Top Rated Flan Recipes

A family favorite from Chef Michelle Bernstein of Michy's and SRA Martinez in Miami, Florida. This simple yet deeply flavorful dessert flan is best served with a garnish of unsweetened whipped cream. - Allison Beck
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Flan
Custards, in general, date back to ancient roman times when Romans began keeping chickens and had an excess number of eggs after first raising chickens. They mixed the eggs with cream and came up with custard. In Mexico, flan is a very popular custard dessert topped with a caramel sauce, and it was introduced by the Spaniards in the early 1800s. There are many variations to flan, but instead of one that has too much egg, this recipe incorporates almonds for a creamy texture.   Suggested Wine Pairing: Ceja Sonoma Coast Syrah
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Enjoy this citrus infused flan on a hot summer day!  Ingredients - Filling: 2 large thin-skinned oranges 2 tbs honey ½ cup water 1 cup milk 1 vanilla pod 2 egg yolks 1 tbs caster sugar 2 egg whites - Pastry: 1 cup flour pinch salt 1/3 cup butter ¼ cup caster sugar 1 egg yolk 2 tsp water Method - Filling: Wash oranges and cut into thin rings, keep the peel on. Soak overnight in honey and water. Next day place oranges in a pan and simmer gently for 30 minutes. Drain and cool, reserving syrup. While the pastry is baking (below), make a simple custard: Heat the milk with the vanilla pod. Allow to just boil. Beat the eggs with the sugar in a large bowl. Pour the hot milk over the egg yolks whisking vigorously. When completely mixed in, return to the pan. Stir over a low heat for 6-10 minutes until the mixture thickens sufficiently to coat the back of a spoon. Remove vanilla pod and let cool slightly. Beat the egg white until stiff and gently fold into the custard. Spread on the bottom of the flan case. Chill for about ½ an hour. Overlap orange slices on top. Add sugar to ½ cup honey juice and heat gently until sugar has dissolved. Bring to boil and cook until syrupy consistency, about 5 minutes. Use this to glaze the oranges and pastry. Serve chilled. - Pastry: Sift together flour and salt. Rub in butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add sugar. Bind together with egg yolk and water to form a firm dough. Roll out and use to line a 20 cm fluted flan tin. Fill centre with greaseproof paper and baking beans. Bake blind in a moderately hot oven for 15 minutes. Remove greaseproof paper and beans and bake for a further 5 minutes, until golden in colour. Cool.
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This delicious soup combines the fall flavors of celery root and apple. The dish is completed with a savory chestnut flan, a succulent twist on the classic dessert.
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Flan Napolitano
Tiajuana chef Javier Plascencia, whose numerous restaurants include Misión 19 and Villa Savieros in his hometown and the new Bracero Cocina del Raiz in San Diego, creates his flan napolitano for Bracero by slowly boiling sugar and water until it turns into sweet, gooey caramel, then combining cream cheese and milk and baking the confection until it produces a custard that’s bursting with flavor. To top it off, Plascencia adds orange zest for increased flavor, giving his version of the dish a unique taste that sets it apart from those of other restaurants in the area. At the end, slices of peach bring out the great orange flavor in the flan!
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Coconut Flan
This is one of the easiest flan recipes ever. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender, pulse until smooth, pour the custard into ramekins, steam in a water bath in the oven, and chill. The hardest part of this recipe is waiting the two hours for the flan to chill so you can enjoy it.
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Asher Blue Cheese Flan with Blackberries and Caramelized Honey
This distinctive variation on a traditional flan is the brainchild of Chef Mark Lietzke, the Executive Chef of the Country Club of Hilton Head on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. It makes great use of Sweet Grass Dairy’s incredible Asher Blue cheese. The Asher Blue Cheese Flan was originally served on top a wood-grilled rib eye steak and paired with a Donna Laura Ali Sangiovese di Toscana wine, but it is flavorful enough to enjoy on its own.
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Pumpkin Flan with Maple Syrup
This dessert is so easy to make — it only takes five minutes to assemble then the rest of the work is done in the oven. The flan needs to be chilled before serving so it’s a great make-ahead dessert. — Curry and Comfort
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Soy milk and lactose free yogurt make a flavorful version of panna cotta. Find more great recipes at Yoplait.com.
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Orange-Infused Flan
Saul Flores suggests pairing the flan with an ice wine (the chef recommends Inniskillin from Canada as agreat option) — both have a beautiful caramel taste and notes of citrus that play well off one another. He says it’s like you’re drinking the flan and eating it at the same time. Flores explains that this recipe is his take on a traditional Easter dessert. — Molly Aronica
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Rich in flavor and brilliantly creative, this recipe for chicken breast is perfectly complemented by chef Tim Love's savory take on flan.   Click here to see 101 Ways to Cook Chicken
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A flan tart is a classic dessert. It is simple and traditional, and wonderful just a little warm. Enjoyed by kids of all ages. 
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