Lime Flan

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Lime Flan

It has rained for the last three days.  I have transformed into different person accomplishing so many tasks that had fallen behind and with the rain, giving me reason not to leave the house. I have become efficient.  My girls on the other hand have sat through their entire holiday carton collection, filled an entire wall with Christmas art and have finally taken to following me from room to room.


Goodness!! What’s a mom to do? Throw a party!!



My girls needed a lift, a dose of holiday cheer, excitement.  Bring on the Flan!!  I’m not sure why I only serve flan for guests, special occasions or lug it any family event we have.  Really, aren’t my girls the most important guests I will ever have?  They are in fact only with me until they decide to tear my heart out and leave for college.  So why not throw a shin dig, a fiesta, a darn it will it ever stop raining so I can take these kids to park party.  Bring on the flan!!  Enjoy!!

Lime Flan

recipe from Nestle


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 can (14 ounces) NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated lime peel


  1. PREHEAT oven to 350° F.
  2. HEAT sugar in small, heavy-duty saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes or until dissolved and caramel-colored. Pour onto bottom of 9-inch-round cake pan; quickly swirl around bottom to coat.
  3. PLACE evaporated milk, LA LECHERA, eggs, lime juice and grated lime peel in blender; cover. Blend for 5 seconds. Pour into prepared pan; cover lightly with foil. Place pan in large roasting pan; fill roasting pan with warm water to about 1-inch depth.
  4. BAKE for 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Remove flan from water. Cool on wire rack. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  5. TO SERVE, run small spatula around edge of pan. Invert serving plate over pan. Turn over; shake gently to release.

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74 Responses to Lime Flan

  1. I just saw this Flan on Pinterest and came to read the recipe. It’s so original, delicious and beautifully presented! I am very happy I found your blog – love it!

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  2. I LOVE flan. I LOVE lime. I think I need to try this!
    Such a cute write up too!
    Yeah, have that party…enjoy flan with your girls! :)

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  4. Ha! I remember doing that as a kid—following my mom around from room to roon ’til she went mad with me pestering her. Flan and a party—that was sure to lift their spirits ;)

  5. Oh Bonnie the flan looks amazing and it is one of my favorite dessert too. I am glad you are having party time with girls. I miss spending time with my sisters and mom . BTW I moved my blog to new location, hope to see you there.
    Happy holidays.
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  6. I love Key Lime Pie. I adore Flan. To put them together and give a flan the kick of lime, delectably brilliant!

  7. YUMMMY!!! I so want to eat this right now…for breakfast! Love it.

    Happy holidays!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What’s for Dinner
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  8. This is such a great idea! The lime gives a bright zesty and lively flair to this traditional Mexican dessert.
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  9. What a pretty flan! Too gorgeous to eat!

  10. Now, that’s a way to liven up a gloomy day. Flan makes every day better. ;)
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  11. Well you sure know how to throw a party. The flan has made my mouth water. I’ve never had lime flavored flan and with this grey weather it is exactly what I need. Feliz Navidad Bonnie :)
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  13. I love new and different recipes!

  14. flan and i have a complex relationship–many times i enjoy it, but when i don’t like it, i REALLY don’t like it. a limey version sounds delicious–nice idea!
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  15. Not a lover of flan but I will stumble!
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  16. I’ve made and tried many a flan, but I’ve never tried a Lime Flan. I will be making this very soon. It will be it’s own special occasion. :)
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  17. I feel like adding a little citrus to my day always does a lot to brighten my spirits! This flan sounds delicious!
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  18. Flan is so delicious on its own but I love the idea of using lime in this one. It looks so inviting and perfect for the holidays.
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  19. This recipe really is a “must try” because it looks so delicious and I so love lime and citrus flavours!!
    Cheers and hope you have a fantastic weekend,
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  20. I love flan, but have never tried lime. great recipe!

