Citrus-Pumpkin Flans

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These syrup-glazed custards taste like pumpkin pie without the crust.

Citrus-Pumpkin Flan
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
4 hrs
Bake Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • ¾ cup canned pumpkin

  • 1 5 ounce can evaporated milk

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice*

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Pomegranate seeds (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. To caramelize sugar, in a medium heavy skillet cook the 1/2 cup sugar over medium-high heat until sugar starts to melt, shaking skillet occasionally. Do not stir; shake the skillet occasionally. Once sugar starts to melt, reduce heat to low. Cook until sugar is syrupy and golden, stirring as needed with a wooden spoon. Immediately divide caramelized sugar among four 6-ounce custard cups; quickly tilt dishes to coat bottoms.

  2. In a medium bowl combine eggs, pumpkin, evaporated milk, the 1/4 cup sugar, the pumpkin pie spice, orange peel, and vanilla. Place custard cups in a 2-quart square baking dish. Divide pumpkin mixture among custard cups.

  3. Place baking dish on an oven rack. Pour boiling water into baking dish around custard cups to a depth of 1 inch. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near centers comes out clean.

  4. Remove custard cups from water. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.

  5. Using a knife, loosen flans from sides of dishes and invert onto four dessert plates. Spoon any caramelized sugar remaining in custard cups onto flans. If desired, garnish with pomegranate seeds.

*Tip:

To make your own pumpkin pie spice, in a small bowl stir together 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, and 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

317 Calories
8g Fat
55g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 317
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 174mg 58%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 3.5mg 18%
Calcium 131.3mg 10%
Iron 1.6mg 9%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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