Quesillo Canario Recipe: Canarian Style Flan - Spanish Sabores

Quesillo Canario Recipe: Canarian Style Flan

Quesillo Canario recipe, a typical Spanish flan recipe. Easy to make, and delicious!
Quesillo Canario– delicious Canarian flan!

One of the most delicious desserts I tasted in Tenerife was a traditional Canarian flan. I have a love-hate relationship with flan– sometimes it’s incredibly rich and creamy, and other times it’s like dry scrambled eggs. But in when I heard that quesillo Canario was a must try dessert in Tenerife, I gave it shot– and I’m so glad that I did!

Canarian flan is made with condensed milk, which ensures that it’s rich and eggy, just like any good flan should be. Luckily, it’s easy to make at home– though I wouldn’t be opposed to going back to Tenerife for another one!

Quesillo Canario recipe, a typical Spanish flan recipe. Easy to make, and delicious!

Quesillo Canario Recipe: Canarian Style Flan

A delicious Canarian style flan, made with condensed milk.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 364.4kcal


  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups of whole milk
  • 2 cups of condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Lemon zest from one lemon
  • Caramel to coat the pan with you can also make your own caramel by heating sugar-- see below*


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C)
  • Beat the eggs really well, and then beat in the condensed milk and vanilla until combined.
  • Beat in the whole milk.
  • Add the lemon zest and stir.
  • Coat a flan pan (any normal baking mold will do) with butter and then with caramel.
  • Pour in the egg and milk mixture, and place in a water bath (bain marie) for about 35-50 minutes (the time will depend on the pan you are using-- so after about 35 minutes check frequently).
  • When a toothpick inserted into the center of the flan comes out clean, it's ready!
  • Let the flan cool completely, then flip over onto a serving dish. Spoon extra caramel sauce on top and enjoy!


Calories: 364.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 53.53g | Protein: 12.33g | Fat: 11.79g | Saturated Fat: 6.38g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 215.1mg | Potassium: 420.64mg | Fiber: 0.27g | Sugar: 44.95g | Vitamin A: 492.81IU | Vitamin C: 3.92mg | Calcium: 313.47mg | Iron: 0.75mg
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*Caramel making tutorial

This Canarian style Spanish flan is a delicious Spanish dessert recipe, that would be perfect for any event. Try it, and let me know what you think!

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Need a traditional Spanish dessert to sweeten up your next tapas party? Try quesillo canario, or Canarian-style flan! This authentic recipe is easy to make at home, and a great way to bring the flavors of the Canary Islands to your table.


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