Instant Pot Flan

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recipe by Deborah Schneider

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    28mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    8
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    312
based on 2 ratings

Flan can be tricky to make in a conventional oven, but the Instant Pot cooks it perfectly—and fast. My recipe contains a bit of cream cheese for extra smoothness and richness, and it makes its own sauce as it sits in the refrigerator. I like the drama of serving one large flan on a platter, surrounded by fresh berries.

Inspired by: https://recipes.instantpot.com/recipe/flan/

recipe updated Feb 4, 2020

Ingredients

  • Cream cheese icon
    Cream cheese
    about ¼ cup (60g)
  • Sugar icon
    Sugar
    about ½ cup (102g)
  • Egg icon
    Egg
    5 (250g)
  • Condensed milk icon
    Condensed milk
    340g (about 1⅛ cups)
  • Evaporated milk icon
    Evaporated milk
    361ml (1½ cups)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    1 tsp (5ml)
  • Kosher salt icon
    Kosher salt
    about ¼ tsp (1g)
  • Water icon
    Water
    2 cups (480ml)

Tools

  • kCook icon Blender
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Saucepan
  • kCook icon Blender jug
  • kCook icon Inner pot
  • kCook icon Round pan - 6"
  • kCook icon Rack

Step preview

  1. Grease a clean round pan
  2. Add sugar to a clean saucepan
  3. Cook until golden brown while stirring occasionally - 4 min, medium-low heat
  4. Transfer caramel to round pan
  5. Add egg, condensed milk, evaporated milk, vanilla extract, cream cheese and kosher salt to a clean blender jug
  6. Blend until smooth
  7. Let rest - 5 min
  8. Using a spoon, skim off and discard any foam on the surface.
  9. Transfer content of blender jug to round pan
  10. Cover with foil
  11. Add water to the inner pot
  12. Place the pan on a rack and carefully lower both into the inner pot
  13. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  14. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 15 min
  15. Cancel - Keep warm
  16. Quick release
  17. Remove the pan from the inner pot
  18. Carefully remove the foil from the pan
  19. Serve
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