Food of the Philippines: Mouth-watering creamy caramel flan

Creamy Carmel Flan Recipe – and all time Filipino holiday favorite

Everybody loves leche flan, but what about Creamy Caramel Flan?


  • 5 eggs
  • ¾ cup of caster sugar
  • 440 gram can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 250 grams of cream cheese – softened
  • 375 gram can of evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  • Using a small, heavy sauce pan – turn stove on medium-low heat – add sugar and stir till golden brown – Pour into round baking dish (approx. 25cm) – tilt the dish back and forth till bottom and sides are coated – set aside.
  • In a large bowl – beat cream cheese until smooth – add eggs one at a time and keep beating into mixture – add condensed milk and evaporated milk as well as the vanilla – beat or whip till smooth
  • Pour entire content of bowl into caramel-coated dish – line a roasting pan with damp tea towel – place baking dish on tea towel inside the roasting pan – place roasting pan in oven
  • Fill roasting pan with boiling water to approximately half way up the interior baking dish
  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Bake content for approximately 1 hour or until center of flan is set
  • Cool for 1 hour on rack – then remove and chill in refrigerator for at least 8 hours
  • To un-mold – run knife around edge of pan and invert on rimmed platter

Serves 10 (best let it set overnight- enjoy!)