Not-Your-Classic Caramel Flan

4  Ratings
  • 45 min prep
  • 2 hr 30 min total
  • Makes 8 servings, 1 flan each.

A fixture on Latin restaurant dessert menus, creamy flan is simple enough to make at home. To add crunch to this traditionally smooth custard, we add a layer of whole honey grahams.

Not-Your-Classic Caramel Flan  Recipe


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cans (13 oz. each) evaporated milk
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 6 HONEY MAID Honey Grahams


  • Heat  oven to 325°F.
  • Cook  sugar and water in large saucepan on medium heat 10 min. or until sugar is completely dissolved and deep golden brown in color, stirring constantly and occasionally brushing sugar crystals off side of pan with moistened pastry brush. (Watch carefully so caramel sauce does not burn.) Pour caramel into 8 (6-oz.) ovenproof ramekins; tilt ramekins to evenly coat bottoms with sauce.
  • Whisk  next 4 ingredients until blended; pour into ramekins. Place in large baking pan filled with 1 to 2 inches hot water. (Water should come about halfway up sides of filled ramekins.)
  • Bake  35 to 45 min. or until centers of custards are set. Carefully transfer ramekins from water bath to wire rack; cool completely.
  • Refrigerate  1 hour or until chilled. Meanwhile, break 4 grahams crosswise in half; coarsely crush remaining grahams.
  • Unmold  flans onto graham squares just before serving. (See tip.) Sprinkle with graham crumbs.

Recipe Tips

Size WiseEach flan is baked in its own ramekin which helps with portion control of these creamy desserts.

How to Unmold FlansRun small sharp knife around chilled flan in 1 ramekin. Place graham square over ramekin, then top with small dessert plate. Carefully flip graham-topped plate and ramekin over, shaking ramekin slightly if necessary to loosen flan. Remove ramekin. Repeat with remaining graham squares and ramekins.

SubstituteSubstitute vanilla bean paste for the vanilla extract.


Nutrition Information

Makes 8 servings, 1 flan each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 490 
    • Total fat 16 g
    • Saturated fat 8 g
    • Cholesterol 180 mg
    • Sodium 270 mg
    • Carbohydrate 71 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 64 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 15 g
    • Vitamin A 10 %DV
    • Vitamin C 4 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 40 %DV
    • Iron 6 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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