Mexican Flan (Baked caramel Custard)

Recipe by Bergy
READY IN: 3hrs 45mins


  • 12
    cup sugar
  • 3
    cups milk
  • 12
    cup sugar
  • 1 12
    teaspoons vanilla
  • 1
    teaspoon orange rind, grated
  • sliced fruit (Strawberries, Kiwi or other fruit)


  • Heat 1/2 cup sugar in a heavy skillet or saucepan, stirring constantly until it melts and turns a dark golden color.
  • Remove from heat and immediately pour into a 4 1/2 cup metal ring mold, swish it around so it evenly coats the bottom of the ring mold.
  • In a large mixing bowl, lightly beat the eggs.
  • Stir in milk,1/2 cup sugar, vanilla and orange peel.
  • Place caramel coated ring mold in another pan and place on an oven rack.
  • Pour egg mixture into the ring mold and pour the hottest tap water possible around the ring mold to a depth of 1 inch.
  • Bake at 325Ffor close to l hour or until a knife comes out clean.
  • Cool flan on a wire rack, Chill for at least 3 1/2 hours.
  • To unmold the flan loosen edges with a spatula, slip spatula down the sides to let air in.
  • Place the serving platter over the mold and flip to allow the flan to slip onto the platter.
  • Spoon the caramel that may remain in the mold on top of the flan.
  • Pile sliced fruit in the center and serve.