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Microwave Flan Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Microwave Flan

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"Flan is made easier with the convenience of the microwave. This is the fastest and easiest flan you'll ever find."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch flan Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    20 mins


  1. Heat 1 cup of sugar (dry) in a saucepan over medium heat. Do not stir until you start to see the sugar melting and bubbling. When the sugar is completely melted and golden brown, pour it into a 9 inch glass or ceramic pie plate and tilt to coat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the milk, remaining sugar, vanilla and eggs until well blended. Pour into the pie plate.
  3. Cook in the microwave at 50% power for 7 minutes, then cook at 100% power for 8 minutes. A knife inserted into the center of the flan should come out clean when it is done. If it is not done after the 8 minutes, cook at one minute intervals, checking each time. Cool and refrigerate before serving.
  4. To serve, warm the bottom of the pie plate over a pan of simmering water to loosen the caramelized sugar. Place a serving plate on top of the dish, and invert so that the flan is on the serving dish and the caramelized coating is on top.
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Dec 16, 2007

Definitely fast, but the end result was strange in texture. I think that the 100% power step needs to be changed to maybe 70% power or something. My flan was not smooth... it was sort of cottage cheese-like. I guess there are some things that you shouldn't try to shortcut. Or maybe it would work better with condensed milk? Evaporated milk? I'm not sure.

Dec 21, 2007

This was WAY too sweet. More like scrambled eggs with syrup with flan. I agree that the 100% power didn't work at all. Needs to be like 70% for double the time. Sorry! I just thought it was way too sweet and I couldn't eat more than 2 bites, even ignoring the weird texture.


12 Ratings

Feb 04, 2009

After reading the other reviews, I decided to try it in the conventional oven. The texture turned out as described by the other reviews (like bread crumbs soaked in syrup) it is way too sweet. My kids would not eat it. Don't do it.

May 18, 2011

Made it for my boyfriend since he is such a huge Flan fan, it started boiling in the first 3 minutes after the 100%, i let it continue thinking it would stop and solidify, but to no avail. Taste is not to my liking, never fully settled. The user definitely should have been WAY more specific in instructions, DO NOT MAKE!!!!

Jun 22, 2009

well, if your microwave was 1100 watts, like mine, it'd be cooked in the first four minutes at 50% power! The submitter should be more specific in the instructions!

May 11, 2009

The problem is, that none of you gave a Watt output, as every microwave is different. So has mine only 400, but they edist of 500, 600, and so on. So a percentage is not enough to repeat your flan. Got it?

Aug 01, 2011

It turned out nothing like flan. It was chunky. Maybe if you cooked the custard then poured the caramelized sugar on top after cooked... I would just leave it alone.

Sep 27, 2011

Instead of milk, Try Evaporated milk and COndensed milk. I Eyeballed the ingredients but next time, I'd take the extra time and use the oven.


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  • Calories
  • 361 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 78.2 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 3.7 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 60 mg
  • 2%

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

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