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Caramel Flan

Sometimes I like to top this Mexican dessert with whipped cream and toasted slivered almonds. —Anelle Mack, Midland, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 55 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-2/3 cups sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook sugar until melted, about 12 minutes. Do not stir. When sugar is melted, reduce heat to low and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until syrup is golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  • Quickly pour into an ungreased 2-qt. round souffle dish, tilting to coat the bottom; let stand for 10 minutes.
  • In a blender, combine the condensed milk, milk, eggs, yolks and vanilla. Cover and process for 15 seconds or until well blended. Slowly pour over syrup.
  • Place the souffle dish in a larger baking pan. Add 1 in. of boiling water to baking pan. Bake 350° for 55-60 minutes or until center is just set (mixture will jiggle). Remove souffle dish from larger pan. Place on a wire rack; cool for 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • To unmold, run a knife around edge and invert flan onto a large rimmed serving platter. Cut into wedges or spoon onto dessert plates; spoon sauce over each serving.

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  • destine
    Feb 24, 2019


  • yourmom1234
    Mar 16, 2016

    This is a basic way to make flan, but flan is NOT a Mexican dessert. How ignorant.

  • jacesmom
    Apr 29, 2014

    BucFan It forms a syrupy like 'sauce' on top and you spoon this over each piece. Delicious!

  • patrichard
    Feb 5, 2013

    As a lover or caramel flan this hits all the right notes. Yum!!

  • bucfan57
    Feb 13, 2011

    What sauce are you referring to that you pour over the flan? The recipe isn't clear...

  • ajandsue
    May 22, 2010

    Only recipe that the caramel topping came out right. Used metal skillet and cooked over med-low heat 10 min. Then over low heat stir occasionally for 2 minutes to make sure all is melted. Be watchful when turning golden. Pour in large circle in dish and immediately twirl to cover bottom and sides...perfect.

  • mikelssword
    Oct 24, 2009

    This is a good flan recipe. I had to melt the sugar at a lower temperature because the first time I tried it on medium heat for 12 minutes, the sugar burned. The next time I melted it on a lower heat and it did fine.

  • genegiberson
    Aug 15, 2009

    No comment left

  • godi_47
    May 4, 2009

    will have to try this, had something like this at "Mia Mexico" in Minot, ND and it was so good.