June 27, 2009

Yummy@Home Cream Cheese Flan

Last week I wrote about my wonderful dinner in Los Angeles and mentioned a recipe for a caramel cream cheese flan.  At the time I only had one I got from the Food Network, but now I have the real recipe from my friend Luis - one of the most awesome home chefs I know!

Follow this recipe if you want to taste the most delicious flan - rich and creamy with a texture similar to cheesecake, but the sweetness of caramel...

  • Melt two cups of sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat.  
  • Stir regularly until the sugar turns into a brown liquid.  
  • Pour immediately into a small baking dish.  
  • Coat the entire bottom of the dish before the caramel hardens.
Flan Mixture
  • 1 can evap milk (I use fat free)
  • 1/2 can of Sweetened Condensed milk (depending on your palate, you can use more)
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 block of cream cheese
Blend everything together until you have a consistent liquid.  Pour into the baking dish.  Cover the dish with tin foil and bake for 1 hour in a water bath @ 350 degrees.

Let the flan come to room temperature and then refrigerate for at least 4-5 hours before serving.  Flip the flan onto a serving dish and... tada!  Enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Luis Lou

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