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condensed milk baked caramel pudding.

Caramel pudding made with condensed milk.

And this caramel pudding recipe is one of the easiest desserts you can bake with the help of a can of condensed milk.

It’s a classic and old-fashioned egg custard-based dessert we all grew up with.

The best part of this condensed milk caramel pudding is, it is tested and improved by reader suggestions to make it the best creme caramel pudding out there.

More names for caramel pudding.

You might use any of the names below to call this condensed milk dessert, let’s not argue over the names but embrace and enjoy it.

  1. custard caramel
  2. Flan or custard pudding
  3. Creme caramel
  4. Brazilian flan

This condensed milk recipe will take you through step by step instructions on how to make the caramel flan in

  • regular pudding ramekins or molds
  • As a one-bowl dessert using a Pyrex dish.
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Why you should give this condensed milk caramel pudding or flan a try.

  • I’ve given step-by-step instructions with images on how to make the caramel pudding so your chances of failing are nil.
  • The caramel pudding recipe shows you how to make it as an individual portion or as a one-dish light and smooth custard-based caramel flan for a crowd.
  • Instead of steaming, I show you how to bake a caramel pudding(caramel flan)in an oven which makes it an easy condensed milk dessert to make.
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The custard pudding made with sweetened condensed milk is coated with caramel, sugary syrup.

If you love puddings that are not too sweet but has just the right amount of bitterness and sweetness to heighten the overall flavor of the dessert.

A caramel custard pudding baked in the oven is just THE pudding for you.

All you need is a bit of patience to put together this dessert made with condensed milk.

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Utensils and appliances needed.

  • wooden spoon 
  • a pan to make the caramel syrup, use an aluminum pan so you can keep an eye on the changing colors of the sauce. 
  • Whisk 
  • Ramekins or aluminum pudding molds.
     
  • If you are using a pyrex dish then an 11′ by 7″ rectangular pyrex dish or a 9″ by 9″ square pyrex dish would do.

Tips on making condensed milk caramel pudding.

  • Although baking a caramel pudding(creme caramel, caramel custard, flan) is easy. 
  • Please pay attention to the steps of the recipe instructions mentioned here, especially when you are making the caramel syrup.
  • Once the sugar syrup is made, it will be extremely hot if you are using aluminum pudding molds, make sure your hands are protected when pouring the syrup or swirling the syrup in the molds. 
  • Use a wooden spoon while making the caramel syrup. 
  • Avoid constantly stirring the sugar syrup with a spoon as this will lead to the crystallization of the sugar.
    Instead, tilt the pan and swirl the syrup around gently. 
  • The caramel sauce will continue to cook and darken even after you remove the pan from the fire, this can lead to a very bitter caramel sauce.
  • You can avoid the caramel syrup from overcooking by either, 

1. Immediately submerging the bottom of the pan in cold water.

2. Removing the pan as soon as it reaches a light amber color and let the remaining heat cook and darken the syrup. 

  • Let the custard mixture cool before adding the eggs or you might end up with cooked eggs in your condensed milk pudding. 
condensed milk caramel pudding flan-served as an individual dessert.

Workflow to make the condensed milk caramel pudding.

  • Make the caramel sauce(read beginner’s tips first). 
  • Pour the syrup into the molds, swirl, set aside. 
  • Make the custard pudding and pour into the molds. 
  • Bake as per recipe instructions.

Making caramel flan using only condensed milk.

Yes, you can actually skip the milk and make the custard pudding using ONLY condensed milk and water. 

But I find adding milk to the custard recipe makes the caramel flan richer and firmer especially when it needs to stand alone. 

Adding milk also makes it denser and helps to avoid the pudding from falling to pieces when the custard is sliced to serve guests(this helps when the caramel pudding is made for a crowd in a large pyrex dishes and everyone ends up slicing a piece of their own).

Should the sugar syrup for the condensed milk flan be bitter?

This is one recipe in which a little bitterness to the caramel syrup will enhance the taste of the caramel pudding.

More condensed milk desserts

Fluffy pineapple pudding with condensed milk

Condensed milk-no bake chocolate biscuit cake.

