How to Make Kalabasa Leche Flan, Macaroons and Suman(Squash)


Materials Needed:
For every cup of mashed kalabasa.
1 cup condensed milk
1 egg
1/4 tsp vanilla
2 heaping teaspoon brown sugar to be caramelized

1. Peel the kalabasa and boil for 20 minutes. Mash thoroughly using a fork.
2. Combine the mashed mixture, milk, egg and vanilla.
4. Caramelize the brown sugar and line the pan mold.
5. Pour the mixture into the lined pan mold and cover with aluminum foil or plastic.
6. Steam in hot water (double boiler) for 25 minutes or until done.


1/2 cup butter
4 eggs
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 pack dessicated coconut
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup grated squash

1. Cream the butter until light and fluffy.
2. Add the sugar gradually while stirring.
3. Add eggs one by one, constantly stirring after adding each egg.
4. Add the condensed milk.
5. Add the dessicated coconut, squash, vanilla, and mix well.
6. Put in muffin molds lined with paper or aluminum foil.
7. Cook in oven at 350 oC for half an hour.

squash kalabasa core

KALCOSUMAN (Squash Suman)

1/2 cup malagkit rice (glutenous rice)
2 cups grated squash
1 1/2 cups ordinary rice
1/3 cup latik
3/4 cup coconut milk (second extraction)
banana leaves

1. Soak overnight: rice and malagkit and grind on the following day.
2. Soak the ground rice and malagkit in coconut milk until soft.
3. Add the sugar and squash.
4. Cook over low fire, constantly stirring until thick. Cool.
5. Prepare the leaves for wrapping by heating over low fire. Brush the leaves with butter.
6. Put two tablespoonful of the mixture in every wrap, put latik on top of each before closing.
7. Tie with string and cook for half an hour in a double boiler container.

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6 Replies to “How to Make Kalabasa Leche Flan, Macaroons and Suman(Squash)”

  1. On the squash macaroons, how much desiccated coconut did you use? You mentioned 1/2 pack but no weight. How many cups is that? Thanks.

  2. here’s an idea. you can also make a kalabasa pie by using a pumpkin pie recipe, and substituting kalabasa for pumpkin. it’s great, i’ve tried it.

  3. for the kalabasa leche flan- when do you add the eggs? Is it during mashing of the kalabasa or together with the combining of the milk and vanilla? Thanks. dennis

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