Saturday, February 4, 2012

I Finally Have All The Ingredients

Homemade Flan

5 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

*3/4 cup white sugar (do not add to flan mix).  This sugar is for your caramel topping, read instructions below.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, then start melting your sugar.

Sugar Just Placed In Pot

Sugar Starting To Melt

Sugar Totally Melted, Looks Like Caramel

*In a sauce pan place the ¾ cup of sugar on low to medium heat, constantly stirring so sugar will not burn (as displayed in pictures above).  Continue to stir until sugar is dissolved and looks like liquid caramel.   BE CAREFUL, Do not splash sugar liquid onto yourself, it will burn badly.  Once sugar has totally melted, pour into a circular baking dish, preferably a pie dish, and then set aside (as displayed below).

Pour  Melted Sugar In Pie Dish, Set Dish Aside And Continue The Next Process

In a mixing bowl beat eggs for 30 seconds.  Add the vanilla, evaporated and condensed milk.  Mix everything together for an additional 1-2 minutes (displayed below). 

Beat Eggs
Mix Remaining Items

Pour eggs, vanilla, evaporated and condensed milk mixture into the pie dish you have already coated with sugar.  Carefully place the pie dish into the oven for approximately 60 minutes.  Make sure before taking out of oven the liquid in the pie dish has solidified.    Once it has solidified, remove from oven and let cool.  After approximately 30 minutes, invert the pie dish onto a plate.  Let flan continue cooling at room temperature.  Once cool enough to wrap, wrap with tin foil and place in refrigerator until cold.  Slice like pie and serve with a compliment of real cream on the top.  Enjoy!

Right Out Of The Oven, Let Cool Before Inverting

Inverted Finished Product


  1. I'm going to put this on my "to do" list for this week....thanks for the recipe and idea!

    1. Carolyn, If you want a flan that is less firm reduce the quantity of eggs to 4. If you like it firm (this is the way we like it), stick with 5 eggs. If you prefer the flan to be extremely firm, add 1 or 2 additional eggs. Please enjoy the recipe and let me know how your flan comes out. Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again :-)