You'll get your just deserts with this dessert (in a good way), with just four ingredients - eggs, vanilla, sugar and sweetened condensed milk. A simple and sweet custard treat, this Mexican crème caramel, also known as 'flan', looks and tastes deceptively elegant. A gorgeous after for any day of the week!
For a texture that's denser (more like cheesecake), substitute 225g cream cheese for two of the eggs.
really easy recipe but more like a very thick omelette with toffee on top than the dessert I thought it would be. Horrid, straight in the bin. Can't even give it zero stars so will have to rate it at a 1. - 27 Feb 2012
I made this for my Spanish II class party. I personally do not like flan, however, I got several reviews on how good this was. Before making flan, I would advise reading the how-to on the mexican recipes main page. It had many tips, like don't stir the sugar and to add a drop or two of lemon juice to it. Also, it had more detailed instructions on how to make a proper water bath for the flan. One woman, who lived in peru for 10 years, said that she usually flips her flan over right after it cools, then she chills it like that. That way a lot less of the caramel sticks to the pan. These tips made for a nice flan which was also moderately easy to prepare. - 30 Apr 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I have this same recipe from a cuban cookbook -- it's FANTASTIC and genuine. It cuts well, yet is creamy. One of a kind experience! One hint for those who have a problem with it (such as the person who found it crumbly) -- switch the steps in the recipe. First caramelize the sugar and pour into the pan, then allow it to cool -- that way the eggs will not curdle upon being poured into the pan. - 05 May 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)