1 can of condensed milk*
1 can of evaporated milk**
1 8oz pkg. of cream cheese (optional, see note)***
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 tablespoons of water
1 cup of sugar
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
Make the Caramel Sauce
In a medium-sized saucepan, place sugar and water, and boil at high heat until the sugar dissolves.
NOTE: Some people have had trouble with their caramel taking longer to cook when adding water. To avoid any issues, it's recommended to omit the water and only use sugar when making caramel.
When the sugar dissolves, reduce the heat and keep boiling until the syrup becomes light brown caramel. This step will take about 10 minutes. Next, pour the caramel into your oven-proof pan, swirling the caramel to cover the bottom of the pan evenly. Let cool.
Mix The Rest Of The Ingredients
Place the rest of the ingredients in a blender and process until you have a smooth mixture.
Add The Custard
Pour the mixture slowly into the prepared pan and cover it with aluminum foil.
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Place the pan inside a large baking pan. Add warm water to the pan until it reaches about ¾ inch.
Bake The Flan
Place your flan in the oven for 50 minutes or until it looks firm. The flan will keep cooking while it cools, so do not let it longer in the oven. Let it cool.4. Once the flan has cooled, run a knife between it and the baking pan.
Remove The Cooked Flan From Pan
Place a large serving plate on top of the pan and invert with a quick move to avoid any liquid caramel from spilling from the pan. Slice, serve, and enjoy.
* Sweetened condensed milk according to the can is measured by weight at 14 OZ/397grams, about 300 ml., this will be about 1 ¼ cup.
** The Evaporated milk has 12 fluid ounces that equal 1 ½ cups. (354ml)
*** I do not always have the cream cheese at home and prepare the recipe just omitting the cheese. The flan still come out delicious.