Columbia's Flan

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 2 Minutes
Bake: 30 Minutes
Chill: 8 Hours


2/3 cup sugar
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
3 large eggs
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup milk
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract


Cook sugar in a medium skillet over medium heat 2 minutes, gently shaking skillet until sugar melts and turns a light golden brown. Quickly pour caramelized sugar evenly into 6 (6-ounce) custard cups.

Whisk together condensed milk and next 4 ingredients in a medium bowl until blended. Pour milk mixture evenly into prepared custard cups. Place cups in a 13- x 9-inch pan; add hot water to pan to a depth of 1/2 inch. Cover all custard cups with one large piece of aluminum foil.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. (Do not let water boil.)

Remove cups from pan to wire rack, and let cool completely. Cover and chill 8 hours or until cold.

Unmold custard cups by lightly pressing edges of custard with a spoon to break away from sides of cup; invert onto serving plates. Drizzle caramelized sugar from bottom of cups over top of each custard.

Columbia Restaurant, Tampa, Florida,

Southern Living

April 2005
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