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Caramel Apple Flan To Enjoy With Your Cafecito

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This easy to make custard dessert brings together the flavors of caramel apples and the creamy deliciousness of flan.
Caramel Apple Flan

Flan, a sweet custard dessert usually topped with caramel is a favorite in most of Latin America. Growing up flan was one of those desserts that was always ready in the refrigerator whenever anyone wanted to satisfy their sweet tooth.

Coffee and creamer

As I drank my morning coffee I was inspired by the creamy and rich flavor of my International Delight® coffee creamer and thought: why not use it instead of milk to make a flan. After all using International Delight® instead of milk makes my cup of coffee come to life and I can choose from so many flavors to add excitement to my cup of cafecito. My favorites are French Vanilla, Caramel Macchiato and Cold Stone Creamery™ Sweet Cream.

Caramel Apple Flan

I enjoy coffee not only in the mornings but also during the afternoon. The time I take to sit down with my cup of cafe con leche or rather leche con cafe is my special break, a time to recharge my energy and to rest from the hustle and bustle of my day. It’s also a time to indulge and enjoy in the present. Adding International Delight® to my coffee takes that coffee break to another level!

Coffee and apple caramel flan

I have made chocolate, coffee and coconut flan before but on this occasion wanted a flavor that would reflect the fall season and decided to create a caramel apple flan. After all caramel and apples are the perfect flavor combination for fall so although I have never had a caramel apple flan before it just made sense that these flavors would go well together.

You can make a large flan but I had some small bundt cake molds I had not used and thought they would be great for making individual flans. I was not expecting these to look so great though.

Caramel Apple Flan

I sautéed some apple slices with a little butter, sugar and cinnamon and topped my flans with them which really makes them look festive. I also added some fresh mint at the top just to give it a pop of color. At home we always like to bring some Latino flavors into our Thanksgiving dinner and this caramel apple flan would make the perfect smooth custard dessert to enjoy for Thanksgiving. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser with your family and it certainly looks festive.

Caramel Apple Flan

Caramel Apple Flan Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup International Delight® Cold Stone Creamery™ Sweet Cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup apple sauce
  • 2 apples cut into slices
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • sugar and cinnamon to taste
  • 8 tablespoons of sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
  2. Add sugar to a non-stick skillet and caramelize on medium-high heat until it is golden color, stirring constantly. Make sure not to burn the sugar.
  3. When sugar is fully melted down, carefully pour a little into each individual mold, covering all of the bottom of the mold (which will be the top of your flan).
  4. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Beat in condensed milk, apple sauce and International Delight® creamer until smooth.
  5. Pour egg mixture into individual molds or ramequins, I used small bundt cake molds.
  6. Place the molds in a 2-quart square baking dish.
  7. Place baking dish on oven rack.
  8. Pour boiling water into the baking dish around custard molds to a depth of 1 inch.
  9. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted in the center of flan comes out clean.
  10. While the flan is baking peel, core and slice the apples and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon to taste.
  11. Melt the butter in a saucepan and sauté the apple slices for 3-4 minutes turning once until cooked.
  12. Remove apple slices from pan and cool.
  13. Remove flan from oven and let cool completely.
  14. To unmold run a knife around the edges to loosen the flan. Invert into a dish or platter shake gently to release the caramel syrup.
  15. Place the apple slices on top of the flan.

Caramel Apple Flan

This version of flan using International Delight® coffee creamer creates a much richer flan that is creamy and smooth.

IntlDelight_Walmart

At home I always have International Delight® creamers in the fridge and I really like the new half gallon  bottles which I found at Walmart because they are so much easier to hold and pour.

