Leche Flan


My mom would always make this Filipino-style flan for dessert for me and I always loved it.

close up view of Leche Flan on a white plate
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 50 mins
1 flan


  • Caramel:

  • 1 cup sugar

  • ¾ cup water


  • 1 (13 ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 1 (13 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 12 egg yolks

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


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

  2. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil without stirring to avoid the mixture crystallizing. Continue to boil, swirling the pan occasionally, until sugar syrup begins to brown, 7 to 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium low and watch the color. Once the caramel is a deep brown, immediately pour it into a flan mold. Carefully tilt the mold to make sure the whole bottom surface is covered.

  3. Combine evaporated milk, condensed milk, egg yolks, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Stir lightly to prevent bubbles or foam from forming. Strain batter slowly into the caramel-lined flan mold. Cover with aluminum foil.

  4. Place a baking dish large enough to hold the flan mold on the oven rack. Set the covered flan in the baking dish and add enough hot water to come halfway up the side of the mold.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until firm, about 1 hour. Carefully remove the flan mold from the oven. Let cool, about 30 minutes. Run a paring knife around the edges of the flan. Cover the mold with a rimmed platter and carefully flip it over to release the flan from the mold for serving.

Cook's Note:

The more caramel you pour into the mold, the sweeter the leche flan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

387 Calories
14g Fat
55g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 387
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 336mg 112%
Sodium 119mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Total Sugars 55g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 281mg 22%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 337mg 7%

* 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.

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