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Microwave Flan


"Flan is made easier with the convenience of the microwave. This is the fastest and easiest flan you'll ever find."
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20 m servings 361 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 - 9 inch flan)

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  1. 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.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the milk, remaining sugar, vanilla and eggs until well blended. Pour into the pie plate.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Per Serving: 361 calories; 3.7 g fat; 78.2 g carbohydrates; 5.2 g protein; 98 mg cholesterol; 60 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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...

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 ...

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. ...

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...

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!

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 fl...

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.

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 yo...

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.