Carmelized Coffee Flan

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 40m
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"Ooooh! Flan! With a carmelized crust....and a hint of coffee flavor...luscious! Only make when you have company, so you don't make a pig of yourself!! It's important to use a nice heavy saucepan to carmelize the sugar so it doesn't scorch or burn. Prep time does not include the 8 hour chill time! Originally posted on"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (232.2 g)
  • Calories 453.2
  • Total Fat - 26.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 960.1 mg
  • Sodium - 181 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 33.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 30.9 g
  • Protein - 18.6 g
  • Calcium - 238.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Place the sugar in a small heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the sugar crystallizes into lumps (about 15 minutes). Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until the sugar melts and turns a light golden brown (about 15 minutes). Quickly pour the hot caramel mixture into an ungreased 8 inch round cakepan, tilting to coat the bottom evenly. Set aside. (The mixture will harden -- this is supposed to happen!).

Step 2

Combine eggs and remaining ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a wire whisk until the coffee granules dissolve. Pour the egg mixture over the caramelized sugar in the cakepan.

Step 3

Place the cakepan in a large shallow baking dish. Pour hot water into the baking dish to a depth of 1 inch. Cover with aluminum foil, and bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center of the flan comes out clean.

Step 4

Remove pan from water, and let cool. Cover and chill at least 8 hours.

Step 5

To serve, loosen the edge of the custard with a spatula, and invert onto a serving plate.

Tips & Variations

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