This all-time favorite Vanilla Flan recipe is sweet, comforting, rich and a universally known Spanish dessert that is a enjoyed in many Latin-American countries. It's French relative is crème caramel. Flan is well suited to follow a spicy meal or as a delicious snack with a fresh, hot cup of coffee.
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
- 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Fresh fruit for garnish, (optional)
PREHEAT oven to 325° 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-dish 9-inch pie plate; swirl around bottom and sides to coat.
COMBINE evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk, eggs and vanilla extract in medium bowl. Pour into prepared pie plate. Place pie plate in large roasting pan; fill roasting pan with warm water to about 1-inch depth.
BAKE for 45 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Remove flan from water. Cool on wire rack. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
TO SERVE: run small spatula around edge of pie plate. Invert serving plate over pie plate. Turn over; shake gently to release. Caramelized sugar forms sauce. Garnish with fruit as desired.
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New Years Eve Hit
I made this for my cousin Vanessa's New Years Eve party to ring in 2005 and it was a big hit. It tastes like something you would order in a very elegant restaurant. My Aunt was so impressed, she now wants this recipe. I will gladly give it to her. The only problem I encountered was preparing the carmelized sugar. I prefer to let the sugar carmelize slowly in the pan without stirring it or touching it. The sugar will finally carmelize after about 15 minutes. It came out better that way. Great and fantastic dessert!!!! Happy New Year
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