Simplified But Delicious Recipe For Parisian Flan Inspired By Ladurée!

Embark on a culinary journey to Paris with our authentic Parisian Flan recipe, inspired by the renowned pâtisserie, Ladurée. This classic French dessert features a delicate pastry crust filled with a rich and creamy custard, infused with the essence of vanilla. Perfect for any occasion, this flan is sure to transport you to the streets of Paris with every blissful bite.

This is a simplified version but authentic and delicious recipe For Parisian Flan which will enjoy all your guests.

Authentic Parisian Flan Recipe: Ladurée-Inspired Delight
Authentic Parisian Flan Recipe: Ladurée-Inspired Delight

History of Ladurée’s Parisian flan,

Ladurée’s Parisian flan, rumored to be a favorite of its founder Louis-Ernest Ladurée, is renowned for its unparalleled creaminess and delicate flavor. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail and traditional French techniques, each slice embodies Parisian perfection. Today, dessert enthusiasts from around the world flock to Ladurée’s boutiques in search of this timeless indulgence, whether enjoyed as a decadent treat or the grand finale to a gourmet meal. Now I propose you flying to Paris from your kitchen 🙂


  • 1 homemade shortcrust or puff pastry (or store-bought)
  • 2 vanilla pods
  • 2 cups (500 ml) whole milk
  • 1 ⅓ cups (325 g) heavy cream
  • 1 whole eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (210 g) granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup (85 g) cornstarch

Here’s an anecdote about Parisian flan:

Did you know that Parisian flan has a rich history dating back centuries? Legend has it that the origins of this beloved French dessert trace back to the medieval era. Back then, flan was a simple custard made with eggs, milk, and sugar, often flavored with vanilla or other spices. It was a popular dish among the French aristocracy, who indulged in its creamy texture and delicate flavor.

Over the years, Parisian flan evolved and became more elaborate, with pastry chefs adding their own twists and variations to the recipe. Today, you can find it in patisseries all over Paris, each one boasting its own unique take on this classic dessert.

Whether enjoyed as a sweet treat after a leisurely stroll along the Seine or as the grand finale to a lavish French meal, Parisian flan continues to delight locals and visitors alike with its timeless appeal and irresistible taste.

Treat Yourself to Authentic Parisian Flan: Ladurée's Secret Recipe Unveiled
Treat Yourself to Authentic Parisian. First let’s infused the vanillia into the milk and cream


Indulge in the exquisite flavors of France with this homemade Parisian Flan recipe inspired by the renowned patisserie, Ladurée.

  1. Preheat oven to 340°F (170°C) on convection mode.
  2. Roll out the dough, prick with a fork, and line a 7-inch (18 cm) high baking tin. I really recommend using a spring form pan.
  3. In a saucepan, heat the milk, cream and vanilla seeds and pods until simmering
  4. Remove from the heat, cover and leave to infuse for ten minutes before removing the beans.
  5. In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks, whole egg and sugar until the mixture whitens.
  6. Add the cornflour and whisk again: I diluted the cornflour in the crème fraîche.
  7. Transfer the infused milk to the egg mixture and whisk to combine.
  8. Return the cream to the pan with the remaining hot milk over low heat. Stir continuously with the whisk, making sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the pan.
  9. Cook the cream, stirring constantly, until it comes to a gentle boil. The spoon should be coated with the cream If ever the cream is lumpy, the trick is to use a giraffe blender to remove it.
  10. Remove from heat
  11. Pour the cream over the pastry and bake for 40 minutes at 340°F (170°C) in a fan oven. After 30 min I removed the flan from the oven, set the temperature to maximum and during this time I added brown sugar to the top of the cake in order to caramelize it for the last few minutes of cooking.
  12. When removed from the oven, wait for complete cooling before removing the ring.

Et voilà

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Whisk Yourself Away to Paris: in a bowl prepare the corn flour with a little of the cream and add the eggs
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Delight in Divine French Desserts: Pour the infused cream into the eggs and wisk
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Homemade Parisian Flan: let it cook over medium plus heat, if ever it gets grumpy use a blander in order to remove the lumps.
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Savor the Flavors of Paris: The cream should have consistency
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Flan: A Taste of France!

Another anecdote about Parisian flan:

In Paris, there’s a hidden gem called “Le Flan Divin,” a quaint pastry shop known for its heavenly Parisian flan. Passed down through generations, their closely guarded recipe creates flans that transport locals and tourists alike to a state of pure bliss. Made with the finest ingredients and crafted with love, each bite evokes memories of Parisian picnics and sidewalk cafes. Visitors flock to “Le Flan Divin” for a taste of France, making it a beloved institution in the heart of the city

Homemade Parisian Flan: Mastering the Art of French Desserts
Mastering the Art of French Desserts


You could elevate very easily your dessert game with this authentic Parisian Flan recipe, straight from the kitchens of Ladurée. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply craving a taste of France, this decadent treat is sure to impress.

Bon appétit!

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