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Vanilla Flan

 Vanilla Flan
Sweet, creamy and comforting, flan is a universally known Spanish dessert. The rich treat is the perfect finale to a spicy meal, especially when served with a cup of strong coffee.
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and water.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar begins to melt. Using a
  • pastry brush dipped in cold water, wash down the sides of the pan to
  • eliminate sugar crystals. Cook, without stirring, until amber brown,
  • about 25 minutes.
  • Quickly pour into an ungreased 9-in. round baking pan, tilting to
  • coat bottom of pan. Place pan in a large baking pan; let stand for
  • 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 325°. In a blender, combine eggs,
  • condensed milk, evaporated milk, and vanilla. Cover and process 1
  • minute or until well blended. Slowly pour into prepared baking pan.
  • Add 1 in. of hot water to larger pan. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes
  • or until center is just set (mixture will jiggle). Remove baking pan
  • from water bath; cool 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • To serve flan, run a knife around edge of pan; quickly invert onto a

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Vanilla Flan (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • rimmed serving dish. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 356 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 163 mg cholesterol, 147 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 11 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.