Recipe Box: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Flan!

🇲🇽 Yummy Dessert for Cinco de Mayo (or Any Day!)

By Kyrie Collins, Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher May 3, 2016

Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) commemorates the victory of the outnumbered Mexican army over French forces, which resulted in driving foreign power out of Mexico. It is a celebration of freedom and the beauty of Latino culture.

Have your own celebration at home with these crafts and recipes and visit our Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Pinterest board for even more ideas! If you prefer to skip the cooking but still want a comida deliciosa (delicious meal), visit one of Our Favorite Mexican Restaurants in South Denver.


A custard dessert with a texture and taste similar to Crème Brulee. Thank you to Sandra Kuczynski for sharing this delicious and very easy recipe!

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 eggs

Preheat oven to 350℉. Pour one cup of sugar into a saucepan and place over medium heat. Stir sugar constantly until it starts to appear lumpy, then reduce heat to avoid the sugar burning.

Keep stirring until sugar caramelizes and it is a smooth consistency. The sugar should caramelize in about 10 minutes. 

Once sugar is caramelized, pour into pie or cake pan and roll the pan around so the sugar coats the dish along the bottom and sides. Set aside. Add water to a deep pan (pan should be large enough to hold your pie pan) and set aside.

Pour evaporated milk, condensed milk, and eggs in a blender; blend for about two minutes. Pour the mixture in the pie/cake dish and place the dish inside the pan with water.

Bake for one hour. The flan is done when a toothpick is placed in center and comes out clean.  Let the flan cool then place a plate over the flan and turn upside down — it should slide out onto the plate.

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