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Spanish Flan

Unbelievably Easy Spanish Flan

A delicious unbelievably easy spanish flan recipe that combines the subtle flavors of creamy custard and rich caramel syrup.
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Course: desserts
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: flan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 People
Calories: 126kcal


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small saucepan, place 1 cup of sugar and 1/3 cup of water over medium-high- heat. Be attentive at all times until the sugar gets a golden color. Keep an eye on this at all times; you do not want to burn the sugar. As fast as possible pour the caramel into the ramekin and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, condensed and evaporated milk, vanilla and cinnamon (optinoal) until well combined. 
  • Pour the mixture inside the ramekin with the caramel, place the ramekin inside a large baking pan. Pour hot water into the baking pan. Just enough to cover more than half of the ramekin for a baño de Maria. 
  • Bake the flan 50 minutes to an hour. To make sure the flan is ready I like to insert a toothpick; if it comes out clean take the flan out of the oven and let it cool down for a few minutes
  • Then, place the flan in the fridge for at least an hour or until the next day if possible as it is best to eat this delicious dessert chilled.
  • You can also use small ramekins for individual flans. The trick to taking out the flan from the ramekin is to gently go clockwise with a table knife until you see the flan getting loose.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.3mg