Kat's Pumpkin Flan

Flan made in custard cups. Just like pie, but healthier!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 50 mins
6 servings


  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

  • ¾ cup white sugar, divided

  • 2 egg whites

  • 1 egg

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. Whisk pumpkin puree, 1/4 cup sugar, egg whites, egg, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves together in a bowl until smooth.

  3. Heat remaining 1/2 cup sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until dissolved, 3 to 5 minutes. Spoon dissolved sugar into the bottom of 6 custard cups.

  4. Pour evaporated milk into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals until warmed through, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Stir into the pumpkin mixture. Pour pumpkin mixture over the sugar in the custard cups.

  5. Place custard cups in a deep baking pan. Pour in water around the custard cups to a depth of 1 inch.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until custard is set in the center, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from water and chill until cold, about 2 hours.

Cook's Note:

You can also skip the dissolved sugar layer to make it easier and healthier.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

214 Calories
6g Fat
35g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 214
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 180mg 14%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 223mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.