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Caramel Cream Cheese Custard (Flan de Queso)

Source: © EatingWell Magazine
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Active Time:  15 Minutes
Total Time:  6 Hours 15 Minutes
  12 servings
Every panaderia (bakery) in Puerto Rico has many flavors of flan, from vanilla to guava. Reduced-fat cream cheese gives this version a rich, comforting texture.
1/2 cup  sugar
2 tablespoons  water
8 ounces   reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
8   large eggs
1 14-ounce can   nonfat or low-fat sweetened condensed milk
1 12-ounce can   nonfat or low-fat evaporated milk
2 teaspoons   vanilla extract
Caramel Cream Cheese Custard (Flan de Queso) Recipe at
Preheat oven to 350°F.

Cook sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, gently swirling the pan (do not stir), until the mixture turns golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Immediately, pour the caramel carefully into a 9-inch round metal cake pan. If it stiffens before it completely covers the bottom of the pan, warm the pan in the oven, then swirl to cover the bottom.

Beat cream cheese in a large bowl with a mixer at medium-high speed until soft. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until thoroughly combined, scraping down the sides. Add condensed milk, evaporated milk and vanilla; mix until combined. Carefully pour into the prepared pan. (You may hear some cracking; the pan will be very full).

Place the cake pan in a larger pan and pour enough hot water around it to come 1 inch up the sides. Bake until golden and set at the edges but still wobbly at the center, about 1 hour. A knife inserted in the center should come out clean.

Transfer the cake pan to a wire rack and let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. Then cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. To serve, run a knife around the edge of the pan and invert the flan onto a plate.

Recipe reprinted by permission of © EatingWell Magazine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 10/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   12 servings
Calories: 247
Fat. Total: 8g
Protein: 10g
Carbohydrates, Total: 33g
Fat, Saturated: 4g
% Cal. from Fat: 29%
Cholesterol: 160mg
Sodium: 192mg
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Rating: 5
by: Anne Reviewed: 10/14/2009
This was extremely easy to make and turned out fabulous! I will be making it again and again.
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