I’ve spent years waiting to post this recipe. The first time, I used lucuma powder sold here in the USA, and I did not like, too “raspy.” Finally, last week I found a jar of lucuma puree and I did it, it was spectacular and delicious.
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- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
Place both into a very clean saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until boiling. Do not stir.
Wait until it changes color to caramel. Pour into the pan and let cool.
For the flan,
- 1 cup lucuma puree with sugar
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup milk
- 3 eggs
Boil water for the bath.
Preheat oven to 350F or 180C.
Beat all ingredients very well with a balloon whisk, but without incorporating too much air. Using a strainer, strain and pour over the caramel.
Bake in a water bath (place the pudding mold inside another larger pie pan and cover halfway with boiling water)
Bake for 45 minutes. Ensure that this cooked burying a knife, it should come out clean.
Carefully remove the pan from oven and let cool on the counter. Refrigerate.
Unmold and cool and refrigerate until serving time.