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easy delicious flan

a recipe by
Fran Miller
Parkersburg, WV

This recipe is easy to prepare (blender!) and looks impressive. We won’t tell how quickly it comes together. =^..^=

serves 6-8, depending on serving size
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For easy delicious flan

  • 1 c
    white sugar, divided into 1/2 + 1/2 cups
  • 2 can
    (12 oz. each) evaporated milk
  • 3
    large eggs
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • some
    hot tap water for the water bath (bain marie)

How To Make easy delicious flan

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • 2
    In a skillet over medium heat, swirl 1/2 cup white sugar until it melts and starts turning brown, about 2 minutes.
  • 3
    Quickly pour caramelized sugar into the bottom of a 9 inch cake pan and swirl to cover the bottom of the pan before it hardens.
  • 4
    Put the other 1/2 cup white sugar, evaporated milk, eggs, salt, and vanilla extract into a blender and blend until incorporated.
  • 5
    Pour the custard over the caramelized sugar in the cake pan. Cover with foil and place into a larger pan with sides.
  • 6
    Pour hot tap water into the larger pan until it’s about halfway up the covered cake pan. Place the pans carefully in the oven.
  • 7
    Bake at 325 degrees about 90 minutes or until a knife slipped into the middle comes out clean. Check early to avoid overtaking.
  • Plated flan
    Carefully remove the covered cake pan from the water bath to a cooling rack and uncover, allowing the flan to cool for an hour. Then cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours. Run a knife along the sides and flip the flan onto a plate. Serve cold. Refrigerate leftovers.