Cream Cheese Flan, Foodies Rejoice

May 27, 2009 at 1:26 am | Posted in dessert | 3 Comments
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Huddle up Foodies.  This is a coup.  Pat Argall, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, has given me permission to share his famous and sought after Cream Cheese Flan recipe.  First of all, let me tell you something about Pat.  He’s one of the hardest working guys in our industry, an expert in the mortgage field, a true professional and a gentleman.   He makes us all look good.  Pat has “wowed” us with this Flan at our annual SMDRA Cinco de Mayo party.  Thank you Pat for sharing this recipe.

Par Argall's Famous Cream Cheese Flan

Par Argall's Famous Cream Cheese Flan

ok, enough about Pat, let’s get down to the important stuff:

Courtesy of Pat Argall

This is a crowd pleaser every time and easy to make. A bit firmer than regular flan, but not as thick as typical cheesecake, you’ll get rave reviews as your guests lick their plates.

8 Servings

Recipe Summary
Active Prep Time: 20 minutes Inactive: 3 Hrs. Cook Time: 1 Hr. 45 Min.

A good 9” Springform pan
Large roasting pan for waterbath

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1 ½ cups sugar, divided
7 egg yolks
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
¾ cup whole milk
1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract (I use just a little more)
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 eg whites
1 (8 oz.) package room temperature cream cheese

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F,  as you begin to mix ingredients.

Cook 1 cup sugar in a medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes or until sugar melts and turns to a light caramel color. Quickly pour the caramel mix into your Springform pan. Using oven mitts tilt the dish to evenly coat the bottom to just above the lip of the pan where it fits into the ring. Let this stand at room temperature for about 5 minutes while the sugar hardens.

Whisk together the egg yolks and the next 5 ingredients in a large bowl.

Blend the egg whites, cream cheese and remaining ½ cup sugar using your hand mixer at medium to high speed until real smooth. Stir the egg white mixture thoroughly into the yolk mixture. Pour this all through a wire-mesh strainer into a large bowl, using a soft spatula to gently work it through.

Place your roasting pan in the heated oven. Gently place the Springform pan in the roasting vessel and add hot water about 1/3 of the way up the side of the dish.

Bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Remove the dish from the water bath; cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours.

Run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen. Place serving dish on top of pan and invert quickly. Loosen Springform clip and allow flan to drop to serving plate. Gently lift the bottom of the pan straight up from the flan and allow the caramel to drizzle over the side. Enjoy!

Pat Argall
Sales Manager
Renovation Specialist

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
MAC 1413-011
5350 So Roslyn Street #160
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
303-721-3388 Tel

303-522-7757 Cell
866-558-7340 Fax

“I help people achieve financial freedom, beginning with home ownership.”



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  1. LeaAnn — Love the blog!! I was pretty excited when I saw the cream cheese flan recipe. I LOVE FLAN.

    The Ceviche looks delish and I look forward to surprising Rog one weekend with it.

    What a fun site … I’ll definitely check back often!

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