Aracely's Flan


This is a very authentic and simple flan recipe that is steamed not baked. It has been passed down through 4 generations and is requested at every family gathering. It is to die for!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
10 servings


  • 10 egg yolks

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 3 tablespoons margarine

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. Whisk together the yolks, condensed milk, and evaporated milk; set aside. Melt margarine in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar; keep stirring until the brown sugar has dissolved, and is smooth. Evenly spread the sugar over the bottom of a pie plate, then pour in the custard. Cover with foil. (See Cook's Note.)

  2. Fill a large pot approximately 3/4 full with water and bring to a simmer on the stove. Place the pie plate over the simmering water and cook for 65 to 70 minutes, until flan has set. Remove flan from the boiling water and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes.

  3. To serve, loosen the flan from the pie plate by running a knife around the edges; invert onto a serving plate. Serve at room temperature or cold.

Cook's Note:

Since this flan is cooked on the stovetop and not in the oven, it's important to have a pie plate with handles and an appropriately sized, large pan. The two must fit together well, securely holding the pie plate over the simmering water while the flan cooks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

268 Calories
14g Fat
29g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 268
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 228mg 76%
Sodium 132mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 226mg 17%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 274mg 6%

* 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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