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Stove-top caramel creme flan recipe, caramel creme flan is a soft and velvety custard topped with caramel sauce, easy to make, delicious and always a success!

You only need very few ingredients to make this classic dessert: milk, eggs, sugar and water. For a richer flan, you can use half milk and half heavy cream.

First you need to make the caramel sauce, cook the sugar and water until it becomes liquid and lightly golden, do not go farther than lightly golden as the caramel can quickly get bitter, then out of the heat add a little more water and pour evenly into your 4 molds. By the time you will pour the vanilla pudding on top, the caramel will have set, it might also not cover the whole bottom of the mold, that is how it should be, whilst the puddings are steaming the caramel will melt again.

Then you will make the custard, again nothing difficult here, whisk your eggs, cook your milk and sugar, pour the milk on your beaten eggs whilst whisking constantly, filter the mixture through a fine mesh sieve so to gather any pieces of cooked eggs and divide the mixture among the 4 molds. Cover each mold with a piece of aluminum foil, this will help the custards to cook evenly and remain smooth at the top

There are different cooking methods, I like to steam my caramel custards into a large pot on the stove, I lay a kitchen towel at the bottom of my pan, fold it in a way that it lays evenly and covers the bottom of the pan, this will help prevent the custards from burning at the bottom, I fill the pot with enough water to cover the bottom quarter of the molds, bring it to a soft boil, it is important that the water remains at a soft boil during the whole steaming process, then I arrange my 4 molds in the pot leaving enough space between them so that the water can circulate in between them. Steam for 18 to 20 minutes, the sides of pudding will be set but the center will be a little soft.

The ingredients given for this recipe make for 4 cups containing 130 ml (4.4 oz.) or about 1/2 cup. You can double the recipe.

If you like this kind of desserts, you might be interested by my Surprise Lemon Pudding or my Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse, click on my "Sweet" category for more sweet treats.

  • 4 servings
  • Easy
  • 1 h 00

Recipe :

Ingredients:

Caramel Sauce:

4 tbsp Sugar + 1 tbsp Water

2 tbsp. water to add once the caramel is done

Pudding Mixture:

2 Eggs

1 cup + 1 tbsp. (250 ml) Milk or half milk/half heavy cream

5 tbsp. Sugar

Some unsalted butter to butter the molds

Utensils: 4 pudding molds 1/2 cup (130ml)

Make the caramel sauce:

Lightly butter the molds with some soft butter and set aside

Into a small saucepan add the sugar and 1 tbsp. water, cook on medium high heat until the sugar is liquid and slightly golden, remove from the heat and carefully add 2 tbsp. water, caution the mixture will bubble heavily, stir with a spatula and distribute evenly into the 4 molds, set aside

Make the flan:

Into a medium bowl, add the two eggs and whisk them keeping the whisk at the bottom of the bowl so as not to create too much foam

Into a small saucepan, on medium high heat, add the milk and sugar stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved, pour the milk mixture onto the eggs whisking constantly, pour the custard into a beaker or jug through a fine mesh sieve to gather any cooked pieces of eggs, remove any foam with a spoon, pour evenly into the 4 molds, cover each mold with a piece of aluminum foil

Into a large pot, lay a kitchen towel at the bottom, pour enough boiling water to cover the bottom quarter of molds, bring the water to a soft boil and keep it at that, arrange the 4 molds into the pot leaving a space between them, cover the pot with a lid and steam for 18 to 20 minutes

Remove the puddings from the water and set aside to cool, I help myself with a slotted flat spatula, chill for 2 to 3 hours

To remove the caramel flans from the molds, run a knife around the sides of molds and tap them lightly against your counter to create an air pocket, then you can invert them onto a plate

Caramel flan is always best served cool

Enjoy!

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I fell in love with flan when I worked at the Mexican restaurant! Your recipe looks so delicious and I can not WAIT to try it as it is my favorite! Great recipe Patty!

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Thanks so much Lainey, glad you like it!

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Yummy deliciousness! I just saw a video of a similar recipe. It made me so hungry and now I'm hungrier than I was before. I've always wanted to make caramel creme flan but it looks intimidating. You made it look easy so I need to try it out someday!

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Thanks so much April, I also felt intimidated before doing it but it's really very easy!

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Flan is one of my favorite dessert to order in restaurants. This looks great and easy enough to attempt at home ASAP.

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Thanks Sharon, I hope you try it!

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This looks fantastic! What an elegant dessert.

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Thanks so much Allison, you're right it's elegant and yet so simple!

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This looks so pretty and I bet it tastes amazing, too!

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Thanks so much Liz, glad you like it!

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Oh my goodness! This is my absolute FAVORITE dessert in the world! I haven't made it in a while... NOW is a good time!

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Thanks Catherine, so simple and so good ;):D

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Flan de caramel is one of my favourite desserts! I have never made it from scratch but your recipe seems to deliver 100 % ! Such a perfect caramelization! This is going on the list!

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Thanks Kiki, I hope you try it! ;):D

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This looks easy enough to do, i may just try my hand at it. Looks great!

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Thanks Ali, do try it's really very easy and so good! ;):D

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Ohh. This is one of my favorite desserts and I love how you only used 2 eggs in the recipe!

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Thanks so much Rezel, hope you make it!

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This looks so yummy, and I love that it's just simple ingredients you always have on hand.

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Thanks dear, yes it's a dessert that can easily made at all time with this simple ingredients!

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