I don't remember where or how I found this dessert. When I took it to a family reunion many years ago, however, a great-uncle was sure I'd used my great-grandmother's recipe!
Church suppers are among the places I've carried my rice custard. At home, I like to have it warm for dinner. Then, the next morning, I'll frequently enjoy the leftovers cold for my breakfast.
This dish is one I've been making for nearly as long as I've been married—and that's 42 years. My husband and I were true childhood sweethearts (I have known him since I was 3-1/2!). We have a daughter and two grandchildren. They live 15 minutes away, and they're the center of our life.
My husband and I have enjoyed this simple dessert many times, especially after a Tex-Mex meal. In fact, I've made it so often I don't even look at the recipe. See if it doesn't become a regular favorite at your house.
"Mother made this comforting custard when I was growing up on the farm," recalls Mary Kay Morris of Cokato, Minnesota. "It was wonderful after a chilly evening of doing chores. Now I fix it for my husband and four sons."
This delectable dessert is baked over a layer of caramelized sugar, so when it's inverted, a delicious golden sauce runs down the edges of the flan and forms a pool on the serving platter.—Mary Ann Kosmas, Minneapolis, Minnesota