Flan is a staple dessert all across the Caribbean and Latin America. This recipe it’s the newest addition to our dessert menu; it’s easy to make and best when chilled overnight in the same pie dish and served the next day.
Total time – about 1 1/2 hr
Yields – 12 servings
Serving suggestion – by itself or a-la-mode with a scoop of French Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 3 large whole eggs
- 5 large egg yolks
- 1 3/4 cups coconut milk
- 1 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons dark rum
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Have ready a 9-inch round glass pie dish. Place a clean kitchen towel in the bottom of shallow baking pan large enough to hold pie dish. Fill baking pan with enough boiling water to come halfway up sides of dish; carefully transfer baking pan to oven.
Place 3/4 cup sugar in a heavy-bottomed, medium skillet. Place over medium-high heat; cook until sugar begins to melt, swirling pan. Continue cooking until melted and medium-dark brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; pour caramelized sugar into pie dish. Swirl dish until sugar evenly coats bottom; let cool.
In a large bowl, whisk together remaining 3/4 cup sugar, salt, eggs, and egg yolks until combined. Whisk in remaining ingredients until combined. Pour into pie dish; transfer to hot-water bath in oven. Bake until flan is almost set (it will appear loose in center but continue cooking as it cools), 45 to 50 minutes. Transfer baking pan to a wire rack until water cools; then transfer pie dish to wire rack to cool.
When ready to serve, run a knife between flan and pie dish. Place a serving dish on top of flan; invert. Slice, and garnish with any remaining syrup.
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