Mexican honey flan: Flan de miel

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Karen Hursh Graber

Honey lovers get a double dose of flavor in this Mexican honey flan, because it uses honey instead of caramelized sugar in the glaze, as well as honey in the custard.


  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325º F.

Combine eggs, both milks, ¼ cup honey and vanilla extract. Beat by hand until well mixed but not foamy.

Spoon the remaining honey into 4 6-ounce custard cups, using 1 tablespoon for each cup. Pour mixture into cups, dividing evenly.

Place cups in a baking pan and pour boiling water into pan around cups, to come halfway up the sides of the cups.

Bake 35-45 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of a cup comes out clean. Allow to cool for a few minutes, loosen the edges with a knife, and invert onto plates. Serve warm or cold. Serves 4.

Link to source articles
Honey: A sweet Maya legacy
Flavorful flan: Making Mexico’s classic dessert

Published or Updated on: April 2, 2009 by Karen Hursh Graber © 2009
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