Recipe by Sharon123
Flan is so good! A thick custard, rich and sweet! Perfect for the end of a great holiday meal! Prep time includes 1 hr. for cooking sweet potatoes or you can use canned mashed sweet potato!
Top Review by ~Chef Lori~
I didn't put the toasted coconut on top but otherwise made the same. It was delicious and something I will be making again for company. Such a nice change from my usual desserts. We love it!
- 2 medium sweet potatoes (1 3/4 pounds, 1 cup canned mashed sweet potatoes may be substituted for sweet potatoes)
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups milk
- 10 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- toasted coconut, for garnish
Directions See How It's Made
- Pierce sweet potatoes several times with a fork; place on a baking sheet.
- Bake at 375* for 1 hour or until done; cool to touch.
- Peel sweet potatoes, and mash.
- Set aside 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes; reserve any remaining sweet potatoes for another use.
- Sprinkle sugar in a 10-inch round cakepan; place over medium heat, and cook, shaking pan constantly, until sugar melts and turns a light golden brown.
- Remove from heat, and set aside.
- (Melted sugar may crack slightly as it cools).
- Combine half of sweet potatoes, 1 can sweetened condensed milk, and half of next 6 ingredients in container of an electric blender; blend until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides.
- Pour mixture into a large bowl.
- Repeat procedure; add to bowl, stirring well with a wire whisk.
- Pour mixture over caramelized sugar in cakepan; cover with aluminum foil, and place in a larger shallow pan.
- Add hot water to larger pan to depth of 1/2 inch.
- Bake at 325* for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
- Remove cakepan from water, and uncover; cool in pan on a wire rack 30 minutes.
- Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
- Loosen edges of flan from pan with a small knife; invert onto a serving plate.
- Garnish, if desired, with toasted coconut.
- Yield: 1 (10-inch) flan.