Sunday, April 15, 2012

My favorite Flan recipe!

I love flan. Pumpkin, coffee, cheese, or plain it doesn't matter what flavor, it's my favorite dessert to make. So I thought I would give you one of my favorite flan recipes! Hope you like it..




·        1 cup white sugar
·        1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
·        1 and ½ cups of milk (I use 1%)
·        6 eggs
·        2 tablespoon vanilla extract
·        1 teaspoon cinnamon


1.                      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place a large pan filled with approx 3 inches of water onto the oven rack. You will place the glass baking dish into this pan so that the flan steams in the oven.
2.                      In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt sugar until liquefied and golden in color. You will start to smell the slight burnt sugar smell as it turns golden. Carefully pour hot syrup into a 9 inch round glass baking dish, turning the dish to evenly coat the bottom and sides. Set aside.
3.                      In a large bowl, beat eggs. Beat in condensed milk, regular milk, cinnamon and vanilla until smooth. Pour this mixture into baking dish
4.                      Bake in preheated oven 60 minutes. Let cool completely.
5.                      To serve, carefully invert on serving plate with edges when completely cool or serve family style without turning it onto a plate!


  1. I have a friend from Puerto Rico who actually makes this in party-size volumes, using a pressure cooker. Have you ever heard of that? It's really delicious, too. You'd think a custard would fall apart, but it doesn't.

    1. I have never had a flan cooked in a pressure cooker... I have a Dominican friend who makes hers in a rice cooker and it's delish!

  2. Sara loves to cook and is always looking for new recipes. She's gotta try this, thanks Pat.

    1. Let me know how it works for her! (and of course how you like it!)

  3. I am NOT a cook. That would be Alan in our family.
    However, when I do cook, desserts are what I prefer. This looks delicious and not too difficult. Thanks for sharing the recipe.