Almond Flan with Golden Caramel


This easy recipe will teach you how to make flan at home with a delicious golden caramel sauce. Once you master this easy flan recipe, this impressive dessert will always be at your fingertips for parties and get-togethers.

Almond Flan with Golden Caramel
Photo: Peter Krumhardt
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
50 mins
Cool Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
7 hrs 50 mins


  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 12 ounce can evaporated milk

  • 3 eggs

  • 4 egg yolks

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 3 tablespoon almond paste

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • Dash salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. To caramelize sugar, in a large heavy skillet heat the 1 cup sugar over medium-high heat until it begins to melt, shaking the skillet occasionally; do not stir. When the sugar starts to melt, reduce heat to low and cook about 5 minutes or until all of the sugar melts and is golden, stirring as needed with a wooden spoon. Immediately pour caramelized sugar into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate;* tilt pie plate to coat the bottom. Set aside.

  2. In a blender combine sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, eggs, egg yolks, the 1/4 cup sugar, the almond paste, vanilla, and salt. Cover and blend until well mixed and smooth. Skim off any foam.

  3. Pour egg mixture into pie plate. Place pie plate in a roasting pan; set on oven rack. Pour boiling water into roasting pan around pie plate to a depth of 1 inch.

  4. Bake about 50 minutes or until a 3-inch area around outside edge appears set when gently shaken (center will set as mixture cools). Carefully remove pie plate from water. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Cover and chill for 6 to 24 hours.

  5. Using a sharp knife, loosen flan from side of pie plate. Invert a serving plate with a lip over pie plate; turn plates over together. Remove pie plate.


Briefly warm the pie plate in the oven so the caramel spreads over the bottom more easily.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

419 Calories
13g Fat
66g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 419
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 213mg 71%
Sodium 157mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Total Sugars 65g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 2.4mg 12%
Calcium 282.7mg 22%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 366mg 8%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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