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Bibi's Cheese Flan

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Serves 8 | Prep Time 5 | Cook Time 60

Why I Love This Recipe

Growing up in Puerto Rico, flan is the traditional dessert on the island. It reminds me of my grandmother. I remember my 8 cousins and me waiting patiently for it to cool down enough to eat. To my grandmother's original recipe, I add just a 1/2 of cream cheese.

Submitted by: "Ivelisse Bibi Negron-Colom"

Ingredients You'll Need

1 cup of sugar (to caramelize pan)

4 eggs
1 can of Carnation Evaporated Milk
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup of sugar
4 oz of Philadelphia Cream Cheese


1- Preheat oven to 350*F.

2- Caramelize a round 8x3 aluminum pan, by melting 1 cup of sugar, slowly, in the pan to a light gold. Swirl the pan to coat bottom and sides with caramel. Set aside.

3- In the blender add milk, vanilla extract, sugar, eggs, 4 oz of cream cheese. Blend on mix cycle for 3 to 4 minutes.

4- Strain mixture into the caramelized pan. Set pan in a large shallow baking pan containing about 1 inch of hot water.

5- Bake for 1 hour, or until golden. Remove pan from water bath.

6- Allow to cool. Cover and set in refrigerator. When ready to serve, turn flan onto a platter.

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