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This delicious Cuban Flan Recipe or Flan Cubano is a huge hit wherever and whenever I take it. Find out how easy it is to make this Cuban dessert! 
Flan recipe

Why Cuban Flan?

My husband has a restaurant here in town and one of our best selling dessert is the “Cuban Flan”(amongst my million other duties) I have to make about 3 every 3-4 days so it keeps me busy. I decided to “show you”how I make it.

For those of you not familiar with this dessert, it’s literally a cooked custard that is then refrigerated. It is very sweet and rich but so delicious. I am part Mexican/Part Cuban so I can honestly say the Cuban version is so much better.

The Mexican one is a little waterier and not as sweet and rich. We usually serve it with a side of Shaved coconut in syrup. This is such an addictive dessert filled with a creamy, custardy texture yet cool delicious and sweet. 

It’s the one Cuban dessert my kids can’t get enough of and ask for quite often. 

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How to make Flan

I’ve always felt like making flan is one of those recipes that remind me of riding a bike. You can make it for a while and know how to do it , then stop making it and once you try it again it all just flows. 

The important thing with a flan recipe is how you beat the mixture. If you beat too much it will come out way too watery and thin, if you don’t beat enough it will be lumpy. There’s something about getting it right that may take some practice. 

It took me years of watching my grandmother make this recipe then failing at it miserably the first few times. That being said once you get the recipe just right once, it’s a winner! So head below and check out how to make this Traditional Cuban Flan recipe. 

 

Traditional Cuban Flan recipe

What you’ll need to make Cuban Flan

 

 

Flan

And a half a cup of sugar which you will caramelize on the stove top inside actual “flan pan”

How to make Cuban Flan

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2.  Begin by caramelizing the pan. To caramelize just add the sugar over a hot stove and mix until it liquifies. Make sure and coat the bottom of the pan and sides with the sugar glaze. See picture on how it looks.

Here is the caramelized sugar in the pan. Some like it darker I like it on the lighter side.

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Mix the milks, and rest of the ingredients in a food processor 

Pour into “Flan pan”

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Cook at 350 for 1:25 in a bain-marie (in a water bath)

Let it cool completely and place in refrigerator for at least 3 hours- overnight.

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Once it’s done cooking refrigerate for a few hours until cold and then cut along edge and flip over onto serving dish.

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TADA!

*You can use a pie dish or any other rounded cooking dish as long as it’s covered on the top.

This is a rich dessert that is sure to be the hit at any party. It’s intense and unique flavors make it an addictive treat! Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Looking for other great traditional Cuban Recipes? Check out my Pastelitos de Guayaba here

 

 

Yield: Amount of slices vary on how thick you cut the slices.

Cuban Flan Recipe (Flan Cubano)

Cuban Flan Recipe (Flan Cubano)
This delicious and rich Cuban Flan Recipe is so easy to make and even tastier to try. Flan Cubano is a traditional recipe and the perfect cuban dessert.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2.  Begin by caramelizing the pan. To caramelize just add the sugar over a hot stove and mix until it liquifies. Make sure and coat the bottom of the pan and sides with the sugar glaze. See picture on how it looks.
  3. Mix the milks, and rest of the ingredients in a food processor 
  4. Pour into the "Flan pan"with the caramelized sugar and cover flan with lid or foil.
  5. Cook in a bain marie or in a water bath for around 1:25 - This may vary depending on your oven. You'll know it's ready if you insert a toothpick in and it comes out clean.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 3+ hours. Once completely cool and solid run knife through the side and place a dish on top and flip over. See pictures for how to.

Notes

* You can use a pie dish or any other rounded dish just make sure and cover the flan when baking in water bath.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 164 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 108mg Sodium: 64mg Carbohydrates: 28g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 26g Protein: 5g
Data may not be accurate. This was calculated by Nutrionix. Conservamome.com is not held responsible for incorrect calculations.
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229 Comments

  • Reply Elizabeth

    Can you explain the water bath thing to me please?

    April 22, 2019 at 8:13 pm
    • Reply ConservaMom

      HI! Place the flan pan inside a bigger baking dish (I use a 9×13 baking pan) with Water half way up the sides . Don’t immerse it completely. It will cook in that. Does that make sense?

      April 22, 2019 at 8:27 pm
      • Reply Elizabeth

        I ordered the flan pan so I guess it’ll make sense. Ok now… it says 1 cup of milk and 1 cup milk whole fat. Is there a difference? Can I use 2 cups of whole milk?

        April 23, 2019 at 11:32 am
        • Reply Elizabeth

          Wait do do I put the flan pan inside a pie dish?

          April 23, 2019 at 11:35 am
          • ConservaMom

            No you can use a pie dish or flan pan (I recommend getting the flan pan). Although, I’ve used a pie dish in a pinch. Then place the flan pan inside a 9×13 dish and fill halfway up with water.

            April 24, 2019 at 8:59 pm
        • Reply ConservaMom

          I just fixed it all you need is one cup of whole fat milk. I doubled it when I transferred the recipe over. Sorry about that!

          April 24, 2019 at 9:05 pm
  • Reply Reyna

    The. Same recipe they use at the Versailles and Carretas restaurant in Miami

    April 14, 2019 at 10:38 am
  • Reply Stephanie

    This recipe came out amazing! I think I got too excited and flipped it over too soon (maybe 2hrs after it was in the fridge) because some of the hardened caramel stayed in the pan. Did I rush or is that normal?

