Top 10 Unusual and Best Flan Recipes

As kids, we all had our favourite desserts we could have eaten every day. For me, it was a hot chocolate sponge and chocolate custard. But we also have our dark puddings that none of us liked, mine was the flan. Now since starting to write this post I now know they are called crème caramels in other parts of the world. But call them what you like, I hated it. But maybe it was just the type of flan I had, maybe I should try one of these types…


Top 10 Unusual and Best Flan Recipes


Coconut flan with orange caramel
Coconut flan with orange caramel

10 – Coconut
laylita.com/recipes/2008/02/12/coconut-flan-with-orange-caramel/

This rather fruity sounding number adds a rather healthy spin of the original crème caramel recipe. Funny of tangy orange and exotic coconut I would imagine this has a very Caribbean taste to it.

Asparagus Flan
Asparagus Flan

9 – Asparagus
orangette.blogspot.co.uk/2006/03/four-letter-word.html

Just when I thought a flan could not look any stranger this rather tasty sounding asparagus one comes along! Sure it doesn’t look like the best thing in the World, but it has a fine list of ingredients that make it sound rather tasty indeed.

KISSES Caramel Flan Recipe
KISSES Caramel Flan Recipe

8 –  Caramel
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While this is basically the original crème caramel / flan recipe it is the ingredients that have been stepped up. Featuring no less than 30 Hershey’s Kisses in each flan it really does sound amazing.

Spring Pea Flan
Spring Pea Flan

7 – Pea
www.knowwhey.com/2010/06/spring-pea-flan.html

Now this is a real big spin of the original recipe. Made with fresh spring peas, grated cheese and white pepper it is a real mash-up of things.

Chestnut Flan with Double Chocolate and Crystalized Ginger Biscotti
Chestnut Flan with Double Chocolate and Crystalized Ginger Biscotti

6 – Chestnut
www.cannellevanille.com/custard/chestnut-flan-with-double-chocolate-and-crystalized-ginger-biscotti/

Stop reading this and read that image name again “Chestnut Flan with Double Chocolate and Crystalized Ginger Biscotti”.

Strawberry Flan
Strawberry Flan

5 – Strawberry
consaboracanela.blogspot.it/2013/05/flan-de-fresas.html

Out of all of these in this top 10 this is the one I will try first. The combination of strawberry flan and the drizzle sauce topping makes me drool very heavily indeed.

White chocolate flan
White chocolate flan

4 – White Chocolate
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While I am not the biggest fan of white chocolate I think inside a dessert flan it might work well! So if you fancy taking on the milky bar kid at a flan-off this is the one for you.

Key Lime Cheesecake Flans
Key Lime Cheesecake Flans

3 – Lime
www.finecooking.com/recipes/key-lime-cheesecake-flans.aspx

Now this is more like it! Made with evaporated milk, condensed milk and fresh lime juice it is a zingy taste and then the meringue topping just makes it something else altogether.

Chocolate Flan
Chocolate Flan

2 – Chocolate
www.mycolombianrecipes.com/chocolate-flan-flan-de-chocolate

Probably no surprise to many of you that this chocolate one made it all the way up here to number 2. Maybe it was the fresh strawberries side topping that finished me off, but I think this makes a flan very tasty indeed.

Fresh Corn Flan
Fresh Corn Flan

1 – Corn
sweetlifebake.com/2010/11/09/fresh-corn-flan/#axzz2o3AZ9FGS

Now we are talking my language! Made with fresh corn and roasted hominy it does have a sort of savoury taste to it. But the image makes it look fresh, tasty and well worth a go at making it and thanks to the guide and recipe in the link that we can all try.

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