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Cuban Guava Cheese Flan recipe - Flan de Guayaba y Queso

recipe courtesy of McCormick


Cuban guava cheese flan

Although it doesn't take long to make this flan, keep in mind that you will need to chill it for three hours before serving. You can find guava paste in most Latin grocery stores, but you can also buy it online from the Cuban Food Market.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes

  • Cook Time: 1 hour

  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes



1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
5 eggs
1/2 cup guava paste
4 ounces (1/2 package) cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract



Preheat oven to 350°F. Place sugar and water in 9-inch round cake pan. Stir until sugar is slightly dissolved. Place pan on stove on medium heat. Cook sugar about 10 minutes, without stirring, until sugar turns a golden to golden brown color. Use oven mitts to swirl pan, coating bottom and sides with caramel. Place pan on wire rack to cool and harden caramel slightly.

Meanwhile, place remaining ingredients in blender container; cover. Blend until smooth.

Pour mixture over cooled and hardened caramel in pan. Cover with foil. Place a large shallow baking pan in oven. Place cake pan in baking pan. Carefully pour hot water into baking pan so it comes halfway up side of cake pan. Bake 1 hour or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Remove cake pan from water bath. Cool on wire rack. Carefully loosen sides of custard from pan with a knife. Cover and refrigerate 3 hours or until chilled. May be chilled overnight.

To unmold, invert pan onto a large shallow plate or pie dish. Garnish with mango and kiwi slices, if desired. Yields 8 servings.

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