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Filipino Leche Flan (egg yolk)

Leche Flan, which is the Philippine version of European crème caramel, is a caramel custard made with milk, eggs, vanilla, and caramelized sugar; where the sweet layer of golden liquid caramel stays on top, sometimes drips, on the creamy custard. This delicious Filipino dessert is ubiquitous on special occasions, often served on town fiestas, birthday parties, festive celebrations, and on merry holidays like Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Leche Flan (leche, from the Spanish-speaking countries, for "milk", and flan for "crème caramel"; thus flan de leche literally means "milk flan") was brought to the Philippines at the time when the Spaniards colonized the Philippines in 16th century. It is considered by many as one of the "sweetest" contribution of Spain to Phillippine cuisine. As compared to the European crème caramel or Spanish original flan de leche, Filipino Leche Flan is more richer is texture because it is made up of more egg yolks and condensed milk.

The way we prepare our traditional Filipino Leche Flan is by caramelizing first the sugar in the mold (lyanera), followed by pouring the mixture of eggs, milk, and vanilla into the mold, then the mixture is steamed or baked.

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Leche Flan (egg yolk) Ingredients:

10 egg yolks (pula ng itlog); well beaten
1 big can evaporated milk
1 big can condense milk
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 molds (lyaneras) container
Aluminum foil
3/4 cup water

Leche Flan (egg yolks) Cooking Instructions:

Mix water and sugar in the moulds. Parboil in very low fire until it turns brown and sticky. Do not overcook the sugar.

In a bowl, mix the following ingredients: egg yolks, evaporated milk, condensed milk, and vanilla. Pour the mixture in the molds and cover with aluminum foil. Steam for about 15 - 20 minutes. Remove from the steamer. Cool it down before serving.

Cooking Tip:

You can also bake it for 45 minutes 370F placing the lyanera in the middle of a bigger tray half filled with water. - Mecca

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Comments (104)

leche flan
i love leche plan soooo...... delicious i love it.................,i wantto cook him for my family this new hope u happy
#104 - ceramey lamosao - 11/21/2014 - 22:13
tnx po!
sarap po ng leche flan nyo. excited na po kong gumawa kc plan ko gawing extra income to sa dec...tnx po ulit....

pwedeng penge po ng recipe ng gelaflan if meron po kau...tnx po...;-)
#103 - rhodora - 11/04/2014 - 22:55
Leche Flan Recipe
mmmmmmmm.....leche flan is so yummy!!!!!;-);-)
#102 - Christian Lloyd A. Quimado - 07/16/2014 - 06:02
Ang Sarap!
Ang sarap talaga! Sooooo delicious! Thanks for sharing your delicious dessert recipe.
#101 - isabel angeles - 04/18/2014 - 21:00
#100 - fennylane - 09/11/2013 - 20:15
hi perfect q rin sa wakas ang lechee flan na hinahanap q na lasa...dati kz ngluto aq malambot ang kinalabasan hndi masarap..pero ngluto ulit aq 8eggyolks 1can of condense and brown sugar grabi super sarappp tlaga
#99 - - 09/02/2013 - 20:33
easy cooking instruction! simple but great recipe! done it a couple of times...turns out to be all perfect! thanks!
#98 - minerva santos - 08/09/2013 - 06:14
Try lang maki j0in...
Auz pala d2 ah... Bagay sa mga k2lad q na mahilig magluto... Meron b alam pano magluto ng hopia m0nggo?. Paturo naman p0h... Tnx
#97 - Hubensyo - 07/22/2013 - 03:36
Yummy, i like leche and this recipe! :-P
#96 - Boligen - 03/28/2013 - 09:42
leche flan
try namin ito this new year sana maging perfect heheheh
#95 - shane - 12/28/2012 - 16:27
I used this recipe all the time and never fails. I always prep and make them 2 days before I need it. Always good and yummy! my daughter calls it a cake lol...
#94 - Fern - 12/24/2012 - 19:53
Thank you...
Thank you...Filipino Best Food Recipes,dhil sainyo feeling ko ang galing galing ko ng magluto at gumawa ng desserts..More power!
#93 - Angeli estrope villamor - 10/28/2012 - 18:11
I LOVE to eat a sweet sticky dessert,so i try to coock leche plan but its not perfect
#92 - carlenny natividad - 09/13/2012 - 01:17
thank you so much..
#91 - jie - 07/13/2012 - 11:10
I wanna try this for my husband
My husband loves leche flan a lot. Can't wait to try this to surprise him!
#90 - AC - 05/23/2012 - 05:00
thanks for the recipe now i know how to make leche flan i really love leche flan
#89 - floryfe - 05/01/2012 - 20:08
leche flan
i really miss to eat leche flan,specially to put in halohalo....
#88 - susana - 04/19/2012 - 07:51
wow!ang sarap talaga ng leche flan.matamis :)
#87 - riza - 04/14/2012 - 21:52
leche flan
i like leche flan because of its rmarkable taste is just like a joy of very ones life:oops:;-);-);-);-):-):-)
#86 - honeylen landisa - 04/04/2012 - 08:57
i plan to cook a leche flan...
I search for a leche flan recipe coz i want to learn cook it. i hope i will know how to cook! :)
#85 - Noemi Arcillas - 02/14/2012 - 01:43
My favourite...thank you
Leche Flan: Thank you for posting this recipe.....also thank you for all your suggestion, happy to read all comments. Enjoy eating.
#84 - Edwin@australia - 02/03/2012 - 17:07
leche flan
to blahblah,

