Homemade Flan
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Delicious homemade Flan with Caramel Sauce.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 6-8
  • 1 Cup of White Sugar
  • 1 (14 oz) can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 Cups of Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cup of Milk
  • 5 Eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
  1. Break 5 Eggs into a bowl and wisk them well.
  2. In a large mixing bowl. Pour 1 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk.
  3. Add 2 Cups of Heavy Cream. You can probably use half and half too, but I decided to go with original recipe.
  4. Then add 1 Cup of Milk. You can also replace it with less fattened milk if you want to cut on calories…but I used whole milk in mine.
  5. Pour your eggs into your mixture.
  6. Slightly mix your mixture and add 2 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract.
  7. Now mix everything well to make sure all ingredients are well incorporated. You can also use a blender to do this.
  8. Then pour your mixture into a glass jar to make it easier to distribute between ramekins later on.
  9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. You will need 6 small baking pans or 8 small ramekins or other specialty flan cookware and a large baking pan to put them in.
  10. Now you are ready to caramelize your sugar. Pour 1 cup sugar in warm pan over medium heat.
  11. Constantly stir sugar until is browns and becomes caramel.
  12. Quickly pour approximately 2-3 tablespoons of caramel in each baking dish, tilting it to swirl the caramel around the sides. Reheat caramel if it starts to harden.
  13. Then pour pour your mixture and distribute it evenly between all ramekins. You can also use a round pie baking dish or small ramekins. I decided to go with rectangular baking forms. Place the filled baking forms into a large pan and add 1 inch of hot water to the outer pan. Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until set.
  14. When you Flan is ready, slightly run with a knife around the edges and invert it into your plate. You can decorate it with caramel sugar swirls or fresh fruit. Enjoy!
Recipe by Flavor Shades at http://flavorshades.com/2013/11/homemade-flan/