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Flan de Queso (Cream Cheese Flan)

Rated as 4.69 out of 5 Stars

"This is my favorite recipe, learned from my mother. People love it and ask me for the recipe every time they try it, so here it is. I find it tastes better cold."
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3 h 15 m servings 475
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 9-inch flan)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Fill a large oven-safe pot with water to 1 inch; bring to a boil.
  3. Place sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, eggs, cream cheese, milk, and vanilla extract in a blender; blend until smooth.
  4. Place sugar in an even layer in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until edges start to brown, about 1 minute; drag sugar into the center with a spatula once the edges start to brown. Continue cooking, stirring from time to time, until caramel is an even golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Pour caramel into a 9-inch flan mold or baking pan; swirl so that caramel reaches 1 inch up the sides. Pour condensed milk mixture on top. Place mold in the pot of boiling water.
  6. Bake flan in the preheated oven until a damp table knife inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes.
  7. Chill flan in the refrigerator until firm, 2 to 3 hours. Invert onto a serving plate so that caramel is on top.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You'll need a flan mold (or standard baking tube pan) and a pot for the bain-marie that's big enough to comfortably accommodate the mold.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 475 calories; 21.5 58 14.3 201 252 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Followed the recipe and it came out great! Will definitely be making it again

Most helpful critical review

Not a flan. Almost a cheesecake but much sweeter.

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Followed the recipe and it came out great! Will definitely be making it again

Take ten and look at my story. One day out shopping I came across Flan made by KozySnack at Walmart while I was looking for egg custard. My first impression was "I want to make flan". Finding th...

My mother has made flan de queso, flan de pumpkin, and other variations. It’s not the “traditional” flan, but come on! You can read the title and know it’s not, so I don’t understand the hate. I...

I made this flan and my family thought it was the best they have tasted. I agree

This recipe was great. I had all the ingredients in my pantry. I made it in my bundt pan. Sprayed with cooking spray to help the flan to not stick. I forgot to add the fresh milk, still tast...

10/10 would Flan again

Not a flan. Almost a cheesecake but much sweeter.

Loved it my family also loved it!!

I wasn't able to get the sugar to melt correctly so will need to try again! But it was still delicious! I will definitely try again. I guess I should have read the review by Cami201 before I sta...