Kalabasa Leche Flan Recipe

August 31, 2013 20 Comments »

Kalabasa Leche Flan Recipe, 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 ratings

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How to cook Squash Leche Flan Recipe.

Kalabasa Leche Flan is a delicious simple dessert and very easy to make, a classic custard with healthy vegetable twist recipe. Leche Flan is a Filipino delicious custard dessert. It’s made from eggs, sugar, condensed, fresh milk, vanilla and cooked squash. Steamed over an open flame or stove top, with caramel syrup shimmering on top. A best sweet treats for any occasions, especially at Kids party and a popular pasalubong treat too.

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Kalabasa Flan Ingredients:


  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup Kalabasa “squash”, boiled and mashed
  • 1 can (218 g)  condensed milk
  • 1 box (250ml) fresh milk or evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  • 10 tbsp. sugar
  • 4 tbsp. water

Kalabasa Flan Procedure:

  • Prepare steamer with a litre of water on a medium heat and cover with lid. Prepare a couple Llanera’s or any deep tins, then divide sugar and water on both tins. Heat Llanera on a low fire one at a time until sugar starts to melt, dissolved and syrupy. Turn off the heat when the caramel syrup turns light brown. Tilt the tin around to coat all sides and continue with the other Llanera and set aside to cool.
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  • In a bowl combine egg yolks, eggs, mashed kalabasa and whisk. Add condensed milk, evaporated milk and vanilla extract and continue to whisking until combined. Use a strainer and a ladle to transfer kalabasa mixture into the tins to get rid of lumpy bits.
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  • Steam for about 30 minutes with a cloth under the lid, to catch water drippings and avoid flan from soggy. Check with a toothpick if it comes out clean your done. Fire off, transfer on a wire rack and let it cool for 10 minutes. Refrigerate for 20 minutes before transferring to a plate and loose edges with a knife for easy transfer to avoid flan from breaking.
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Kalabasa Flan are already done, just a little more time for cooling and it’s ready.  The custard itself is not too sweet but the caramel syrup gives a good balance.  You can adjust the sugar needed for the syrup if you want too.  

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Serve and enjoy your homemade delicious leche flan dessert. 

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Kids loved sweets and I do too…  A yummy treat for Linggo ng Wika

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  1. Adin Blankenship September 11, 2013 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing all these delicious recipes. I miss this and I would love to try them some time when I get the chance. hmmm.. been a while since I had some flan.

  2. Jane Vestil September 18, 2013 at 10:34 am - Reply

    What a great way to incorporate vegetables on food. Kids will surely love this.

  3. Mary Ann Cueto September 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Wow, this is new to me, I think Im gonna try this! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Bernard esperanzate September 18, 2013 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    thanks for sharing this recipe. one day i will cook this for mum. have you tried kalabasa soup or pumpkin soup thats one of my recipe.

  5. Jenny Esplana September 19, 2013 at 5:02 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing a new recipe. I am going to follow this step so that I can serve a delicious and heart friendly dessert for my family :)

  6. Michelle Talaboc (@chelxlife) September 19, 2013 at 11:01 am - Reply

    I have tried this recipe a lot of times already and I’m still in looove with it!

  7. Ariosto dela Cruz September 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Wow! this is not usual.. Seems so delicious!
    a must try desert! .hhmmmm yummmy! :)

  8. Rica Rodriguez September 26, 2013 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    I love leche flan,but this is the first time I heard about this recipe

  9. Marlene Yanga September 27, 2013 at 5:32 am - Reply

    Healthy,delicious dessert,definetely a must on my son’s birthday party

  10. Pearl Paguio September 29, 2013 at 11:12 am - Reply

    first squash on cupcakes now on leche flan, wow I must try this! :)

  11. Arwin Cobar October 9, 2013 at 6:39 am - Reply

    I will try this :) thanks for the procedure :)

  12. Belinda Ibanez October 10, 2013 at 7:09 am - Reply

    Wow, i’ll try this one my kids favorite is leche plan.

  13. Elinor Semira October 12, 2013 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    i didn’t know that we could use kalabasa in leche flan. good for the kids who didn’t eat veggies. aside from being yummy it is healthier now. nice. :)

  14. joy pineda October 13, 2013 at 2:59 am - Reply

    ako lang mahilig sa kalabasa sa amin kaya hindi ko pa na-try yan ..ang ganda ng pag kakaluto sana magaya ko ng ganyan kaayos ..masarap at masustansya ang kalabasa leche plan kaya dagdag yan sa recipe ko pang handaan …mga special na okasyon.salamat sa recipe

  15. ROLAND SAVELLANO October 15, 2013 at 8:08 am - Reply

    Wow looks so yummy! This is a healty food and I wanna try this! I’m sure my family will love it. Thanks for the recipe..

  16. Irishielle Guevara October 21, 2013 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    this is awesome. for a mom like me, this is definitely a must try. a healthy dessert for everyone.

  17. Janice Reyes Cunanan October 22, 2013 at 3:41 am - Reply

    i love yummy Leche flan but i haven’t tried yet the kalabasa leche flan. i’m sure it taste good too.

  18. ROLAND SAVELLANO October 25, 2013 at 10:00 am - Reply

    I love leche plan and this is new a kalabasa leche plan! I will try this and I’m sure my family will love it!

  19. Maria Carla Perez September 19, 2014 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    WOW! I didnt know that you can put kalabasa on a leche flan! Nice idea! And iit looks good! i cant wait to taste it!

  20. Joel Cunanan October 26, 2014 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    sabihin ko sa wife ko about sa recipe na ito.

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