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Flan de Coco (Coconut Flan)

Servings 12 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • Flan:
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (14 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon coconut extract
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Coconut Syrup: Optional- for extra sweetness
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup of water

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 325°F.
  • Place 2 cups of the sugar in a heavy saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring regularly, until caramelized. Pour the caramel into a 9-inch round, 3 to 4-inch deep-pan, turning to coat the bottom and sides. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, mix the milks, eggs, coconut extract, vanilla extract, and salt. Pour the mixture over the caramel. Set in a water bath and cover with foil.
  • Bake until the center is set, about 1 hour and 40 minutes. Chill for 3 hours or overnight.
  • Before serving, turn the flan onto a serving plate. Serve as is or spoon coconut syrup over flan (not necessary, 100% optional- syrup just makes it sweeter).
  • Enjoy!
  • Coconut Syrup:
  • Heat 1 cup of sugar in 1 cup of water over medium-high heat until it dissolves, about 30 seconds, Stir in the coconut flakes.