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Easy Egg Custard

JuanMontalvo's picture
There is nothing that says Cuban dessert like, Flan. It is an egg custard. To trim down the calories I use fat-free condensed milk, fat-free evaporated milk, and regular fat-free milk. I also use egg whites to replace some of the whole eggs. Even with all the changes to the traditional recipe, this still is a decadent, tasty dessert. Just a little guilt-free!
Ingredients
  Raw sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Natural)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fat free sweetened condensed milk 14 Ounce (1 Can)
  Fat free evaporated milk 12 Ounce (1 Can)
  Skim milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg whites 4
  Eggs 4 Large
  Vanilla extract 2 Tablespoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
Directions

Preheat oven 350 degrees

In a small sauce pan heat the sugar and the water over medium-high heat, without stirring until sugar starts to melt. Reduce the heat to medium and swirl the sauce pan to cover the bottom evenly. Continue to heat the sugar until it caramelizes (it will turn a dark golden brown).

Remove from heat and immediately divide the caramelized sugar among 8 ramekins, rotating each to coat the bottom and the sides. Be careful not to touch the hot caramel. Let the caramel cool and harden.

In a large bowl combine the condensed milk, evaporated milk, skim milk, egg whites, eggs, vanilla extract, nutmeg, cinnamon, and pinch of salt. Spoon into the ramekins. Set the filled ramekins in a deep baking dish. Pour hot water around them so that the water rises two two-thirds up the sides of the ramekins.

Bake for 45-55 minutes or until the custard is set, (the centers of the Flan will be firm to the touch). Transfer to a rack and allow to cool. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

To un-mold, run a sharp knife very carefully around the edge of each ramekin. Place a dessert plate on top of each ramekin, flip it over and tap gently until the flan is loose. Spoon any caramel left in the ramekin around the custard.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Cuban
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Egg
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
6
Making egg custard is no child's play. However, with this recipe, you can easily cook up a quick, rich, velvety custard at home. Juan Montalvo prepares this Cuban flan and trims down the fat by replacing whole eggs with egg whites. So, if you conscious of hogging in to calories, this low-calorie, no-fail recipe will safely bail you out.

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1 Comment

Anonymous's picture
That seems to be an easy egg custard! But how healthy is it as you are using egg yolks too?