Guava Flan

Recipe by cookiedog
READY IN: 4hrs 20mins




  • PREHEAT oven to 350°F Place 1 cup of the sugar in small heavy saucepan; cook on medium heat until sugar is melted and deep golden brown, stirring constantly with wooden spoon. This should take about 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Immediately pour into 9-inch round baking pan; tilt pan to evenly cover bottom of pan with syrup. Set aside.
  • PLACE milk and cream cheese in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Add remaining 1 cup sugar, the eggs, vanilla and salt; cover. Blend just until smooth; add guava paste and pour into prepared baking pan. ( I found that sprinkling the cubes of guava paste across the top of the raw custard helped to keep them from globbing up in the middle- Next time I might try blending the guava paste in blender with the rest of the ingredients) Place filled baking pan in larger baking pan; add enough hot water to larger pan to come halfway up side of smaller pan.
  • BAKE 50 minute to 1 hour or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool. Carefully remove flan from water. Cool on wire rack.
  • REFRIGERATE several hours or unti chilled. When ready to serve, invert pan onto serving plate to unmold flan. (Some of the guava cubes stuck to the caramel and I just took them off with a fork and stuck them back in the top of the flan where they came from!) Store any leftovers in refrigerator.