Flan

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 8 oz (227 g) of cream cheese
  • 5 eggs
  • 14 oz (397 g) of sweetened condensed milk
  • 12 oz (340 g) evaporated milk

Directions

Beat the cream cheese until it is smooth.

Add eggs one by one.

Add the condensed and evaporated milk and mix everything together until smooth.

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Pour the mixture into a heat resistant container of your choice.

Place that container into a pan. Pour boiling water into the pan (about 1 in of water).

Bake at 350 F (180 C) for 50-60 min.  The mixture will jiggle when ready. Let it cool.

DSC01816.JPGIn a suce pan, caramelize the sugar.

Take the flan out of it’s container once it has cooled and pour the caramelized sugar on top.

 

Thoughts 

Flan is a custard or pudding type of dessert. It is very light, soft, and jiggly. The caramel topping is the perfect sweet addition to the pastry.

Flan varies between cultures. It’s origins come from Southern Europe, but it has come into many different cultures around the world and each culture brings it’s own twist to it. Flan is popular in multiple Latin American and Asian countries. Each country adds it’s own special touch to it making this dessert very diverse. One flan is not like the other.

The recipe I tried is only one of many different options. I really liked it. It wasn’t too sweet. The texture was light and soft, just as it should be. It was quick an easy to make. My family really enjoyed it and is already asking for more 🙂

Enjoy 🙂

 

Other cream cheese recipes that you may enjoy:

Japanese Cheesecake: https://thesweetworldsite.wordpress.com/2018/07/12/japanese-cheesecake/

Cooked Cheesecake: https://thesweetworldsite.wordpress.com/2018/04/29/pascha-cooked-cheesecake/

Cranberry Cupcakes: https://thesweetworldsite.wordpress.com/2018/04/13/cranberry-muffins/

Cheesecake: https://thesweetworldsite.wordpress.com/2018/04/07/cheesecake/

Pumpkic Cake: https://thesweetworldsite.wordpress.com/2017/11/26/pumpkin-cake/

 

18 Comments Add yours

  1. Cheri says:

    love your instructions! i should start doing step by step photos!!

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  2. How wonderfully simple! With just a few ingredients… Some people have a natural gift, a calling. Yours is for desserts. Your destiny.

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  3. This sounds Wonderful!! I haven’t had flan with cream cheese befoe– but I’d like to try it! thanks for the recipe!

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    1. I hope to hear back from you on how you liked it 🙂 Enjoy!

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  4. I didn’t even know it was made with cream cheese! Interesting just to read how it’s made 🙂

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  5. Hello. This Flan looks fabulous and can’t wait to try it.

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    1. Let me know how you like it!

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  6. The Baker's Voyage says:

    This looks delicious and you make it so easy. I remember working with some recipes when I worked in kitchens and flan went straight into the too hard basket. Not anymore!

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  7. Oh love flan.. thanks for sharing’ want to actually try making a vegan flan.. 🙂

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    1. Let me know how you enjoyed it and how to make it vegan 🙂

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  8. Sounds delicious 🙂 Great share!!!

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  9. This looks yummy! Didn’t know you can add cream cheese to flan… I usually make creme caramel according to French recipes… more like making a custard and baking…. This looks like a twist on that! Shall give yours a try..

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  10. Jayne says:

    Our daughter-in-law, who is from Brazil, makes a version of this for Christmas Day – definitely beats English christmas pudding. I’d not heard of adding cream cheese before though – I may feel it necessary to test this out.

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