This post was written in collaboration with Dole Sunshine Latino and #WeAllGrow Latina Network, but all opinions are mine.
When I feel like cooking something sweet, always come to my mind all those desserts that my mother used to prepare when I was a kid. While the list is ample, I always remember that the flans were on the list of my favorites. The good thing about flans is that you can choose any flavor that you want, and among them the taste of “piña colada” happens to be one of my favorites.
That is why I turned to DOLE pineapple (Canned Pineapple Tidbits) as the main ingredient of this preparation, one of its many varieties of fruits, which will provide that tropical touch along with coconut milk, and with which you could perfectly achieve that delicious taste. In addition, the texture and mixture of flavors that you get is very interesting.
Another good thing about flans like this one of coconut and DOLE pineapple (Canned Pineapple Tidbits) is that it is easy to prepare, and you can use either individual molds or just a large one.
I hope you enjoy this tasty recipe, and that you’ll get encouraged to prepare it. If you like desserts, this one will delight you.
- 1 can (20 oz) of DOLE® Pineapple Tidbits
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- 1 cup of milk
- ½ cup of granulated sugar
- 2 whole eggs
- 4 egg yolks
- ¾ cup of granulated sugar
- ¼ cup of water
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- First prepare the caramel by placing the sugar with water in a pot, when it starts to boil add the lemon juice, let it cook without stirring for about 10 minutes or until it turns brown.
- Once ready, very carefully pour the caramel in the large mold or in the individual molds.
- Separate the pineapples from their juice with the help of a strainer.
- Place that Dole pineapple juice (Canned Pineapple Tidbits) in a pot with the milks and sugar. Let cook until the sugar dissolves and then add the stirred eggs with the yolks.
- Pour this mixture into the molds and bring them to bain-marie in a baking container with water, in the oven for 50 minutes at 350°F (180°C).
- Let the flan cool down in the same molds.
- Take to the refrigerator for at least one hour.
- Then place a dessert plate on top and quickly turn it with the mold. Lift the mold and let the caramel bathe the flan. Serve with pineapple chunks from DOLE (Canned Pineapple Tidbits), and also with coconut shavings if you so desire.