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Easy Coconut Flan Recipe

Image of Easy Coconut Flan RecipeIf you don’t know what flan is, you are missing out. It is a dessert that originated in Spain, but it is pretty popular throughout Latin America. The base ingredients are eggs, but you add to that milk, cream, and vanilla and you get a delicious custard. It is an elegant dessert to bring to any party, but below I provide you with an easy way to make this coconut flan with just a handful of ingredients.

This is also the kind of recipe that you can easily make individual portions for entertaining. You will just need to decrease the baking time. The caramelized sugar over the custard looks downright cool. Garnish with fresh fruit or leave it as is. Dress it up or dress it down as you wish.

The recipes to make flan will vary from person to person. You will find that there are different ways of making it using different methods and different ingredients. This recipe, is our family favorite. Some people like to add cream cheese and others like myself, omit the cream cheese. It is all based on preference, but as long as it comes out the way you like it, it does not matter if you used a blender or a mixer or if you used cream cheese or not or if you use the whole egg, or just the egg yolks. Experiment, and find your own family favorite flan recipe!!!

Want to learn how to make another elegant dessert? Check out my instructions for a “Unicorn” Rose Swirl Cake.

 

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Easy Coconut Flan
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If you have never had flan before it is similar to creme brûlée, but different of course. It is a popular dessert in Mexico and other Latin American countries. This one in particular is the easy way to make a coconut flan recipe.
Servings Prep Time
10 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
80 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
80 minutes
Image of Easy Coconut Flan Recipe
Easy Coconut Flan
Print Recipe
If you have never had flan before it is similar to creme brûlée, but different of course. It is a popular dessert in Mexico and other Latin American countries. This one in particular is the easy way to make a coconut flan recipe.
Servings Prep Time
10 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
80 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
80 minutes
Ingredients
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Servings: people
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 2. Combine all the ingredients except for the sugar in a blender and blend for a minute or so. Set aside.
  3. 3. In a small sauce pan, slowly heat up the cane sugar until you get a caramel consistency. Be careful not to burn the sugar or it will give your flan a bitter aftertaste (some people like that, so it is up to you if you want to burn the sugar a bit). While it is still piping hot, pour the melted sugar into the 8x8 pan making sure to cover the bottom. Now pour the rest of the blended ingredients into the pan.
  4. 4. Boil water and pour it into the pan you had picked for the water bath. Slowly, without burning yourself, place the 8x8 pan with the flan mixture into the hot water bath. Now put both pans into the oven. The water should reach about half way up the flan pan.
    Coconut flan water bath image
  5. 5. Bake for approximately 80 minutes. Decrease cooking time to 60 minutes if you use a shallow baking pan. The flan is done when when a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. 6. Let it cool and then chill for a few hours. When you are ready to serve it, flip the pan to transfer the flan to a serving platter.
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1 Comment

  1. Dama

    Believe me when I tell you this flan is delicious and soft texture just melts in your mouth.

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