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Sous Vide Flan

Rated as 4.86 out of 5 Stars

"With a sous vide, you can cook flan in individual jars for a simple, custardy dessert that's perfect for company and so easy to clean up."
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1 h 35 m servings 325
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 jars)


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  1. Place a sous vide cooker inside a large heat-proof container filled with water. Preheat the water bath to 179 degrees F (82 degrees C).
  2. Melt sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat until browned, about 5 minutes. Pour hot melted sugar into eight 4 ounce Mason jars, enough to cover the bottom of each.
  3. Mix sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl. Add to the jars; seal.
  4. Place jars in the water bath and set timer for 1 hour.
  5. Remove jars from the water bath. Let flan cool until safe to handle, about 20 minutes.
  6. Unseal jars and run a small rubber spatula around the sides of the flan. Top each flan with a plate;invert and gently shake to release.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can replace the vanilla extract with 1 scraped vanilla bean.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 325 calories; 9.7 50.5 9.5 100 139 Full nutrition

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For everyone butchering the caramel (this guy), trick is to add a 1/4 cup of water to sugar before you start. Put on medium heat. Do not stir, do not swirl, do not jostle when it gets to boiling...

I almost don’t have much to say. A super-simple and effective recipe. Flan came out great even though I think I took the sugar slightly past where it should have been (yeah, I was on the edge of...

Loved this recipe! Followed it exactly without any changes and it came out perfect! Just a tip for getting the flan out of the jars...once you have it flipped over with the plate on top, give ...

LOVED this! Watch that you don't overcook the sugar, I added a little water, stirred once, then let the stove do it's thing. I used a silicone brush dipped in water to get the sugar off the si...

I've made this a few times and it's yummy!! I will say every time, I've overcooked the sugar. Not sure why, it could be the sugar, it could be me. Will try a slightly different technique with th...

I did not have a Sous vide cooker..or 4 oz jars, but I did have the 8 oz sized jars. I still divided the recipe into 8 jars, I baked in the oven in a water bath. Turned out very nice, very pret...