Angela's Flan

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Angela's Flan Recipe
Flan is a traditional dessert of Mexico. This one has some additional flavorings we really liked. The original recipe weighed in at less than 30% calories from fat, but we decreased it further by using low-fat milks in place of whole.
8 servings


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1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon water
Cooking spray
2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
1 tablespoon white rum
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 large eggs
1 (14-ounce) can low-fat sweetened condensed milk


Preheat oven to 350°.

Combine sugar and water in a small, heavy saucepan, and cook over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Continue cooking 3 minutes or until golden, stirring constantly. Immediately pour into 8 (6-ounce) custard cups coated with cooking spray, tipping quickly until caramelized sugar coats the bottoms of cups.

Combine 2% reduced-fat milk and remaining ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Divide the mixture evenly among prepared custard cups. Place cups in the bottom of a broiler pan; add hot water to pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Remove cups from pan; cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and chill at least 8 hours.

Loosen edges of custards with a knife or rubber spatula. Place a dessert plate, upside down, on top of each cup, and invert onto plates. Drizzle any remaining caramelized syrup over custards.

Created date

March 2000

Nutritional Information

Calories 270
Caloriesfromfat 19 %
Fat 5.7 g
Satfat 2.8 g
Monofat 1.9 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 9 g
Carbohydrate 15.8 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 115 mg
Iron 0.4 mg
Sodium 63 mg
Calcium 88 mg