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Flan de Queso (Cream Cheese Flan)

Rated as 4.84 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.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

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

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Most helpful positive review

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...

Most helpful critical review

Not a flan. Almost a cheesecake but much sweeter.

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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...

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...

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

This was the first time I have ever made any dessert in the oven that wasn't boxed! I can say that it came out great. The only adjustment I would make is the amount of sugar used for the caramel...

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...

I made this and it was wonderful! From a Spanish point of view, my Colombian boyfriend said it was the best he has had! I'm making it again for his birthday cake!

I didn't have enough cream cheese so used part sour cream. There may have been other substitutions. It turned out great and I plan to make it the next time my San Salvadoran friend has me over f...

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

Just made this a couple of hours ago and it tastes wonderful! Will definitely make another batch again this Thanksgiving!