Flan

This caramel-topped custard, a popular Spanish dessert, makes a delicious ending to any meal.



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Ingredients
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    1/4  cup 
    sugar
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    4   
    eggs
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    1   cup 
    fat-free milk
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    1   cup 
    evaporated fat-free milk or fat-free milk
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    1/4  cup 
    sugar
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    1   teaspoon 
    vanilla
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    A dash of salt
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    Edible flowers, such as dianthus, pansies, or violets (optional)

Directions
1.
To caramelize sugar, in a small heavy skillet cook 1/4 cup sugar over medium-high heat until sugar begins to melt, shaking skillet occasionally to heat sugar evenly. Do not stir. Reduce heat to low and cook about 5 minutes more or until all of the sugar is melted and golden.
2.
Quickly pour caramelized sugar into an 8x1-1/2-inch round baking pan, tilting pan to coat bottom (use a pot holder if pan becomes too hot).
3.
In a mixing bowl beat eggs. Stir in skim milk, evaporated skim milk, 1/4 cup sugar, the vanilla, and salt. Pour into sugar-coated pan.
4.
Set the round pan in a large baking pan set on an oven rack. Pour hot water into the large baking pan around the round pan to a depth of 1 inch.
5.
Bake, uncovered, in a 325 degree F oven about 30 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center of the custard comes out clean. Carefully remove from pan of water. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Cover flan and refrigerate 4 to 8 hours or until thoroughly chilled.
6.
Loosen flan from side of pan. Carefully invert onto a serving plate. Cut into wedges. If desired, garnish with edible flowers. Makes 8 servings.
Make Ahead Tip
  • Up to 24 hours ahead prepare flan, cover, and refrigerate.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 121, Fat, total (g) 3, chol. (mg) 108, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 17, pro. (g) 7, vit. A (RE) 103, vit. C (mg) 1, sodium (mg) 102, calcium (mg) 141, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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