    May 14, 2018 at 10:50 pm
    • Reply ConservaMom

      Sometimes that happens. It depends on how you caramelized the sugar 🙂

      October 22, 2018 at 10:41 am
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    April 18, 2018 at 12:06 pm
  • Reply Sarah L

    A dear friend of mine always brought flan to our pot lucks. I’ve never tried making it but this looks easy enough.

    November 5, 2017 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply Bea

    This looks like a good recipe. As we all have our ways as a Cuban I can tell you no cooking if milk or covering is necessary. I use 10 to 12 egg yolks and 2 cans of sweet condensed milk and a can of evaporated to make a 10 or 12 inch round. Yes, to ‘un baño de Maria.’ This is a foundational recipe; can add a can of coco Lopez or pumpkin etc to change it up. All rich and very creamy. It does need a pinch of salt and cinnamon is optional. Prefer hint of fresh lemon. It is very simple. Making the caramel is the only pain! I do like the idea of a flan pan. Very cool.

    June 17, 2017 at 7:17 am
    • Reply Louisa Murray

      Bea, your recipe sounds like my mom’s, she passed away a month ago from dementia and never wrote the recipe down….I’m so sad and want to make it for 4th of July as it was her tradition. Is that the complete recipe? Can you share with me please.

      July 2, 2017 at 8:22 pm
  • Reply Cindy S.

    I truly LOVE flan! This looks like a delicious and easy to make recipe. Pinning yet another one of your recipes! 🙂

    November 30, 2015 at 2:02 am
  • Reply denise low

    Thank you for the recipe. I have been wanting to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

    November 1, 2015 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply RANDY FULGHAM

    this sounds good=====could you make me some and fed-ex them to me==hehe

    October 3, 2015 at 9:08 pm
  • Reply Felicia

    We love flan in this house! This recipe kicks butt!

    October 2, 2015 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply Carol S.

    I have never baked this or tasted this before. Sounds easy enough to make and looks delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe, I think I will try and make one tonorrow. And thank you for including pictures also, they are great to refer to especially for a first time user of the recipe!

    April 7, 2015 at 6:37 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Mmmmmm!! I may be one of the weird ones but I love flan!! Never tried cuban flan but Im up for anything!! I’ll have to try this great recipe soon!!

    April 6, 2015 at 7:21 pm
  • Reply Sue M.

    This looks really dellicious and also easy to make, thanks a lot for sharing the recipe!

    April 5, 2015 at 7:36 pm
  • Reply LISA KERR

    This looks so good and seems fairly easy to make! Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe with us!!

    March 23, 2015 at 3:44 pm
  • Reply susan king

    These look and sound great !!

    March 4, 2015 at 10:53 am
  • Reply lisa

    I absolutely love this recipe. I’ve made it a few times. The first time, I think I burnt the sugar a bit. It does get easier though. Just takes practice.

    February 22, 2015 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Katie Heath

    Yum! Looks great! And it’s gluten free too!!

    February 16, 2015 at 8:39 pm
  • Reply Dee Lafrenz

    This sounds so good, I have only had it once, and I loved it. Thanks for the recipe.

    February 13, 2015 at 4:58 pm
  • Reply lisa

    I made this actually a couple of times now. It’s delicious. Yes, you did warn that it’s addictive!

    February 1, 2015 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply Theresa Hover

    I’ve always wanted to try making flan from scratch, so now I have a recipe. The instant flan boxes at the grocery store just aren’t the same 🙂

    January 29, 2015 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply Chalene Alic

    This recipe is going to end up in front of my husband this weekend!!

    December 23, 2014 at 9:47 am
  • Reply lisa

    That looks and sounds delicious. I love custard, especially if it’s very sweet.

    December 20, 2014 at 12:40 pm
  • Reply Joy Q

    I love flan. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I cannot wait to try making this.

    December 17, 2014 at 10:21 am
  • Reply Lynda Del

    Ohhh! That looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

    December 3, 2014 at 9:03 pm
  • Reply BILL HOFF

    I order Flan sometimes when we go out to eat…can’t talk my wife into trying to make it though…

    November 13, 2014 at 9:20 pm
  • Reply Paula Ball

    Does anyone know if soy milk would work for this?

    November 7, 2014 at 9:48 am
  • Reply Jennifer Hiles

    I’ve never actually had flan before. I’ve heard about it several times but have never tried it. Looks really good. I’ll have to give this a try.

    October 30, 2014 at 4:13 pm
  • Reply Janna Law

    It looks delicious! I wish I had some whole milk on hand!

    October 28, 2014 at 2:06 am
  • Reply David Fultner

    This is my favorite desert.

    October 23, 2014 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply Michele Ash

    I have heard of Flan before, however, never tried it! From your recipe, it looks good and it’s not overly hard to make! I have a large sweet tooth (which is probably why I’m a diabetic) and you said this is a “sweet desert” ! This means That I would most likely like it! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe with all of us! I truly do appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂

    October 10, 2014 at 3:27 pm
  • Reply Gale McCarron

    This looks delicious, and doesn’t seem that difficult to make. Thanks!

    September 25, 2014 at 3:56 am
  • Reply Sue E

    I did not know there was a Mexican & a Cuban flan. I must have had the Mexican Flan before when we ate at a Mexican restaurant – which I did like. So if the Cuban flan is better, I would love to try it. I have never made either, but I am going to PIN it. Thanks!!

