Flan de Limón (Lime Flan)
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup of water
- Zest of 4 limes
- Juice of 2 limes
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 8 Whole eggs
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- To make the caramel, bring 1 cup of sugar and ½ cup of water to a boil over medium heat and boil until it gets a light brown color, about 6 - 8 minutes.
- Immediately pour an equal amount of the caramel into each ramekin or any oven proof mold you want to use. Swirl each dish to coat the base with the caramel, work fast as the caramel will harden quickly as it cools. Place all the ramekins in a large oven dish.
- To make the flan: Preheat the oven to 350° F.
- Combine the lime juice with the corn starch in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Beat the eggs with an electrical mixer, add the lime mixture, milk, heavy cream, sweet condensed milk, sugar, vanilla, and the zest.
- Carefully pour an equal amount of the flan mixture into the caramelized ramekins in the roasting pan. Then add hot water to the roasting pan, not to the ramekins, until the water comes half way up the sides of the ramekins.
- Place the roasting pan in the oven and bake for 1 hour or until a knife inserted in the center of the flan comes out clean.
- Remove from the roasting pan and cool for at least 30 minutes. Then cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- To serve, carefully run a knife around the edge of the ramekin, cover with a serving plate, flip it over and gently remove the ramekin allowing the caramel run over the sides.
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I love making variations of the classic Vanilla Flan. This time I decided to make it with one of my absolute favorite ingredients, limes. I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but it was a success! Fresh, creamy and absolutely delicious, the perfect ending to any meal!
Love this recipe Erica I love lemon!
how was the texture when you use lemon in your flan?
You know how much I love citrus!! This is a gorgeous, tempting treat....
I don't use lime very often as it's quite expensive but I love it and can imagine how delicious this pudding is,
Gracias por la receta, pero no seria flan de lima, no de limon? Me facina el flan pero nunca lo he intentado con el limon!
Valeria- La lima en Colombia es amarilla o Lemon in USA y el limón es el verde o Lime in USA.
wow looks amazing like key lime pie but even better
Lime is one of my favorite dessert flavors and it sounds perfect for flan! Good call on the unique combination!
So inspired - I also love limes. And this confection is such a welcome break from winter. A bit of summer in the kitchen.
2012 has to be the year that I try making flan! I love it, but have never made it at home. Your lime version sounds delicious!
I can't stand the store-bought kind, or even the fresh bakery kind, but when I make it myself, I can adjust everything to my own tastes, so I would highly recommend it. The fresh citrus juice in this recipe would add a lot of kick.
This is a lovely take on flan!
Thank you guys!
I guess I will add this to my flan recipes. Looks very good Erica....
Crees que podría remplazar el limón por mandarina?
La receta es diferente, pero lo puedes intentar!
How many Flan does one recipe make
6 or depending on the mold that you use.