Condensed milk-microwave fudge.

Easy condensed milk fudge sauce.

Condensed milk cinnamon ice coffee at home.

RECIPE DIFFICULTY-LITTLE CARE IS NEEDED

How to make caramel pudding(Creme caramel)

Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.

Ingredients

The ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

For the caramel sauce

1 and 1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

For the custard pudding 

2 and 1/2 cup fresh milk

1 small tin of condensed milk(the 397 tin)

1/2 cup of sugar 

5 eggs beaten lightly

1 and 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla essence

Water as needed to boil and pour into the baking dish(maybe 1 to 1 and 1/2 cups).

Method

Due to popular requests, I have also added how to make the caramel pudding as a one-bowl dessert in a Pyrex dish.

Before you begin, have the ramekins/aluminum pudding molds or the pyrex dish ready. 

How to make caramel syrup for the flan.

Place pan over low-medium heat, add sugar(1 and 1/2 a cup) and water(1/2 cup).

melting sugar to make the caramel syrup.

Gradually heat the two ingredients until sugar dissolves(if you skipped the beginner’s tips above, please read them before you proceed forward with the recipe).

Avoid constant stirring but tilt the pan when you want to stir the sugar and water syrup(try not to stir or swirl too much but only when you need to).

This is to avoid sugar crystallizing.

dissolving sugar for the sugar syrup

You’ll notice the syrup changing color from,
lighter brown to a lighter amber then to dark amber and finally dark brown(warning-the last two stages, can lead to extreme bitterness of the sugar syrup).

You need to remove the caramelized sugar syrup just as it changes to light amber as the syrup will continue to cook with the remaining heat and reach a darker amber.

lighter brown 

sugar syrup changing color.

Lighter Amber(Perfect!)

correct color for syrup for the egg custard pudding

Dark amber(do the caramel syrup again!)

burned sugar syrup image.

Pour the caramel syrup into each mold/ramekin, swirl so the syrup spreads evenly in the bottom and around. set aside.

mould covered in caramel sugar syrup.
 

Making the custard for the caramel pudding.

Pour milk(2 and 1/2 cup), condensed milk(1 small tin), sugar(1/2 cup), into a pan.

Bring to boil and immediately remove the pan from the fire, set aside to cool.

Break the eggs(5)in a separate bowl, add vanilla(1 and 1/2 tsp) and whisk until just combined well.

Once the custard base is warm(read beginner’s tips), add the whisked eggs to it and stir gently to combine.

Strain the custard base into a measuring cup or jug, preferably a jug that has a spout.

custard mix for the pudding.

Do the below recipe instructions closer to the oven so it is easy to transfer the baking dish into the oven without any mishaps.

Have the oven-proof baking tray ready and place the ramekins in this tray. try not to crowd the baking tray as you will need to pour hot water into it.

Pour the custard into the molds/ramekin, filling them three quarters. 

Boil water(you will need 1 to 1 and 1/2 cup)and gradually pour it into the baking tray with the ramekin(use a kettle with a spout to do this).

The water should only reach half of the baking tray.

Too much water and it might splash into the custard, too little and the caramel custard will not cook properly.

Make sure the water doesn’t splash into the custard base when you pour the hot water into the tray as well.

With great care, transfer the baking tray with the ramekins/molds to the oven and bake at 150C for 40-50 minutes.

Once baked, remove the tray from the oven.

Leave it to cool and refrigerate for 3-4 hours before serving for best results.

adding the pudding cups into a steam bath.

If you want to serve the pudding as a stand-alone dessert.

let it cool for 1 hour then run a knife around the edge of the pudding, loosening it from the mold/ramekin(I find the aluminum molds work well for this).

how to remove the flan from the mould.

Then place a saucer over the pudding and turn it upside down.

Gently tap the mold and remove the custard, refrigerate until serving time.

turning the caramel flan over.

How to oven bake the caramel pudding as a one-bowl dessert in a Pyrex dish.

Follow the recipe to make the caramel sugar and custard given above.

Use a large pyrex dish that can hold the whole custard mix or divide it into two smaller dishes.

