Friday, May 7, 2010

Dessert Flan

I will be preparing flan for the annual Mother's Day celebration. I started this ritual back in the 90's.  Gathering mothers, and daughters together for a day of relaxtion, food, and fellowship. I must admit it gave my a chance to set the table, and try out recipes. I get joy out of entertaining. Flan is a custard like pudding, with a sugar caramelized sauce. It's one of mom's most requested dessert. Let me know how you like this recipe.

Ingredients: for sugar glaze
1  cup sugar

Ingredients for flan
1 can sweeten condensed milk
1/3 of 8 ounce cream cheese
5 large eggs
1 cup milk (whole)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon kaluah or coffee syrup
1/2  cup evaporated milk
heavy sauce pan
glass pie plate

The tricky part of this dish is making the syrup, I will show you step by step.

Place heavy pan on stove top to heat on medium heat.

Pour sugar into pan, and swirl around. The sugar will start to melt, and crumple up as in photo. Don't get discouraged.

Keep swirling, over the medium heat. The chunks get larger but underneath the sugar is melted.

More liquid sugar starts to over take the pan.

Keep swirling.

At this point the sugar is melted. Quickly pour into glass pie pan.

Swirl melted syrup up around the glass pie pan to cover the sides of the glass.


In a blender add sweeten condensed milk, cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, evaporated miilk, milk, kaluah.. Blend till smooth.
Pour on top of caramelized sugar which will be hard by the time you get the milk mixture done.
Make a double boiler by placing a pan underneath the pie plate. Pour enough water into outer pan to come halfway up the sides of glass pie pan. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Bake for 1 hour. The flan is done when shaken the middle still jiggles. It will take on a caramelized brown color also. Cool the flan, and refrigerate over night. To serve run a knife along the sides, invert onto a large plate. enjoy!

Flip over a large plate, twist a little bit till you hear the suctions release.


  1. Love flan is one of my favorite dessert it has to be made the right way and this recipe has what I like!