Recipe: Baked Milk Custard (Leche Asada)

Serves 4-6

Leche Asada is super easy and quick to put together. This recipe makes about 6 small ramekins or one large (1 1/2 quart) for family-style eating. You may want to set the custard in a water bath to make the cooking process more gentle. This will produce a very creamy, flan-like texture. Even without this step, this makes a great – dare I say – weeknight dessert.


6 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups milk


Preheat oven to 350F

Crack 6 eggs into a large mixing bowl.

Add sugar and milk.

Whisk to combine.

Strain all the icky egg stuff out.

Much better! Now, pour into individual ramekins or one 1 1/2 quart ramekin.

Bake for 30-40 minutes in the small ramekins or for 1 hour in the large. (Setting them in a water bath will make them creamier).

Sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon if desired… and serve chilled, with a warm smile.

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  1. Mariah M. says:

    Thank you for putting this recipe up!!!!! I have been searching for weeks for a bolivian style leche asada that would come out right. Every other recipe I tried came out tasting like sryup on eggs. Thank you so much. I have to make this for a project so you basically saved my grade.

  2. Jessica Bennett says:

    I just decided to make this. Thanks for the idea!

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