Miss Carmen's Flavorful Flan

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Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

I never had flan like this--it's a cross between a light custard and a cheese cake! I make it in individual molds or in a tube pan. This recipe won't disappoint!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Into a saucepan on the stovetop, heat 1 cup of sugar over medium heat until is melts into a brown syrup.
  2. Remove from heat and pour syrup into the bottom of your baking mold.
  3. In a blender or food processor, combine milk, cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour mixture into baking mold.
  5. Place mold into a larger pan with 1" of water.
  6. Preheat oven to 325°F and bake 1 hour or until flan is set and golden.
  7. Cool slowly; invert mold onto a serving platter so the caramelized sugar will be the top of your flan.
  8. Chill before serving.
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4 5

I am asked to make this every year for christmas. My family loves it. The only I do different is instead of the cup of sugar in the mix, i use 3/4 of a can sweetened condensed milk (you can use the whole can depending on your sweet tooth taste preference). But overall.. if you like cheesecake and flan this is a great recipe that I would recommend over and over again!!

5 5

I have this same recipe and we absolutely love it. I love to serve it in custard dishes with some berries on the side. My husband puts a dollop of whipped cream on his. It's wonderfully simple and truly decadent. We ate this for a midnight snack on the night of Christmas.

5 5

Gingerbee, thank you so much for posting this Recipe!! it was sooo yummy!! and very much like cheese cake! my family loved it! It took a little time to make but it was really quite easy!! and well worth any effort. We will be making it often :o>