Pumpkin Flan with Gingersnap Crust

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 50 min
Cooling Time: 3 hrs
Yields: 8 to 10 servings


Rejoice in the holiday spirit with this unforgettable recipe for Pumpkin Flan with Gingersnap Crust. With the taste of tantalizing pumpkin and creamy caramel in every bite, guests will be thankful they saved room for this delectable dessert!


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup gingersnap cookie crumbs (about 24 cookies)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine


PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

PLACE sugar in small, heavy-duty saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes or until melted and caramel in color. Quickly pour into 9- or 10-inch deep-dish pie plate; swirl around bottom and side to coat.

PLACE sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, pumpkin and eggs in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Pour over caramel (pie plate will be very full). Place pie plate in large roasting pan; fill pan with water to 3/4-inch depth. Carefully place in oven.

BAKE for 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out almost clean. Remove flan from water; place on wire rack to cool completely.

COMBINE gingersnap crumbs and butter in medium bowl; pack mixture onto cooled flan (the gingersnap mixture should not be made in advance). Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. To serve, run knife around edge of dish. Invert serving plate over dish. Turn over; shake gently to release.

Ready for Cinco de Mayo

by D. Denise , HEMET, CA on Dec. 2007

Flan is a Mexican treat and this is the perfect recipe to serve for Cinco de Mayo. This is a nice creamy but firm custard. It's great.

I must have goofed!

by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on Nov. 2007

The custard & sauce part was great, but I couldn't get the crust to stay on....I either let it get too cool or something....but the flavor was good.

piumpkin flan with gingersnap crust

by e. elaine , LITTLE FALLS, NJ on Oct. 2007

easy to make. Craemy, smooth, and DELICIOUS!!! Great for special occassions, and everyday!

i love flan

by C. CINDY , LANCASTER, CA on Mar. 2007