Brazilian Flan

"This flan makes an impressive desert ! It is delicious, inexpensive and easy to make. You can leave out the coconut and parmesan if you desire and add some grated lemon peel ( about 1 tsp.)"
photo by Julie Bs Hive photo by Julie Bs Hive
photo by Julie Bs Hive
photo by Julie Bs Hive photo by Julie Bs Hive
Ready In:
1hr 30mins
12 slices




  • Coat tube pan with caramelized sugar.
  • Allow to harden.
  • Blend all the other ingredients together and pour in mold.
  • Place mold in pan with 2" hot water in preheated oven.
  • Bake at 350°F for about 1 hour or 1 hour and 15 min until deep golden brown.
  • Let cool, refrigerate overnight, then invert and unmold.

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  1. Also a Brazilian, I will try this and rate afterwards. It actually sounds very interesting--not sure about the addition of vanilla though... My father was the biggest fan of "Pudim de Leite Condensado"--just sweet condensed milk, eggs and some milk--and I used to make for him frequently. Unlike a prior reviewer's comment, Brazilians actually do add either parmesan cheese or coconut (milk) to this concoction. I never tried both together and am willing to bet it will taste delicious. There is another desert a bit similar to this called "Queijadinha" (keyjahdiñah) or "Queijada" (keyjahdah). I will try to convert the recipe to American measurements and publish it. Thanks for a nice twist in a Brazilian desert, Glaucia. (Your name actually sounds Brazilian!)
  2. I've never tried this with coconut, but it makes for a good twist. I've made several and usually go with a straight forward sweetened condensed milk, milk and eggs approach. I couldn't really taste the parmesan that much, but it does add a little nuance to the flavor. I've added a little fresh orange or lime juice (about 1/4 of an orange, 1/2 a lime) to my sugar as it's carmelizing, and that is really good.
  3. I'm Brazilian and I have eaten and made brazilian flan my whole like and this is a really weird recipe. I have heard of coconut but it's not commonly used but I have NEVER heard of parmesan cheese... that sounds gross.
  4. Don't know what the Parmesan did but the flan itself was very good. I could have done with at least 1/4 cup less sugar and the coconut seemed oddly out-of-place here but I went with it. Next time I'll try the lemon. Made for Photo Swap



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