About this recipe: This dessert is known as Mexican flan. It consists of a deliciously creamy, sweet and eggy custard, topped with a syrupy caramel sauce. Serve as a truly decadent dessert.
- 15 Aug 2012
To me the density and consistency of this flan was perfect. I've since modified it to use only 2/3c. sugar for the caramel since not all the caramel liquified in baking using the full cup. I also use whole evaporated milk and leave out the cornstarch. If I'm choosing not to use the orange juice, I sub in milk. This has become my husband's most requested dessert. Thanks!! - 19 Jun 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Several folks have had trouble getting all the sugar to caramelize - an easy fix is to use Baker's Sugar... it's a superfine granulated sugar (not powdered sugar) that is made for just such an application. C&H makes it; I don't know if it's available all over the country, but look for it in the sugar section of the supermarket. - 20 Feb 2012 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)