Pineapple Flan (Flan de Piña)
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup water
- 5 Whole eggs
- 1 can pineapple chunks without the syrup 12 oz
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ¼ teaspoon coconut extract
- Fresh pineapple for garnish
- To prepare the caramel, put 1 cup of sugar in a small pot with ¼ cup of water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir once and reduce the heat to medium and cook about 5 minutes or until the syrup turns a caramel color.
- 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 roasting pan and set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 350° F.
- In a blender mix the pineapple chunks, heavy cream, eggs and egg yolks for 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth. Add the condensed milk and coconut extract and mix for 1 more minute.
- 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. Add some chopped fresh pineapple on top and serve.
Flan de Piña or Pineapple Flan is another traditional Colombian flan. I tried to make it with fresh pineapple but the flan didn’t have the right consistency, it was too watery. So I used a can of pineapple chunks instead and the flan came out creamy and just right. I love flan and hope you enjoy this recipe too.