Plantain Flan

Plantain Flan

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15 min.
145 min.
8 servings

Flan is a classic baked custard dessert enjoyed in Latin America. This luscious Salvadorian version uses fully ripe plantains that feel like firm bananas.


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk, chilled
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 ripe plantains, peeled, cut in chunks
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sweet wine, such as vermouth
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel (optional)
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PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

HEAT sugar in small, heavy-duty saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes or until dissolved and caramel colored. Quickly pour onto bottom of deep 9-inch round mold; swirl around bottom and sides to coat.

COMBINE evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, plantains, wine, vanilla extract and lime zest in blender container; cover. Blend until smooth. Strain mixture into prepared mold. Place mold in large roasting pan; fill roasting pan with warm water to about 1-inch depth. Cover roasting pan loosely with foil.

BAKE for 1 hour 10 to 30 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Remove foil; remove flan from water to wire rack. Cool for 1 hour. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

Run small spatula around edge of mold. Invert serving plate over mold. Turn over; shake gently to release. Caramelized sugar forms sauce.

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This is now a regular at our holiday get togethers. We use mandarin oranges and the juice. The family goes for this right down to the youngest. Follow the directions carefully and it looks perfect everytime. Browning the sugar is the secret.

- Donald Foster from SALISBURY CENTER, NY

Plantain Flan

Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! Very different from the usual flan I have ever tasted. This recipe is a keeper.

- Ruth Minsk-Whitehead from OCALA, FL


I made this Plantain Flan, It kind of remember me of a pudding, or a custard, Light,cold, taste good. Family likes it really good.

- Marlene Foss from MORENO VALLEY, CA

Plantain Flan

I love flan, so when I got this recipe, I know that it was going to tast different and sure enough it did. It was very good and my Mexican friends seemed to enjoy the flavor. I plan on serving it again and again. Thanks

- Mary Raybon from MORENO VALLEY, CA

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/8 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 400
  • Calories from Fat: 80
  • Total Fat: 9g (14% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 6g (28% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 135mg (44% of DV)
  • Sodium: 140mg (6% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 67g (22% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (4% of DV)
  • Sugars: 59g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Vitamin A: 15% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 15% of DV
  • Calcium: 25% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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