Caramel Apple Flan To Enjoy With Your Cafecito

Caramel Apple Flan To Enjoy With Your Cafecito

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup International Delight® Cold Stone Creamery™ Sweet Cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup apple sauce
  • 2 apples cut into slices
  • sugar and cinnamon to taste
  • 8 tablespoons of sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
  2. Add sugar to a non-stick skillet and caramelize on medium-high heat until it is golden color, stirring constantly. Make sure not to burn the sugar.
  3. When sugar is fully melted down, carefully pour a little into each individual mold, covering all of the bottom of the mold (which will be the top of your flan).
  4. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Beat in condensed milk, apple sauce and International Delight® creamer until smooth.
  5. Pour egg mixture into individual molds or ramequins, I used small bundt cake molds.
  6. Place the molds in a 2-quart square baking dish.
  7. Place baking dish on oven rack.
  8. Pour boiling water into the baking dish around custard molds to a depth of 1 inch.
  9. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted in the center of flan comes out clean.
  10. While the flan is baking peel, core and slice the apples and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon to taste.
  11. Melt the butter in a saucepan and sauté the apple slices for 3-4 minutes turning once until cooked.
  12. Remove apple slices from pan and cool.
  13. Remove flan from oven and let cool completely.
  14. To unmold run a knife around the edges to loosen the flan. Invert into a dish or platter shake gently to release the caramel syrup.
  15. Place the apple slices on top of the flan.
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Coffee and apple caramel flan

How do you take your coffee and what is your favorite dessert to accompany your cup of joe?

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Cesar Diaz

Cesar is a freelance graphic designer with more than 15 years of experience in the advertising world. He is the creative force behind GrowingUpBilingual.com and 365thingsswfl.com. 2 year ago he gave up his steady job so he could spend more time at home and be more involved in his kid's lives. He loves sharing tips to maintain a healthier lifestyle both at home and while traveling. He likes to cook low calorie meals with a Latino touch, specially if they are on the grill. He is a techie, a carnivore and a fitness buff not necessarily in that order. During his free time he enjoys mountain biking, working out at the gym, watching movies and traveling with his family.

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  1. Gilda Campos

    Se ve delicioso este postre para compartir en las próximas festividades familiares. Me encantó.

  2. Laura Rodriguez

    Qué buena receta, me gustan las dos cosas, el flan y las manzanas. Esta receta me viene muy bien en este momento ya que estamos en plena estación de las manzanas. Muchas gracias, se ve delicioso.
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  3. Teresa Garza

    Simplemente deliciosos.. Te felicito. Voy a preparar la receta este fin de semana que tengo reunión en casa.
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  4. Reina Rivera

    Me encantan las recetas y los diy que nos comparten, son siempre tan creativos y lindos. Las fotos son espectaculares. Este flan seguro que va a mi lista de recetas por hacer en este Otoño. Gracias !
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  5. Carolyn West

    I love all the different flavors of flan you mentioned… I’ve only had it the traditional way. Would love to try some new varieties. #client
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  6. Sandra Perez-Ramirez

    Que delicia, me quedo con la manzana, el caramelo, el cafecito y la ricura de Delight. Ya mismo sigo esta receta.

  7. S.YISSELE

    Que delicia de flan, muchas gracias por la receta y la recomendación para acompañarlo, todo delicioso Yummy!
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  8. Romina Tibytt

    yo lo hacía antes!! Este flan de manzanas verdes es exquisito!! Gracias por recordarme, lo voy a hacer y claro lo acompañaré con un delicioso cafecito!!
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  9. Carla

    Amo el flan!! y este se ve DELICIOSO, mucho mejor con un cafecito. 🙂
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  10. Silvia Martinez

    Pero que rico! El flan siempre ha sido uno de nuestros postres favoritos, me encanta su versatilidad y esta es una manera muy original de prepararlo.

  11. Marielisa Ortiz Berríos

    Qué rico se ve ese flan. Todo en la receta me gusta.
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  12. Minny

    This sounds really good but I am confused about the applesauce. Applesauce is on the list of ingredients but the directions don’t say what to do with it. Do you add it to the egg mixture?

    1. Cesar Diaz

      Hi Minny the recipe has been fixed, thanks for letting me know.

  13. Linda Pullin

    Your recipe does not tell what to do with the apple sauce or the butter!

    1. Cesar Diaz

      Hi Linda the recipe has been fixed, thanks for letting me know.

  14. Norma

    This sounds absolutely delicious! Could you tell me how many servings (or individual molds) this recipe provides?

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