Looking for a delicious, decadent dessert? Flan de queso is a spin on the traditional flan recipe that incorporates cream cheese into the recipe.
What is flan de queso?
Decadence. Pure decadence. Seriously, flan de queso is a cream cheese-based custard topped with a caramel sauce.
The dessert bakes in a ceramic dish and then is flipped upside down to release from the pan so that the caramel pours down on top.
What does flan mean?
Flan literally means sweetened egg custard. Think of it as a rich, thick pudding like dessert.
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What is the difference between flan and cheesecake?
It depends on the type of cheesecake. There is a cheesecake popular in Chicago that is smooth and silky like flan. However, the more traditional New York style cheesecake, is dense. Cheesecake also has a crust. Flan also contains many more eggs than cheesecake.
Why does my flan taste eggy?
Flan has a strong egg taste because it has a lot of eggs. The recipe below contains 7 eggs.
What can I use for a flan mold?
You can use any oven safe pan that is watertight. You can use a pie plate, springform pan, tube pan, etc.
What are the ingredients to make flan de queso?
To make this flan de queso recipe you are going to need the following ingredients:
- Cream cheese
- Condensed milk
- Evaporated milk
- Vanilla extract
How to make flan de queso
Now that you have gathered your ingredients it is time to make flan de queso. All you have to do is follow the steps below:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place a saucepan over medium heat and mix the water and sugar together. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved. Pour into your baking dish and set aside.
Beat together the cream cheese and eggs until well incorporated. Add the condensed milk, evaporated milk, and vanilla.
Continue mixing until everything is fully incorporated. Pour into the baking dish over the sugar mixture.
Cover the pan in aluminum foil and then set into a larger baking dish that you’ve filled partially with water. Slide into the preheated oven and bake for 50 minutes or until cooked through.
Remove from the water and allow to cool for 30 minutes before transferring to the refrigerator.
Refrigerate for at least 8 hours or until the flan is firm. Once firm, run a sharp knife along the edge of the pan to loosen the flan. Place a plate on top and quickly flip the pan and plate upside down. The flan should let loose and fall onto the plate.
Your flan de queso is ready to serve!
Flan de Queso Recipe
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- 1 Cup sugar
- 1/3 Cup water
- 1 1/2 Cups cream cheese, softened
- 7 Eggs
- 1 Can condensed milk
- 1 Cup evaporated milk
- 1 Tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a saucepan over medium heat, mix the water and sugar and bring to a boil, constantly stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Pour into a baking dish and set aside.
In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese with the eggs until incorporated. Add the condensed milk, evaporated milk, and vanilla extract and continue mixing until fully incorporated. Pour into the baking dish that's coated with caramel.
Fill a big baking dish with water and place the baking dish with flan into it. Cover with aluminum foil and take to the oven.
Bake for 50 minutes or until done.
Remove from the water and allow it to cool for 30 minutes before transferring to the refrigerator. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours or until the flan is firm.
Once firm, run a sharp knife along the edge of the pan to loosen the flan. Place a plate on top and quickly flip the pan and plate upside down. The flan should let loose and fall onto the plate.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 247Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 159mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 22gProtein: 7g
These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.