Pressure-Cooker Flan in a Jar

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling


6 servings

Updated: May. 18, 2022
Spoil yourself or the people you love with these delightful portable custards—a cute and fun take on the Mexican dessert classic. Tuck a jar into your lunchbox for a sweet treat. —Megumi Garcia, Madison, Wisconsin
Pressure-Cooker Flan in a Jar Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 cup coconut milk or whole milk
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • Dash salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon dark rum, optional


  1. In a small heavy saucepan, spread sugar; cook, without stirring, over medium-low heat until it begins to melt. Gently drag melted sugar to center of pan so sugar melts evenly. Cook, stirring constantly, until melted sugar turns a deep amber color, about 2 minutes. Immediately remove from heat and carefully stir in hot water. Quickly pour into 6 hot 4-ounce jars.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat coconut milk and whole milk until bubbles form around side of pan; remove from heat. In a large bowl, whisk condensed milk, eggs, egg yolk and salt until blended but not foamy. Slowly stir in hot milk; stir in vanilla and, if desired, rum. Strain through a fine sieve. Pour egg mixture into prepared jars. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  3. Place trivet insert and 1 cup water in a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. Place jars on trivet, offset-stacking as needed. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 6 minutes.
  4. Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes; quick-release any remaining pressure. Cool jars 30 minutes at room temperature. Refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour. Run a knife around sides of jars; invert flans onto dessert plates.

Test Kitchen tips
  • You can use rum extract in place of the dark rum.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1/3 cup: 223 calories, 10g fat (8g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 306mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.