Spanish Flan

This classic Spanish dessert has many cousins, including crème brûlée and crème caramel. Serve flan simply, with berries and fruit on the side.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 1 hour 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • 2½ cups half-and-half
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries

Directions

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, cook ½ cup sugar, stirring constantly, until it liquefies and turns a golden shade. Pour the caramelized sugar into a heat-safe flan mold or soufflé dish. Carefully swirl the liquid around to coat the bottom and sides of the dish.
  • Pour half-and-half into a saucepan and heat until steamy, but not boiling. Add vanilla and almond extracts. In a large bowl, beat eggs, egg yolks, and sugar until light-colored and fluffy. While beating, slowly pour in warm half-and-half. Mix until combined.
  • Pour egg mixture into flan dish. Place in a baking pan with water coming halfway up the sides of the flan dish. Bake at 350ºF until firm, about 1 hour. (Make sure water in baking pan doesn’t evaporate.) Cool in refrigerator and serve with berries.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • 2½ cups half-and-half
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries

Directions

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, cook ½ cup sugar, stirring constantly, until it liquefies and turns a golden shade. Pour the caramelized sugar into a heat-safe flan mold or soufflé dish. Carefully swirl the liquid around to coat the bottom and sides of the dish.
  • Pour half-and-half into a saucepan and heat until steamy, but not boiling. Add vanilla and almond extracts. In a large bowl, beat eggs, egg yolks, and sugar until light-colored and fluffy. While beating, slowly pour in warm half-and-half. Mix until combined.
  • Pour egg mixture into flan dish. Place in a baking pan with water coming halfway up the sides of the flan dish. Bake at 350ºF until firm, about 1 hour. (Make sure water in baking pan doesn’t evaporate.) Cool in refrigerator and serve with berries.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories380
Total Fat15g
Saturated Fat8g
Cholesterol220mg
Sodium100mg
Total Carbohydrate52g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars48g
Protein8g