Best-Ever Flan

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Ingredients

⅓ cup Water
1¾ cups Heavy cream
1 cup Whole milk
1 tsp pure Vanilla extract
pinch Kosher Salt
1½ cups Granulated sugar divided
3 Large eggs
3 large Egg yolks

Nutritional information

858
Calories
25.8g
Fat
160.8g
Carbohydrate
6.1g
Protein
92mg
Sodium
249mg
Cholesterol
Ingredients

Best-Ever Flan

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I absolutely love this Best-Ever Flan. I spent so long looking for the best flan ever: a custard based dessert cooked with a layer of smooth caramel sauce at the bottom which ends up on top when inverted. Flan is a creamy classic the world over although it is sometimes known by its other name: crème caramel.

Although it can be time consuming, it is actually quite simple to prepare the best flan recipe ever. Start by preparing caramel and dividing it between 7 ramekins. If I am cooking for 6 people I always make an extra one as there is always a chance that one of the custard of one of the flans might split (even for a top chef)! Make a custard to top the caramel and bake the flans for 45-50 minutes. Leave to cool. If you are not serving immediately, cover the cooled flans with plastic wrap and place them in a refrigerator until you are ready to serve. You may need to let them come back to room temperature or heat them in the microwave for 30 seconds. And there you have it, the best flan recipe ever guaranteed!

To make Best-Ever Flan, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Best-Ever Flan

Steps to make Best-Ever Flan

1

Heat the oven and prepare ramekins

5

Preheat the oven to 350 °F and place seven 6 ounce ramekins (or one 9-inch nonstick pan) in a large baking dish and place them somewhere easy to reach.

2

Make caramel

10

In a small saucepan, mix 1 cup of sugar with ⅓ cup of water. Cook for 8-9 minutes over medium-high heat, occasionally swirling the saucepan but not stirring. Remove from the heat when the mixture has turned a golden caramel color.

3

Pour caramel into ramekins

5

Work quickly to divide the caramel between the ramekins. Gently move the ramekins around to coat the inside with the caramel.

4

Combine cream, milk and vanilla

1

In a large bowl, combine 1¾ cups heavy cream, 1 cup whole milk, 1 tsp pure vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.

5

Whisk eggs and sugar

1

In another large bowl, whisk 3 large eggs and 3 egg yolks together with the remaining ½ a cup of sugar until fully combined.

6

Finish custard

1

Pour in the cream mixture gradually and mix gently until just combined.

7

Add custard to ramekins

1

Divide the custard mixture between the ramekins, approximately ½ a cup in each.

8

Add hot water to baking dish

1

Pour hot water into the baking dish so that it comes halfway to the top of the ramekins. Don’t overfill.

9

Bake

50

Bake the flans for 45-50 minutes until they are just set. They should jiggle slightly when shaken.

10

Cool and chill

2h

Take the ramekins from the oven and place them on a wire rack to cool for about 2 hours.

11

Remove from the ramekins

To extract the flans from the ramekins, take a small knife or offset spatula and loosen the edges of the flan carefully. Invert the flan over a serving plate and shake gently until the flan slides out of the ramekin and the caramel pours out on top.

12

Serve

Serve the cooled flan topped with the orange whipped cream and a garnish of orange zest if you wish.

This Best-Ever Flan is a delicious creamy classic. Try it for yourself and don’t forget to come back to leave a review!

Dasha is an enthusiastic and cheerful mom. She knows as well as any parent that children can be really picky when it comes to food. And she’s had plenty of experience trying to cook meals that are both tasty and nutritious, and able to satisfy the tastes of a fussy kid right away! To save you some precious time, Dasha is going to share with you all the tricks she learned the hard way, so you don’t have to! She has a wealth of recipes for quick and easy meals for kids and families on a budget.

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Recipe Reviews

Average Rating:
(4.9)
Total Reviews: 10
Itzayana Xayasane

So simple and delicious!!

Mavis Vollmann

Best ever is exactly it, I love me Spanish dessert..next thing I'm going for is the churro apple pie.

Leilah Gauze

My kids are totally hooked lol can't get enough of this.

Maryjane Jedziniak

I didn't think flan was so affordable to make myself I usually pay like 8 bucks for a good flan at my local Mexican resturant but now I'll just make it from home sooo tasty even when made by me :)

Jakayla Delauney

I always that flan was harder to make than this but now that I know it's not i'll be making it a lot more often.

Raylynn Hoffstadt

HEAVEN ON EARTH I LOVEEE FLAN SO FREAKING MUCH OMG.

Esme Fed

Careful when adding the vanilla extract the first time I made this I put too much and it was really untasty.

Araya Kacprowicz

Not sure what the big deal is, just taste like dulce de leche candy to me.

Clementine Haduck

Me and the hubby really enjoyed this.

Athina

Well done! Verified!

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