Bibi's Cheese Flan
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INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 60
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 5
  • 1 cup of sugar (to caramelize pan)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can of Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 4 oz of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
DIRECTIONS
  1. 1- Preheat oven to 350*F.
  2. 2- Caramelize a round 8x3 aluminum pan, by melting 1 cup of sugar, slowly, in the pan to a light gold. Swirl the pan to coat bottom and sides with caramel. Set aside.
  3. 3- In the blender add milk, vanilla extract, sugar, eggs, and 4 oz of cream cheese. Blend on mix cycle for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. 4- Strain mixture into the caramelized pan. Set pan in a large shallow baking pan containing about 1 inch of hot water.
  5. 5- Bake for 1 hour, or until golden. Remove pan from water bath.
  6. 6- Allow to cool. Cover and set in refrigerator. When ready to serve, turn flan onto a platter.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
Growing up in Puerto Rico, flan is the traditional dessert on the island. It reminds me of my grandmother. I remember my 8 cousins and me waiting patiently for it to cool down enough to eat. To my grandmother's original recipe, I add just a 1/2 of cream cheese. Submitted by: "Ivelisse Bibi Negron-Colom"