guava cheese flan

oh MAN have i missed the delicious exotic groceries that i can buy in miami. guava paste? YES PLEASE! flan pans? get outta here kitty cat!

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guava cheese flan
yields 2 flan pans

1 c sugar
1/4 c water
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
5 eggs
1/2 c guava paste
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tbsp vanilla extract

1. preheat oven to 350 F
2. place sugar and water in a pan, and cook on medium heat 10-15 mins, until sugar turns golden
3. immediately pour into 2 flan pans and swirl pans to coat bottom and sides of each pan
4. let pans cool to let harden
5. in a blender, place sweetened condensed and evaporated milks, eggs, guava paste, cream cheese, and vanilla extract
6. blend until smooth
7. pour into the two flan pans and cover with foil
8. place a large shallow baking pan in the oven, and place the 2 flan pans on top
9. pour hot water into the shallow baking pan so that it is about halfway up the flan pans
10. bake 1 hour until knife inserted in middle comes out clean
11. remove flan pans from wire rack, run a knife around the sides of the pans
12. cover and refrigerate 3 hrs until chilled
13. to unmold, invert pan onto a dish and tap until flan pops down

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