Imagine a creamy flan with a light pear flavor served in a pool of amber-colored caramel sauce. A delightful, simple and elegant dessert.
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 can (11.5 fl. oz.) pear nectar
- 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened and cut into chunks
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 large eggs
PREHEAT oven to 350° F.
PLACE sugar in small, heavy-duty saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and golden. Quickly pour into eight 6-ounce ramekins or custard cups.
PLACE nectar, sweetened condensed milk, cream cheese and vanilla extract in blender or food processor; cover. Blend until smooth. Add eggs; blend until smooth. Pour into prepared cups. Divide cups between two 13 x 9-inch baking pans; fill pans with hot water to 1-inch depths.
BAKE for 35 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted in centers comes out clean. Remove to wire rack to cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
RUN small spatula around edges of cups; gently shake flans to loosen. Invert onto serving dishes.
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Don't Let the Challenging Rating Put You Off
I made this recipe the other night for my in-laws. Altho marked challenging, it was easy to put together, and my 7 year old daughter helped. It was lucious and creamy, just the thing to top off a 94+ degree day!
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