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Simple Easy Flan Recipe

Looking for an easy Simple easy flan recipe? Learn how to make Simple easy flan using healthy ingredients.

Submitted by aurealis

Makes 6 servings

Flan, also known as crème caramel, is a popular dessert in many parts of the world, including Europe, the Caribbean, the Americas, and the Philippines. A baked custard, its essential ingredients are eggs, milk, and sugar. As a custard bakes, the egg proteins form a network that traps liquid, creating a gel. Recipes for this smooth, creamy treat abound, and for good reason: It?s happy to accommodate substitutions, changes in proportions, and the addition of flavorings, offering many opportunities for experimenting.

Recipe Ingredients for Simple easy flan

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
2 cups whole milk
1 cup light cream
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs
1 egg yolk
1/3 cup sugar

Recipe Directions for Simple easy flan

  1. For the caramel syrup

  2. - Have your soufflé dish or ramekins at hand. Put the sugar in the 1-quart saucepan and stir in enough water to moisten all the sugar. Stir gently over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Then bring to a rapid boil. Heat without stirring but occasionally swirling the pan until you see a rich golden color.

  3. -Quickly pour the caramel syrup into the soufflé dish or ramekins, tilting the dish to cover it evenly.

  4. For the custard

  5. - Preheat the oven to 325° F.

  6. - Put the milk and half-and-half into the 2-quart saucepan, add the vanilla beans, and heat to a boil. Cover and remove from heat; leave for 5 minutes.

  7. - Put the eggs in a mixing bowl and gradually blend in the sugar, stirring with the whisk until the sugar dissolves. Don?t incorporate air into the mixture.

  8. - Remove the vanilla beans from the milk/cream mixture, and slowly pour the milk into the eggs while stirring gently with the whisk.

  9. Tip

  10. Vanilla beans can be reused, although, without the seeds, the flavor will be less intense. Just wash and dry them, then store them in a glass jar.

  11. - Put the sieve over the second mixing bowl and strain the milk/egg mixture through it.

  12. -Wipe any milk off the vanilla beans and slit them lengthwise. Use the tip of the knife to scrape out the black seeds from the beans. Add the seeds to the custard mixture along with the vanilla extract.

  13. -Pour the custard into the soufflé dish or ramekins.

  14. - Place your dish or dishes in the baking pan and put the pan in the oven. Add hot water (not boiling; just hot tap water) until it reaches about halfway up the sides of your dish or dishes. Bake for about 35 minutes if you?re using ramekins; about 50 minutes if you?re using a soufflé dish. Check the water bath from time to time to make sure it isn?t boiling; add ice cubes if necessary.

  15. -Your flan should be done when it?s lightly colored and firm to the touch but not solid. To double check, stick the blade of your knife in the center of the flan and halfway down; the blade should come out clean. Carefully remove the baking pan from the oven, then remove the flan from the water bath. Let the flan cool to room temperature, then chill, covered, in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

  16. -To remove your flan, run your knife between the side of the custard and its container. Put a serving plate on top of the dish and quickly invert the two. Then lift the dish straight up.



Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 184.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrates
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 13% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.


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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in cholesterol
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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