Perfect Flan
Serves: 8
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 package light (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 can (14 ounces) condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees. Bring 1 quart of water to boil for a water bath.
  2. Whisking constantly bring sugar and ¼ cup water to boil over medium-high heat in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan. When mixture starts to boil, turn heat to medium-low and stop whisking. Continue to simmer, swirling pan occasionally  until mixture turns golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Pour mixture into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate set in a roasting pan large enough to accommodate it.
  3. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy in a medium bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down sides, after each addition. Beat in milks and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Set roasting pan in oven; pour flan batter into pie plate and water into roasting pan. Bake until flan is jiggly, but set, about 1 hour. Remove from oven, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate until ready to serve. Run a small knife around pie plate perimeter to loosen flan. Invert onto a large lipped platter. Cut into wedges and serve.
Recipe by Three Many Cooks at