Spanish Flan

At out Mexican Christmas Eve Feast we served Flan for dessert.  Its my youngest sister’s favorite dessert and it just so happened to fit the Mexican food criteria!  It is a nice change from the typical desserts we eat.  Flan is a sweet custard dessert.  If you haven’t given it a try, you really need to!  It is SO easy to make and tastes great!

recipe from:

1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 F
In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt sugar until liquefied and golden in color.  Carefully pour hot syrup into a 9 inch round glass baking dish, turning the dish to evenly coat the bottom and sides.  Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat eggs.  Beat in condensed milk, evaporated milk and vanilla until smooth.  Pour egg mixture into baking dish and cover with aluminium foil.
Bake at 350 for 60 minutes.  Let cool completely.
To serve, carefully invert on serving plate with edges when completely cool.


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Filed under: custard, dessert, mexican, sweet, treat

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  1. LoLy

    WOW, I LOVE FLAN, i am soo lucky to follow you :) I sure did save this recipe, Thank you

  2. Mindy

    Oh boy do I love flan!!!! I have never been brave enough to make my own, but I think I will actually try this now. Your picture looks so tastey! I have a serious craving now!

  3. Carly

    I love flan! This looks wonderful! Thanks!

  4. Natalie

    I never leave a Mexican Resturant without ordering this fabulous dessert. Can't wait to make it at home.

  5. Anonymous

    in sri lanka we call this caramel pudding & we steame this mixture

  6. mividaenundulce

    I love flan, it's so simple and easy to make, and the falvor is wonderful.

  7. Jen

    I love all the Mexican food recipes you post. I think it is time I make a file just for your wonderful Mexican recipes. Thank you so much; Mexican has always been my favoite!

  8. TheBookGirl

    I love custards and I have had flan once, but have never tried to make it myself. I'm glad to hear you say that it is not hard to do. Thanks for the recipe :)

  9. Darla

    Okay,so I made this and it was even better tasting than the picture looks! Thanks, this was wonderful!

  10. Claudia

    I made this and it was delicious!! My husband loved it too! It took me forever to melt the sugar but it was worth it. I had never made a flan before and now im excited to make it for the ladies in my Bible Study group next week. Thanks for the recipe!! :)

  11. Phonoise Photography

    the origins of flan is interesting...not strictly a mexican or spanish desert, but also french...and popular in many asian countries

  12. Jan Jimenez

    My husband loves flan & I've never had it. Your recipe looks easy & yummy so I thought I'd try it out. Its in the oven now & I can't wait to see how it comes out! I did have problems heating the sugar. I added water so it wouldn't crystalize. Do you have any tips on heating the sugar? Thank you!

  13. Jan Jimenez

    This is the best flan recipe I've even found. It's simple to make and tastes amazing. I've made it so many times already.

  14. Katie

    So yummy! I was impatient with melting the sugar & ended up burning the first batch but the 2nd one was ok.