Caramel Custard (Pudim Flan)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a wonderful custard from Portugal. Great company dessert. (The wine and food of Europe - Marc & Kim Millon)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put a heaped teaspoon of brown sugar into 6 individual ramekins.
  2. In a large bowl, beat sugar and eggs together until yellow and frothy.
  3. Bring milk to boil, gradually add it to the egg mixture, beating constantly.
  4. Add coffee essence.
  5. Pour this mixture into ramekins, place in roasting pan.
  6. Add enough water to come half way up the sides of the ramekins.
  7. Bake in a moderate oven, 350 degrees until just set, about 45 minutes.
  8. To test, stick a skewer into the custard, if it comes out clean, the custard is done.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Most Helpful

Yummy!! Being of Portuguese heritage, I try almost all the portuguese recipes on this web site! This is very, very close to the type of pudding you would order in Portugal. I did add a whiskey glaze over my finished custard - a Portugues tradition. Very tasty! The cooking time is perfect, as the custards come out well - not dry or undercooked. Thanks for the great recipe!!

Graybert April 07, 2002

I am portuguese and I love Pudim Flan. I went to a party last week and someone brought Pudim Flan which was cooked ontop of chocolate cake Oh My it was sooo good I don't have the recipe but if anyone knows Please share!!!!

Kambridge July 09, 2003