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Mango Chile Flan
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 20 mins
Chill Time
8 hrs
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins

This flan recipe is just like the classic Latin dessert, but with a twist! Infused with fruity mango and spiked with a kick of chile pepper, you’ll love the sweet/spicy flavor of this smooth, creamy custard!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Latin American
Keyword: caramel, chile, chili, custard, flan, mango
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 343 kcal
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

  2. Place the sugar and 1/4 cup of water in a small pot, and bring to a boil. 

  3. When the syrup turns golden, add the chile pepper and cayenne, if using.

  4. Continue to cook the syrup until it becomes a deep amber color. 

  5. Add the cayenne, if using, along with the remaining 2 tablespoons of water, and swirl the pot gently to combine. 

  6. Fish out the chile and pour the caramel into a loaf pan.

  7. Place the eggs, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, mango, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl, and whisk until smooth. 

  8. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer, over the caramel and into the loaf pan. 

  9. Wrap tightly with aluminum foil, place in a larger pan filled with hot water, and bake for one hour and twenty minutes, or until set around the edges but still slightly wobbly toward the center. (When placed in the center of the flan, a thermometer should register 180 degrees F.)

  10. Chill the flan overnight. 

  11. Run a thin knife around the sides of the pan, then invert onto a serving platter. 

  12. Slice and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Mango Chile Flan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 192mg64%
Sodium 275mg12%
Potassium 375mg11%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Sugar 49g54%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 635IU13%
Vitamin C 13.9mg17%
Calcium 273mg27%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.