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Flan Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Shellie Fulford
Added: Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
12 large eggs,
1 can condensed milk,
1 can evaporated milk,
8 oz. milk,
1 T. vanilla,
8 oz. brick of cream cheese,

3/4 c. sugar,
large round cake pan (9" dia. by 2" deep)

Directions:
Directions:
Put sugar in cake pan and melt sugar over high heat on cooktop. Shake constantly and tilt to distribute melted sugar. Do not over cook or sugar will burn. Sugar will melt to a light caramel color. Put pan aside and allow melted sugar to cool and harden. Take a cookie sheet with sides and fill half way with cool water and place the round pan on the cookie sheet. The 'water bath' will keep the bottom of the flan from getting too hot.

While waiting for the melted sugar to cool:
Place cream cheese and condensed milk in food processor and blend until creamy.

Place eggs, milk, evaporated milk, and vanilla in mixing bowl and beat on med-low speed until blended thoroughly. Add the cream cheese and condensed milk mixture and mix thoroughly.

Pour the mixture into the round pan. You will hear the melted sugar cracking; this is normal. Place in preheated 350 oven being careful not to spill the water. Bake for 1 hour. Remove flan from the 'water bath' and place on rack to cool. Once cooled, cover and put in refrigerator overnight. When ready to serve, run a knife along the edge, place your serving plate over the top and while securely holding pan and plate together turn flan upside down. Tap a few times on bottom of pan and carefully lift pan; you will hear the flan release from the pan and see the caramel cover your flan.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Be sure your serving plate is large enough to hold all the liquid caramel. One with an edge or that tapers slightly upward works best.

 

 

 

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