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Individual Flans Recipe
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Individual Flans Recipe

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Long-time empty nester Lee Bremson of Kansas City, Missouri says she’s always on the lookout for special desserts sized for two. “This rich, comforting custard is smooth, easy and just right for my husband and me!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons flaked coconut
  • 2 teaspoons caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch ground allspice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 307 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 258 mg cholesterol, 119 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 8 g protein.

Directions

  1. Divide coconut between two ungreased 6-oz. custard cups. Drizzle with caramel topping. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients; pour into custard cups.
  2. Place a steamer rack inside a large skillet. Pour water into skillet until it comes almost to the top of the rack. Place custard cups on rack. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 10-12 minutes or until a knife inserted 1 in. from the edge comes out clean.
  3. Remove cups to a wire rack; let stand for 10 minutes. Run a knife around edge of cup. Unmold flans onto dessert plates; serve warm. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Individual Flans in Cooking for 2 Summer 2006, p55

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 307 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 258 mg cholesterol, 119 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 8 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 22, 2011

"This is nothing short of miraculous if you are a flan addict - and we are. Living in Mexico this is the "go to" dessert. I also make it as a Creme Brulee. Just omit the caramel and coconut - steam as directed. Remove from streamer, cool then chill. Sprinkle with Mascabado sugar and torch or broil until melted. Top with a few raspberries or strawberries if desired."

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Reviewed Feb. 24, 2010

"very tasty , similar to coconut custard minus the crust. I placed mine in custard cups sat them in a water bath 1/2 way up the sides of the custard cups 350 degrees 45 minutes, did not use the steamer rack"

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