Naples “Cheese” Flan

Flan—Queso de Nápoles

Preparation info
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    • Difficulty


Appears in
Food from My Heart: Cuisines of Mexico Remembered and Reimagined

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1992

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My sister Marina contributed this version of a well-known dessert, like an intensely sweet crème caramel. It is an easy dish, popular in both Mexican homes and restaurants. I have no idea whether there is any real connection with Naples. Marina recommends cooking it in a pressure cooker (with enough water to come halfway up the sides of the mold) for 25 minutes, but I have never tried this since I’m scared to death of pressure cookers, much to my mother’s chagrin.