actually u can used both white and yolk. you should have techniques in cooking. u can actually just used condensed milk rather than using vanilla and evap!
#83 - jp - 01/08/2012 - 21:46
glass moulder
hey! i just wanna ask if i can use a glass moulder? 'cause i want to have cute shapes and i don't have a 'lanyera'. thank you! hope to get the answer before Jan. 6 because on Jan. 7 it's my mom's birthday :)
#82 - lala - 01/03/2012 - 18:53
pagkaing pinoy
soooooo yummmy! sarap talaga!!!
#81 - bebecoh09_iLabou - 12/24/2011 - 04:45
thanks a lot!
i've been wondering if i can cook leche flan for noche buena and here's the answer! and it looks so easy!:-)
btw! please someone answer me. :-O
if i use nestle cream. .will it be the substitute for the evaporated and condensed milk? or i'll just have to add it on the mixture? are there other ingredients i should use? thanks in advance! ^^
#80 - khrizzy - 12/17/2011 - 07:13
yes you can use the egg white along with egg yolk, but it will taste like the toppings of an egg pie. nonetheless, it's yummy..
#79 - girl - 12/16/2011 - 03:49
different recife of lecheplan
elow po ako may diferent recife ng leche plan saatin po napakanipis ng lecheplan ung sakin makapal dahil may cream cheese
#78 - melvin mirandilla - 12/12/2011 - 22:00
Pwede bang ihalo yong puti ng itlog sa dilaw pag gumawa ako ng leche flan? nanghihinayang kasi ako at gusto ko talaga i try na magka halo sila. please sana makuha ko ang sagot bago mag noche buena.:-D
#77 - tess gonzales - 12/11/2011 - 22:50
Leche Flan is my especialty...and fruit salad ,too
#76 - jolyne - 12/03/2011 - 12:53
:-) cool I will make leche flan it..but is it okay without vanilla?;-)
#75 - Ethel - 12/03/2011 - 10:06
for suggestion.
I would suggest for leche plan 10 egg yolks and add another 2 eggs and nestle cream, its yummy.
#74 - - 11/20/2011 - 06:19
rich and yummy!!!
#73 - auntie ko - 11/19/2011 - 16:04
I would suggest 12 egg yolks
#72 - Carr - 11/11/2011 - 19:51
low po pede po bang lagyan nyo ng recipe ng mga cereals??
#71 - secret - 10/08/2011 - 00:06
Leche Flan
it helps a lot
#70 - Gracia SUplito-Betlran - 10/05/2011 - 22:11
excited to cook it for my baby
Yummy! Definitely ill cook leche flan for my boyfriend (with nestle cream,i think that'd be great!), and fruit salad too.. Sure he will love it!
#69 - Madskhmer - 09/24/2011 - 20:52
like it
#68 - lovely - 09/10/2011 - 20:18
ang sarap talaga nang leche plan noooooo!:-P:-P:-P:-D
#67 - lanie - 09/06/2011 - 07:33
How to cook rice flakes
Please can somebody give me an idea how to cook a rice flakes? To make it into a dessert? Or something?
#66 - Estela Hunt - 09/01/2011 - 13:19
Just to clarify for everyone and not make fools out of Filipinos...the dessert is called LECHE FLAN...derived from spanish term "flanes" meaning " dessert of sweetened egg custard with caramel topping:-D
#65 - Karen - 08/26/2011 - 15:02
thanks for the recipe. i can now start to cook it.
#64 - cheryl - 08/18/2011 - 23:26
help please
:-O looking for a custard type recipe. I was told it was called muchiko (sp?)
#63 - Melissa - 08/08/2011 - 07:37
sarap tlga

