Caramelized Coffee Flan

"Ooooh! Flan! With a carmelized crust....and a hint of coffee flavor...luscious! Only make when you have company, so you don't make a pig of yourself!! It's important to use a nice heavy saucepan to carmelize the sugar so it doesn't scorch or burn. Prep time does not include the 8 hour chill time!"
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Ready In:
1hr 40mins




  • Place the sugar in a small heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the sugar crystallizes into lumps (about 15 minutes). Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until the sugar melts and turns a light golden brown (about 15 minutes). Quickly pour the hot caramel mixture into an ungreased 8 inch round cakepan, tilting to coat the bottom evenly. Set aside. (The mixture will harden -- this is supposed to happen!).
  • Combine eggs and remaining ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a wire whisk until the coffee granules dissolve. Pour the egg mixture over the caramelized sugar in the cakepan.
  • Place the cakepan in a large shallow baking dish. Pour hot water into the baking dish to a depth of 1 inch. Cover with aluminum foil, and bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center of the flan comes out clean.
  • Remove pan from water, and let cool. Cover and chill at least 8 hours.
  • To serve, loosen the edge of the custard with a spatula, and invert onto a serving plate.

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  1. pammyowl
    Wow, so good! I will be making this again, wow!
  2. Mami J
    Delicious flan! Made for Susie’s Tour 2018
    • Review photo by Mami J
  3. gailanng
    So irresistible! If I keep gaining weight, soon I will be pantless. made for Everyday Is A Holiday.
  4. Yvonne H.
    Delicious but wayyyy too sweet. I would cut down on the condensed milk and use more regular milk. I also used decaf instant coffee granules so it wouldn't keep me up :)
    • Review photo by Yvonne H.
  5. Muffin Goddess
    Fabulous flan! The touch of coffee is perfect in this. I did most of the mixing with my KA mixer and the whipping beater, but the coffee granules took longer than expected to dissolve, so I hand-whisked it a bit before pouring it into the pan. Definitely a keeper, thanks for posting! Made for Sweet December Tag 2014



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