  21. The addition of lime sounds divine! And I love the decorative topping! What lucky girls you have :)
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  22. I already like you on FB!
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  23. You sure know how to give a party! Great flan recipe! We just finished off 3 days of rain which was a wonderful 3 days. We get so little rain where I live that when it does happen, we’re LOVE it!
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  24. Oh! Looks delicious. I just came from supermarket and picked up some Carnation milk, which was next to the condensed milk. They were both on sale. If I read this post earlier, I would have picked up the condensed milk, too. I guess I’ll be going back to the supermarket. :-)
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  25. Already following you via facebook!
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  26. We LOVE flan and are really crazy about it (I meant we by my whole family!). I’ve never tried one with lime and I already bookmarked and will try as soon as I get a chance!
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  27. Subscribed to your feed !

  28. I would have never thought of LIME flan, but it sounds delicious! :)

  29. It’s been raining here too but today the sun is at least playing peek-a-boo. Your flan sounds wonderful! I am sure it cheered the girls up. :)
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  30. can’t wait to make

  31. I hate being stuck inside when it rains. But what an outcome!!!

  32. Ooh, what a great variation on the caramel flan. I think I’d like the lime flan better!
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  33. Aack! I canNOT believe I hadn’t already liked your FB page! How did that slip past me?!? Done!
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  34. You’re right, our kids are the most important guests in our lives! I love that. And this post and recipe. Thank you for sharing it – I’m wondering if I should add flan to our list of things to make over the next couple of weeks!
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  35. Sometimes I welcome the rain because it forces to take care of the things, I’ve put off. And sometimes it inspires to create something new. Looks like a great recipe!

  36. que rico! i’ll have to try this one day nom nom nom
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  37. liked u on FB!

  38. I’ve never tried making flan myself, this looks so good!
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  39. Lime flan– suena delicioso! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe AND giveaway. :)

  40. I love lime in everything!

    yummy!!!! and it looks great!

  41. I like you on Facebook!

  42. I adore lime and lemon, and I love Flan as well! I have never attempted to make it totally homemade…now is the time. I’ll throwaway the instant mixes, save the money that I spend on gourmet bought, and forget the bland grocery store variety! I will make my own..I can’t WAIT to show the MIL! Please include me in your excellent contest!

  43. I follow your email (rss)
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  45. This flan looks amazing!
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  46. Te sigo en Facebook!
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  47. Me fascina el flan! Y tus fotos están maravillosas.

  48. I just love lime in recipes! This has to be super delicious and I thank you for sharing! Sorry I’ve been absent from commenting but life just got crazy busy! Hope you’re doing well! Happy Holidays!
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  49. What a way to get the kids out of stir crazy mode! Gorgeous flan and love the flavor…beautiful :)
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  50. great giveaway!! grabbed feed!

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  53. follow you twitter

  54. Love this flan, great giveaway!!

  55. que que, Mercedes! We need to change that, girlfriend… Looks great! Lime always works in flan. I love it..
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  56. I never thought about lime juice in the flan but is sounds wonderful. I´ll try it. Thanks for posting.

  57. mercy me! That looks so incredible.I love the lime flavor
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  58. that looks yummy! I want to learn how to make a flan.
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  59. Okay, first of all…I do the same thing! And then I chide myself for doing it. Same with using certain dishes…what in the world am I saving them for!?

    The flan looks awesome..that sugar “nest” is so pretty. And fingers crossed for the giveaway :D
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  60. I used to loathe flan…but this sounds tasty. Maybe it’s time to give it another go!
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  61. i like you on facebook

  62. yuhm!!

  63. i love flan. would love to be entered into the contest :)

  64. Looks delish! I love the little sugar angel hair on top! And the giveaway sounds delish! You can never have too much Nestle products in the pantry :)
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  65. This flan is perfection! What a great giveaway, too!
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  66. I subscribe via RSS

  67. This looks delicious and refreshing!

  68. You’ve inspired me to make flan more often! I love it but don’t make it very often. And, I’ve never made a lime version–yet!
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  69. That looks great and EASY! I’m going to try it soon.

  70. Yum! I love flan! These look delicious!
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  71. Delicious looking flans! I am a big fan of condensed milk.



  72. I like your attitude! Love citrus, as you know – this is beautiful!
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  74. Wow yummy and easy..

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