Creamy Pear Flan

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Cooling Time: 3 hrs
Yields: 8 servings


Imagine a creamy flan with a light pear flavor served in a pool of amber-colored caramel sauce. A delightful, simple and elegant dessert.


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 can (11.5 fl. oz.) pear nectar
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 large eggs


PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

PLACE sugar in small, heavy-duty saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and golden. Quickly pour into eight 6-ounce ramekins or custard cups.

PLACE nectar, sweetened condensed milk, cream cheese and vanilla extract in blender or food processor; cover. Blend until smooth. Add eggs; blend until smooth. Pour into prepared cups. Divide cups between two 13 x 9-inch baking pans; fill pans with hot water to 1-inch depths.

BAKE for 35 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted in centers comes out clean. Remove to wire rack to cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

RUN small spatula around edges of cups; gently shake flans to loosen. Invert onto serving dishes.

I love it

by j. jeana , HOLYOKE, MA on Apr. 2008

i lovbe this recipe i took the liberty of experimenting with coconut and it was delicious just make sure you use the coconut cream.

Didn't last long

by e. elenita , FL on Jan. 2007

My family loves flans so I am always on the lookout for a new recipe. We had this one for dinner tonight and everyone loved it. There was an extra one and my grandson started bidding on it as if we were at an auction. The bidding went up to $1.50 (it started at ten cents). I got to keep the money. My husband paid the money but everyone got a spoonful of it. I guess this one is a keeper

very easy, and fun to make, and eat.

by J. Janice , SANDWICH, MA on Oct. 2005

These were very good, and a great change from cream brulee. I will make again.

New Family Favorite

by D. Dayvene , COALINGA, CA on Sep. 2005

This was a yummy recipe. We have had Flan before but this one was so easy and the kids loved it. I substituted peach nectar for the pear and it was great! Can't wait to try this with different flavors.

pear flan

by b. billie , Bakersfield, CA on Sep. 2005

Very good and easy to make everyone enjoyed it. Will be making it again.

Not Impaired Pear

by T. TRISH , MILLERSTOWN, PA on Sep. 2005

Tasty and so easy. Well ok, a tiny bit of effort, but oh so worth it. I served canned peaches on top of the flan, with a dollop of whipped cream. Add a mint leaf and you have a beautifully done dessert - kudos!

Creamy Pear Flan

by B. Bonnie , ANDALUSIA, IL on Sep. 2005

I made this for my family. It was a big hit. My husband doesn't care for this type of thing, but he really liked this.

Good and easy

by E. Erin , HUDSONVILLE, MI on Sep. 2005

Easier than normal flan recipes but just as good!

Creamy Pear Flan

by T. Theresa , MIAMI, FL on Sep. 2005

I LOVE this recipe. I make a variety of flans and this one is now my favorite. The texture and flavor are both smooth and refreshing. I made it for my family and now it's the dessert on the list of request whenever we get together for a sit down family dinner and that's three times a week. Thanks a million!!!!

Pear Flan

by E. Elaine , BAYTOWN, TX on Sep. 2005

This pear flan was delicious and oh sooooooeasy to prepare. Next time I may try it with peach nectar. Sound good huh? 5 star recipe