12 4 Ounce Ramekins
8 Ounces Calabaza
1 14 oz Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 12 oz Can Evaporated Milk
8 Large Eggs
1/4 Cup Vanilla Infused Bacardi Gold
3-5 Tablespoons Sugar, varies with sweetness of calabaza
12 3” Pieces, Cinnamon stick pieces, for garnish
Cut calabaza in quarters, remove seeds and place in sheet pan, and roast in a 450 º oven for 20-30 minutes or until soft.
Remove calabaza from oven and set aside to cool, peel the calabaza and place it in food processor adding the rest of the ingredients, except the cinnamon sticks. Puree mixture at medium speed until creamy. Check for sweetness.
Vanilla Infused Bacardi Gold
1 Cup Bacardi Gold
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
Place the Bacardi Gold and vanilla in a small sauce pan. Cook on low heat until it reduces to 1/4 cup.
1 Cup Sugar
Place the sugar in a small skillet over medium-high heat and stir while it liquefies.
Continue stirring until sugar boils and turns a brown color.
Pour the caramel into the bottom of the molds and working quickly, spread it evenly with a rubber spatula over the bottom of the pan.
Place molds in a roasting pan in the center of the 350º oven. Pour hot water halfway up the sides of the molds.
Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from the oven, set aside and allow the flan to cool completely.
Place a serving plate on top of ramekin and invert the flan into the plate and place two pieces of cinnamon sticks in the center of the flan to garnish