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Rich Orange Flan

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Rich Orange Flan
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12
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A classic Mexican dessert takes on a citrus edge in this simple yet elegant version.
Updated Feb 24, 2010

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Flan is the Spanish version of crème caramel. It has a creamy smooth texture.
  • tip 2
    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

240 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 8g Protein, 34g Total Carbohydrate, 34g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
125mg
42%
Sodium
105mg
4%
Potassium
250mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
34g
Protein
8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
2%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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