Rich Orange Flan

Rich Orange Flan

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

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cup sugar
tablespoons boiling water
cup orange juice
tablespoons finely grated orange peel
teaspoon vanilla
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
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
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*:
    • 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.