Classic Flan (Spainish Custard)

Classic Flan (Spainish Custard)
Servings: 6 Prep 15 mins Bake 350°F 30 mins


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Make It

1. In small heavy saucepan (not nonstick), stir together 1/2 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons water to dissolve sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat; boil, without stirring, until amber in color, 5 to 6 minutes. Carefully pour into six 1/2-cup ramekins, swirling to coat bottoms and partway up sides.

2. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

3. In medium-size saucepan, bring half-and-half to a gentle boil. Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg. In large bowl, whisk eggs and yolks with remaining sugar, the liqueur and vanilla. Whisk 1 minute. Slowly stir in half-and-half mixture. Pour into ramekins. Place in roasting pan. Fill pan with boiling water to come halfway up sides of ramekins.

4. Bake in 350 degrees F oven until flans are just set, 30 minutes. Remove ramekins to wire rack; let cool. Refrigerate. To serve, run knife around edge of flans; invert onto plates.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 311, Fat, total (g): 12, chol. (mg): 217, sat. fat (g): 7, carb. (g): 39, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 7, sodium (mg): 75, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.