Recipe of the Week: Flan

October 1, 2020

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time for recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans on the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. To celebrate, here’s a recipe for making flan at home.


1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 package of cream cheese
1 can(14oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 can(12oz) evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 eggs
Preheat oven to 350


1. Add sugar and hot water, boil on high (after 3 attempts I found it is best to swirl the pan whenever the bubbles start to crystallize to keep the mixture liquified)

2. When sugar is golden pour it into your pan titling it to coat the entire bottom and about half an inch of the sides. Let it sit until the sugar has hardened.

3. Beat the cream cheese adding in eggs one at a time. Then mix in the rest of the ingredients.

4. Pour the mix into the pan over the caramelized sugar. Place the pan in a larger one and fill that one with an inch of water.
5. Put it in the oven for 50-60 minutes until the mixture jiggles and becomes a little golden on top.

6. Let it set for half an hour out of the larger pan then refrigerate overnight.
7. To remove from the pan first cut the diameter of the flan, flip it over onto a plate, and place a hot towel over it to melt the caramel.

Now enjoy your delicious Flan!

Created by Alyssa Brown


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