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Crème caramel, flan, caramel custard, caramel pudding…no matter what you call it, you have to learn how to make flan. Jacky wins my heart every time he makes this pressure cooker flan.

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Learn how to make silky smooth pressure cooker flan. Fall in love with divine creamy flavors that delicately melt in your mouth. Easy, impressive dessert!Imagine this…

Sweet aromatic caramel,
divine creamy egg flavor,
silky smooth texture,
slowly melts in your mouth.

Oh, it feels like heaven!

The best thing about it? It’s actually quite simple and easy to make. With a pressure cooker, you can even cut the cooking time in half! So you can easily make this ahead in a big batch for parties or your dinner guests. 😀

Ingredients for Pressure Cooker Flan (Crème Caramel)


Caramel
  • ½ cup (100 g) white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) water

Flan

  • 1 cup (250 ml) 2% milk
  • 1 cup (250 ml) heavy cream
  • ¼ cup (50 g) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • 3 extra large eggs, lightly beaten

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Instructions for Pressure Cooker Flan (Crème Caramel) Recipe


Step 1
Make Caramel


Heat the sugar and water in a saucepan over medium high heat and swirl occasionally until dark golden brown (mahogany) in color.

Watch How To Make Caramel Video:

Can’t see the cooking video? Watch it here.

Then, divide the caramel into six 177 ml ramekins.

how to make caramel for flan (crème caramel)

Then, allow the caramel to cool.

Step 2
Create Milk Mixture


Heat up the milk and heavy cream in a medium pot.

Add the sugar, vanilla extract, and sea salt to the hot milk and stir until the sugar has fully dissolved.

Step 3
Temper the Eggs


Beat the eggs lightly in a medium bowl.

Slowly bring the eggs’ temperature up by pouring a little warm milk mixture into the eggs at a time.

Continue to whisk and pour the remaining milk mixture into the eggs.

Step 4
Pour Mixture in Ramekins


Pour the mixture into the caramel-filled ramekins through a strainer.

Then, remove all the bubbles on the surface using a spoon or a blowtorch.

Cover each ramekin tightly with aluminum foil.

Step 5
Pressure Cook Flan


Add ½ cup (125 ml) of water in pressure cooker.

Place steam rack in the pressure cooker.

Then, put the covered ramekins on the rack.

Pressure cook at

  • Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure for 9 minutes, then
  • Pressure Release Method: Natural Release

Open the lid.

Step 6
Chill in Fridge


Remove ramekins from the pressure cooker. Set aside to cool.

Refrigerate to firm for at least 4 hours (preferably overnight).

Step 7
Serve Instant Pot Flan (Crème Caramel)


Run a knife around the ramekins and invert onto a plate. Then, serve cold!

Easy Smooth Pressure Cooker Flan (Crème Caramel) Recipe

Pressure Cooker Flan (Crème Caramel) Recipe Tips


This flan recipe always turns out amazing in the oven. Since we bought our pressure cooker, we’ve been curious if pressure cooker flan will match up to our oven flans.

So, we’ve converted and tested the recipe using both high pressure and low pressure. I think we ate like 10 flans each within the week. 😛

1. Oven vs. Pressure Cooker

Compare to the oven flan, pressure cooker flan turns out to be ridiculously silky smooth every time. I mean I was totally blown away!!!

Pressure cooker’s moist cooking environment is perfect for flan. Plus, it cuts short half of the cooking time.

From now on, we’ll be making all our flans with the pressure cooker. 😀

2. High Pressure or Low Pressure?

When we cooked the flans with low pressure, they don’t set as well as the ones from high pressure. So, high pressure is your friend for flan. 🙂

3. Caramel

We like our caramel to be slightly burnt to yield a deep flavor. The bold flavors from the burnt caramel matches really well with the vanilla. It also comes out with a stronger color for better presentation. So, adjust to your personal preference.

Now it’s YOUR turn to cook some Easy Smooth Pressure Cooker Flan (Crème Caramel) and time to wow your crowd!! 

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Easy Smooth Pressure Cooker Flan (Crème Caramel)
Learn how to make this silky smooth pressure cooker flan. Fall in love with the divine creamy egg and sweet caramel flavors that delicately melt in your mouth. Wow your crowd with this easy dessert!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: International  
  Prep:  |  Cook:  |  Total:
  Serving: 6 Individual Flans
  Rated 5.0/5 from 6 reviews
 
Ingredients
Caramel
  • ½ cup (100 g) white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) water
Flan
  • 1 cup (250 ml) 2% milk
  • 1 cup (250 ml) heavy cream
  • ¼ cup (50 g) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • 3 extra large eggs, lightly beaten
Instructions
  1. Make Caramel: Heat the sugar and water in a saucepan over medium high heat and swirl occasionally until dark golden brown (mahogany) in color. Divide the caramel into six 177 ml ramekins. Then, allow the caramel to cool.
  2. Create Milk Mixture: Heat up the milk and heavy cream in a medium pot. Add the sugar, vanilla extract, and sea salt to the hot milk and stir until the sugar has fully dissolved.
  3. Temper the Eggs: Beat the eggs lightly in a medium bowl. Slowly bring the eggs' temperature up by pouring a little warm milk mixture into the eggs at a time. Continue to whisk and pour the remaining milk mixture into the eggs.
  4. Pour Mixture in Ramekins: Pour the mixture into the caramel-filled ramekins through a strainer. Then, remove all the bubbles on the surface using a spoon or a blowtorch. Cover each ramekin tightly with aluminum foil.
  5. Pressure Cook Flan: Add ½ cup (125 ml) of water in pressure cooker. Place steam rack in the pressure cooker. Then, put the covered ramekins on the rack. Pressure cook at High Pressure for 9 minutes with an Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker, then natural release. Open the lid.
  6. Chill in Fridge: Remove ramekins from the pressure cooker. Set aside to cool. Refrigerate to firm for at least 4 hours (preferably overnight).
  7. Serve: Run a knife around the ramekins and invert onto a plate. Then, serve cold!

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Notes
Storage: you can store the cooked flan in the ramekins in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Learn how to make silky smooth pressure cooker flan. Fall in love with divine creamy flavors that delicately melt in your mouth. Easy, impressive dessert!

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