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Flan I Recipe
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Flan I

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"This is a wonderful flan recipe from the late Iris Perez. Its origin is Mexican. For a denser, cheesecake-like texture, substitute eight ounces of cream cheese for two of the eggs."

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Have ready 9 inch round cake pan.
  2. In blender or food processor, or using electric mixer, combine eggs, condensed milk and vanilla and blend until smooth. In medium sauce pan, cook sugar, stirring constantly, until it liquefies. When it starts to turn light brown, remove from heat and pour into waiting pan. Pour egg mixture over liquid sugar.
  3. Line a roasting pan with a damp kitchen towel. Place baking dish on towel, inside roasting pan, and place roasting pan on oven rack. Fill roasting pan with water to reach halfway up the sides of the baking dish.
  4. Bake 70 minutes in the preheated oven, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Remove pan from water bath and let cool completely, about 1 hour. Run a knife along the edge of the pan, place a serving plate on top and invert. Serve.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 1 hr 10 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 25 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 30, 2006

I made this for my Spanish II class party. I personally do not like flan, however, I got several reviews on how good this was. Before making flan, I would advise reading the how-to on the mexican recipes main page. It had many tips, like don't stir the sugar and to add a drop or two of lemon juice to it. Also, it had more detailed instructions on how to make a proper water bath for the flan. One woman, who lived in peru for 10 years, said that she usually flips her flan over right after it cools, then she chills it like that. That way a lot less of the caramel sticks to the pan. These tips made for a nice flan which was also moderately easy to prepare.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 08, 2005

Help. The caramalized sugar turned rock hard very quickly. I baked it in the oven in hopes it would turn liquid again but no luck. I notice this is a problem in some reviews so there must be a trick in working the sugar? I love flan and will try this again.

 
Dec 31, 2003

I have this same recipe from a cuban cookbook -- it's FANTASTIC and genuine. It cuts well, yet is creamy. One of a kind experience! One hint for those who have a problem with it (such as the person who found it crumbly) -- switch the steps in the recipe. First caramelize the sugar and pour into the pan, then allow it to cool -- that way the eggs will not curdle upon being poured into the pan.

 
Jan 04, 2004

This recipe was awesome! I cooked it for about ten minutes less than the recipe called for. I used cream cheese in it. It was crazy good. It was very easy too. I just didn't know how to get the crunchy glaze out of the pan. I guess hot water would release it. I also wasn't sure whether to cover it or not, I didn't cover it. My husband took it to work to true Mexicans. I shouldn't have been nervous about it, they loved it. I will make it over and over again. Fabulous!!!!!!

 
May 20, 2003

This was the easiest dessert I have ever made. I was a little confused about the wet towel so I placed the pan of flan inside a larger pan and filled the larger pan until it was at the half mark of the smaller flan pan. Tasted excellent and I received many compliments!

 
Dec 25, 2003

I have tried flan on several occassions and have not been too crazy about it. This recipe is awesome!!! My kids loved it.We used the cream cheese version and my oldest daughter compared it to cheesecake. This recipe is worth making. Very little prep time.

 
Oct 09, 2003

Growing up in a mexican family everyone is so picky about traditional mexican dishes. I made this last night and it came out delicious, next time I'm going to try it with the cream cheese. Thank you!

 
Jun 07, 2005

Me and my grandma tried this recipe and we had no complaints about it!! I found out about flan last year and have been using Jell-o's instant flan until we found this recipe. If u havn't tried this recipe, TRY IT!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 376 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 64.6 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 228 mg
  • 76%
  • Fat
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 10.1 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 209 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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