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Tocino del Cielo

How to Make Tocino del Cielo

Tocino del cielo is a Spanish dessert similar to our own leche flan.
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Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Dessert Recipe
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 10 servings


  • 25 yolks
  • 4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 tsp kalamansi or lemon zest


How to make Tocino del Cielo

  • Boil the sugar and water until the syrup forms a soft ball when dropped in cold water.
  • Add the butter and let it melt.
  • Beat the egg yolks, add the syrup after cooling it; add the lemon zest then blend well and strain.
  • Line a pan or small mold with caramelized sugar, fill 3/4 full with mixture and steam until thick and set.
  • Cool before unmolding. The tocino del cielo is often baked in small individual molds, then placed in small souffle cups before serving. Good for 10 persons.
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