Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This flan makes an impressive desert ! It is delicious, inexpensive and easy to make. You can leave out the coconut and parmesan if you desire and add some grated lemon peel ( about 1 tsp.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Coat tube pan with caramelized sugar.
  2. Allow to harden.
  3. Blend all the other ingredients together and pour in mold.
  4. Place mold in pan with 2" hot water in preheated oven.
  5. Bake at 350°F for about 1 hour or 1 hour and 15 min until deep golden brown.
  6. Let cool, refrigerate overnight, then invert and unmold.


Most Helpful

Also a Brazilian, I will try this and rate afterwards. It actually sounds very interesting--not sure about the addition of vanilla though... My father was the biggest fan of "Pudim de Leite Condensado"--just sweet condensed milk, eggs and some milk--and I used to make for him frequently. Unlike a prior reviewer's comment, Brazilians actually do add either parmesan cheese or coconut (milk) to this concoction. I never tried both together and am willing to bet it will taste delicious. There is another desert a bit similar to this called "Queijadinha" (keyjahdiñah) or "Queijada" (keyjahdah). I will try to convert the recipe to American measurements and publish it. Thanks for a nice twist in a Brazilian desert, Glaucia. (Your name actually sounds Brazilian!)

MrsK May 25, 2009

I've never tried this with coconut, but it makes for a good twist. I've made several and usually go with a straight forward sweetened condensed milk, milk and eggs approach. I couldn't really taste the parmesan that much, but it does add a little nuance to the flavor. I've added a little fresh orange or lime juice (about 1/4 of an orange, 1/2 a lime) to my sugar as it's carmelizing, and that is really good.

GuidoVanHorn May 06, 2009

I'm Brazilian and I have eaten and made brazilian flan my whole like and this is a really weird recipe. I have heard of coconut but it's not commonly used but I have NEVER heard of parmesan cheese... that sounds gross.

rccp81 October 10, 2008

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