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Key West Flan June 2, 2013

Filed under: Desserts — alittlemoreofeach @ 2:43 pm
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This is best when it’s made one day in advance.



6 large eggs

1 can sweetened condensed milk

½ can water

1 can evaporated milk

3 tsp vanilla extract

½ cup sugar



Pour sugar into a non-stick sauté pan. Cook on stove at medium temperature, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until the sugar turns to a liquid, golden color. Pour immediately into a round, shallow flan dish. Quickly swirl around until bottom of dish is completely coated. Cool thoroughly and set aside. Take remaining ingredients and beat with a mixture until almost foaming. Pour mixture on top of the cooled sugar. Place in a larger pan of water and bake at 275 degrees for one hour. Check by gently shaking the container to see if flan has set. If it appears liquid in the center, continue baking, checking every ten minutes. Be patient. It often takes another hour of baking. Remove from oven. Cool thoroughly. Refrigerate overnight. To remove from dish, run a spatula along the sides. Place a round serving platter on top and carefully (but quickly!) flip over. Garnish with fresh strawberries.


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