Puerto Rican Flan Recipe

  • Author: Salima Benkhalti
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: Puerto Rican, Dessert, Custard, Flan
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican, Latin
  • Diet: Gluten Free


For the Caramel:

  • 1 cup white granulated sugar

For the Custard Filling: 

  • 1 (12oz) can evaporated milk

  • 1 cup milk

  • ½ tbsp vanilla extract 

  • A pinch of salt 

  • 5 eggs

  • ½ cup white granulated sugar


  1. Pour sugar into a heavy bottomed pot and melt over medium low heat. You can shake the pan occasionally to ensure the sugar melts evenly.

  2. Once the sugar has melted completely (can take up to 20 minutes) and there are no sugar crystals remaining, pour and spread caramel in an oven resistant dish or dishes. Set the dish aside.

  3. Next, add all filling ingredients to a blender and blend until velvety smooth. Pour this mixture into your baking dish (over the caramel and salt.)

  4. Bake in a water bath (placing your baking dish inside another, larger oven safe dish with a layer of water) at 350 degrees for 60-80 minutes, or until the center looks jiggly (think jello) but not liquid. Remove the flan from the oven and allow time to cool completely.

  5. Using a knife, loosen the edges around your flan and the baking dish. Grab a platter to serve the flan on and place it over the baking dish. Carefully flip the flan onto your platter, allowing the caramel to drizzle over the top. Slice, serve and enjoy!


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