Recipe by nascarmom
A rich baked custard with a caramel sauce. This got rave reviews. It uses mascarpone cheese instead of cream cheese. Should be able to find it near the ricotta cheese, etc. in a main grocery store. Allow time for flan to completely chill. Time below is only for cooking and prep time. This dish sounds harder to make than it really is. Pretty simple to make!
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 3 slices white bread, crusts removed
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 (8 ounce) carton mascarpone cheese (1 cup)
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 2⁄3 cup water
- 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions See How It's Made
- Sprinkle sugar in a heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until sugar melts and turns light brown.
- Remove from heat. QUICKLY pour hot caramel into a 9" round cakepan, tilting to coat bottom; set pan aside. (Caramel will harden and crack).
- Combine eggs and remaining 7 ingredients in a large food processor or blender. Process just until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides.
- Pour custard mixture over the caramel syrup in cake pan.
- Place cakepan in a large shallow pan. Cover cakepan with aluminum foil.
- Add hot water to shallow pan to depth of 1".
- Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until knife inserted off center comes out clean. (Center should still be slightly liquid; flan will finish cooking as it cools).
- Remove cakepan from water bath; cool flan completely on a wire rack (while still in cakepan).
- Cover and chill for several hours or overnight. Loosen edges of flan with a spatula and invert flan onto a rimmed serving plate, letting caramel sauce drizzle over the top.