Easy Traditional Flan

Get ready for Easter with some key egg recipes guaranteed to get your mouth watering. Keep reading for a simple and easy traditional Mexican Flan recipe. Follow along Celeste’s simple Flan recipe for a sweet dessert perfect for a treat day.

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Add a few teaspoons of vanilla, cinnamon, and/or nutmeg for more flavor! Remember: the flan is already sweet, so add just enough for taste.

*Use 2% milk for a lighter flan or evaporated milk for thicker consistency.

Ready in 90 minutes

Serves 8 people

304 calories per serving


  • 1/2 cup Sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • Handful of Slivered Almonds

  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 3/4 cup of milk*


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. In a blender. Combine eggs, slivered almonds, can of sweetened condensed milk, and milk.

  3. Blend until smooth.

  4. Make your caramelized base. In a sauté pan heat 1/2 cup of sugar until completely liquid and brown.

  5. Quickly pour caramelized sugar into a ungreased 10x10 baking dish while hot.

  6. Immediately pour eggs & milk mixture into the sugar-lined baking dish and cover with foil.

  7. Bake for 45-60 minutes until the mixture is set. Use a toothpick to check if mixture is finished. If the toothpick comes out clean your flan is finished. Flan should still jiggle when finished.

  8. Let rest for an hour. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

    To Serve: Serve with caramelized sugar base facing up.

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