Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • The flan mixture:
  • Take the first five ingredients and mix together in a blender until well combined and nice and frothy. Set the mixture aside.
  • To caramelize the sugar:
  • Add the granulated sugar to a small sauce pan over medium heat. Add a small amount of water and stir constantly with a wooden spoon. The sugar will start to harden a bit and get clumpy. This is the point where you'll assume you've ruined it. Don't fret, just keep stirring until the sugar reaches a boil. Remove from heat when the sugar turns into a nice medium brown syrup.
  • Coat the bottom of the flan pan or cookie tin with the caramelized sugar. Do your best to coat the bottom of the pan. The sugar is going to cool immediately so don't worry if you aren't about to cover the entire bottom. Warning: caramelized sugar is extremely hot so be careful when pouring in the pan ( I have a small flan sugar scar on my left hand to prove it!). Be sure to use pot holders or oven mitts so you do not get burned.
  • Pour the flan mixture into the pan on top of the caramelized sugar and place lid on pan/tin. Place the flan pan into the aluminum tray and put in oven. I like to add the water bath once the tray is in the oven so you don't run the risk of spilling it. Add several inches of water to the aluminum tray, enough to come half way up the side of the pan. Bake flan for 45 minutes.
  • Remove flan from oven and water bath and allow to cool completely before removing from pan. Once cool, run a knife along the edge of pan, place plate on top flan plan and flip. Flan should come out cleanly. Some times some suction action happens but don't sweat it. Give the pan a little wiggle and press on the bottom a bit, the flan should come out clean. It will be beautiful.
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  • conner909 5 years ago
    Looks good Luisa! I gotta run, but will check it out more thoroughly later...hope you have a lovely Easter holiday!
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    " It was excellent "
    liezel ate it and said...
    This sounds totalle awesome!!!! Bookmarking this one
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    " It was excellent "
    goblue434 ate it and said...
    Perfect! I Love Flan And The Cream Cheese Addition Is Simply Awesome.
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    " It was excellent "
    goblue434 ate it and said...
    Oops,
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    Sounds so very good!!
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    This looks beautiful and sounds divine! I love flan, never tried a cream cheese version yet, how neat! Flagged.
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    I love your instructions 'do not fret" for this fantastic must make recipe. You o wow me once more Flagged as you "Beautiful" five forks and a great big happy smile :)
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