i dnt knw hw to cook leche plan but i masarap..hehehhe try nyo rin..hilig ko kc kumain ng leche plan..
#62 - jean - 08/03/2011 - 02:21
recipe of hopia..
hello everyone.. sino po me alam ng recipe ng hopia? pde po i-post nyo? salamat po.
#61 - joy - 08/01/2011 - 06:58
liche plan
i love liche plan :P
#60 - dave - 07/25/2011 - 02:24
Leche Flan
I cant stop looking at it!! it sooo amazingggg:-O:-P:-[]:-D:-o;-)B-)
#59 - riley voluntad - 07/24/2011 - 06:15
Puto Maya Recipe:
2 cups glutinous rice (sweet, sticky rice)*
4 cups thick coconut milk
3-1/2 tsps salt
1 cup sugar (or less, depends on how sweet you like it to be)
2-pcs ginger root cut into approx. 1", washed and smashed

1. Rinse rice and place in a 2-qt pot.
2. Add coconut milk, cover and let it come to a boil. When boiling, add the rest of the ingredients. Stir.
3. Turn heat to a lower setting and let mixture simmer for about 15 minutes or until rice is done. (I had to test the rice every now and then).
4. When done, scoop out rice, discarding the ginger root.Wrap rice in clean banana leaf, if available, and steam for about 30 mins.
5. If not, mold into cups and sprinkle with brown sugar if desired. Best enjoyed when warm, served with ripe mangoes and sikwate (hot chocolate)

I made it once in the banana leaves, and myself and my filipina momma-in-law prefer it molded into cups to be cooked!! Hope you enjoy!
#58 - Vicky Wilson - 07/16/2011 - 20:32
To #54 - JANICE COOPER - 06/04/2011 - 15:08.. the name of the dessert you are referring to is called Puto Maya. My hubby, and his family are Filipino, and I have gotten quite good at making there most favorite recipes! Having just recently moved I will look for my recipe for puto maya, and pass it along. At least now you know the name, and can look for recipes yourself,until I find my recipe!!
#57 - Vicky Wilson - 07/16/2011 - 20:23
leche flan recipe
ohhhh my gosh I love this desserts very much.............
this is my favorite ever!!!????
#56 - mary - 07/14/2011 - 01:17
fruit salad with condense milk, creame

years ago i was invited to a filippina party. the hostess prepared a fruit salad which is soooo delicious i am still missing it 10yrs on. can you plse give me the recipe???
#55 - - 06/19/2011 - 09:24
Yrs ago a Fillipino nurse I worked w/ brought in some sort of sweet banana/rice cakes(?) steamed in banana leafs? Doz any-1 know this recipe???
#54 - JANICE COOPER - 06/04/2011 - 15:08
To my moms leche flan, She adds nestle cream in it. Im telling you guys! Its the bomb! Creamiest leche flan ever!

After my mom has thought of adding the nestle cream, outside leche flan always taste like the ingredients are not complete.

