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I baked this while my little boy was watching tv .It took me only 10 minutes and the result was very satisfying .The dessert was very light and refreshing .The only thing I shouldn't have done was cut down on sugar in the custard (I always find American desserts too sweet for my taste )Next time I will put the stated amount .Thanks for the recipe .Its a keeper

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Ozlem Altinok February 15, 2002

This is absolutely delicious! I dont have a 'ring mold' (dont even know what it is actually..lol) so I used a pie dish that i have and set it in a larger dish in the oven, worked fine and had no problem getting it out of the dish. Loved the syrup and the orange rind gave it a lovely flavour. Thanks for posting Bergy! =)

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Evie* May 06, 2002

I made this for dessert for Cinco de Mayo Recipezaar Day. It was the perfect ending to a day of heavy eating! Light, sweet, and melting in your mouth! Served it with fresh strawberries, but the flan really didn't need it, it is perfect all by itself. Thanks Bergy! :o)

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Terri F. May 06, 2002

DH's work was having "Mexican Night" at work where other co-workers already signed up to bring taco dips, enchaladas, tacos and rice and beans; so I knew the dessert had to come from me. On short notice, I was able to whip this up having all ingredients on hand, as I should. I wasn't able to get my hands on fresh fruit to in time slice for a garnish, unfortunatly. I probably would've done strawberries or papya and mango. I searched Zaar for "Mexican Desserts" and this recipe was the easiest to prepare and had all ingredients on hand; staples. Thanks, Bergy!

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TheDancingCook August 29, 2002

i will admit i originally made this recipe to go along with other mexican dishes because it was fairly easy to prepare, with very little ingrediants. it's not a dessert i would typically prepare, i ended up really enjoying it, as did our other guests. great dessert!

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bratty May 07, 2002

Delicious,Creamy flan, My Family loves flan, I make it often, So thought I would try your recipe. I made it like the recipe stated, EXCEPT I used splenda in the custard, also added a little orange flavoring along with orange zest, Very good.I baked it in a pie plate like I usually do. I will be making this again , thank you Bergy.

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Barb Gertz October 04, 2004

My family has used this recipe for ages, it is a great favourite, but with a piece of lemon rind instead of the greated orange rind.

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Maria in EU May 29, 2002

Turned out great! A real authentic recipe as per me husband, from Mexico. Thank you so much for sharing!

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Shjya Instance February 19, 2003

I use a very similar recipe in a regular flan tin. I usually double the caramel amount as everybody wants some. A regular dessert at Christmas or at special meals.

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Missy Wombat December 22, 2002

I found this to be the easiest and best recipe for flan yet. The orange gives it incredible flavor. I increase the amount of vanilla by twice as well and add cinammon.

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R. Warren Meddoff July 29, 2002
Mexican Flan (Baked caramel Custard)