Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

From Food Network magazine


  1. Heat the sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat until it begins to melt.
  2. Cook, swirling the pan but not stirring, until deep amber, about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in the orange zest and cook 30 seconds.
  4. Pour into a 9-inch round cake pan tilt to coat.
  5. Let harden, about 10 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  7. Dissolve the espresso powder in 1 T warm water in a large bowl.
  8. Whisk in the eggs.
  9. Add the sweetened condensed mil, half-and-half, vanilla, cinnamon and 1/8 t salt whisk until smooth.
  10. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into the cake pan.
  11. Loosely cover the cake pan with foil (do not let the foil touch the custard).
  12. Line a roasting pan with a kitchen towel and set the cake pan on top.
  13. Transfer to the oven and fill the roasting pan with hot water, about halfway up the side of the cake pan.
  14. Bake until the flan is set but still wobbly in the center, 1 hour, 30 minutes to 1 hour, 45 minutes.
  15. Remove from the oven and let cool in the water bath, about 1 hour.
  16. Remove from the water, cover with plastic wrap and chill at least 8 hours.
  17. Run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the flan; let sit 20 minutes.
  18. Invert the flan onto a rimmed plate and unmold, letting the caramel drip out.
  19. Cut into wedges.
Most Helpful

5 5

Awesome!!! I love flan and usually stick to the traditional. But this was exceptional. I love the nuance of the orange zest in the caramel, and the coffee/cinammon combo was the bomb. I made this in a cake pan as directed and a small ramekin so I could taste. Will post a picture of the large one tomorrow when I unmold. Thanks, Lainey, for posting a fabulous recipe!

5 5

We made 3 of these for a large family party and they were wonderful! The taste was absolutely delicious and the consistency was perfect too. Thanks for sharing a really good recipe.

5 5

To me, espresso and cinnamon are the flavors of Mexico. This wonderfully flavored flan is easy to make and the perfect finish to a great meal. Thanks so much for listing it!