    September 24, 2014 at 2:40 am
  • Reply Cindy Merrill

    Custards scare me. I have tried and tried to make a good custard, but I never get a good result- either it’s gummy or the thing curdles.

    September 21, 2014 at 5:14 am
  • Reply Renski

    This looks amazoing and easy to make

    September 20, 2014 at 8:56 pm
  • Reply Trish F

    You make this look so easy. I’m going to keep my eyes open for a flan pan, it looks like you need one to make this recipe. I’m wondering if this could be made with coconut milk as I’ve given up dairy. Thanks for sharing.

    September 17, 2014 at 11:45 am
  • Reply Sarah L

    I’ve had flan in many places and liked it. Want to try your recipe. Thanks.

    September 14, 2014 at 4:28 pm
  • Reply Maria Iemma

    I’ve had this at a restaurant and is delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe, I may be ambitious enough to try to make it for my family.

    September 9, 2014 at 10:17 am
  • Reply sheila ressel

    Oh yummy! II love flan! I’ve never tried making it at home before but maybe I’ll get brave and give it a try. Thanks so much for the recipe.

    September 9, 2014 at 5:41 am
  • Reply Melissa S

    I think I am going to give this a try but in individual servings. I have a rice cooker with a steamer basket and a few individual covered dessert dishes. My husband talks wistfully about the flan his grandmother used to make it would be a nice little surprise for him if it works out 🙂

    September 7, 2014 at 8:30 am
  • Reply Roz

    I love Flan!! This recipe looks good enough to eat, lol. I will definitely be making this in the near future.

    September 1, 2014 at 1:34 am
  • Reply desiree

    that looks so good

    August 21, 2014 at 9:58 am
  • Reply Kelly Faber

    I have never tried flan before, but this looks so good and not that hard to make! I will have to make it sometime! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    August 17, 2014 at 10:13 pm
  • Reply Gale McCarron

    Never had this but it sure looks interesting. Would love to try it. I hope you put more recipes up on here. Very different.

    August 14, 2014 at 1:13 am
  • Reply Katt Lewis

    I was introduced to Flan at Cafe Tu Tu Tango in Orlando years ago. I never knew! Now if I could just find a recipe for Tiramisu.

    August 11, 2014 at 8:42 pm
  • Reply Heather O'Neill

    YUM! Looks amazing! Hope I don’t mess it up! 🙂

    August 11, 2014 at 6:05 pm
  • Reply stefanie

    I’ve never had flan but this looks good!

    August 10, 2014 at 9:15 am
  • Reply Cami

    I love flan and can’t wait to give Cuban Flan a try. Thanks for the recipe!

    August 7, 2014 at 8:46 am
  • Reply Melissa E

    That’s beautiful. I think I’ve had flan only once in my life. This needs to be made stat! =)

    August 6, 2014 at 3:58 am
  • Reply stefanie

    I would love to try this at my next dinner party!

    August 4, 2014 at 8:25 am
  • Reply stefanie

    this looks delicious!

    July 31, 2014 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Nissa

    My friend from Puerto Rico used to make flan all the time! I miss it–it’s delicious!

    July 29, 2014 at 10:16 am
  • Reply Avril Kyler

    I love flan but have never tried to make it. This is a recipe that is easy to follow. I do believe I will try and make it !

    July 29, 2014 at 8:42 am
  • Reply TrippyCusp93

    My mothers favorite dessert is Flan and I’ve always wanted to make it for her! I’ll be saving this recipe for later 🙂 Looks amazing!

    July 27, 2014 at 11:50 pm
  • Reply Holly Rhone

    this looks amazing!!!!!

    July 27, 2014 at 9:06 pm
  • Reply Alicia Arsenault

    Wow this looks incredibly delicious! I usually don’t like custard desserts but this one makes me want to try it.

    July 26, 2014 at 2:17 pm
  • Reply Jerri Davis

    This is Beautiful looks like a lot of work and I bet its wonderful to taste this. Thank you, Jerri Davis

    July 26, 2014 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply Mariah Applegate

    Never had flan… don’t know if I would love it or hate it! It always looked kind of weird to me. This recipes makes me want to give it a go though.

    July 23, 2014 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply Jana Williams

    I Absolutely LOVE Flan; If I Could Only Have 1 Food for the Rest of My Life than I would Pick Flan! I don’t know why I Love it So Much! It’s So Creamy but it Isn’t Too Rich, you know? I Think I will have to try this Recipe Out; there are So Many Different Variations of this Recipe! Some People Use Evaporated Milk, Some Use Cream or Half-n-Half! Some People Use Cinnamon in there Recipe, although I prefer Mine Without! I Like the Traditional Caramel Flan! I would Like to Maybe try to Make this Recipe in the Fall b/c I have a Recipe for Pumpkin Flan! I haven’t had a Flan that I didn’t Like but I prefer the Original Recipe! Your Recipe sounds Delicious and I will Let you know how it turns out when I make it! Thanks a Bunch & God Bless! Jana

    July 21, 2014 at 5:57 pm
  • Reply LORA FLOWERS

    Looks great! YUM!

    July 21, 2014 at 1:04 am
  • Reply Lorayne Gothard

    Thank you for all the pictures and the steps for the flan. I love flan and will try and make it!!

    July 14, 2014 at 1:27 am
  • Reply Julie Mauricio

    Flan is one my top favorite desserts!! Love it!! And yours looks so delicious!

