\ ˈflan How to pronounce flan (audio) , ˈflän How to pronounce flan (audio) \

Definition of flan

1a : an open pie containing any of various sweet or savory fillings
b : custard baked with a caramel glaze
2 : the metal disk of a coin, token, or medal as distinguished from the design and lettering stamped on it

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Bake the flan until just set in center, 50-60 minutes. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Flan," 4 Sep. 2019 Scooptopia’s halo-halo comes layered with jellies, purple yam ice cream and topped with flan. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "Pizza, poke and steak: These 12 restaurants opened in metro Phoenix in August," 2 Sep. 2019 Don’t miss the jalapeno salsa verde and salsa roja from Tacos Erendira and desserts from Maria Solis, like tres leches cake and chocolate flan. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Quirky rooftop bar Utopian Tailgate opens above The Second City, plus more Chicago restaurant openings and closings," 4 Sep. 2019 The evening would end on a sweet note, a corn flan dish that was incredibly memorable, even after all the tequila! Vogue, "Rebecca Taylor, Athena Calderone, and Surf Lodge Hosted a Lobster Dinner in Montauk," 26 Aug. 2019 Desserts include churros with Mexican chocolate sauce and house-made flan with caramel ($5 each). Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "Come for the beer gimmick, stay for the tasty tacos," 9 Aug. 2019 New York Times Today’s Essay: Fat girl on top, but with too much flan Natalie Lima is a 2016 PEN America Emerging Voices Fellow, and an MFA candidate in creative non-fiction at the University of Arizona. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "Does Netflix Fail Creators of Color?: raceAhead," 26 July 2019 South-of-the-border food lovers wouldn’t have flan, pescado Vera Cruz or chiles en nogado without the French. Jim Kempton, Orange County Register, "Follow the French: A look at the French influence on cuisine around the world," 2 Aug. 2019 His signature candy cap mushroom flan will be offered for dessert. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Trouble sorting out 250 Miami Spice options? Try these 9 restaurants," 1 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of flan

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for flan

French, from Old French flaon, from Late Latin fladon-, flado flat cake, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German flado flat cake

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English Language Learners Definition of flan

chiefly US : a type of sweet dessert made of a smooth, thick custard covered with caramel
: an open pie containing any of various fillings

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