Oct 122009

Flan…who does not like flan? This is a very popular dessert in Brazil, there are hundreds and hundreds of version for flan, but you will not find anything so yummie like this one. It is true that this particular recipe may contain a little more calorie due to the condensed milk instead of only milk, but you will not regret…it is worth the calories. This is very rich and tasty, therefore a small portion is very satisfying.


1 can condensed milk
3 can milk (measured by the condensed milk can)
5 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4oz cream cheese

½ cup sugar
¼ cup water





In a small pan place the water and the sugar, let it boil until the water is totally evaporated and the sugar is thick and brown.

Carefully pour the caramelized sugar into a pyrex, spread it and let is cool.

In a blender add all the other ingredients, make sure that is well mixed.

Pour into the pyrex where the brown sugar is hard, the mixture is liquid.

Bake it in a pan with water (banho-maria) for approximately 2 hours at 275F. Do not worry, it will be firm after the cooking. Let it cool completely and refrigerated for approximately 2 hour or more. To serve place a large plate on top of the pyrex and quickly flip, so the flan will be on the plate, carefully with the caramel sauce.

Pudim de leite

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that condensed milk is sugar added to evaporated milk? In many places, condensed milk is added to coffee and tea.

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  57 Responses to “Flan (Pudim de Leite)”

  1. Definitely worth the calories! Flan is my husband’s favorite and I may just surprise him with this later in the week.

  2. Yum!! This looks delicious =D. Perfect light dessert!

  3. Who’s counting calories? Condensed milk is awesome and I can just imagine how rich and wonderful this flan tasted!

  4. I make a mean milk tart with condensed milk, totally relate to this recipe..

  5. That looks absolutely delicious. I don’t even thinking about calories. That would equal disaster for me!

  6. So creamy good!

  7. I haven’t had flan for ages. Your sounds perfect!

  8. Your flan looks simply heavenly, wish I could have a spoonful!

  9. I haven’t made flan since spanish class in middle school LOL I really should make some again!

  10. Great minds think alike!

  11. I need to make flan. Looks great!

  12. That’s beautiful!! So perfect! I bet it’s really delicious!

  13. Such a fun dessert, served both hot and cold. Plus, the opportunities for creative flavorings are endless!

  14. I love flan but I’ve never made it. Yours looks perfect!

  15. I’m not a flan fan…but then I’ve never had it made with condensed milk–I bet it’s great!

  16. This recipe seems simple and the end product looks so elegant! Love that!

  17. Condensed milk is a very useful ingredient… That flan look delightful!



  18. My favorite dessert. I can imagine this thing slide down my throat! YUM!

  19. you can make one of these for me anytime – we have been talking flan around here lately and this only increases the urge.

  20. I love flan! My grandmother used to make the most delicious coconut flan. Mmm. Yum. This looks lovely.

  21. Just lovely. I like the caramel sauce topping as well.

  22. This looks so good, there are so many recipes for flan, but this looks like a keeper!

  23. I love to make flan. I grew up in South FL eating and loving flan. I’ll make the change and tell you how it goes!

  24. I’ve only made flan once, and it didn’t turn out well. I need to try again…. looks good!

  25. flan is a fun word to say and it’s a fun thing to eat. i love the jiggle. 🙂

  26. I absolutely love flan and have been eating quite a bit of it lately made my friends. The only issue is that hubby loves it even more than I do! 😛

  27. I do love flan! I haven’t had it in the longest time and I’ve never tried making it. Maybe I will be brave and try your lovely recipe!

  28. this is one dessert i can have over & over again. This is also a dessert which brings back a lot of memories with my mom. Yours came out so perfect.

  29. I could eat my weight in flan. I adore it so!

  30. I’ve never attempted to make flan before – looks great!

  31. That flan looks great! I’ve never made one before, but saw a nice one on Australian Celebrity MasterChef the other day… mmm.. maybe I should give it a go? 😛

  32. Your dessert looks quite fabulous, dosn’t it???

    Rich & decadent but ooh sooo goooood,…..

  33. Flan is definitely an amazing thing. One of my friends is the master at making it so I have never had to give it a go, but now that we are in different cities, I will have to take it on myself one of these days. Yours looks amazing!

  34. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten flan; can you believe that? This looks delicious 🙂

  35. I’m a person who has never had flan before…but after seeing this post I think I may have to give the recipe a whorl. It looks so rich and delicious, maybe a little like creme brulee…but maybe really different.

  36. I love this dessert~could eat the entire bowl. This turned out very nicely.

  37. It’s true — who doesn’t like flan?
    So creamy and delicious… but then, I’m a complete sucker for caramel and flan is one of the most delicious ways to enjoy it!

    I think one of the biggest myths around is that flan is difficult to make — it’s not! And I’m so glad!!

  38. LOVE flan, but usually have the version without cream cheese.

    Looks great!

  39. Love flan but fails all the time,Im going to give your version a try.

  40. I adore flan and yours is mouth-watering. It is indeed “worth the calories” (one of my all-time favortie phrases). Bookmarking this – I know I will make my family very happy.

  41. Sad to say, I’ve never tried flan before…it’s probably like a really sweet and dense pudding?

  42. Actually, the best flan I ever had was made with condensed milk. It was at Border Grill in Las Vegas, and used house-made condensed milk. It was the smoothest, silkiest flan ever.

  43. wow! I like how the flan is so huge! and the use of condensed milk sounds like a winning flavour!

  44. I have only had flan once and loved it. Never have made it, so I appreciate all the terrific instruction. Looks fantastic.

  45. Oh that looks so delicious. I never buy condensed milk because if I know it’s in the fridge, I’ll eat it with a spoon! So yummy 🙂

  46. Juliana this looks so delicious! My daughter and I love flan and I’ve never seen it as rich anc creamy as yours. I’m saving your recipe and I wil amke thsi for a holiday meal…yun! Thanks!

  47. I’ve never made Flan but you make it look so easy! Yummy!!

  48. OMG..I LOVE flan so much, and yours looks amazing. I always use cream cheese in my flans, and I think yours might even be close to the one I use. My mouth is watering looking at it!! It’s a thing of beauty!

  49. Looks delicious. I love this dessert!

  50. Exactly! Who doesn’t like flan? Looks lovely and your baguetes look awesome as well!

  51. Whoa, that’s a NICE looking flan!

  52. That’s a tall flan! I can just imagine digging in to that!

  53. Your flan is great, a big one haha. The Vietnamese dripping coffee adds condensed milk, nice to have one occasionally.

  54. Very yummy looking flan!

  55. There is no better dessert than flan! This is the first that I’ve ever seen using cream cheese – how awesome. I can’t wait to try it out (of course, I will also have to make time to workout – this sounds very rich and decadent!)

  56. your recipe sounds so easy – five eggs! sounds rich and delicious, your photo looks perfect

  57. hmm yumm yumm 🙂 just one quick question what size can of condensed milk do i need for this recipe. Thanks.