Filipino Leche Flan

This delicious Filipino dessert is usually prepared for special occasions. Slow-baking is necessary so the mixture is smooth when done.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
10 servings


  • 2 cups white sugar, divided

  • ¾ cup water

  • 2 (11.3 ounce) cans evaporated milk

  • 8 egg yolks

  • zest of 1 lime


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

  2. Combine 1 cup sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture is thickened and light brown, 7 to 10 minutes. Line the inside of a flan mold with the caramel mixture, tilting the mold to make sure the whole surface is covered.

  3. Combine remaining 1 cup sugar, evaporated milk, egg yolks, and lime zest in a bowl. Gently mix, not beat, until yolks are all broken and blended. Strain the custard through a sieve to remove the zest. Pour mixture into the flan mold. Place flan mold in a larger baking pan filled with water.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until firm, about 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

293 Calories
9g Fat
48g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 293
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 185mg 62%
Sodium 82mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 47g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 205mg 16%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 232mg 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.

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