Monday, July 31, 2006

Creamy Pear Flan

3/4 cup granulated sugar
(11.5-ounce) can Pear KERNS® from LIBBY'S All Nectar
(14-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
(8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened and cut into chunks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 large eggs

Preparation Method
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Place sugar in small, heavy-duty saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and golden. Quickly pour into 8 (6-ounce) custard cups.
  3. Place nectar, sweetened condensed milk, cream cheese and vanilla extract in blender or food processor; cover. Blend until smooth. Add eggs; blend until smooth. Pour into prepared cups. Divide cups between two 13 x 9-inch baking pans; fill pans with hot water to 1-inch depths.
  4. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted in centers comes out clean. Remove to wire rack to cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  5. Run small spatula around edges of cups; gently shake flans to loosen. Invert onto serving dishes.

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