orange almond flan

Orange and Almond Flan

Orange and Almond Flan

Flan de Naranja y Almendra

Recipe Yield

12 servings

Cooking time

1 hour 10 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.67 from 6 votes


  • 1 cup sugar for caramel
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled and slivered almonds
  • 3/4 cup sugar for flan
  • 10 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups orange juice
  • Grated zest of an orange
  • 2 tbsp quince liquor or Grand Marnier, optional

To Prepare

  • Preheat the oven to 360 degrees.
  • In a pan, heat the cup of sugar over low heat until it achieves the consistency of caramel. It takes a while, but don’t leave it unattended and move the pan as it begins to melt. Once it looks like caramel and is melted, decide how dark and strong you want the caramel to be. The lighter the color of the caramel, the lighter flavor. But be careful because if it gets too dark it can taste bitter and can burn quickly. Take it off the heat and pour it into the bottom of a flan or round tube mold or into 10 individual custard cups. Do so quickly, since caramel hardens fast.
  • Place the almonds and remaining sugar into the blender or food processor and finely grind. Add the orange juice, orange zest and blend. Add in the eggs and quince liquor or Grand Marnier and puree until combined. Pour the flan mixture on top of the hardened caramel in the molds.
  • Place the molds in a hot water bath in a deep baking pan. Make sure the water comes up to about half the height of the molds and that the water is very hot. Slide the baking pan with the molds into the oven. Bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a flan comes out clean. When ready, take them out of the oven, out of the water bath and allow to cool.
  • If flans will not be eaten on the same day, they can be covered and refrigerated, for up to a week. Before unmolding, you can place the molds in a container with very hot water for 5 to 10 seconds, so that the sugar will melt a bit, and help the flan come out. You can also run the tip of the knife around the rim of the flan. Then turn the flans onto a plate, but wait a bit until most caramel pours on top of each flan.


8comments inOrange and Almond Flan

  1. Couvfooddude

    Jan 10

    I made this tonight, super easy and very tasty. I’ve made many of your recipes and all were excellent.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 17

      Delighted to read this, thanks so much!

  2. Patti

    Jun 08

    Hi Pati,
    Can I use almond flour and place everything in blender to make the orange and almond flan?
    Love your show!
    My families favorite is the trees leches cake and chipotle salmon!!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 08

      Go for it, Patti!

  3. Brianna

    Aug 09

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your show, I have tried many of your recipes and they are absolutely delicious! I am 22 yrs old and watching you cook has really helped me become a better cook . Thank you!

    Id love to try your flan recipe but would like to just make plain original flan .Do I only have to exclude the almonds and orange juice from this recipe?

    1. Pati

      Sep 03

      Oh so happy to hear. Brianna, thank you! I recommend then you try this recipe, minus the coffee and whipped cream

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