This is a classic Peruvian dessert which is very popular in Chile, it's irresistible for all ages! It's easy and I've been able to prepare it myself since I was little! Try it, you won't regret it!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, vanilla, and egg yolks in a saucepan. Place over medium-low heat and gently cook until the mixture thickens, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, about 30 minutes. Pour into a heatproof serving dish and set aside.

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  • Whip the egg whites with confectioners' sugar to stiff peaks (see Editor's Note). Spread meringue on top of milk mixture. Refrigerate until cold, about 3 hours. Sprinkle with cinnamon before serving, if desired.

Editor's Notes:

This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg. Learn more about egg safety from our article, How to Make Your Eggs Safe.

To pasteurize your egg whites, you can make a Swiss meringue: combine the 2 egg whites with about 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a stainless steel mixing bowl. Heat over a double boiler, stirring constantly, until sugar is melted and egg whites are hot to the touch. Remove from heat and whip until fluffy and stiff. Alternately, you can substitute 1/4 cup pasteurized liquid egg whites and save the raw egg whites for another use. Pasteurized whites take longer to whip, but will work just fine. Learn more about How to Pasteurize Egg Whites in our article.

Nutrition Facts

401 calories; protein 11.6g; carbohydrates 62.4g; fat 11.9g; cholesterol 108.8mg; sodium 171.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2008
This is exactly like what I had at homes & fine restaurants in Santiago! Even my mother in law who "never has seconds of anything!" went back for more. Next time I will make it the day before rather than the day of I liked the custard a little more set. One thing I did do though as it was first served to me this way at some friends house in Santiago is top it with rasberries. They are just tart enought to balance out the sweetness of it. I can't get enough of this dessert! Read More
(17)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2008
This is exactly like what I had at homes & fine restaurants in Santiago! Even my mother in law who "never has seconds of anything!" went back for more. Next time I will make it the day before rather than the day of I liked the custard a little more set. One thing I did do though as it was first served to me this way at some friends house in Santiago is top it with rasberries. They are just tart enought to balance out the sweetness of it. I can't get enough of this dessert! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2007
WOW if you're looking for sweet this is it!! I was looking to use up some ingredients on hand and found this recipe. I couldn't bring myself to add a full cup of powdered sugar to the meringue only added 1/2 and that may have been too much! I wasn't sure what I was looking for as far as "thick" goes so I did cook it for 30 minutes. This is rather like a caramel pudding when it's set and the texture is very smooth and nice...but it is REALLY rich and sweet! Thank you Fran =) Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2008
I liked this sweet. May be it s too sweet you couldn t eat much but it s good. I added 1/2 cup sugar in the egg whites. If you like sweetened condensed milk you will like this sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2017
OK...You HAVE to read this review!:) My daughter was doing a class project on Peru and chose this to make. At the last minute. I totally failed the meringue. It was late and due the next day. I ran to the store and bought canned whipped cream! That's right. I cheated. She took individual little bowls for each student and put the whipped cream on each along with sprinkling cinnamon on top. The kids LOVED it! They licked the little bowls clean!!!! This really was good. Can't wait to try it again so that I can hopefully get that meringue correct! Read More
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