This is How to Make Caramel Custard and 8 Ways to Use It

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Making caramel custard is easier than you think — we have the perfect recipe for you and some delicious ways to use it
This is How to Make Caramel Custard and 8 Ways to Use It

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Custard is a simple preparation of eggs and milk or cream; caramel custard typically involves a few more ingredients: evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and sugar. These ingredients are mixed together, placed into custard cups, and baked — it’s that easy. 

Custards are traditionally used as the basis of desserts such as flan, with its delicious and gooey caramel top. In this case, sugar and water are boiled down to make a sweet and sticky caramel sauce poured into the bottom of the ramekin before you add the custard. 

This is How to Make Caramel Custard and 8 Ways to Use It

This is How to Make Caramel Custard and 8 Ways to Use It

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Custard is a simple preparation of eggs and milk or cream; caramel custard typically involves a few more ingredients: evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and sugar. These ingredients are mixed together, placed into custard cups, and baked — it’s that easy. 

Custards are traditionally used as the basis of desserts such as flan, with its delicious and gooey caramel top. In this case, sugar and water are boiled down to make a sweet and sticky caramel sauce poured into the bottom of the ramekin before you add the custard. 

Almond-Infused Mexican Flan with Raspberry Salsa

Almond-Infused Mexican Flan with Raspberry Salsa

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There are many variations of flan, and you can use different techniques to achieve a creamy texture. This recipe incorporates almonds in place of more eggs for a smooth, silky textured flan.

For the Almond-Infused Mexican Flan with Raspberry Salsa recipe, click here.

Caramel Pots de Crème with Honey Sauce

Caramel Pots de Crème with Honey Sauce

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Grab your spoons and get ready to take a bite of this luscious caramel pots de crème served with a decadent honey sauce. Each spoonful is sweet, flavorful and smooth. If you’ve never had a pot de crème before, it’s the French version of an American pudding. — Living Sweet Moments

For the Caramel Pot De Crème with Honey Sauce recipe, click here. 

Chocolate Cream Puffs with Salted Caramel Custard Filling

Chocolate Cream Puffs with Salted Caramel Custard Filling

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A sweet caramel custard stuffed inside a flakey pastry shell doused in rich chocolate ganache and salted caramel — what more could you want out of a dessert? — Leigh-Anne Anderson

For the Chocolate Cream Puffs with Salted Caramel Custard Filling recipe, click here. 

Coconut Caramel Flan

Coconut Caramel Flan

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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.

For the Coconut Caramel Flan recipe, click here. 

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!

For the Flan Napolitano recipe, click here. 

Lactose Free Strawberry Flans

Lactose Free Strawberry Flans

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Soy milk and lactose-free yogurt make a flavorful version of panna cotta. — Yoplait

For the Lactose Free Strawberry Flans recipe, click here.

Orange-Infused Flan

Orange-Infused Flan

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This flan has a beautiful caramel taste and notes of citrus throughout.

For the Orange-Infused Flan recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Flan with Maple Syrup

Pumpkin Flan with Maple Syrup

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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

For the Pumpkin Flan with Maple Syrup recipe, click here.