Caramel Cream Cheese Custard (Flan de Queso)

Share this page
Pin It
Healthy Living

Healthy Recipes
Provided by

< BACK
Caramel Cream Cheese Custard (Flan de Queso)

Caramel Cream Cheese Custard (Flan de Queso)

Every panaderia (bakery) in Puerto Rico has many flavors of flan, from vanilla to guava. Reduced-fat cream cheese gives this version a rich, comforting texture.

Serves 12

Prep Time 15 min

Total Time 375 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, (Neufchâtel), softened
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 14-ounce c nonfat or low-fat sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 12-ounce c nonfat or low-fat evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2

Cook sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, gently swirling the pan (do not stir), until the mixture turns golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Immediately, pour the caramel carefully into a 9-inch round metal cake pan. If it stiffens before it completely covers the bottom of the pan, warm the pan in the oven, then swirl to cover the bottom.

Step 3

Beat cream cheese in a large bowl with a mixer at medium-high speed until soft. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until thoroughly combined, scraping down the sides. Add condensed milk, evaporated milk and vanilla; mix until combined. Carefully pour into the prepared pan. (You may hear some cracking; the pan will be very full.)

Step 4

Place the cake pan in a larger pan and pour enough hot water around it to come 1 inch up the sides. Bake until golden and set at the edges but still wobbly at the center, about 1 hour. A knife inserted in the center should come out clean.

Step 5

Transfer the cake pan to a wire rack and let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. Then cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. To serve, run a knife around the edge of the pan and invert the flan onto a plate.


Comments