Whole Egg Leche Flan Recipe in Pressure Cooker

Leche Flan

 Leche Flan

Have you ever thought that making a Caramel Flan was just too hard?  Think again! This Instant Pot Whole Egg Leche Flan Recipe is so much easier to make than I ever imagined. It is a perfect dessert to impress guests! 

Instant Pot Whole Egg Leche Flan Recipe, click here to repin.

You probably already have the ingredients on hand to make this great recipe.  Caramel is a classic flavoring, and this presents absolutely beautifully!  There are many great options for an oven-safe glass or ceramic dish to cook this in, inside your Instant Pot.  Just measure to make sure it fits. Ramekins are a perfect option for single serve dishes. 


½ cup white sugar
2 tbsp water

4 large eggs
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or lemon zest

Additional Supplies:
Oven safe glass dish or bowl
Trivet (came with Instant Pot)

How to make

Begin by placing your sugar and water into a microwave-safe glass dish.  I prefer a Pyrex bowl with a handle.  

Stir the sugar and water mixture until thoroughly combined. 

Place the bowl in the microwave and cook for 3-4 minutes.  You will want to check in 30-second increments after the 2-minute mark to make sure it doesn’t burn.

Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave and pour contents into ramekins or dish of your choice that will fit safely inside your Instant Pot Liner. 

Be careful, the caramel is VERY HOT, now carefully move the bowl around to distribute the caramel evenly on the bottom.


Now to make your custard mixture, I used this Pyrex 1.75QT dish.

Next, you will mix together the eggs, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, vanilla or lemon zest in a medium bowl.  

Whisk until well combined (you could also use a blender if you prefer). 

Pour custard mixture into ramekins or oven safe dish.

Pour 1 1/2 cups of water into the bottom of your Instant Pot liner.  

Place the trivet into the bottom of your Instant Pot Liner, and then carefully place your custard dish or ramekins on top of the trivet. 

Close your Instant Pot lid and set to seal. 

Cook at high pressure for 8 minutes if using ramekins or 12 minutes if using one single large dish. 

Once the cooking cycle has completed, allow the Instant Pot to naturally pressure release for 10 minutes. 

At this time, open the valve and release any remaining pressure. 

Now CAREFULLY use your hand to grab the sides of the trivet and take the oven safe dish out.  

The mixture will be a little giggly and that is normal.  If you have any excess water on the top get a paper towel and gently place in the water and it will soak it up.

You will need to place your flan in the fridge overnight.  After 12 hours you can go and enjoy your labor of love.  When you are ready to serve place the plate on the top of your mold, then flip over and let the flan slide out on its own.  Normally takes about 30 seconds but can take longer.




Leche Flan

More Delicious Desserts: 

Pumpkin Cheesecake in Instant Pot

Creme Brulee in a Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot Red Velvet Lava Cake

Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake


  1. Can I place any oven safe glass dish inside the instant pot? Would the high pressure of instant pot be okay for an oven save glass dish. I m somewhat scared. Would appreciate the help.

  2. Hello. My mother in law makes it in a regular pressure cooker and covers her dish with aluminum foil before putting in. I want to make in the instant pot…should I cover the dish or not? Thanks so much!

    • I made a cheesecake and the recipe said to put a paper towel on top of the pan with foil lightly holding it in place. Don’t crimp the foil. The paper towel should absorb the water. But, I’m afraid of glass in the insta pot…..

  3. We used a Pyrex bowl and the bottom cracked. What we ended up doing was buying an aluminum, non-coated cake pan 7″ x 3″ deep. It works perfectly. A stainless pan should work just as well.

  4. Wow–I just started cooking the sugar/water in a Pyrex bowl in the microwave and the bowl broke! I really couldn’t imagine that would happen.

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