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Rich and Creamy Avocado Flan

Rich and Creamy Avocado Flan

The velvety texture of avocado adds a level of decadence to this custardy dessert.


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 ripe fresh Hass avocado, pitted, and peeled
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat 1 cup sugar and water in small heavy saucepan over low heat stirring until sugar dissolves.
  3. Increase heat to medium-high; wipe the inside of the pan with a wet cloth to remove sugar crystals. Cook, without stirring, about 10 minutes until golden brown.
  4. Divide caramel between 8 custard cups; swirl to coat bottoms. Place cups in 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  5. In blender, combine milk, avocado, eggs, vanilla and salt; puree until smooth. Divide mixture among custard cups.
  6. Carefully fill baking pan with enough hot water to 1-inch depth.
  7. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until just set in center.
  8. Remove to wire rack to cool slightly.
  9. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  10. To serve, run small knife around edge of the baking dish. Turn over; shake gently to release.

Servings: 8 | Prep Time 20 min

One serving= (60 grams)

Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 280; Total Fat 8 g (Sat 2.5 g, Trans 0 g); Cholesterol 100 mg; Sodium 210 mg; Total Carbohydrates 43 g; Dietary Fiber 2 g; Sugars 41 g; Protein 6 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 1%; Vitamin C 3%; Calcium 0%; Iron 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Hass Avocado Board

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