    July 11, 2014 at 3:05 am
  • Reply Cindy Garcia

    Riqusimo!!!!! I absolutely love flan. Since we don’t eat anything from a chicken (I know weird huh!) I always use quail eggs.

    July 8, 2014 at 11:26 am
  • Reply America S.

    This looks AMAZING!!!! I have never made a flan, but I am totally inspired to try now!

    July 7, 2014 at 5:17 pm
  • Reply sheridan jacobsen

    This looks absolutely delicious! I’m going to have to make this sometime soon

    July 7, 2014 at 3:25 pm
  • Reply Melinda Dartmann

    I’ve had this only once! A lady who was Cuban that I worked with made it and brought some to work for me to try, I fell in love with it immediately but never new the recipe! Thanks so much for posting this, it will be getting made this coming weekend!

    June 29, 2014 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply Carol L

    This looks amazing.My mouth is watering. I Love Flan but I have never tried to make it thinking it was extremely complicated. This looks so easy but of course getting it out of the pan will be the hard part. 🙂 But in all honestly , if it falls apart I don’ care as log as it’s cooked, I’ll eat it out of the pan with a spoon. lol
    Thanks for the pics and sharing this recipe.
    Carol L

    June 27, 2014 at 11:56 am
  • Reply Erin

    That looks delicious! After my whole 30 challenge I am going to give this a try. I love flan.

    June 18, 2014 at 6:42 am
  • Reply leilani y

    Oh wow, I know my husband would love this!

    June 15, 2014 at 9:34 pm
  • Reply Amy Lovell

    ive never tried this before but boy does that look yu,mmy!

    June 14, 2014 at 12:16 pm
  • Reply Matthew Todd Flowers

    My favorite! Thanks for the recipe!

    June 12, 2014 at 11:39 pm
  • Reply Matthew Flowers

    Looks delicious! I love Flan!!

    June 12, 2014 at 11:38 pm
  • Reply DG Middendorf

    comment 1.. thought it was above my skill level, comment 2…. found I had a flan pan so I was going to try this… comment 3… I tried and I was right in comment 1… UGH, I guess since I have the pans I’ll try again. It looks sooooo good. I am just not a cook.

    June 7, 2014 at 9:31 am
  • Reply Stephanie Sangatanan

    Love flan!

    June 4, 2014 at 12:20 pm
  • Reply Yana Lyfar

    YUMM !! I want this for dessert, will try to make this sometime soon

    June 4, 2014 at 11:43 am
  • Reply Sarah Oswald

    I would love to try this thanks for the recipe. I have never tried flan before but this looks fairly easy to make. I hope mine comes out as great as yours.

    June 4, 2014 at 1:39 am
  • Reply nancy chartrand

    This looks incredibly delicious, I will have to try it, flan for my man lol

    June 3, 2014 at 12:49 am
  • Reply Terri S

    WOW! This looks incredible! Thank you for sharing,

    June 2, 2014 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply DG Middendorf

    Now I’m really excited. I looked and realized I own a flan pan and I’d never ever used it. Guess what I’m going to do. It WON”T come out like this but I hope it is at least edible.

    May 31, 2014 at 1:33 am
  • Reply MaryB

    We love flan here! Thank you for the recipe and great pictures. This sounds easy and fun to try. Going on the menu!

    May 30, 2014 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply Andra

    This looks so good! I love flan!

    May 30, 2014 at 11:10 am
  • Reply DG Middendorf

    I think I’ll come to your house to eat this. It is above my skill level however not above my eating level.

    May 27, 2014 at 1:22 am
  • Reply Laurie P

    I’ll have to share this with my mother, she loves flan. Maybe we’ll make it during my next visit.

    May 13, 2014 at 8:37 am
  • Reply Paula Adams

    Flan has always been one of my favorite desserts when eating out, but I’ve never tried making it at home. But this recipe looks pretty easy, so I will now give it a try!

    May 10, 2014 at 10:10 pm
  • Reply Yana Lyfar

    Never tried this before, looks SO DELICIOUS !!!

    May 10, 2014 at 6:43 pm
  • Reply Colleen

    Looks delicious!

    May 8, 2014 at 9:25 am
  • Reply Yana Lyfar

    Oh my, this look heavenly, I must try this recipe! thank you for sharing

    May 6, 2014 at 10:45 pm
  • Reply Bias

    Flan at home is so decadent! I wish I had seen this in time for Cinco de Mayo. Will pin it for the weekend instead! 🙂

    May 6, 2014 at 4:16 am
  • Reply Erica H

    One of my FAVORITES. I’d be timid to try it myself, but think it looks amazing!

    May 5, 2014 at 9:38 am
  • Reply Danielle D

    This looks absolutely delicious! 🙂 Sounds simple enough, but it still intimidated! lol

    May 4, 2014 at 5:24 pm
  • Reply nancyfancypink

    This looks so good! I bet it would be delicious after a meal of Mexican food!

    May 3, 2014 at 7:17 pm
  • Reply Lindsey

    This looks so yummy! I’m going to try and make it this weekend

    April 28, 2014 at 10:52 pm
  • Reply melisa

    I love flan! This looks absolutely divine! I’ve tried to make it before and it didn’t turn out for me, I think you have to have a knack for it.

    April 28, 2014 at 2:24 am
  • Reply Stephanie M

    OMG this looks so delicious and fairly simple to make!

    April 25, 2014 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply Lara Clinton

    I LOVE FLAN. Although only my Puerto Rican friends have made it for me so far so this will have to be next on my list!