Trust me in this! Vanilla is optional to my mom.. But she dont really put any flavorings :-D
#53 - Aileen - 05/22/2011 - 02:33
:-D:-D:-D:-D ilove leche flan! so yummy!
#52 - Amalyn - 05/15/2011 - 03:14
Success!Thank you veryyyy much for sharing this great and easy recipe..My hubby and my little boy both love it..Couldn't thank you enough.More blessings to u..
#51 - Flossy - 05/11/2011 - 18:45
OH LECHE PLAN...i love leche plan very2 much i told my friend to cook me this.but she so bc to her work so i will try to cook i'll try my best to make it good WOOOOW ano kaya ang mangyayari....thanks 4da recipe
#50 - - 05/10/2011 - 11:40
#49 - Anna Marie - 05/06/2011 - 07:28
thank you sa recipe walang masayang pati eggwhite may recipe
#48 - jamdaypawt - 04/24/2011 - 00:33
success;-)thanks for the recipe! happy easter to all...
#47 - joykorneliussen - 04/23/2011 - 03:16
haaaayyyyyyy paborito ko!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
#46 - audrei lazol - 04/17/2011 - 21:28
:-):-O...tnx talaga sa recipe na to ngayun alam kona how to cook leche favorite dessert...
#45 - racel - 04/16/2011 - 18:10
love it... love it...
#44 - kenax - 04/08/2011 - 01:22
thanks a lot for the recipe i love it...keep up your good works:-D
#43 - janet jamandre guireba - 04/07/2011 - 05:33
so masarap:)
#42 - manny - 04/06/2011 - 22:28
tnx!now i know how..its my favorite
#41 - - 04/06/2011 - 22:16
hahah!!!I think it is so easy to cook leche flan!!! ^_^
#40 - bryan - 04/05/2011 - 20:03
thanks much for the recipe! this is my favorite one :-)
#39 - Kathleen - 03/27/2011 - 11:53
yo good!
it's good yo :-):-)!!!
#38 - chen won - 03/22/2011 - 13:46
:-) wow...tnx for the info!!!i really love leche flan...delicioso!!!!!!!!gracias...
#37 - xyclose - 03/09/2011 - 19:38
Love to learn
Hi, i never try this before, but i will. trust me, Thanks for your web, I love Leche Flan.....
#36 - Katbree - 03/06/2011 - 10:04
leche flan
love it i love leche flan hehehehehehehehe:-D
#35 - reuel - 03/06/2011 - 04:29
i love leche flan
:-P wow!! thanks for leche flan
#34 - rica - 03/03/2011 - 01:17
;-):-D ilove this_my favorite,,,hmmf kakagutum
#33 - jennika - 02/28/2011 - 20:57
....its so yummy........
___hinigugma ko gud eton____
#32 - emelita curia - 02/11/2011 - 19:09
love leche flan.... but
Hi, thanks to this site I never cook leche flan before and when I found this site I was so grateful. So, I tried to cooked for new year and it was it...but because I don't know what I am going to do with the egg whites so I also made the leche flan white but it doesn't come out delicious as the egg yolks was. I don't know whats gone wrong. Thanks anyway. I still love your site.
#31 - Louise Francis - 01/13/2011 - 12:24
I tried this recipe this Christmas and New Year. That was awesome. The sweetness was sooo perfect!
#30 - Charlene Lagyap - 01/01/2011 - 13:03
evaporated milk
can i substitute the fresh milk or homogenized milk for evaporated milk.
#29 - - 12/27/2010 - 22:30
wow sarap tlaga magluto at kumain jejeje....try ko magluto ng leche plan this christmas,,,,ok tlaga ang site na ito,,,tnxxxxx
#28 - - 12/23/2010 - 04:40
leche flan
i very love that sana lgi ako jan sa philipiness no i miss leche flan.
#27 - maiko - 12/15/2010 - 02:23
My cooking
Wow, i'm so excited kung anu ang kalalabasan ng niluluto ko now.....
pero naka tikim na aku ng leche flan before at masarap siya.......:-D
#26 - ezrah - 12/12/2010 - 00:06
try ko sa weekend,easy lang pala!cgurado ako na maggustuhan nang asawa!yummmmmmy!
#25 - Gesile - 12/04/2010 - 13:54
nakakagutom naman itong site na 'to...
#24 - - 12/04/2010 - 08:53
Leche flan:
I used to cooked a leche flan when my children are little,and I wasn't working yet.But now,I am working for living and get very busy.But all the sudden,it comes to attention to cook leche flan tomorrow to bring along the tongla hall,Because all the sisters ftom the congregation,will be together,and spend time to know each other.
were doing Bible study and talk about how great Jehovah God is? So for special,I want to cook this leche flan again.

