Almond Flan for Amy's Birthday

Almond Flan With Summer Fruits
Serve 8

1 cup sugar
¼ cup water

1 cup heavy whipping cream
One 14-ounce can condensed milk
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ teaspoon almond extract
5 eggs

1.       Combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil, but don’t stir. Wash down side of pan with brushfuls of water if needed. Allow to boil gently to reach a medium caramel color. Then swirl pan to combine, and pour into a serving dish. Tip so caramel coasts sides about an inch or so. Allow to cool completely.
2.       Combine remaining ingredients in a blender. Pour atop cooled caramel and cook in a water bath for 1 and ¼ hours. Allow to cool for several hours.
3.       If you dare, invert the flan for presentation, otherwise, scoop spoonfuls of flan atop berries and mint. 

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