Thanksgiving Flan

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Author Notes: The film "What's Cooking?" is a depiction of Thanksgiving at 4 ethnic American households. One of the desserts at the Latino meal is this flan, which we created for our book "Cooking with the Movies: Meals on Reels."Anthony Chiffolo


Serves 8

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 12-fl oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • edible flowers
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt the sugar over medium heat until caramel colored. Pour into a 9" round glass baking dish, coating the bottom and sides.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the yolks until light yellow in color. Add the condensed and evaporated milks and the vanilla, and beat until very smooth. Pour mixture into the baking dish. Set inside a larger pan; add water so that it comes up as much as possible around the edges of the flan pan.
  4. Bake for 50 – 60 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. To serve, invert the flan onto a plate with high sides. Surround with edible fl owers for decoration.

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