Mango flan with coconut cream
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 4
Mango flan or creme caramel is a popular dessert with mango and coconut cream makes it perfect for the summers.
  • Mango pulp (sweetened) : 1 cup
  • Coconut cream : 1 cup
  • Green cardamoms : few
  • Eggs (large) : 2 (separated)
  • Sugar (granulated) : ½ cup + 3 tbsp
  1. Line up 4 (6-ounce) ramekins.
  2. To make the caramel : In a small saucepan, place ½ cup sugar in the center of pan and pour 3 tbsp water over it. Bring to a full boil, then lower the heat until the caramel becomes golden brown (about 5-6 minutes or it may take little longer). As soon as the caramel shows the right golden brown color, pour a layer of caramel into each ramekins.
  3. In a small saucepan, warm the coconut cream and add green cardamoms to it. Bring to a near boil and remove from the heat right away. Let the liquid cool a bit.
  4. Separately, whisk the egg yolks and whole eggs with the rest of the sugar in a mixing bowl until it becomes pale yellow. If you are using sweetened mango pulp, then adjust the sugar according to taste.
  5. Add the mango pulp and the coconut cream to the egg mixture by slowly adding a ladle at a time to prevent the yolks from curdling. Add more mango pulp if requires.
  6. Strain through a fine mesh. Discard the green cardamoms from the strainer.
  7. Fill the 4 ramekins with the mixture.
  8. Place them in a warm water bath in a roasting / deep baking pan. The water should go half-way up the side of the ramekins.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes at 300°F, then lower the heat to 275°F and bake for an additional 45-50 minutes or till done.
  10. The texture of the crème caramel should jiggle but not too liquid.
  11. Let the flan cool first, then plastic-wrap each individual ramekins and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. The texture will become firmer.
  12. Unmold the mango flan onto a dessert plate, drizzle some more mango pulp or serve it with sliced mangoes or coconut flakes.
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