Blueberry Flan

Monday, March 26, 2018

If you've ever had flan, then you know it's a Mexican custard dripping with delicious caramel that bakes right in the same pan for a decadent delicious dessert. This is the easiest recipe for flan I have ever made. I have tried it with coconut, banana and now blueberry. It never fails me. Check out my super simple easy instructions on how to make this delicious Blueberry Flan.



Flan is a Mexican custard baked in a water bath in the oven that creates a syrup in the pan. This is a blueberry flan with decadent custard filling dessert






Flan is a Mexican custard baked in a water bath in the oven that creates a syrup in the pan. This is a blueberry flan with decadent custard filling dessert




Blueberries make this flan irresistible!


Just when I thought I made the best flan with bananas last year, this blueberry became our new favorite. How versatile making flan is. A delicious baked Mexican custard, that's great with or without fruit added. For me it's the perfect ending to a large meal because it really is so light. The look of it reminds me of cheesecake but it fools you.



When you cut into it, the jiggly consistency is smooth creamy sweet and like nothing else I ever had. It really is so simple to make, anyone that is afraid to try it, don't be this is easy peasy!


Flan is a Mexican custard baked in a water bath in the oven that creates a syrup in the pan. This is a blueberry flan with decadent custard filling dessert





Flan is a Mexican custard baked in a water bath in the oven that creates a syrup in the pan. This is a blueberry flan with decadent custard filling dessert




Blueberry Flan Pin for later




Pin for later blueberry flan collage with caramel sauce baked right into the pan. Dessert for blueberry and caramel lovers a delicious flan with fruit in it.


Don't buy flan it's so easy to make homemade!


The first flan I ever made was a banana caramel, oh my it was spectacular! Seriously made us all a fan. My son said to me, "mom that looks hard to make". I showed him how easy it was and he couldn't believe it.



We will never buy another one now. It comes together so quickly. These instructions will show you how easy this Blueberry Flan is to make. Don't let it scare you like it scared me long ago. Seriously. The time it took is so worth it. The hardest part is waiting for the caramel to cook.



Baked blueberry flan on a pretty crystal dish with a rim to catch the caramel as it comes out of the pan. Blueberry flan is a dessert with fruit and of Mexican quality.



The caramel continues to deepen as it cooks in the pan to make this marvelous caramel syrup. The flan slides out of the pan so easy, so don't worry! It won't stick.
I had so many apprehensions when I first made it thinking this is just too complicated. I saw packaged flan in the store but had no idea what to do with it. I don't even use a flan pan. I used a 9 inch round pan that worked like a charm. This is my third flan now.



Eggs beaten for at least 10 minutes to make it light for a blueberry flan batter then baked in the oven until the custard sets up


It's really necessary to have an electric beater of some kind. The eggs need to be whipped for at least 10 minutes. Make sure you have a timer on for this and when you are making the caramel. The timer is the perfect tool to making your flan perfect.



Blueberries in a round pan ready for the batter for flan. The egg mixture will pour on top of the blueberries preparing to make the flan



I do use just a touch of oil spray in the pan. You don't have too, but my paranoia on sticking always come through using caramel, I do it regardless. Then I add the blueberries in the pan.



Sugar and water   syrup to boil until it reaches and amber color getting ready to pour over fruit to make flan which is a Mexican custard



The secret to making the caramel it simple, it takes time. It must boil until it turns amber in color. That takes at least a good 20 to 25 minutes. Golden amber in color it the key. The rest happens in the oven. You have have a little patience and wait for this to turn the right color.



Sliced Blueberry Flan on a fruit trim Lenox china plate showing the flan that will be served




I really wanted to make sure you saw how beautiful it looks to serve when it's cut. I do pour caramel over the top of each slice, the syrup it makes the flan decadent for sure.
I was so excited on how beautiful it came out I forgot to add it for the photo! You can see how much it makes in the full flan photos above.



  Drizzle the caramel before serving. My family really enjoyed my blueberry version. This flan didn't last long with only four people next time I will make two. I was thrilled everyone had a second piece. Blueberry Flan was a huge hit!



Hope your family loves it as much as we do. I am trying raspberry next since it's my personal favorite! Even my granddaughter Talia,  ate a whole slice by herself!


Talia Ciara Iffert granddaughter eating Blueberry Flan





recipe for blueberry flan a mexican custard dessert

Blueberry Flan

Make the Caramel:

3/4 cups sugar (I used regular white sugar)
1/4 cup water

Place sugar and water in a covered small pan.
Bring to a boil moving the pan back and forth to get all the sugar dissolve. Continue to for 2 minutes.

Remove the cover and boil rocking back and forth but not stirring, until it turns a light amber color this takes from start to finish around 20 minutes on low heat. Use a timer. Don't burn this.


