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I've always had a sweet spot for sweets. This year, my Mexican roommate taught me how to make flan that she learned from her mom. This is an excellent dessert recipe and a delicious excuse to have something sweet for

Cinco de Mayo.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • caramel sauce (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Melt sugar in a saucepan over medium low heat until it’s liquefied and golden in color. Pour this syrup into a nine inch round glass baking dish, making sure it evenly coats the bottom and up onto the sides.
  • In a large bowl beat the eggs, condensed milk, evaporated milk and vanilla until smooth.
  • Pour mixture into the baking dish and cover. If you do not have a cover for your baking dish use aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 1 hour and then remove from the heat and let stand to cool completely. After it’s cooled a bit you may want to move it to the refrigerator to speed up the cooling process.
  • When you’re ready to serve carefully flip it upside down onto a serving platter. Pour caramel sauce as much as desired, refrigerate for another 5 minutes, and then serve.

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