4 whole eggs
1 Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 can of evaporated milk
1 can of condensed milk
1 Teaspoon of vanilla
3/4 cup of sugar
Take the sugar and caramelize it in a small sauce pan. Do not let the sugar burn. It should be a golden caramel color. Pour this caramel into an 8″ round dish. Make sure to coat the bottom and the sides of the pan.
Place all other ingredients in a blender and mix till it has a smooth consistency. Pour into the pan filled with caramel. Place pan in “baño de Maria”. Bano de maria is a larger pan that has an been filled with an inch of water. This will help cook the flan. Place the larger pan with flan pan in it in the oven at 350 degrees. (25-30 minutes)
You can check the flan by poking it center with a knife. If the knife comes out clean then the flan is done.
Shorcut – Make the caramel sauce in the microwave. Put the sugar with about 2 tbs of water into a microwave safe two cup container (thoroughly mixed). Run the microwave on high until bubbles begin to form on top of bubbles; about 3-4 min. Then ‘watch the mixture carefully’. If you need more time, add 30 seonds at a time. As soon as it begins to turn tan, remove it. It will continue darkening once removed. If you don’t feel it is dark enough, return to the microwave for ten seconds, and another ten if needed. Time taken depends on how dark you want the caramel, and the strength of your microwave. Pour the mixture into the 8″ round dish; make sure to coat the bottom and the sides of the pan.