Make the Custard Filling for the Flan:


2 cups of blueberries or just enough to cover the bottom of
your pan
1 can 12 oz evaporated milk
3 eggs

Prepare your pan with a little oil spray( you don't need it but I use it)and sprinkle blueberries on the bottom of the pan then pour the amber colored caramel on top. 

Flan CustardIn a heavy duty bowl using an electric mixer, beat eggs for 10 minutes until light. Add the milks and beat 2 more minutes.  Pour over the blueberries.  Set the pan (I used a metal 9 x 9 round cake pan.) in a roasting pan filled with water around 2 inches high, this gives the custard a water bath to cook in. Bake at 350 for 55 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean from the center.
Cool at room temperature. Run a flat knife around the edges to loosen.  Flip onto a deep plate with sides to catch the caramel.  Refrigerate overnight or at least 3 hours before serving.

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34 comments

  1. Kids won't lie about the taste of food :-) hi Talia, good job!
    The flan looks wonderful!

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  2. I am a flan addict and am loving your blueberry spin on an already popular dessert ! Don't think anyone can blame Talia for finishing a whole slice ;-)

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  3. oh, I've never tried making flan, but I do like the look and sound of it! And can only imagine how delicious it is with all these juicy berries!

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  4. Claudia, flan looks so delicious! I'm sure your grand daughter would have loved it! She's damn cute!

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  5. Looks so creamy! And I love blueberries in just about anything, especially dessert :) Perfect with a cup of coffee!

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  6. I can't say I've ever had or made flan before! Never too late to try new things, I guess!!! This looks and sounds delicious!

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  7. This blueberry flan looks so delicious! I love all types of flan but never thought of making it with blueberries! I'll be definitely trying your recipe!

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  8. The flan looks absolutely gorgeous and I am crazy for the caramel. I am so scared to make jiggly dessert because I can never get it right. I just can't get over this with the delicious blueberries in them. And your Granddaughter looks beautiful. So happy that she enjoyed the treat.

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  9. Wow, I love flan but have never had it anything other than plain. This looks spectacular! Can't wait to try.

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  10. looks so creamy & delicious and it's full of blueberries.. where can you go wrong. I have never made a flan but I will defo give this a go.. P's. you have a beautiful granddaughter!!!

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  11. Love flan with its creamy, caramel flavor and then adding blueberries...what a good idea.

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  12. What a delicious treat! I love flan, too, and adding berries is perfect for spring!

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  13. I can't believe I've never made flan but I love all your step by step photos for us newbies. Can't wait to give this a try!

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  14. I'm such a big texture eater, so I've always been afraid of trying flan! But I have a couple of friends who love it, and will definitely share this recipe with them

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  15. I love flan but have never thought about putting blueberries in them. What a fun idea! This sounds and looks amazing!

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  16. I haven't had flan in quite some time and I've never had it with fruit. I can't wait to give this blueberry version a try!

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  17. Such a comforting dessert! My family would love it.

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  18. I love that you added berries to flan and that it came out so well. Your granddaughter is adorable!

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  19. I have NEVER tried a flan. I LOVE blueberries, so this recipe sounds delicious to me. What a great way to end a meal...but also perfect for brunch too.

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  20. I love flan - was a favorite as a kid and now my kids favorite too. I love that you added blueberry to it - sounds so delicious. Can't wait to try. yum!

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  21. Aww love ur description, jiggly consistency and the flan beautifully sliding off the the pan!! That looks yumm, super tempting!! Blueberries makes it all the more tempting!

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  22. Never made flan but that might change soon, it looks good! And cute pic of your favorite granddaughter!

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  23. Mmmm Claudia, your flan looks so delicious, I'll make it next Sunday for our Easter lunch's dessert, pinned it!

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  24. I love what you did here and changed up a classic recipe. I don't think I have ever seen a recipe for flan any other way than the original!

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  25. What an AMAZING idea! This Blueberry Flan is really impressive! I LOVE how easy and delicious this is. One of my favs. Thank you for sharing this great recipe!

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  26. Now I've had flan before, but not blueberry and certainly not one that looks this delicious!! Will have to give it a go :)

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  27. I am a big fan of flan! This one looks gorgeous!

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  28. You had me at blueberry! I'll need to make this sometime!

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  29. I've not had a flan in so long, this looks so delicious especially with blueberries. I definitely need to try this!

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  30. So yum with blueberries. This looks delicious:)

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  31. I've always been a little intimidated about making flan, but the step by step photos really help. I love the idea of the addition of blueberry.

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  32. I love flan -- but I've never tried it with blueberries. Fun!

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  33. Blueberries really just elevate everything. What a fun twist on a classic!

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  34. Oh gosh, I love flan. I'm glad you provided nice, easy instructions. I will be making it soon.

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