Rich Orange Flan

A classic Mexican dessert takes on a citrus edge in this simple yet elegant version.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

3/4
cup sugar
3
tablespoons boiling water
6
eggs
1/4
cup orange juice
2
tablespoons finely grated orange peel
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1
can (12 oz) evaporated milk
Spun sugar, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Spread sugar evenly over bottom of heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar melts and turns light caramel color. Add 3 tablespoons boiling water, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Pour into ungreased quiche dish or 10-inch glass deep-dish pie pan or 8-inch (2-quart) square baking dish . Tilt to evenly cover bottom; set aside.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat remaining ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly blended. Pour over caramelized sugar. Place baking dish in large pan (broiler pan). Pour 1 inch hot water into broiler pan.
  • 3 Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until mixture is almost set and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 1 hour; refrigerate 1 hour. Run knife around outside edge to loosen; turn upside down onto 12-inch round serving plate with raised sides to hold liquid. Garnish with spun sugar.

Expert Tips

Flan is the Spanish version of crème caramel. It has a creamy smooth texture.

To make spun sugar decoration: Heat 1/4 cup sugar in saucepan until melted, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat and, using a spoon, drizzle melted sugar onto greased foil. Remove from foil and place on flan just before serving.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
125mg
125%;
Sodium
105mg
105%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
34g
34%
),
Protein
8g
8%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.