• Cooking Time: 60–90
  • Servings: 5
  • Preparation Time: 15



  • 1½ cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla or rum extract


  • Caramelize sugar by pouring into a heavy saucepan and stirring continuously with a wooden spoon over a low flame until sugar melts and turns golden brown.
  • Pour sugar immediately into a 1-quart baking dish, coating the bottom and side evenly (accomplished by holding baking dish in your hands and carefully tilting to coat sides).
  • Be careful pouring hot sugar as it can cause severe burns!
  • Allow sugar to cool.
  • Prepare custard by beating eggs, adding milk and vanilla; mix well.
  • Pour into baking dish and set it into larger pan containing 1-inch of hot water.
  • Bake at 350° F for 1–1½ hours or until knife inserted comes out clean.
  • It should be golden brown on top.
  • To serve: Loosen around sides with a spatula and turn onto a serving dish.
  • Chill and serve with the sauce created from the baking dish.

Author Credit: Daniel Urias

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