Creamy Orange Flans
The smooth, velvety texture and vibrant orange flavor makes these individual flans a delightful way to end a spring meal. Every bite is sheer heaven.—Elke Rose, Waukesha, Wisconsin
Total TimePrep: 35 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 3-1/2 cups whole milk
- 6 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
- 1 teaspoon orange extract
- In a small skillet, combine sugar and orange juice; cook over medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes or until mixture is golden brown, stirring occasionally. Quickly pour into six ungreased 6-ounce ramekins or custard cups, tilting to coat bottom of dish. Let stand for 10 minutes.
- For custard, in a small saucepan, heat milk until bubbles form around sides of saucepan. Remove from the heat. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar and salt. Stir half of the warm milk into egg mixture; return all to pan and mix well. Stir in orange zest and extract. Slowly pour into prepared ramekins.
- Place ramekins in a baking pan. Fill pan with boiling water to a depth of 3/4 in. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until centers are just set (mixture will jiggle). Remove ramekins from water bath; cool for 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
- Carefully, run a knife around edge of dishes to loosen; invert each dish onto a rimmed serving dish. Serve immediately.