    April 25, 2014 at 12:10 pm
  • Reply Jennifer

    That looks amazing! I tried making flan once for spanish class in high school. It didn’t turn out lol.

    April 23, 2014 at 3:16 pm
  • Reply Debbie S.

    Must comment I’ve never tried a flan! Looks delicious! I’m going to pin this and give it a try. Thank you for sharing!

    April 22, 2014 at 10:46 pm
  • Reply Susan G

    I am going to have to try out this recipe.. Flan is one of my favorite desserts

    April 22, 2014 at 7:33 pm
  • Reply Shannon

    This looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us.

    April 19, 2014 at 8:40 am
  • Reply Rita Topper

    I may have to try this one… it’s making me hungry

    April 15, 2014 at 12:24 am
  • Reply Jess Demi

    This looks great!

    April 14, 2014 at 9:06 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    I love flan but have not had Cuban flan. Looks amazing! I might be brave enough to try to make it. Thanks for sharing!

    April 14, 2014 at 7:53 am
  • Reply Rebecca Wilson

    This looks and sounds amazing. I have had other flans but would love to try yours.

    April 13, 2014 at 7:21 pm
  • Reply Lisa Ehrman

    I’ve never eaten one of these, but if it’s addictive…I’m sure it is delicious 🙂

    April 9, 2014 at 7:33 pm
  • Reply Judy Thomas

    This looks so delicious! I think I will try , thank you very much for the recipe and having it so easy to follow 🙂

    April 9, 2014 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply LostLenore

    This is wonderful! Flan has always been a favorite of mine, but I always assumed it was fairly difficult to make because I’ve only seen it at restaurants. Now I know how to whip up my own, and I am SO grateful!!!

    April 8, 2014 at 4:43 am
  • Reply Sandra Beeman

    I’ve always been a fan of plan. I’ve only , to date had a packaged variety of this dessert. Hopefully, now that I have a recipe I can make this treat for myself.

    April 7, 2014 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply Helga

    I love flan. Now I know how to make it myself!

    April 7, 2014 at 10:51 am
  • Reply Renee Smith

    I’ve never tried Flan before and I must say I’m a little intimidated by this. Hope I can pull it off with this recipe.

    April 7, 2014 at 1:25 am
  • Reply nancyfancypink

    Oh my goodness this flan looks so good! I have always been too intimidated to try to make a custard of any kind, but seeing the step by step directions makes me want to try it. I can’t be that hard, right?

    April 2, 2014 at 1:19 pm
  • Reply Gale McCarron

    I love collecting recipes, and this looks delicious, and not too difficult to acquire. Wish me luck!

    March 24, 2014 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply Lindsey Baker

    I love flan! i’ll have to try this recipe! I also love the step by step directions with pictures!

    March 10, 2014 at 10:54 am
  • Reply Kadie

    This looks amazing!

    March 7, 2014 at 9:41 am
  • Reply Aurora P

    These is very similar to the Mexican flan, so easy to make and yummy.
    I ALWAYS add a piece go cream cheese and make it more creamy and more yummy. You should try.

    March 3, 2014 at 7:26 pm
  • Reply ElizabethAD

    YUM!!! I haven’t made flan since 2008! A guy I dated while living in Florida taught me how! I need to get on this STAT!

    March 2, 2014 at 3:59 pm
  • Reply Wendi S

    My husband likes Flan I never have eaten any. I should surprise him with it one day.

    March 2, 2014 at 2:43 pm
  • Reply Barbara Mc/Whenihave Time

    This looks wonderful, so much fun too!

    March 2, 2014 at 1:06 am
  • Reply Kate B

    this looks amazing..can’t wait to make it!

    March 1, 2014 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply Corina D.

    This looks amazing!

    February 27, 2014 at 11:57 pm
  • Reply Brooke T

    I have been so curious about flan! I’ve never even tried it before but I’m interested in making it. Definitely trying this recipe.

    February 27, 2014 at 11:39 pm
  • Reply Lisa R

    I can’t believe the foods I think are so hard to make are very simple sometimes, this is a must try, to easy not to

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

    February 27, 2014 at 9:21 pm
  • Reply Dawn Monzu

    See, this is why I love reading posts! I learn something new everyday. This looks so good, but I really kind of suck in the kitchen. Especially when it has to do with boiling milk, or caramelizing anything! It actually looks like something I might be able to do….so I’m going to try it! Thank you very much for the recipe!

    February 27, 2014 at 6:17 pm
  • Reply lissa crane

    This sounds amazing! It brings back many memories of my childhood! I can’t wait to make this with my daughters! Thanks for sharing!

    February 27, 2014 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Wilson

    This sounds magnificent. I can’t wait to give it a try!

    February 26, 2014 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply Mallissa

    This looks delicious! Unfortunately the only flan I have ever had was at a restaurant one time. I’m certain it came out of a box and it was not good. I suppose that as with most things, it is probably much better made at home!

    February 26, 2014 at 8:10 am
  • Reply Dorothy Boucher

    This looks so delicious and so yummy, i don’t think i have ever tried something like this.. will definitely have to give it a try 🙂 thanks for such a great post @tisonlyme143
    Any more recipes let us know 😉

    February 24, 2014 at 8:18 am
  • Reply mindy cole

    I have never had Flan but guess I will be trying it sounds pretty good

    February 23, 2014 at 4:27 pm
  • Reply Crock Pot Arroz Con Pollo

    […] fun with this meal, add a salad and some bread and heck, go crazy and add a flan at the end if you want! Throw in some mojiots and make it a party! With this easy meal you’ll […]

    February 21, 2014 at 9:39 am
  • Reply Jerri Davis

    Thank you for this Recipe I really am happy to get it Flan is wonderful. Jerri Davis

    February 10, 2014 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply Sarah F.

