Caribbean creme caramel

    1 hour 10 min

    Known as Flan de Coco, this tropical baked coconut custard treat is a deceptively simple to prepare for such a decadently creamy, coconuty delight. Bring the taste of the Caribbean islands to your dinner table for afters any night of the week!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 300g caster sugar
    • 1 (397g) tin sweetened condensed milk
    • 360ml evaporated milk
    • 120ml milk
    • 6 eggs
    • 35g fresh dessicated coconut

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Place 200g of the sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook gently, without stirring, but shaking occasionally until the sugar has melted. Continue cooking until the sugar has completely melted, and turned golden brown. Pour into a large, glass baking dish. Spread the sugar caramel evenly over the bottom of the dish, then set aside to cool for 15 minutes before proceeding.
    3. Once the caramel has hardened, pour the condensed milk, evaporated milk, milk, eggs, 100g sugar and coconut into a blender. Blend for 3 minutes until smooth. Pour into baking dish over the caramel.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes until set. When done, remove from oven and let cool for 30 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the dish to separate the flan from the sides. Refrigerate overnight.

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    This flan is delicious. I prepared it two days ago, but I made a couple changes: Instead of using regular milk, i added one cup evaporated milk and a can of coconut milk and it was great! Advice: Be careful for not over cooking the sugar for the syrup, it may get bitter.  -  13 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    God, that flan was good!!!! My family loved it!!! Only I substituted the evaporated milk with the same amount of coconut milk.  -  12 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was so easy to make that I was suspicious. However, I served this to a dinner party of 8 people and it was fantastic. It tasted fabulous and the texture/consistency was perfect. I served with a dollop of whip cream and some fresh quartered oranges and dark chocolate on the side. Even the guests who do not normally like dessert were raving!  -  20 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)