Cuban Guava Cheese Flan recipe - Flan de Guayaba y Queso
recipe courtesy of McCormick
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.
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
1/2 cup guava paste
4 ounces (1/2 package) cream cheese, softened
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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