Traditional Flan


1 cup sugar

5 eggs

14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

12 ounce can evaporated milk

1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Fill a larger baking dish with water about halfway, such as a 13x9 rectangular dish, this will create a water bath.  Allow to preheat in the oven to warm the water.

In a saucepan, over medium-low heat, melt sugar until it turns into a golden liquid, like caramel.

Pour melted sugar into a 9” or 8” square (or round) glass baking dish.  Try to evenly coat the bottom and sides. 

In a large bowl, beat eggs.  Beat in condensed milk, evaporated milk and vanilla.

Pour egg mixture into baking dish.  

Place the smaller baking dish into the larger baking dish/water bath.

Cover with foil and bake for 60 minutes. 

Allow to cool completely.  Serve by carefully inverting onto a serving plate.

Serves 8 to 10.  

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