfer the syrup to the ramekins before it hardens in the pan.
  • Start heating water in a steaming pot.
  • In a mixing bowl, lightly stir the eggs yolks.
  • Pour in the evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk.
  • Add the salt and lemon zest. Stir until the mixture is evenly blended. Stir, do not beat nor mix too hard, to avoid forming air bubbles in the mixture.
  • Pour the egg yolk-milk mixture into the ramekin (or ramekins).
  • Steam over simmering water for 20 to 40 minutes depending on the size of the cooking vessel. The leche flan should be set and firm to the touch.
  • Remove the ramekin (or ramekins) from the heat. Cool the leche flan then chill. Use a butter knife to loosen the sides of the flan then invert onto a serving plate or individual dessert plates.
  • Serve and enjoy!



Some of the syrup will flow down the sides of the flan and form a pool on the plate. That is how it should be.

You Have An Oven & You Wanna Make This Recipe Through It?

You have a microwave oven. Then you probably don’t wanna spend a lot of time to make this recipe by boiling the water and all the other stuff. If you wanna make this recipe fast, then you can follow these instructions.

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2. In a heavy-bottomed sauce pot, melt sugar over medium heat. Do not stir sugar. Instead, stir pot around to even melt sugar. Cook until sugar is rich golden brown in color. Remove from heat and carefully pour melted sugar into a round 8-inch cake pan. Set aside to cool and harden.
3. In a large bowl, add eggs, egg yolks, condensed milk, evaporated milk, zest, vanilla, and set. Use an immersion blender to process until just smooth. Do not overmix. You do not want the eggs to foam up. (Alternatively, use a blender.)

4. Pour mixture into caramel lined cake pan. Cover with foil. Set cake pan into a larger roasting pan. Fill the roasting pan halfway with simmering water. Place in the center rack of oven. Bake for 50-60 minutes until the edges of the flan is set but the center still slightly jiggles.
5. Carefully remove cake pan from water bath. Allow to cool at room temperature for about 2 hours. Once cooled, let chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
6. Run a butterknife or mini offset spatula along the edges of the cake pan to loosen flan. Place serving plate over cake pan. Quickly invert flan into serving plate. Garnish with candied kumquats. Serve chilled. 

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Is It Good To Add This Dessert In Our Diet Plan?

If we talk about the diet plan, then I don’t think you should add it. It has a high amount of fat and calorie which can make your weight as a rocket as high. I am not kidding. But if you do regular exercise and work out a lot, then I don’t think it would be any matter if you add. But if you don’t wanna lose your weight at all and you don’t wanna take any chance for it, then my opinion is no. Yuh, you shouldn’t add this to your diet plan.

Is It Healthy For Us Or Not? If No, Why Is That?

The answer is yes and the answer is no. Yeah, you have seen the right answer. I don’t wanna give you the wrong info. But it’s true. Leche flan recipe is not very hard to make. You can eat this once in a week and also you can serve this dessert to your guests. But if you are thinking to eat this or eating 3/4 times a week, then stop doing that. It will cause you so many things and the main problem you will face is gonna be the increase in weight. So, Yeah, You should stop doing this.

Is It Similar With The Cream Caramel Or Pudding?

The short answer is yes. Creme Caramel and Pudding are similar to the leche flan recipe, in fact, these recipes look are even the same. But this leche flan has some different taste if we talk about similarity of taste. We will also add the pudding and creme caramel recipe in a few days. You can check them on our website after a few days. By the way, hope you liked this recipe and let us know how the recipe tastes when you make it on your home to make your moment special.

How Much Nutrition This Dessert Recipe Contains And Is It Enough Or Good For Us?

Serving: 6g | Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 298mg | Sugar: 71g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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