Cream Cheese Quesillo (Flan), photo by Una PizcaPhoto by Una Pizca

Cream Cheese Quesillo (Flan)

Cuisine: Latin
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 - 6 people
You'll love this variation on an old classic!

This Cream Cheese Quesillo is a new twist on an old-time classic!

The word quesillo refers to different Latin American and Spanish foods or dishes, depending on the country. In Venezuela, it refers to flan, a popular homemade dessert.

Out of all the variants of quesillo, this is, of course, our favorite. The traditional recipe does not include cream cheese,  but maybe it should! It adds a newfangled touch to its flavor.

Serve as a delicious chilled treat.

Find more Una Pizca recipes in Spanish here!

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 can condensed milk 14 ounces
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. Place sugar in a 9-inch round baking pan and place on the stove. Cook until the sugar melts and turns a light caramel color.
  3. Take the pan off the heat and move it around to evenly spread the caramel along the wall of the pan.
  4. Blend the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and add the mixture to the caramel covered baking pan.
  5. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and place in a water bath (a baking sheet halfway filled with water) bake at 350 °F for 90 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Allow the quesillo to cool down before serving. Enjoy!
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