Instant Pot Flan (Crème Caramel)

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Learn how to make silky smooth Instant Pot Flan (Creme Caramel). Fall in love with the divine creamy egg and sweet caramel flavors that delicately melt in your mouth. Wow your crowd with this heavenly Pressure Cooker Flan dessert!

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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 quite simple and easy to make. With an Instant Pot, 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. 😀

Flan, Crème Caramel, Caramel Custard, Caramel Pudding…no matter what you call it, learn how to make flan. Jacky wins my heart every time he makes this Instant Pot Flan! hehe~ 😀

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Tips for Instant Pot Flan (Crème Caramel)


This Flan (Creme Caramel) Recipe always turns out amazing in the oven. Since we bought our Instant Pot, we’ve been curious if Instant Pot Flan will match up to our oven flan!

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. Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Compare to the oven flan, Instant Pot 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 flan in Instant Pot. 😀

2. High Pressure or Low Pressure?

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

3. Caramel Syrup

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

Wow your crowd with Heavenly Smooth Instant Pot Flan! 🙂

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Instant Pot Flan (Crème Caramel)

Make this silky smooth Instant Pot Flan (Pressure Cooker Creme Caramel). Fall in love with the divine creamy egg and sweet caramel flavors that delicately melt in your mouth. Wow your crowd with this heavenly dessert!
4.95 from 17 votes
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Chill: 4 hours
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 288kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

Caramel Syrup

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

Flan

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

Instructions

  • Make Caramel Syrup: Heat ½ cup (100g) white sugar and 2 tbsp (30ml) cold water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Swirl occasionally until dark golden brown (mahogany) in color. Swirl occasionally until dark golden brown (mahogany) in color. Divide the caramel into six 177 ml ramekins. Then, allow the caramel syrup to cool.
  • Make Milk Mixture: Heat up 1 cup (250ml) 2% milk and 1 cup (250ml) heavy cream in a medium pot. Add ¼ cup (50g) sugar, 2 tsp (10ml) vanilla extract, and a pinch of sea salt to the hot milk, then stir until the sugar fully dissolves.
  • Temper Eggs: Beat 3 extra large eggs lightly in a medium bowl. Slowly bring the eggs' temperature up by pouring warm milk mixture into the eggs little by little. Continue to whisk and pour the remaining milk mixture into the eggs.
  • Pour Flan Mixture in Ramekins: Pour the mixture in 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.
  • Pressure Cook Flan: Add ½ cup (125 ml) of cold water in Instant Pot. Place steamer rack in Instant Pot. Then put the covered ramekins on the rack. With Venting Knob at Venting Position, close the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position. Pressure cook at High Pressure for 9 minutes + Natural Release. Release remaining pressure by turning Venting Knob to Venting Position. When Floating Valve drops, open the lid carefully.
  • Chill in Fridge: Remove ramekins from Instant Pot. Set aside to cool. Refrigerate Instant Pot Flan to firm for at least 4 hours (preferably overnight).
  • Serve Instant Pot Flan: Run a knife around the ramekins and invert onto a plate. Then, serve cold!
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Recipe Notes:

Storage: you can store the cooked Instant Pot Flan in the ramekins in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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Nutrition:

Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 115mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 740IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian, Mexican, World
Keyword: instant pot caramel custard, instant pot caramel pudding, instant pot creme caramel, instant pot dessert, instant pot flan, pressure cooker creme caramel, pressure cooker dessert, pressure cooker flan
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Step-by-Step Instant Pot Flan Cooking Guide

1

Make Caramel Syrup


Heat ½ cup (100g) white sugar and 2 tablespoons (30ml) cold water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Swirl occasionally until dark golden brown (mahogany) in color.

Watch How To Make Caramel Syrup Video:

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Then, divide the caramel syrup into six 177 ml ramekins (as shown in below photo).

Instant Pot Flan | Instant Pot Creme Caramel: how to make caramel syrup for flan

Then, allow the caramel syrup to cool.

2

Make Milk Mixture


Heat up 1 cup (250ml) 2% milk and 1 cup (250ml) heavy cream in a medium pot.

Add ¼ cup (50g) sugar, 2 teaspoons (10ml) vanilla extract, and a pinch of sea salt to the hot milk, then stir until the sugar fully dissolves.

3

Temper Eggs


Beat 3 extra large eggs lightly in a medium bowl.

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

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

4

Pour Flan Mixture in Ramekins


Pour the flan mixture in the caramel-filled ramekins through a strainer.

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

Cover each ramekin tightly with aluminum foil.

5

Pressure Cook Flan


Add ½ cup (125 ml) of cold water in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.

Place steamer rack in the pressure cooker.

Then, put the covered ramekins on the rack.

With Venting Knob at Venting Position, close the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position.

Pressure cook at

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

Release remaining pressure by turning Venting Knob to Venting Position. When Floating Valve drops, open the lid carefully.

6

Chill Instant Pot Flan in Fridge


Remove ramekins from the Instant Pot. Set pressure cooker flan aside to cool.

Instant Pot Flan | Instant Pot Creme Caramel Recipe: chill pressure cooker flan

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

7

Serve Instant Pot Flan (Crème Caramel)


Run a knife around the ramekins and invert onto a plate. Then, serve silky smooth & divine Instant Pot Flan cold!

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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!

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Cathy

Will this work using six 4 oz. ramekins? Should I adjust the pressure cooking time?

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Ulf Birgander

Very good and not too hard to make, family loved it. I did not read the instructions enough first time so my caramel mix got to hot, but as you say be careful in the end. It also got hard in the bowls but once they had been in the cool for a few hours they came out perfect. Will do again, thanks.

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Sandra

Oh my goodness! I made this tonight, it came out DELICIOUS! My mother is from Mexico and can attest that this is the real deal. This recipe was so simple to make.

Question: Should some of the carmel syrup stick to the ramekin? Part of it was hard like candy. Perhaps I cooked it longer than I should have?5 stars

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NORINE KRISTJANSSON

Can I substitute evaporated milk for the heavy cream?

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Shruti Sharma

Hi Amy I don’t have the Rankin’s, can I use 2cup Pyrex bowls? How should I adjust the cooking time?

Or I have silicone cup cake pan. Will that work better than 2cup Pyrex? Again how does that change the time of pressure cook?5 stars

Bobbie

Hello! I bought a 7″ stainless steel pan w/lid. Instead of tin foil would I just put on the lid? Should I lock the cover? Thanks.

DJ

Made this for my family and the flan lovers were impressed!5 stars

Tiffany

Hi Amy + Jacky, How long would I need to pressure cook it for if I used a 7 cup pyrex? Thank you!

Tina

Could I use more egg yolks instead of the heavy cream? I was thinking may be 2 egg yolks would be enough. Would try making this this weekend. Our family likes flan:)

Karen K

I’ve now made this 5-6 times since Xmas, always to RAVE reviews. Have even used nonfat mike rather than 2% and it set up fine. LOVE that this recipe doesn’t used sweetened condensed milk like so many others. My Instant pot saves time and hassles putting ramekin dishes into water in a large container in the oven. THANKS!5 stars

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