Leche Flan

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on December 22, 2010.



Leche Flan

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 can (15 ounce) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons grated lime rind
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice


  1. Fill a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan with water to a depth of 1/2-inch; place in oven.
  2. Preheat electric oven to 300°F.
  3. In a saucepan, combine sugar and water.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is caramelized.
  5. Quickly pour into an 8-inch square pan; tilt pan to evenly coat bottom and sides.
  6. Cool slightly.
  7. Combine remaining ingredients; mix well.
  8. Pour over caramel layer; place in pan of hot water in oven.
  9. Bake for 1 hour or until a knife inserted in the center of the custard comes out clean; chill.
  10. Loosen edges with a knife; invert onto a serving dish.
  11. Cut into serving pieces; spoon excess syrup on each portion.

Makes 12 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving:
250 calories, 8 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 220 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 38 g sugar, 6 g protein


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