Crema Volteada—Flan

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Peruvian Kitchen

By Morena Cuadra and Morena Escardó

Published 2014

  • About

Is there a place in the world where this creamy dessert hasn’t left its mark? Flan is a sweet way to celebrate everything and nothing at all, and in Peru you can find it wherever you go. We call this vanilla-flavored custard crema volteada (literally “upside down cream”).


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Heat the sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until it melts and forms a liquid caramel. Be careful not to let it burn because it will taste bitter.
  3. Carefully pour the hot caramel into 8 ramekins, rot