This post brought to you by Eagle Brand // I LOVE FLAN! I don't know if I can emphasize that enough. My Mom has made flan for years and it has become a bit of a holiday tradition. All be it, a rather non-traditional holiday tradition. Most people don't correlate Flan, a creamy custard like dessert with strong Latin roots with Christmas, but they should! It's so easy to make and the creamy custard with the caramelized sugar is just lovely.
Ingredients for Flan Recipe
1 cup sugar
1 14 oz. can of Eagle Brand™ Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 12 oz. can of Carnation® Evaporated Milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
Directions for Flan
Caramelize sugar by putting it into a saucepan and melting the sugar until it becomes caramel. Try to avoid stirring the sugar, just swirl the pan. If you stir the sugar it could cause sugar crystals to form in your caramel. When the sugar has fully caramelized, pour into the bottom of your oven safe ramekins or a 8×8 baking dish.
Set aside and let cool while you are mixing the custard.
Pour custard into your dish or ramekins right on top of the caramel.
Next, you will need to heat some water. Place your ramekins or baking dish into a larger baking dish. Pour the hot water into the dish up to the middle of the custard dishes.
This is called a Bain Maria or hot water bath.
Place in a 300˚ oven for one hour or until the custard has set. Remove from oven and let cool for 10-20 minutes. If you are using ramekins, you can then invert the flan out on a plate at this point. Or, you can let it chill and serve later.
We really like to serve it with whipped cream and berries… SUPER yum!!
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Disclaimer // This post is sponsored by Eagle Brand™ Sweetened Condensed Milk. I received a KitchenAid Mixer and product to help create this post.14