Easy Caramel Flan (Creme Caramel)

Total Time
10 mins
45 mins

This is so good and so easy. I found this recipe after my husband started getting nostalgic about his years spent in Northern Spain. He absolutely loves it when I make it and thinks it's very close to what he would get in Spain. It comes together quick since you barely need to measure anything.

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  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Brown sugar in a saucepan till a medium dark golden brown, but not burnt and then QUICKLY transfer to the bottom of a pie plate(you may add a few tablespoons of water to help it melt).
  3. In a large bowl beat the eggs and then add the 2 cans of milk and vanilla extract, mixing well.
  4. Pour mixture into pie plate.
  5. Using a larger pan that the pie plate will fit in, fill half way with the boiling water, place in oven, and then place pie plate in the middle of the large pan.
  6. Bake for approximately 45 - 55 minutes. The center should be soft and firm but not liquidly.
  7. Let cool and then after running a knife around the edge to seperate, flip over onto a serving dish.
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PERFECTION! I feel for nmiars who last reviewed, on the carmelizing part. It requires full attention and constant stirring to achieve success. If you can get that done, the rest is easy! Rich and delicious, a great way to end this Cinco de Mayo. Next time I will try the "lite" milks and see how it compares.

I followed the recipe exactly as posted. Like another reviewer, I also missed the plate when flipping and part of it got smashed...oops! It didn't look as pretty as I wanted but it tasted wonderful =)

I had high hopes for a Easy flan...alas, this one did not fit the bill for us. The caramel part was a epic fail as the sugar needs to dissolve in sugar first in order to help it caramelize. If you add water after (and only a few table spoons you will end up with seizing sugar).