- 1 cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp corn syrup
- 1/4 cup water
- 5 Whole eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk, (14 ounces)
- 20 ounces pineapple chunks, drained
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 tsp coconut extract
- Fresh pineapple for garnish
To prepare the caramel, put 1 cup of sugar in a small pot with water and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir once and reduce the heat to medium and cook until the syrup turns a caramel color.
Immediately pour an equal amount of the caramel into each ramekin or any oven proof mold you want to use. Swirl each dish to coat the base with the caramel - work fast as the caramel will harden quickly as it cools. Place all the ramekins in a large roasting pan and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 350F.
In a blender mix the pineapple chunks, heavy cream, eggs and egg yolks for 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth. Add the condensed milk and coconut extract and mix for 1 more minute.
Carefully pour the flan mixture into the caramelized ramekins in the roasting pan. Add hot water to the roasting pan until the water comes half way up the sides of the ramekins.
Place the roasting pan in the oven and bake for 1 hour or until a knife inserted in the center of the flan comes out clean.
Remove from the roasting pan and cool for at least 30 minutes. Then cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
To serve, carefully run a knife around the edge of the ramekin, cover with a serving plate, flip it over and gently remove the ramekin allowing the caramel run over the sides. Add some chopped fresh pineapple on top and serve.