uum...yummy yummy. 22/10/2010
#23 - L.P.S.G. - 10/21/2010 - 19:33
wow...matagal k ng g2 malaman k papano gawin ang lecheplan,now alam kna k pano gawin....try k i2 mya gawin
#22 - gillian bruno - 10/21/2010 - 05:58
sarapppp gusto ko gumawa nyan sa new year at syempre try ko muna gawa ngayon para sa new year prefect it talaga..:-D
#21 - - 10/08/2010 - 04:44
It looked so nice, I just hope that the one I'm going to make will look as yummy. it is my favourite matamis
#20 - M. Wales - 09/25/2010 - 20:13
how i wish to make one, diabetic lang mister kung kano.
#19 - - 09/24/2010 - 22:57
my Favourite..
#18 - Gel - 09/09/2010 - 23:09
i like to cook a leche plan
#17 - rose anne - 09/03/2010 - 19:43
:-):-D haizt¬ gusto ko gumawa nito¬ sobrnag kakatakam kaso diet ako hay naku¬ sobrang sarap pa naman favorite ko¬ haizt naman talaga¬
#16 - mithcie - 09/03/2010 - 13:55
to cook biko - sticky rice
firstly, half cook the sticky rice. Then place coco milk + coco cream, brown sugar, grated ginger in a pan and boil. Once boiling, mix the sticky rice well in the pan and lower the heat until everything is absorbed. then arrange in a flat dish, cool then ready to eat. to make it more delicious top it up with `latik'. happy eating
#15 - Annie - 08/15/2010 - 00:18
wow! Yum yum nito! Cant wait to try this! Leche flan here i come! ; )
#14 - lady joh - 08/06/2010 - 23:42
bkit inubos nyo......
:-O wwaaaaa...... Di kyo nagtira.....!
#13 - helen francisco - 07/12/2010 - 06:10
I am looking for a may be a dessert recipe. My daughter-in-law is Phillipino and bought a them at an asian shop for me. It's a rice cake, but she can't recall the name. They were small, round, soft, green, and deliicious ! I called the shop, but the lady didn't speak very good english and it's in another state. Thank you !
#12 - Maggie Macpherson - 07/09/2010 - 07:57
filipino recipe
mmmm sarap na man yan! pwede ba bigyan mo ako ng recipe sa rice puto and bibingca. greatly appreciate t.
#11 - susan - 06/29/2010 - 16:15
:-D hilig ko talaga mag luto lalu na ang pilipino food natin sarap eh,typ na typ ng asawa ko ang pilipino food natin
#10 - jen - 06/22/2010 - 21:52
Recipe for Sutonghon and Bico
Sorry not sure of the spelling. My dad use to cook Sutanghon with dried shrimp and sometime chicken. when i go to the store there are so many noodles. What noodles(glassy) what is the name of the noodles to buy for sutanghon?
also do you have the recipe for Bico? Sticky rice with brown sugar and coconut, how do I cook that. Thank you so much. My dad was Filipino from Albay Tabacco in PI but has passed away. I remember how to cook adobo and pancit and lumpiab ut that is all I remember. thank you for your time.
#9 - Teresa Botial - 06/17/2010 - 12:06
penge p ng maraming recipe...ty :-)
#8 - joan - 06/08/2010 - 05:04
sarappppppppppp penge
#7 - beng - 04/28/2010 - 08:39
:-) sarap
#6 - - 04/19/2010 - 20:57
filipino recipe leche plan
hmmmmmmp ang sarap nakakabusog.. i love it yummmmy
#5 - - 03/01/2010 - 23:30
Leche Flan
Ay Ina anyan nga imas nan...daytoy ti pagkapuyak gagayyem ko nga imas nga makmakan.. I Love it.. Thanks for the recipe
#4 - Pablito "Paul" Abedes - 01/21/2010 - 21:44
You can also bake it for 45 minutes 370F placing the lyanera in the middle of a bigger tray half filled with water.
#3 - Mecca - 01/04/2010 - 21:53
you can also bake it for 45 minutes 370F placing the lyanera in the middle of a bigger tray half filled with water
#2 - Mecca - 01/01/2010 - 19:05
oohhh......i love leche plan;-)
#1 - Mary Joy - 12/30/2009 - 02:46
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