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Classic Flan

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 50 min.
Total: 1 hr. 5 min.
Garnish with strawberries and fresh mint. Cut into wedges.


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


  • Place sugar in small heavy saucepan. Heat over medium heat, watching carefully, until sugar is melted and turns deep golden brown. Immediately remove from heat and pour into 9-inch flan dish or pie plate. Holding dish with pot holders, quickly tilt dish to coat bottom completely and evenly. Syrup will harden quickly.
  • Heat oven to 350°F. Mix condensed and evaporated milks in medium saucepan; heat until very hot. Milk should be steaming but not bubbling. Meanwhile, beat eggs and vanilla in medium bowl until blended but not foamy; slowly stir in hot milk.
  • Place flan dish in baking pan large enough to hold dish without touching sides of pan. Pour egg mixture into flan dish.
  • Place pan on rack in center of 350°F oven; pour very hot water into baking pan to within 1/2 inch of top of flan dish. Bake until knife inserted near center comes out clean, 35–40 minutes. Remove dish from water bath at once; cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 376
  Calories from Fat 113 (30%)
(19%)Total Fat 13g
(34%)Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(59%)Cholesterol 176mg
(8%)Sodium 181mg
(12%)Potassium 436mg
Total Carbohydrate 54g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 54g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(25%)Protein 13g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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