Every panaderia (bakery) in Puerto Rico has many flavors of flan, from vanilla to guava. Reduced-fat cream cheese gives this version a rich, comforting texture. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2007

Scott Rosenbaum
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

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  • Cook sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, gently swirling the pan (do not stir), until the mixture turns golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Immediately, pour the caramel carefully into a 9-inch round metal cake pan. If it stiffens before it completely covers the bottom of the pan, warm the pan in the oven, then swirl to cover the bottom.

  • Beat cream cheese in a large bowl with a mixer at medium-high speed until soft. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until thoroughly combined, scraping down the sides. Add condensed milk, evaporated milk and vanilla; mix until combined. Carefully pour into the prepared pan. (You may hear some cracking; the pan will be very full.)

  • Place the cake pan in a larger pan and pour enough hot water around it to come 1 inch up the sides. Bake until golden and set at the edges but still wobbly at the center, about 1 hour. A knife inserted in the center should come out clean.

  • Transfer the cake pan to a wire rack and let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. Then cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. To serve, run a knife around the edge of the pan and invert the flan onto a plate.

Nutrition Facts

245 calories; 7.5 g total fat; 3.5 g saturated fat; 142 mg cholesterol; 171 mg sodium. 485 mg potassium; 33.3 g carbohydrates; 33 g sugar; 10.2 g protein; 511 IU vitamin a iu; 18 mcg folate; 196 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 28 mg magnesium;

Reviews (12)

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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2015
Can I double or triple this recipe? I was thinking of using a 9x13 baking pan to make my flan but the volume is more than double the volume of the pyrex pie dish I normally use with this recipe. What should i watch out for or do differently to make the larger quantity come out as good as the normal recipe size? Please Help! Pros: Easy Delicious Authentic Cons: None Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2014
I have taken this flan to any Latin themed potluck and it is the first thing to go every time! People that don't normally like flan can't get enough! I keep the ingredients as written but instead of mixing it in a mixer I through the egg and cheese in my vitamix and once that is mixed together I add the milks and vanilla this way there isn't any cheese lumps and it takes all but 3 mins to mix. I also use a glass pie plate because I don't have a metal cake pan and it works famously! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2013
Best Flan recipe ever I have tried many types of flans but this one is by far the best. I have made this several times for myself and several work functions and everyone loves it. I have people begging me for the recipe and for me to make it. Pros: Delicious low fat Cons: need right cookware in order to cook in water Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/18/2012
i made one last night but 3eggs/ 1can evaporated milk/1 can sweetened condensed milk/ 1 tbsp vanilla/ about 4oz creamcheese......came out delicious...i agree with below...never ever cinnamon....well the way my mom taught me. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
02/15/2012
Fantastic Online Recipe The site is absolutely admirable for having great recipes like the www.gourmandia.com they both have fantastic recipes that's for sure. I as an individual truly adore those sites. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2011
WOW That is wht my husband said when he took his first bite. It was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
How is this low calorie with 250 calories per slice? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
whoever made it should add cinnamon sugar Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I'll give you the real recipe. 3eggs 1 can evap milk 1 can condensed milk 3oz.cream cheese 1tsp vanilla and a pinch salt. never! ever! ever cinnamon! This recipe is a century old. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Way too much sugar for a diabetic! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
fabulous! The bad reviewers are NUTS! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Flavorful Flan I had a little problem with the caramel's(sugar and water step) consistency. It crystalized in the pot and i'm not sure if that was the way that it was supposed to be. Nevertheless the flan turned out delicious rich and creamy. My first time making it. Pros: Easy to make delicious Cons: None Read More