    This looks amazing!

    February 10, 2014 at 11:59 am
  • Reply susana

    I love flan, my mom used to make it all the time, but never got the recipe!!!! Thanks so much for posting this out for us, def will try it this weekend!!!! Thanks so much

    February 6, 2014 at 4:11 pm
  • Reply gigi borden

    i am drooling, i love all cuban food! thank you for sharing!!!!

    February 6, 2014 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Mallory

    Sounds and looks delicious!!

    February 5, 2014 at 12:21 pm
  • Reply Hillary H

    Yum!! Now i just have to get a flan pan. And some cooking skills lol

    January 31, 2014 at 9:45 pm
  • Reply Dorothy Boucher

    This looks so delicious and so yummy, i don’t think i have ever tried something like this.. will definitely have to give it a try 🙂 thanks for such a great post @tisonlyme143

    January 29, 2014 at 1:19 pm
  • Reply Tina

    This looks delicious. I don’t think I am skilled enough to try and make it though. I hope to find it in a restaurant.

    January 24, 2014 at 9:09 pm
  • Reply Jeri Accardo

    I have only had Flan one time before. It has been a while ago, I was so glad to see this here, I had actually forgotten all about it. I will be making it soon! Have you ever added fruit to a flan?

    January 24, 2014 at 6:11 pm
  • Reply Weng Rodriguez

    We also call this Leche Flan.

    January 24, 2014 at 5:36 pm
  • Reply Tina

    this sounds very interesting. I would love to try it.

    January 22, 2014 at 6:53 pm
  • Reply Allan

    That looks excellent!

    January 20, 2014 at 11:43 pm
  • Reply Diana Corlett

    Looks delicious and more than nice enough to serve to guests

    January 20, 2014 at 5:53 pm
  • Reply Rachel brown hester

    I can’t wait to try it!

    January 19, 2014 at 10:32 am
  • Reply Amy Bell

    This Looks Amazing!

    January 16, 2014 at 5:10 pm
  • Reply Ani

    this made me soooo hungry!! I am going to make it right now!

    January 16, 2014 at 10:14 am
  • Reply Lesa

    This looks really good, have a sweet tooth! I’ve never seen a “flan pan”, I’ll have to look for that, maybe I can give this a try! Thanks for the pictures, it helps a lot!

    January 16, 2014 at 12:46 am
  • Reply Greisy Wardsworth

    This looks delicious wow easy recipe thanks for sharing

    January 15, 2014 at 8:46 am
  • Reply Maricel

    Looks delicious. I love flan its one of my favorite dessert.

    January 15, 2014 at 2:01 am
  • Reply Sandra Beeman

    The first time I ever had flan was on a visit to California. I loved it! Now a recipe to follow-just what I’ve been looking for.

    January 13, 2014 at 7:45 am
  • Reply M.Clark

    I have never had flan before, but I have heard of it. Thank you for sharing this recipe, I’d love to try it.

    January 12, 2014 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Marcia Lee

    I have had Flan, but it probably wasn’t exactly like your recipe. It was delicious just as your must be if it is in such demand.

    January 11, 2014 at 4:59 pm
  • Reply Jody

    Looks and sounds yummy!!

    January 11, 2014 at 2:48 pm
  • Reply Joni Caraway (trippygrandmaof3)

    This is my husbands favorite dessert. His grandmother used to make it for him all the time.

    January 11, 2014 at 11:38 am
  • Reply Jo-Ann Brightman

    This looks delicious and I am so glad to have this recipe. I have not been a fan of flan in the past, but I do want to try this recipe and see if it will change my mind.

    January 10, 2014 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply sha

    looks amazing

    January 8, 2014 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply Kate Pray

    Sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

    January 5, 2014 at 12:14 am
  • Reply Tammy Cook

    This looks delicious! I’m looking forward to more of your recipes!

    January 4, 2014 at 5:05 pm
  • Reply Gale McCarron

    This custard looks devine and doesn’t seem that difficult to make. I’m afraid if I start making this I may never stop eating it 🙂

    January 4, 2014 at 5:44 am
  • Reply Amy Lewis

    YUMMY!!!!! Your flan looks absolutely AMAZING!!! I like it on the lighter side too…looks more attractive. I will definitely be giving this recipe a try! Thank you!!!

    January 3, 2014 at 12:55 pm
  • Reply Andrea Smith

    Yummy! I’ll have to try this sometime!

    January 3, 2014 at 3:15 am
  • Reply Lorayne Gothard

    Wow you did a great job!! I love flan, so I will send this to my husband to make since he is the “dessert master”!!

    January 3, 2014 at 1:51 am
  • Reply Melissa Marinho

    My husband LOVES flan. He orders it for dessert when we go out to eat. I’ve never thought about making it until now, although I’m not sure where to get a flan pan! (I think I’ll look on Amazon). I’ll be making this for him, it sounds delish!

    January 2, 2014 at 10:27 am
  • Reply Robyn McIntosh

    Thank you for this recipe. It sounds delicious!

    January 2, 2014 at 9:22 am
  • Reply Robyn McIntosh

    Thank you for this recipe! It looks delicious!

