This delicious caramel flan recipe makes a delightful dessert that matches just about any meal. There’s many ways you can creatively touch up this simple recipe, by adding all sorts of fancy garnishes and extra treats to enhance the flavor.
You can add garnishes of white or milk chocolate, or top it off with fresh fruits like raspberries or strawberries. If this treat is for a child, then a single gummy bear sitting is sure to bring some giggles!
When making this caramel flan recipe, one could also consider making individual single servings to be served with coffee or hot tea. This makes a nice afternoon treat for guests that are not visiting long enough for dinner. Guests for whom you’d like to share a light snack with.
Something To Enjoy With This Caramel Flan Recipe
A fabulous yet light dinner that goes well with this dish, would be to serve a crisp cold salad, then a course that consists of asparagus, grilled chicken and baked carrot slices. Followed by this fabulous caramel flan dish. A nice Riesling wine is a tasty beverage to enjoy with this flan.
This dish is very popular around the Holidays, and does go extremely well with eggnog and other festive Holiday beverages. A great way to add a touch of elegance, would be to serve a slice of apple pie with a smaller slice of flan aside it. When serving in this manner, your guests can enjoy the sweet flan while toning down the sweetness a bit by tasting the apple pie with it.
The crust from the pie will offset the flavor just enough to make it particularly enjoyable. Apple pie is the best for this, because most other pies would be too sweet, whereas the apples bring about a flavor that is just tangy enough to balance the flavors well with the pie and flan combination.
Creamy Caramel Flan
- 3/4 Cup Sugar
- 8 Ounces Cream Cheese
- 5 Eggs Large
- 14 Ounces Condensed Milk
- 12 Ounces Evaporated Milk
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- In a small pan, heat the sugar until golden brown.
- Pour the sugar liquid into a 10 inch round baking dish or divided equally into your individual flan molds, then tilt it and swirl the liquid around to coat the sides and bottom of the pan.
- In a large metal mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until it is smooth and creamy.
- Beat in the condensed milk, then the evaporated milk, then the eggs, then the vanilla. Continue beating until mixed thoroughly.
- Pour the mixture into your baking dish that you have coated in the sugar solution.
- Line your roasting pan with a wet kitchen towel and place your flan on top of the towel.
- Place the roasting pan in the oven then fill it with boiling water until the water reaches halfway up the side of the flan pan.
- Bake for an hour, until the center is set.
- Remove from the oven, and cool on a wire rack for an hour or two.
- Place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 12 hours to allow it to chill thoroughly.
- To remove from the pan, run a knife around the sides, then place your serving platter over the flan pan. Flip over, and set down until the flan releases from the pan.