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Kalabasa Leche Flan Recipe


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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Hello, I'm Ping Joven welcome to Pinoy Desserts the home of Filipino Dessert Recipes, I love sweets and I love to share my goodies with my family and friends. I’ve spent so much time in our kitchen even though I don’t have formal cooking education, but I cook and bake a lot. I have a large collection of cookbooks. I love watching Foodnetwork Channel & YouTube cooking videos it helps me develop my skills. To my fellow home cooks and home-bakers we should keep doing what we love and enjoy being creative in the kitchen. I also love taking photos of my food but, I’m not a good photographer, so I just hope and pray that my food will make you hungry, so you won’t notice my bad composition LOL. And lastly, please have mercy on my poor writing skills, English subject has always giving me a headache and as I compose this bio I can feel a migraine starts to kick in LOL.Thanks for visiting, have a nice day and may the blessings chase you today!


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

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

  4. 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. 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)

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

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

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

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

  10. first squash on cupcakes now on leche flan, wow I must try this! 🙂

  11. I will try this 🙂 thanks for the procedure 🙂

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

  13. 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. 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. 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

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

  17. Janice Reyes Cunanan

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

  18. 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. 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. sabihin ko sa wife ko about sa recipe na ito.

  21. Hi Ping Joven, im Renalee from Kris TV, I’ve read one of your blogs about kalabasa recipe. We would like to inquire if we can invite you to do a demo for the show. Here’s my number 09153870845/09372277729. if you’re interested please do text me so I can explain the details further. Hoping for your quick revert. thank you very much

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