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The Best (and easiest) Flan Napolitano Recipe – An Authentic Mexican Dessert

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Inside: Learn How to Make This Super Easy, Authentic Flan Napolitano Recipe with a perfect texture.

Although Mexico has many delicious dessert recipes, flan napolitano is probably the most popular. Every time that I make this recipe for friends and family, they ask for the recipe. It is important to have a smooth and creamy texture, so make sure you follow the instructions exactly as described.

This super easy flan recipe is the perfect texture, tastes great, and is sure to please a crowd.

This super easy flan recipe is the perfect texture, tastes great, and is sure to please a crowd.

If there is one dessert that I miss from Mexico, it is definitely flan.

Growing up in Mexico, we always looked forward to the days where my mom would make flan. As soon as I walked into the house and saw her making it, my siblings and I got so excited to eat it.

What Does Flan Taste Like?

Some people don’t like flan, because they have had a version that isn’t very creamy and has an odd texture. However, when made correctly, it has a smooth, creamy texture and the flavors are amazing.

I would describe the texture as very similar to a cheesecake, but the flavors are pretty different.

This super easy flan recipe is the perfect texture, tastes great, and is sure to please a crowd.

Whenever I am asked to take a dessert to a dinner with friends or family, this recipe is at the top of my list. It doesn’t take very long to make, but everyone is always impressed with the presentation and the different flavors.

What Ingredients Do You Need To Make Flan?

My version of Flan is made with simple ingredients, including the following:

  • Media Crema (or table cream)
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Eggs
  • Cream Cheese
  • Vanilla Extract

You will also make a delicious homemade caramel sauce using just sugar. As you can see, these ingredients are very common, so there is no excuse not to make this!

Many people shy away from making flan because they think it is too hard. I am here to tell you that you can make it, and this easy version will ensure it turns out right.

You can take comfort knowing that you are having a very traditional, Mexican dessert that is delicious and great for serving a crowd.

 This super easy flan recipe is the perfect texture, tastes great, and is sure to please a crowd. 

Other Authentic Mexican Dessert Recipes

If you aren’t in the mood for flan, check out these other great Mexican desserts:

Let me know in the comments below how this recipe turned out for you, and don’t forget to leave a review!

This super easy flan recipe is the perfect texture, tastes great, and is sure to please a crowd. 
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Easy Flan Recipe – Mexican Style

This super easy flan recipe is the perfect texture, tastes great, and is sure to please a crowd.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: dessert, flan, mexican dessert
Servings: 8 Slices
Calories: 171kcal

Ingredients

For the Flan

  • 1 can of Media Crema
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • 1 8 oz bar of cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla
  • 5 eggs

For the Caramel Sauce

  • 1 Cup of granulated sugar.

Instructions

To make the caramel sauce

  • Add to the sugar to a frying pan over medium heat, stirring constantly for about 4-8 minutes, or until it becomes a liquid.
  • Continue stirring until smooth.

For the Flan

  • Add the caramel sauce made in the previous step to a metal cake pan (9 inches) distributing it along the bottom. Let cool for a couple of minutes.
  • Combine all of the ingredients for the flan in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into the cake pan over the caramel sauce and cook in a double boiler over the stove for 1.5 hours. *See notes below

Notes

For the double boiler method that I use, you will need a large steamer like This One. This is used for tamales as well.
Fill the lower part with water and bring to a boil. Add the steamer insert and place the cake plan with the flan mixture inside and cook for 1.5 hours, checking often.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 116mg | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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Ned

Sunday 28th of February 2021

Hello! This sounds wonderful. I have made your chocoflan recipe and was wondering why the difference in this recipe and the flan recipe used in the chocoflan? Can I use this flan recipe for the flan part in the chocoflan and bake in the oven? Thanks...

Yvette

Sunday 15th of November 2020

I can't wait to try this...SO glad I bought the nestle milk n googled what I use it for...I never heard of table cream...and now to save you n your recipes?

Betty

Monday 31st of December 2018

Do you cover the double boiler??

Eunice

Monday 17th of December 2018

Thank you so much! Will try it this week! Can’t wait

EUnice

Sunday 16th of December 2018

Hi. I just want to know the equivalents of the liquid ingredients in milliliters or maybe in cup? I don’t exactly know how big the cans are . Thanks.

Charbel Barker

Monday 17th of December 2018

Hi Eunice - for the Media Crema, the can is 225 Ml., the sweetened condensed milk is about 400 Ml, and the evaporated milk can is about 350 ml. Hope that helps!

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