Spanish Flan


Delicious Spanish flan — it's easy to make and everyone will love it!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins

Make a 5-star dessert at home with this top-rated flan recipe.

What Is Flan?

"Flan" can refer to a couple different things depending on where you live. In this case, it's a baked custard dessert topped with caramel. The Spanish dessert is similar to the French crème caramel.

Learn more: What Is Flan and Where Is It From?

Spanish Flan

How to Make Flan

You'll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let's go over the basics:

Flan Ingredients

These are the five ingredients you'll need to make this top-rated flan recipe:

· Sugar: A cup of white sugar is melted on the stove until it's liquified and golden.
· Eggs: You'll need three whole eggs.
· Sweetened condensed milk: Because all the most delicious recipes call for a can of sweetened condensed milk.
· Evaporated milk: A can of evaporated milk gives the flan a richer flavor than regular milk.
· Vanilla: A tablespoon of vanilla extract enhances the overall flavor of the Spanish flan.

How to Make Flan At Home

Here's a very brief overview of what you can expect when you make homemade flan:

1. Melt the sugar on the stove, then pour it into a round baking dish.
2. Beat the eggs in a large bowl, then stir in the remaining ingredients.
3. Pour the egg mixture into the baking dish. Cover with foil
4. Bake for an hour in the preheated oven.

How Long Does Flan Last?

Store your leftover flan in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. You can freeze homemade flan for up to two months.

Spanish Flan

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"Best recipe," according to artsychicany. "Simple and the traditional way of making flan. Tip: Keep your baking dish warm/hot in the oven while you make the flan, so that when you pour your caramel (melted sugar) into it, the caramel doesn't harden as quickly."

"I made this flan lactose-free by using coconut evaporated milk and coconut sweetened condensed milk and it tasted heavenly," says LUCKERAMA.

"It was delicious," raves Debbie Wassel. "So creamy! I let it sit in the fridge overnight before turning on the serving plate. Will definitely make this again."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Melt sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat until liquefied and golden in color. Carefully pour hot syrup into a 9-inch round glass baking dish, turning the dish to evenly coat the bottom and sides; set aside.

  3. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Add condensed milk, evaporated milk, and vanilla; beat until smooth. Pour egg mixture into the baking dish; cover with aluminum foil.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Let cool completely.

  5. To serve, carefully invert onto a rimmed serving plate; let caramel sauce flow over flan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

349 Calories
10g Fat
57g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 349
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 139mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Total Sugars 57g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 273mg 21%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 353mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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