I made this recipe for my parents and boyfriend and they loved it. My boyfriend has asked me to make one every week since the first one. :) It's a really great recipe. The only thing I changed was that I used 1/2 cup of sugar. Thanks Barbi
Good simple recipe but for God's sake dont add water to the sugar like one of the reviewers posted when you caramalize it. Do it in a medium high heat in a pan with a big surface area and keep stirring. It should only take ten to twelve minutes to caramalize not 30. But when you have it melted everything else should be in place work fast and you should be good. I would let it cool in the fridge overnight so that it holds together when you turn it over.
Dessert perfection! Like the previous poster I consider myself a dessert snob - no imitation, pre-fabricated, synthetic stuff allowed! This recipe did not dissapoint! The small amount of cream cheese definitely took away the egginess without turning it into a cheesecake. For my 11 X 7 pan, 1 cup of browned sugar was way too much though - the dessert was incredibly sweet with the syrup. I would go with 1/2 cup next time. I also had to bake an additional 20 mins for that size pan. I was thinking of adding a little cinnamon to the batter or fruit (mango or banana) puree next time but this is divine as is! I would not hesitate to serve this to guests especially since it can be made and refrigerated ahead of time. Thanks for posting!
This recipe is fantastically easy and turns out great. You can leave the cream cheese out and it will still taste awesome.
Omg! It's so yummy! Although I doubled the recipe (9x13), I did make just a few adjustments. I didn't have any sweetened condensed milk, so I made some; 1 cup heavy cream, 1/2 cup each of half & half and evaporated milk, 2 cups sugar, 4 tsp vanilla extract and 1 Tbsp butter. Simmer for 20 mins, and its done. I also used 12 oz cream cheese, after reading previous comments about using more than instructed. Be careful when making the caramel. It burns incredibly fast, plus it cooks more in the oven so you want it much lighter than a new penny. Oh, and because I used a large pan, it baked for 75 mins before a toothpick tested clean. Other than that, it was incredibly easy to make.
My entire family agrees that this is the best flan we have ever had! It was easier to make than I was expecting and the addition of cream cheese gives it a delightful texture. I followed the recipe exactly as written and cooked it in an 11X7 pan which required an additional 15 minutes of baking. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!
This is the best recipe ever
This is the best flan ever! so easy and so so yummy!
I just made this flan today exactly as the recipe says and it's the best flan ever!!!! Everyone loved it! Thanks for sharing and I will be making again.
If you want to spare a few calories, used only 4 large eggs, try raw sugar (not as sweet), fat free condensed milk, fat free carnation milk (or fat free coconut milk).If you use coconut milk use 1 teaspoon of coconut extract and 1 teaspoon of vanilla to boost the flavor. Serve with fresh strawberries, blueberries and whip cream.