Rich Orange Flan

Rich Orange Flan

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

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

3:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

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.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 240
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 125mg;
  • Sodium 105mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 34g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 34g),
  • Protein 8g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.