Coconut Flan

TOTAL TIME: 4 hr 50 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: 4 hr
Cook: 40 min
 
YIELD: 6 to 8 servings
LEVEL: Intermediate

ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, toasted
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Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bring a full kettle to the boil for a water bath.

Melt 1 cup sugar with a spoonful of water in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves. Do not stir with a spoon. Swirl the pan slightly over the heat, until the sugar turns golden. Pour the sugar into an 8-inch metal cake pan, swirl to coat the bottom and sides. The sugar will harden in about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk together the coconut milk, eggs, rum and remaining 1/2 cup sugar. Strain the custard over the hardened caramel. Scatter over the lime zest and toasted coconut, and swirl a bit with a spoon to blend evenly. Set the cake pan in a roasting pan and add enough boiling water to come halfway up the cake pan. Bake in the water bath until set, about 40 minutes. Cool. Refrigerate the flan at least 4 hours before serving. When ready, dip the bottom of the pan in warm water, place a large plate over the top of the pan, and invert. The flan should unmold easily with the caramel sauce.

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  • on July 24, 2013

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    The coconut flan was delicious. If you're a coconut fan, you'll love the taste and texture of this dessert.

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  • on April 09, 2012

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    The coconut flan is really good, however, directions for caramel to go in bottom of pan before puttingin flan mixture are not clear enough. How big of a spoonful of water do you put into melt nd carmalize the sugar? I tried twice to no avail because didn't know exact measurement of water. Had to hunt and hunt for another recipe similar to know how to do the caramel. What I found was much more specific and would have saved me a lot of time. 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup corn syrup and 1/2 cup water. Then I proceeded with the recipe and it turned out great! It was delicious! I would totally make it again! Just wanted you to be aware that directions for the caramel need to be more specific.

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  • on February 05, 2012

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    Loved this flan!

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