I have not mentioned the sizes of the pyrex dishes as you might have an oval or rounder or deeper dish.

Use the pyrex dish you have, since you are pouring the custard from a jug, you probably can guess if you will need one or two dishes of whatever pyrex dishes you have to make the caramel pudding.

Make sure these dishes are dry. once you’ve made the caramel syrup, pour it into the pyrex dish and swirl to spread evenly

Once the egg custard is done, pour it gently over the caramelized sugar syrup.

custard mix poured into a pyrex dish.

Cover the dish with foil, pinching the edges so it’s sealed tight.

No, you do not need a water bath to bake the creme caramel.

Preheat oven to 170C and bake for 1 hour. Once done, with great care remove the hot pyrex dish from the oven.

caramel flan covered with foil to bake.

Warning!

As the pyrex dish is hot, if it comes into contact with even a drop of water, the dish will crack so make sure wherever you are placing the dish, the surface is dry.

Once cool(touch the bottom), refrigerate for 2 -3 hours. 

caramel custard made in a pyrex dish.

You can serve the pudding as it is or place a flat dish and invert the pudding onto this dish gently.

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condensed milk baked caramel pudding.

condensed milk baked caramel pudding.

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Condensed milk caramel pudding.

The easiest egg custard pudding dessert you’ll ever make. 

This condensed milk recipe will take you through step by step instruction on how to make the caramel flan.

Ingredients

  • Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.
  • Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.
  • For the caramel sauce
  • 1 and 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

For the custard pudding

  • 2 and 1/2 cup fresh milk
  • 1 small tin of condensed milk(the 397 tin)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 5 eggs beaten lightly
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla essence
  • Water as needed to boil and pour into the baking dish(maybe 1 to 1 and 1/2 cups).

Instructions

Due to popular request, I have also added how to make the caramel pudding as a one-bowl dessert in a Pyrex dish.

Before you begin, have the ramekins/aluminum pudding molds or the pyrex dish ready. 

How to make caramel syrup for the flan.

Place pan over low-medium heat, add sugar(1 and 1/2 a cup) and water(1/2 cup).

Gradually heat the two ingredients until sugar dissolves(if you skipped the beginner’s tips above, please read them before you proceed forward with the recipe).

Avoid constant stirring but tilt the pan when you want to stir the sugar and water syrup(try not to stir or swirl too much but only when you need to).

This is to avoid sugar crystallizing.

You’ll notice the syrup changing color from, lighter brown to lighter amber then to dark amber and finally dark brown(warning-the last two stages, can lead to extreme bitterness of the sugar syrup).

You need to remove the caramelized sugar syrup just as it changes to light amber as the syrup will continue to cook with the remaining heat and reach a darker amber.

Pour the caramel syrup into each mold/ramekin, swirl so the syrup spreads evenly in the bottom and around. set aside.

Making the custard for the caramel pudding.

Pour milk(2 and 1/2 cup), condensed milk(1 small tin), sugar(1/2 cup), into a pan.

Bring to boil and immediately remove the pan from the fire, set aside to cool.

Break the eggs(5)in a separate bowl, add vanilla(1 and 1/2 tsp) and whisk until just combined well.

Once the custard base is warm(read beginner’s tips), add the whisked eggs to it and stir gently to combine.

Strain the custard base into a measuring cup or jug, preferably a jug that has a spout.

Baking the caramel pudding.

Do the below recipe instructions closer to the oven so it is easy to transfer the baking dish into the oven without any mishaps.

Have the oven proof baking tray ready and place the ramekins in this tray. try not to crowd the baking tray as you will need to pour hot water into it.

Pour the custard into the molds/ramekin, filling them three quarters. 

Boil water(you will need 1 to 1 and 1/2 cup)and gradually pour it into the baking tray with the ramekin(use a kettle with a spout to do this).

The water should only reach half of the baking tray.

Too much water and it might splash into the custard, too little and the caramel custard will not cook properly.

Make sure the water doesn’t splash into the custard base when you pour the hot water into the tray as well.

