Rating: 2.04 stars
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 14

Flan is made easier with the convenience of the microwave. This is the fastest and easiest flan you'll ever find.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9 inch flan
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 1 cup of sugar (dry) in a saucepan over medium heat. Do not stir until you start to see the sugar melting and bubbling. When the sugar is completely melted and golden brown, pour it into a 9 inch glass or ceramic pie plate and tilt to coat.

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  • In a large bowl, mix the milk, remaining sugar, vanilla and eggs until well blended. Pour into the pie plate.

  • Cook in the microwave at 50% power for 7 minutes, then cook at 100% power for 8 minutes. A knife inserted into the center of the flan should come out clean when it is done. If it is not done after the 8 minutes, cook at one minute intervals, checking each time. Cool and refrigerate before serving.

  • To serve, warm the bottom of the pie plate over a pan of simmering water to loosen the caramelized sugar. Place a serving plate on top of the dish, and invert so that the flan is on the serving dish and the caramelized coating is on top.

Nutrition Facts

361 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 78.2g; fat 3.7g; cholesterol 97.9mg; sodium 60.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (20)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2020
Tasteful and easy kept the recipe as is Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/16/2007
Definitely fast but the end result was strange in texture. I think that the 100% power step needs to be changed to maybe 70% power or something. My flan was not smooth... it was sort of cottage cheese-like. I guess there are some things that you shouldn't try to shortcut. Or maybe it would work better with condensed milk? Evaporated milk? I'm not sure. Read More
(32)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 14
Rating: 3 stars
12/16/2007
Definitely fast but the end result was strange in texture. I think that the 100% power step needs to be changed to maybe 70% power or something. My flan was not smooth... it was sort of cottage cheese-like. I guess there are some things that you shouldn't try to shortcut. Or maybe it would work better with condensed milk? Evaporated milk? I'm not sure. Read More
(32)
Rating: 2 stars
12/21/2007
This was WAY too sweet. More like scrambled eggs with syrup with flan. I agree that the 100% power didn't work at all. Needs to be like 70% for double the time. Sorry! I just thought it was way too sweet and I couldn't eat more than 2 bites even ignoring the weird texture. Read More
(20)
Rating: 1 stars
02/04/2009
After reading the other reviews I decided to try it in the conventional oven. The texture turned out as described by the other reviews (like bread crumbs soaked in syrup) it is way too sweet. My kids would not eat it. Don't do it. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/18/2011
Made it for my boyfriend since he is such a huge Flan fan it started boiling in the first 3 minutes after the 100% i let it continue thinking it would stop and solidify but to no avail. Taste is not to my liking never fully settled. The user definitely should have been WAY more specific in instructions DO NOT MAKE!!!! Read More
(8)
Rating: 2 stars
06/22/2009
well if your microwave was 1100 watts like mine it'd be cooked in the first four minutes at 50% power! The submitter should be more specific in the instructions! Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
05/11/2009
The problem is that none of you gave a Watt output as every microwave is different. So has mine only 400 but they edist of 500 600 and so on. So a percentage is not enough to repeat your flan. Got it? Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/01/2011
It turned out nothing like flan. It was chunky. Maybe if you cooked the custard then poured the caramelized sugar on top after cooked... I would just leave it alone. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
04/25/2017
Good recipe but technique could be tweaked. With any microwave recipe you should know the first attempt probably wont turn out since they all have different wattages. First when you have your eggs all beaten use a mesh strainer to remove some of the larger bits of egg that will not mix through second microwave the custard on 30% for about 10-13 min. Now don't get me wrong microwave times vary. For my 1200 watt microwave I did about 12 minutes. End result was very silky smooth. Can even try substituting some of the milk with sweetened condensed milk and 1/2 C. milk. Hope that at least will help some. Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
09/27/2011
Instead of milk Try Evaporated milk and COndensed milk. I Eyeballed the ingredients but next time I'd take the extra time and use the oven. Read More
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