Mexican Flan

Smooth, creamy flan is a soothing dessert complement to spicy Mexican fare. Whether a simple caramel flan with a sweet syrup, or more complex chocolate, citrus-pumpkin, or mango, Mexican flans make dessert a surefire finish.

Vanilla Flan with Butterscotch Sauce

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White Chocolate Flan

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Don't let the unusual combination of ingredients scare you--the mild dried chile pepper and the nutmeg add subtle flavor notes to this white chocolate custard.

Caramel Flans

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Warm caramel flows over these 5-ingredient flan Mexican desserts. These creamy custards are irresistible.

Espresso Flans

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Use a vanilla bean instead of extract to make the custard extra flavorful in this coffee-spiked dessert.

Bittersweet Chocolate Flan

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A touch of cinnamon adds a little spice to this chocolate dessert. Top it with pomegranate seeds for a pretty pop of color.

Coconut Flan

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Sweetened condensed milk and canned coconut milk make this flan extra rich and velvety smooth. Chill the flan overnight for a handy make-ahead recipe.

Flan

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This caramel-topped custard, a popular Spanish dessert, makes a delicious ending to any meal.

Coconut Flan

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Caramel Flan with Mangoes

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This Spanish baked custard makes its own caramel sauce.

Dark Chocolate Flan

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Oaxacan Coconut Flan

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How to Make Flan

When you want a creamy dessert that's more sophisticated than pudding, it's time to learn how to make flan. This rich, custard-based treat topped with caramelized sugar is often associated with Spanish, Mexican or Central and South American cuisines, but flan (rhymes with "faun") is believed to have originated in Rome, one of the first places where chickens were kept for their eggs. The original dish was more savory than sweet.

Flan

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This inverted caramel custard dessert is found on Mexican dessert menus everywhere. This recipe is low in calories and fat.

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