    January 2, 2014 at 9:20 am
  • Reply David Smith

    The flan looks incredibly good and not too difficult to make. We’ll have to give t a try. I really like deserts and treats like flan, pudding, etc. Thanks for the recipe and Happy New Year.

    December 30, 2013 at 2:34 pm
  • Reply krystel

    this recipe sounds very delish

    December 26, 2013 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply Susan Broughton

    I absolutely love Flans. When I go to a restaurant that has them I always get one! I will have to try this recipe and see if I can make them taste as good as the ones you get at the restaurants.

    December 26, 2013 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply md Kennedy

    I am a custard fanatic and this looks awesome! Thanks for the great recipe!

    December 2, 2013 at 8:56 pm
  • Reply Lily Kwan

    This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

    November 27, 2013 at 10:21 pm
  • Reply Jenny Knight

    This looks utterly delicious. I’m not entirely confident in my ability to pull it off, so I’ll have to see if my husband will make it for me sometime. He’s a chef, so he’s much more likely to get it right the first time. 🙂

    November 8, 2013 at 7:43 pm
  • Reply Amanda Santiago

    We love flan in our family. Our family recipe is slightly different so I think I am going to try this one to see if the family can taste a difference. We are very critical when we go to restaurants and have some.

    November 8, 2013 at 4:32 pm
  • Reply Bianca @ The Pierogie Mama

    YUM! Oh my gosh – I can’t wait to try it! Though I wonder how it is different from Mexican flan? Who cares!

    November 7, 2013 at 5:49 pm
  • Reply Becky

    This looks delicious! I’ve had flan before, but I’ve never made my own. I’ll have to try this sooner rather than later. 🙂

    November 4, 2013 at 12:30 am
  • Reply cheryla lister

    I love flan and this one looks delicious. I’ve never been real successful wiith milk type desserts, but I may still give this a try.

    November 3, 2013 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Jutta P.

    Yum! Flan is one of my favorite treats. I love your flan pan, I definitely need to look into getting one.

    November 2, 2013 at 5:39 pm
  • Reply Christina Howell

    I am so hungry for flan now!! This looks amazing and I love the step by step guide along with recipes. I will definitely be making this soon for my husband and kids.

    October 28, 2013 at 7:24 pm
  • Reply Aurora P

    Oh, and I don´t use cinnamon and don´t boil milks.
    I just make the caramel and the rest of the ingredients goes in the blender! then to the flan mold. I use the express pot (I´m not sure how is call) for like 30-40 min or bain-marie in the stove for around 1to 1:10 hr.

    October 28, 2013 at 5:31 pm
  • Reply Aurora P

    Its pretty similar to the Mexican flan, but I use 1 can of evaporated milk instead of milk and my version is with 1 piece (190 gr) of cream cheese. It makes it more creamy and more tasty!!!
    Should try!

    October 28, 2013 at 5:26 pm
  • Reply Erica Lynn

    You make it look way too easy… I’m going to have to try this but highly doubt I’ll be so successful!

    October 28, 2013 at 8:53 am
  • Reply Katrina Lewis

    This looks so amazing! Definitely trying this soon1 Yum

    October 25, 2013 at 6:29 pm
  • Reply Kerri

    I’ve only tried making Mexican-style flans before. I didn’t even know there was a difference! This is definitely something to try out. Thanks!

    October 24, 2013 at 9:09 am
  • Reply Cristi B.

    I am so excited about this! My husband has been begging me to make flan and I’ll be honest–I’ve never even tasted flan. I can’t wait to try it out. It looks so yummy!

    October 22, 2013 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply Honesty

    This looks so good!!!!

    October 21, 2013 at 8:56 pm
  • Reply Christina Strapp

    This looks so good, I have never made it before.

    October 21, 2013 at 1:05 am
  • Reply Erin Knack

    I absolutely love flan. Unfortunately, I have not had it in years and since my 3 year old is allergic to eggs…I am not sure when I will be making it. This post definitely made me miss it though.

    October 20, 2013 at 8:18 pm
  • Reply gigi borden

    omg this looks amazing, i love all cuban food. thanks for sharing!!!!

    October 20, 2013 at 7:48 am
  • Reply Claudia Rodriguez

    I am very bad with desserts but this look so good that I am gonna try it

    October 14, 2013 at 9:46 pm
  • Reply pollyanna valenzuela

    omg elia.. this flan looks amazing.. my hubs made one a few months ago and wow it came delish.. i wanted to comment on your picadillo .. you know i never tasted that until i met my husband .. thats one of his favorite dishes. ill have to try yours soon..

    October 10, 2013 at 4:20 am
  • Reply Tina T

    I wish I could have Flan, I’m lactose intolerant 🙁 I wonder if I could do a soy substitute? Your recipe looks awesome! How cool is that! Your husband has a resturant! Lucky lady! I hope he cooks for you!

    October 9, 2013 at 7:23 pm
  • Reply Mariaelena Dominguez

    Flan is my fave dessert but I’ve never tried it.!it doesn’t look that hard, I think I’ll try it

    October 9, 2013 at 6:20 pm
  • Reply A

    This sounds so amazing with the shredded coconut on the side. I will be giving this a try. yum

    October 7, 2013 at 10:02 am
  • Reply Michelle F.

    yum! I love flan.

    October 7, 2013 at 12:37 am
  • Reply maria carrasco

    This flan looks so delicious. I have to try this recipe. My husband loves flan.

