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!
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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. 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.
    . Cover each ramekin tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Pressure Cook Flan: Add 1 cup (1250 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. 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 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 flan, pressure cooker creme caramel, pressure cooker flan
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Step-by-Step Guide: Instant Pot Flan

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).

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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 1 cup (250 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 Cooking Method: Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 9 minutes + Natural Release

Turn 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.

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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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Leeloo

Thanks for the wonderful receipt ! It is easy and tasty! I did 2/3 of receipt, for Flan part, double milk substituted for cream and maple syrup substituted for sugar. ▸ The flan turned out to be very successful.5 stars

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Nicole Rocque

This was delicious and so easy to make. Also better than the restaurant. Your recipes are fantastic5 stars

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Kay Condron

I would have sent a picture, but didn’t take the time to turn it upside down. Just ate it out of my Princess House Ramekins. It was so good, and very easy. I have an 8 quart Instant Pot Lux and fit 6 of them (stacking) in all at the same time. I did use 4 eggs, because my eggs were large instead of extra large. Yum!!! Thanks you for this wonderful IP dessert.5 stars

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Trish

I want to make your Flan. It sounds delicious. I have a friend in Mexico that makes it all the time. My question is: the recipe says “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”. Do I cook 9 minutes and then let it release naturally? If so, why would I need to release “remaining” pressure by turning to venting? Sorry if this sounds like a silly question.

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Navymommachief

This. Is. Delicious! Never made before as I thought it would be too difficult – not with this recipe. Easy. However, It took be 4 tries with the caramel. I learned NOT TO STIR the sugar water for the caramel sauce. Gentle swirling now and then until the color reached a nice amber color. It was a hit with my dinner guests.5 stars

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Navymommachief

aaaaaannnnnd I made it again. The caramel was done in 5 min! 🙂 Thank You!5 stars

Kay Condron

I was just wondering if I can use Stevia or Truvia. Or half sugar with have artificial sugar. Love my 8 quart pressure cooker and this recipe sure looks wonderful.

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Kim

There was no waiting to cool for four hours let alone overnight. It is fantastic and my Mexican boyfriend said it is better than restaurants. I love how very creamy and rich it is. I used egg lands best eggs because I do believe they taste better so that could have something to do with the rich eggyness. So delicious I will be maKing again.5 stars

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Navymommachief

Oh no! Hope you are doing okay.

Theresa

A question – it seems that only 3 ramekins fit in my pressure cooker at one time. Are you able to fit more? Can I prepare them and then let 3 of them rest while I cook 3 at a time? Thank you.

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MANDY

if I use 1 pot, would tin foil wrapping them be sufficient or do i need to get the flan pan?

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Linda Carr

Has anyone tried this in the silicone egg bites tray? I think it should make nice, smaller portion.

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