I can remember waking up on Saturday mornings to the sweet smell of caramel coming from the kitchen. It was the most wonderful smell to wake up to. Hearing the sound of the mixer whirling as this amazing smell made it’s way into my room could only mean one thing. I immediately knew that my mother was making Pudim de Flan and most likely would be inviting our Portuguese friends over for Sunday Supper.

Sunday Supper, was almost always served by 3 o’clock. When my American friends would ask, why do you eat so early, we chalked it up to “It’s a Portuguese Thing.” We were always certain that there would be a delicious dessert served after Sunday Supper and there was a 50-50 chance that it would be Flan Pudding or Rice Pudding.

My mother would almost always prepare the Pudims one day ahead of time and serve them cold. I loved to eat them when they were still piping hot and would always beg to have her make them in small ramekins — that way, I wouldn’t have to wait to dig in.

My four children grew up anticipating that when we visit Vo-Vo’s house, there will most likely be a Flan Pudding in the fridge waiting for them. As they like to say, no one makes Flan like Vo-Vo does. When I tried this new spin on the traditional Portuguese Flan, I was a little hesitant to share it with my family for fear that it wouldn’t meet the Vo-Vo seal of approval.

Flan with Moscato SauceWhile it will never compare to Vo-Vo’s Flan, we have fallen in love with Flan in Moscato Wine Sauce at our house. The biggest difference in this Flan in Moscato Wine Sauce is that it is baked in the oven and the caramel sauce is made even more delicious by the sweet Moscato Wine. Now, I must make this for Vo-Vo and Vo and see if they approve!

Flan in Moscato Sauce #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 8

Flan in Moscato Sauce #SundaySupper


  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ¼ cup Moscato Wine
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups of whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Stir sugar and Moscato Wine in a heavy small saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
  3. Increase heat and bring to a boil without stirring for about 10 minutes until liquid turns into syrup, occasionally swirling pan.
  4. Quickly and carefully pour caramel into eight 6-ounce ramekins.
  5. Tilt each ramekin to completely coat the bottom with syrup.
  6. Transfer ramekins to large baking pan with 2-inch sides.
  7. Using a hand mixer or whisk, blend the eggs, condensed milk, whole milk and vanilla until well blended and smooth.
  8. Pour custard mixture into prepared ramekins, dividing equally.
  9. Pour hot water into a baking pan until it comes halfway up the sides of ramekins.
  10. Bake flans until center is gently set, for about 35 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven? Cool flans completely (they can be refrigerated overnight).
  12. Run knife around each ramekin to loosen.
  13. Turn each ramekin over onto a plate.
  14. Shake gently as you lift each ramekin, allowing syrup to run over flan.
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Alida March 30, 2014 at 6:29 am

Your flan is gorgeous! I love how simple it is, and the Moscato wine sauce really adds something special. I’m looking forward to making this!


Renee March 30, 2014 at 6:38 am

I will be making this for my husband. He loves flan and it will be such a treat for him.


Marjory @ Dinner-Mom March 30, 2014 at 7:37 am

What a fabulous treat this would be! Gorgeous! Swooning!


Liz March 30, 2014 at 7:47 am

What a dreamy dessert!!! Gorgeous and irresistible! Please pass me that spoon!!!


Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips March 30, 2014 at 8:34 am

Ooooh, my mom LOVES flan and LOVES sweet wine. I think she needs this!


Shaina March 30, 2014 at 8:40 am

Ok, I really do not like flan…the texture just doesn’t do it for me, but yours looks so pretty it makes me wish I did like it. I’d just use a spoon and eat all the Moscato wine sauce around it :)


Lane @ Supper for a Steal March 30, 2014 at 8:42 am

I think I need to try Vo-Vo’s flan. My mom likes to think she makes the best flan around and is always comparing hers to restaurants. But I’m thinking Vo-Vo might give her a run for her money.
I love the sweet wine glaze on yours, yummy!


Alice // Hip Foodie Mom March 30, 2014 at 8:55 am

oh I love flan!!! and the Moscato Wine Sauce sounds fabulous!! I bet I know which Moscato wine you used! love this!


Tammi @ Momma's Meals March 30, 2014 at 9:12 am

Wow I have to try this!! The sauce is so creative!


Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) March 30, 2014 at 9:24 am

Oh my sweet wine…I need this in my life! Love that it uses ingredients that are always in my kitchen.


Cindys Recipes and Writings March 30, 2014 at 10:02 am

I was waiting for this recipe! So pretty and inviting!


Constance @FoodieArmyWife March 30, 2014 at 11:17 am

What an absolutely beautiful little flan!


Hezzi-D March 30, 2014 at 12:37 pm

I love flan and my brother has been begging me to make him some but I never have! This moscato flan looks incredible!


Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons March 30, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Flan always takes me back to my first week of culinary school. Not because it’s easy, but because Pastries 1 just happened to be my first rotation :) Yum!


Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious March 30, 2014 at 1:50 pm

I’ll need a straw for the sauce and a spoon for the flan, please.


Courtney @ Neighborfood March 30, 2014 at 2:04 pm

I adore flan and adding moscato to the sauce sounds sooo crazy good.


The Ninja Baker March 30, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Pudim (in Porteuse) or Purin (in Japanese) – caramel flan evokes memories of childhood comforts. Love your grownup twist of Moscato wine =)


Carla March 30, 2014 at 5:22 pm

I’ve eaten flan but never made it myself. Love how you incorporated a wine sauce with it.


Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere March 31, 2014 at 11:08 am

Your flan looks so beautiful, I’d almost be afraid to take a bite! I love that you used a wine sauce!


Jennie @themessybakerblog March 31, 2014 at 12:09 pm

I’ll be over next Sunday for flan. This recipe looks amazing!


Krayl @ AnAppealingPlan March 31, 2014 at 2:25 pm

As they say… Who doesn’t LOVE flan.
This version looks amazing.


Susan April 1, 2014 at 8:14 am

Just gorgeous! I’m with you, I’d want it warm, mostly for that hot sticky caramel sauce that pours out over top.


Stephanie Allen April 2, 2014 at 11:15 am

I love how you tell a story…your memories are sweet reminders of how we are creating warm moments in our homes with food and family.


FamilyFoodie April 2, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Stephanie — that is the best compliment anyone can give me. Thank you for making my day!


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