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Cardamom-Coffee Flan

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12 servings

Impress everyone at the table when you serve our Cardamom-Coffee Flan for dessert. If you are preparing our luscious Cardamom-Coffee Flan for a special occasion, consider garnishing it with an orange peel for bright, festive color.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Cook milk, orange zest, cardamom, 3/4 cup sugar and 1 Tbsp. coffee in saucepan 5 to 7 min. or until sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Reserve for later use.
  • Meanwhile, cook water, corn syrup and remaining sugar in separate saucepan on medium heat 15 to 20 min. or until mixture is a light amber color, gently swirling pan every few minutes. (Do not stir.) Turn off heat. Add remaining coffee; stir until dissolved. Pour into 9-inch round pan; swirl to evenly coat bottom of pan with sugar mixture. Cool slightly.
  • Pour reserved milk mixture through fine-mesh strainer into blender or food processor container. Add cream cheese; blend until smooth. Add eggs; blend well. Carefully pour over syrup in pan.
  • Place filled 9-inch pan in larger pan, then place on middle rack in oven. Add enough water to larger pan to come halfway up side of 9-inch pan.
  • Bake 48 to 57 min. or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Remove flan from water bath; cool completely.
  • Refrigerate flan 4 hours. When ready to serve, place flan pan in larger pan filled with hot tap water. Let stand 2 min. Run knife around edge of pan to loosen flan; unmold onto plate.

Special Equipment Needed

How to Soften Caramelized Sugar Remaining in Pan

To soften any caramelized sugar remaining in bottom of pan after the flan is unmolded, dip pan in hot water to soften the sugar before spooning over the flan.

How to Crush the Cardamom Pods

Use a meat tenderizer or bottom of a heavy saucepan to smash the cardamom pods.

Size Wise

With their built-in portion control, these luscious flan make a great dessert.

Special Extra

Strips of fresh orange peel make the perfect garnish for this dessert. Use a sharp knife to cut thick pieces of peel from the orange. Discard the peeled orange or reserve for another use. Twist the orange peel pieces, then place on top of dessert.


This show-stopping flan can be refrigerated up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, let flan stand in larger pan of hot water 4 to 5 min. before unmolding as directed.


  • 12 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings
Calories 260
Total fat 11g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 105mg
Sodium 135mg
Carbohydrate 35g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 35g
Protein 6g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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