    October 2, 2013 at 9:47 pm
  • Reply Danita @O Taste And See

    My husband grew up in FL. He grew up eating Cuban food, I learned to love it after we got married. Flan is one of his favorites but I’ve never made it. I will be trying your recipe, soon. Thanks for posting.

    October 2, 2013 at 5:10 pm
  • Reply Jeannette

    This looks amazing! I LOVE flan and I have never even attempted to make it before. This recipe looks SO good and I know my family would love it! I love that all the ingredients are already in my pantry!

    September 23, 2013 at 2:14 am
  • Reply Michelle Elizondo

    This is a delcious version you have. I know that the Mexican version is thinner and less sweet. The Filipino version is thicker, sweeter, and yummier.

    September 18, 2013 at 12:09 am
  • Reply Shannon Taylor

    Oh my goodness! That looks soooo good! I haven’t had a good serving of flan in years!

    September 15, 2013 at 5:44 pm
  • Reply Erin Knack

    I haven’t made flan in a few years. My son is allergic to eggs so, of course, flan is a little off limits. But this looks delicious!

    September 1, 2013 at 7:43 pm
  • Reply rebeccabasset

    Ohhh thanks for the recipe, this sounds YUMMY, I love Flan, especially the ones that are not as sweet. I will try this recipe.

    Thanks again!

    September 1, 2013 at 12:46 am
  • Reply Lovely Light

    Oh my word, this looks delicious. I never ate flan until a couple years ago, an now I have to order every time I go to my favorite Mexican restaurant.

    August 30, 2013 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Williams Parsons

    You are a brave soul. I love flan but have been terrified to try it. You make it look easy, so just maybe I might give it a try

    August 29, 2013 at 4:56 pm
  • Reply ConservamomE

    It's so easy!!

    August 29, 2013 at 3:02 pm
  • Reply Heather Barnes

    My husband has been begging me to make Flan for years. Now I may actually do it. Thank you for the recipe.

    August 29, 2013 at 3:02 pm
  • Reply Starr R

    I love flan!

    August 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply Vanessa Coker

    Oh my pregnant lady cravings!!! I love this flan so bad. It seems similar to what my mom makes (Brazilian). Glad I get to go home in a few weeks to visit 🙂 this post totally gave me a massive craving.

    August 29, 2013 at 2:13 pm
  • Reply Audrey Yarbrough

    This looks ah-maxing! I’ve never had Cuban flan. I will most definitely be trying this!

    August 29, 2013 at 2:11 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    That looks delicious but I’m not sure I’d be able to make it like you do.

    August 29, 2013 at 2:08 pm
  • Reply Carissa Whaatt

    I love your recipes! they all look really good! Hoping to try them all out eventually 🙂

    August 29, 2013 at 2:07 pm
  • Reply cezovski

    I love flan! Cuban flan, any kind of flan! This looks like a delicious recipe and I can’t wait to try it.

    August 29, 2013 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply Bobby Tarumi

    It's so big o.O Is flan usually cake-sized? I am used to restaurant single-serve portions =3

    August 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Laura P

    This looks amazing. I’ve only had Mexican flan, so I’d love to try this version! Ooh, my mouth is watering!

    August 29, 2013 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply Brittany Farber

    Wow! Thanks for this. I’m going to try it.

    August 29, 2013 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Vicki Hall

    This looks really good. I’ve never tried flan so I’m gonna try and make this. thanks for the recipe and step by step instructions !

    August 29, 2013 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Karen Chayne Sanchez

    OMG! it looks so yummy and delicious! I wanna these sweet desert at home too! thank for sharing!

    August 29, 2013 at 1:42 pm
  • Reply Maria Iemma

    I was born in Cuba and I love flan. This is a different recipe from my Mom and I am going to try it for Sunday’s dessert. Thank you!

    August 29, 2013 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply Aurora Hall

    That looks amazing…I stink at cooking anything though, wonder if I could pull that off?

    August 29, 2013 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply Nathalies_Talons

    I wouldn’t honestly try to do this recipe at home,because I would be afraid I would mess it up.I do love flan though!

    August 29, 2013 at 1:31 pm
  • Reply Rachel N

    I have never tried flan, looks fun though and not too hard to make. Thanks.

    August 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply Judy Gardner

    i have tried mexican flan and didnt care for it but this sounds really good! i think it would be sweeter than the mexican kind, which i would like.

    August 29, 2013 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply Conservamom

    Oh and refrigerate!! It taste best cold! 🙂

    September 20, 2011 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Conservamom

    I actually used a glass pie dish a few time and it worked great. I caramelized the sugar in a pot and poured it in. The “only” tricky part is separating the flan from the pie dish at the end but nothing a little knife work and jiggling wont fix.Try it,it’s sooooo good! The only recommendation I can give you when making it,don’t over mix all ingredients. Mix enough where they appear as one,if possible mix by hand with a whisk 🙂

    September 20, 2011 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Catey

    That looks fabulous! Ok, this is probably a dumb question, but can you make it in something other than a “flan pan”? I would love to give this a try!

    September 20, 2011 at 2:40 am
  • Reply Conservamom

    It’s really easy once you get a hang of it. The hardest part is nailing down the caramelized sugar. 🙂 Thanks! It’s sooo yummy!

    September 16, 2011 at 7:24 pm
  • Reply Jamie Jo

    You make it sound so easy, but I know I’d mess it up! Looks so elegant!

    September 16, 2011 at 3:04 pm
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