With great care, transfer the baking tray with the ramekins/molds to the oven and bake at 150C for 40-50 minutes.

Once baked, remove the tray from the oven.

Leave it to cool and refrigerate for 3-4 hours before serving for best results.

If you want to serve the pudding as a stand-alone dessert.

let it cool for 1 hour then run a knife around the edge of the pudding, loosening it from the mold/ramekin(I find the aluminum molds work well for this).

Then place a saucer over the pudding and turn it upside down.

Gently tap the mold and remove the custard, refrigerate until serving time.

How to oven bake the caramel pudding as a one-bowl dessert in a Pyrex dish.

Follow the recipe to make the caramel sugar and custard given above.

Use a large pyrex dish that can hold the whole custard mix or divide it into two smaller dishes.

I have not mentioned the sizes of the pyrex dishes as you might have an oval or rounder or deeper dish.

Use the pyrex dish you have, since you are pouring the custard from a jug, you probably can guess if you will need one or two dishes of whatever pyrex dishes you have to make the caramel pudding.

Make sure these dishes are dry. once you’ve made the caramel syrup, pour it into the pyrex dish and swirl to spread evenly

Once the egg custard is done, pour it gently over the caramelized sugar syrup.

Cover the dish with foil, pinching the edges so it’s sealed tight.

No, you do not need a water bath to bake the creme caramel.

Preheat oven to 170C and bake for 1 hour. Once done, with great care remove the hot pyrex dish from the oven.

Warning!

As the pyrex dish is hot, if it comes into contact with even a drop of water, the dish will crack so make sure wherever you are placing the dish, the surface is dry.

Once cool(touch the bottom), refrigerate for 2 -3 hours. 

You can serve the pudding as it is or place a flat dish and invert the pudding on to this dish gently.


Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 193mgSodium: 109mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 0gSugar: 44gProtein: 9g

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Sunethra Ranasinghe

Sunday 24th of October 2021

Hi Jehan, Thanks for the detailed recipe. I'm making it today. I was told by a pediatrician that Aluminium is toxic. It gets into food when cooking. You should avoid using it and don't mention it in the recipes.

Sunshine

Friday 12th of March 2021

this sounds like a wonderful recipe but the instructions are a bit confusing (and amounts) where do I find the exact recipe? Thankyou!

jehan

Saturday 13th of March 2021

Hi Sunshine, Thank you for your feedback, this recipe has been tried by many if you can tell me what confuses you in the recipe I can help? The whole recipe post is full of helpful hints to get the caramel pudding right the first time. the recipe is both in the recipe card as well as with step by step instructions on with images. Regards J

Emma

Wednesday 23rd of December 2020

Wow, some rude and patronising comments on here! thank you for this recipe, it worked really well for me!

Bailey

Tuesday 17th of August 2021

@Emma, i am with you! why people gotta be so nasty!

jehan

Thursday 24th of December 2020

Hi Emma, Thank you for your kind support and for trying out the recipe and letting me know how it turned out. as to the comments, yes they can be a little hurtful sometimes but I take these comments in a positive way to help me improvise and make these recipes better and no fail. Stay safe and regards J

James

Saturday 21st of November 2020

You don't say what the final volume is! How many ramekins? What size ramekins? What does 'large' mean when talking about Pyrex dishes? A good recipe uses precise volumetric and weighted measures.

jehan

Saturday 21st of November 2020

hello James, I apologize if the volume has not been mentioned. I will add the dimensions for the pyrex dishes and the number of ramekin dishes the recipe fills. thank you for your constructive criticism, will certainly make sure to mention the above details in future recipes. Stay safe and regards J

Nelofer

Friday 28th of August 2020

Hi, can u pls tell me that for one dish serving(Pyrex) we don’t have to put the dish in hot water in oven??? That’s wat I understand. Regards Nelofer

jehan

Friday 4th of September 2020

Hi Nelofer, To make the caramel pudding in a pyrex dish using an oven, you do not need to add any hot water. make sure that the pyrex dish does not come into contact with water at all once the caramel pudding is done as the shock from high heat to even a tiny drop of water will crash the pyrex dish.

regards, J

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