Vanilla and Lime Flan By Esperanza Platas Alvarez (Planet Food Mexico)

Vanilla and Lime Flan By Esperanza Platas Alvarez (Planet Food Mexico)

By Mikhail Sokolov
0’ Prep time
45’ Cook time
45’ Total time
410 Calories
8 Serving


The recipe Vanillan and Lime Flan By Esperanza Platas Alvarez (Planet Food Mexico) is ready in about 45 minutes and is definitely a tremendous gluten free and lacto ovo vegetarian option for lovers of European food. This recipe serves 8 and costs $1.43 per serving. This dessert has 411 calories, 12g of protein, and 12g of fat per serving. 2 people have tried and liked this recipe. If you have condensed milk, eggs, milk, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is brought to you by Foodista. Overall, this recipe earns a rather bad spoonacular score of 31%. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Flan de Limón (Lime Flan), Tomatillo Salsan and Food & Wine Festival Ixtapa/Zihua, Mexico, and Mellow Mushroom Esperanza Dressing.
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Step by Step

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Step 1

Preheat the oven to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.To make the caramel, heat together the water and sugar gently over a medium flame for about 10 minutes, ensuring the mixture does not burn.Meanwhile, pour the condensed milk and whole milk into a pan.
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Step 2

Add the zest of the limes. Slice the vanilla pod in half and carefully scrape out the vanilla seeds and add these to your milk mixture.Simmer the milk slowly for fifteen minutes to let the flavours infuse.Once the caramel is ready, pour into a cake pan and swirl it around to evenly coat the bottom of the pan. Set aside.In a bowl, crack the eggs and beat together. Slowly pour a little of the warm milk , vanilla and lime mixture into the eggs. This will temper the eggs and prevent them from scrambling from the heat. Once the temperature of the eggs has been raised by the warm milk, pour in the rest of the milk.
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Step 3

Pour all of the mixture into the cake pan over the caramel.Cook the cake pan in a water bath by placing the pan inside a larger pan which is filled half way with water.
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Step 4

Place in the oven and cook for 45 minutes to an hour.Once ready, allow to cool and place inside a fridge overnight. The flan is then ready to be flipped over gently and served.


  • water
    3 tbsps
  • sugar
    150 grams
  • egg
  • sweetened condensed milk
    sweetened condensed milk
    612 milliliters
  • vanilla bean
    vanilla bean
  • whole milk
    whole milk
    488 milliliters
  • lime

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 410.55kcal 20.53%
Fat 11.95g 18.38%
Saturated Fat 6.37g 39.83%
Carbohydrates 66.17g 22.06%
Net Carbohydrates 65.47g 23.81%
Sugar 63.81g 70.9%
Cholesterol 156.09mg 52.03%
Sodium 168.17mg 7.31%
Protein 12.39g 24.77%
Vitamin B2 0.56mg 33.05%
Selenium 22.83µg 32.61%
Phosphorus 325.02mg 32.5%
Calcium 319.42mg 31.94%
Vitamin B12 0.96µg 15.99%
Vitamin B5 1.36mg 13.62%
Potassium 446.86mg 12.77%
Vitamin C 9.3mg 11.27%
Vitamin D 1.48µg 9.89%
Vitamin A 493.84IU 9.88%
Zinc 1.43mg 9.5%
Vitamin B1 0.12mg 8.25%
Magnesium 32.73mg 8.18%
Vitamin B6 0.14mg 7.16%
Folate 25.94µg 6.48%
Iron 0.88mg 4.91%
Vitamin E 0.55mg 3.7%
Fiber 0.7g 2.81%
Copper 0.05mg 2.72%
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 1.5%
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