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Pinaso 2


  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Pinaso is a dessert prepared with eggs, milk and biscuits then the top, where sugar is spread, is scorched or caramelized with a very hot heavy iron turner


  • 400 ml evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 packets (12 pcs) saltine crackers
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tbsp lemon or dayap rind, grated
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. In a pot combine milk, eggs, saltine crackers, 1/2 cup of sugar, lemon rind and vanilla. Place on stove top then cook in low heat while continuously mixing until thick.
  2. Spread 1/4 cup of sugar on top.
  3. If you have a culinary torch scorch the surface until it caramelizes otherwise using a heavy iron turner, place this over stove top in high heat until it turns really hot, press the hot turner scorching the surface until it caramelizes.