Easy Flan Recipe
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This Easy Flan Recipe is a delicious ending to any meal and so perfect for preparing ahead when entertaining.
There are not many things better in this life than sharing a meal with great friends. This week is our turn to host Supper Club. Have I ever shared about our Supper Club? It’s a fun group of seven couples that have been getting together now for 3 years now. Each couple takes turns hosting the get-together and can prepare whatever meal they like. It’s been something Randy and I always look forward to.
As always I turn to one of my favorite cookbooks for inspiration when entertaining: Perfect One-Dish Dinners: All You Need For Easy Get-Togethers by Pam Anderson (not that Pam Anderson). We own several of Pam’s cookbooks but this is by far my favorite. What I like about Pam’s recipes in all of her books, is that they are approachable, tested, tried, and true. Perfect One-Dish Dinners is no exception. I can’t tell you how often I refer to the book for ideas when planning dinner parties, tailgating, or any get-together that involves more than my immediate family. The cookbook full of tasty inspiration! Pam brilliantly puts together whole meal plans that are easy to prepare for groups, most involving prep ahead time so you can enjoy the party too! Each meal plan comes with an appetizer, main and dessert that compliment each other.
In Pam’s cookbook this Easy Flan Recipe is partnered with a Rioja Beef with Chickpeas, Peppers, and Saffron, along with a super simple Sautéed Chorizo Bites with Sweet and Sour Fig Sauce appetizer. A delicious meal that we’ve enjoyed! Of course I think flan can go with anything. Pam also has a recipe for an easy silky chocolate flan in the book too!
Pam’s original recipe called for one large flan, but I made individual flans in ramekins. It was pretty simple and so perfect for serving a group, plus this flan recipe can be made up to three days in advance. That’s a total win when planning a dinner party!
Here are a few other recipes that are perfect for dinner parties:
- Chicken Pot Pie
- Guinness Beef Stew Recipe
- Easy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars Recipe
- Baked Bacon Cheese Onion Dip Recipe
- 1 quart + 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 package (8 oz.) light cream cheese, softened
- 4 large eggs
- 1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
- 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 325-degrees F.
- Bring 1 quart of water to a boil.
- In a saucepan, whisk together constantly 1/4 cup water and sugar and bring to a boil. As soon as mixture begins to boil, stop whisking, lower temperature to medium and let simmer until it turns golden brown, 10-15 minutes. Pour mixture into a 9-inch deep dish pie pan (or individual oven safe ramekins), set in a roasting pan or deep baking pan large enough to accommodate the dish(es).
- While the water/sugar mixture is simmering, beat the cream cheese in a large mixing bowl until smooth.
- Add eggs, one at a time, stopping to scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl after each egg is added.
- Add evaporated and condensed milk, and vanilla and mix until combined well.
- Put roasting pan in oven and pour cream cheese mixture into pie plate (or individual ramekins). Pour hot water in the bottom of the roasting pan to reach about halfway up the pie plate (or ramekins). Bake until flan is jiggly but not watery, about 1 hour. (Reduce baking time to about 45-50 if using the individual ramekins.)
- Remove from oven, cool and refrigerate until ready to serve. Run a small knife around perimeter of the pie plate to loosen sides and invert onto a rimmed platter or plate. Cut into pieces and serve.
From Perfect One-Dish Dinners: All You Need For Easy Get-Togethers by Pam Anderson.