Perfect Latin Flan


Flan:  You either like it or you don’t.  I’ve never met an in betweener that said “meh… I guess I’ll eat flan IF you insist.”  Love it or hate it. 

I love it and this recipe is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

I’ve made this custardy dessert in the past for work pot-lucks but it never turned out this good.  That’s all changing thanks to this amazing recipe from America’s Test Kitchen.

If you’re a flan hater I’m here to convert you.  This recipe is “FLAN-TASTIC!”  hahahahahahah 😀


Only 8 ingredients!


Bake the flan in a water bath by placing a dish towel in a 13×9 baking pan and setting the loaf pan on top.  The towel prevents movement when baking.

You’re going to fill the larger pan with boiling water prior to baking.


Getting started!  The beginning of the caramel sauce.  It’s only sugar and water 🙂


Get it to a nice amber color and then pour it into the loaf pan.


Pretty, right?


Whisk the eggs really well and then mix everything together in one big bowl!

This recipe is seriously SO simple.


See the imperfections?  We’re going to strain them out.  ….YOU’RE OUTTA HERE!


A fine mesh strainer does the trick^^


Strain the custard mix right on top of the caramel sauce.


Cover tightly with foil.  Then you make the water bath and put it into the oven to bake.


Mine took 1 hour and 40 minutes to bake.  I inserted a thermometer into the center to make sure it reached 180* internally before I removed it.


My family had a ‘fiesta night’ to celebrate my grandma being in town.  I learned that flan (and tiramisu) are her favorite desserts!  Nice coincidence.  Love you Grandma Ann!

Oh.. and thanks for letting me borrower the Christmas Platter, Mom!!

Everyone loved it.  🙂


I salvaged a piece to bring home to my husband who couldn’t make the party.

I accidentally ate it the next morning.





“The only highlight of the evening was that I discovered flan.” – Bill Hader



I want to say thanks to for sharing this recipe on Pinterest, and thanks to America’s Test Kitchen for creating it!

You can find the VERY EASY recipe here:

America’s Test Kitchen | Perfect Latin Flan

Author: farmtotabletosoul

Thanks for joining me! Good company always shortens the journey so I'm glad you're here. My name is Tara Benson and I'm 33 years young. I'm an energetic wife and mother with a wild imagination and a bold sense of humor. Consider me 100% right brained. I love music, art, interior design, gardening, baking, cooking, creating and hobby farming. I'm married to the best husband, Jason. It's safe to say we're opposites in many ways, but get along GREAT. We have two very intelligent and loving children, Owen (10) and Belle (4). I come from a huge family with three brothers, one sister and about a thousand others in the extended version. I'm also a mother to a mixed herd of animals (13 and counting...). I work in the mortgage industry from my home office. In 2015, my husband and I bought a 13 acre farm on the eastern plains of Colorado. We decided to live out our dreams and make the best of our lives for ourselves and our children. We want to teach them that hard work and creativity will always payoff at the end of the day. So welcome! Stick around a while and make yourself at home. -Tara

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