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Easy Flan

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This caramel-topped custard, a popular dessert in many Spanish-speaking countries, makes a delicious ending to a meal.
Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients

1/3 cup sugar
4 eggs
2 cups LACTAID® Reduced Fat Milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Dash salt
Edible flowers, such as dianthus, pansies, or violets (optional)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. To caramelize sugar, in a small heavy skillet cook the 1/3 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.
  3. Quickly pour caramelized sugar into an 8x1 1/2-inch round baking pan, tilting pan to coat bottom (use a pot holder if pan becomes too hot).
  4. In a mixing bowl beat eggs. Stir in LACTAID® Reduced Fat Milk, 1/4 cup sugar, vanilla, and salt. Pour into sugar-coated pan.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. To serve, loosen flan from side of pan. Carefully invert onto a serving plate. Cut into wedges. If desired, garnish with edible flowers.

Notes

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredient.
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Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 1 piece

Amount Per Serving

Calories 100
Total Fat 3.44g
Calories from Fat 30.93kcal
Saturated Fat 1.43g
Cholestrol 98.06mg
Sodium 98.43mg
Total Carbohydrate 13.99g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 13.74g
Protein 4.77g
Calcium 86.74mg
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