Mexican Flan

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Creamy, sweet and easy to make!

★★★★★ 2 votes
30 Min
1 Hr


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1 1/2 c
1 (14) oz
sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
1 c
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract

How to Make Mexican Flan


  • 1Caramelize sugar by pouring into a heavy saucepan and stirring continuously with a WOODEN spoon over a low flame until sugar melts and turns golden brown.
  • 2Pour sugar immediately into a 1-quart casserole, coating the bottom and sides evenly (accomplished by holding casserole dish in your hands and carefully tilting to coat sides). **BE CAREFUL WITH POURING OF HOT SUGAR AS IT CAN CAUSE SEVERE BURNS!
  • 3Allow sugar to cool.
  • 4Prepare custard by beating eggs, adding milk and vanilla; mix well.
  • 5Pour into casserole and set casserole into larger pan containing 1-inch of hot water.
  • 6Bake at 350°F for 1-1 1/2 hours or until knife inserted comes out clean. It should be golden brown on top.
  • 7To serve: Loosen around sides with a spatula and turn onto a serving dish.
  • 8Chill and serve with the sauce created from the casserole dish.

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About Mexican Flan

Course/Dish: Puddings

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