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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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