Easy Lactose-Free Flan
This easy-to-make lactose-free flan recipe is inspired by the caramel topped custard dessert that is popular in many Spanish speaking countries. It's the perfect lactose-free desert for your next family meal.
⅓ cup sugar
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Dash of salt
Edible flowers, such as dianthus, pansies, or violets (optional)
LACTAID® Reduced Fat 2% Lactose-Free Milk
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- To caramelize sugar, in a small heavy skillet cook the ⅓ 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 3 minutes more or until all of the sugar is melted and golden.
- Quickly pour caramelized sugar into an 8x1 ½-inch round baking pan, tilting pan to coat bottom (use a pot holder if pan becomes too hot).
- In a mixing bowl beat eggs. Stir in LACTAID® Reduced Fat 2% Lactose-Free Milk, ¼ cup sugar, vanilla, and salt. Pour into sugar-coated pan.
- 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.
- 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 completely in pan on a wire rack. Cover and chill for 4 to 8 hours or until thoroughly chilled.
- To serve, loosen flan from side of pan. Carefully invert onto a serving plate. Cut into wedges. If desired, garnish with edible flowers.
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredient.
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