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Caramel Squash (Pumpkin) Flan

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Ingredients
  Granulated sugar 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1⁄4 Teaspoon (a few drops)
  Ontario organic squash 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), cooked, pureed
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Ontario organic eggs 3
  Egg yolk 1
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Whipping cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degree.

MAKING
2. For caramel, in a saucepan, add sugar ,water, and lemon juice. Bring it to a boil over medium-high heat.
3. Stop stirring, and boil the mixture for about 5 minutes, until it gets a deep amber color. Keep a constant eye, because the sugar mixture tends to burn very quickly.
4. As it gets amber color, immediately remove pan from heat and put it in a pie plate. Swirl and spread it to get a nice even coating.
5. For filling, in a large bowl, add squash, ½ cup sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt, vanilla, eggs, and egg yolk. Whisk and bring them together.
6. In a small saucepan, heat milk and cream together. Just bring it under the boil.
7. Gradually pour the cream mixture into squash bowl. Whisk it well.
8. Pour squash mixture into pie plate, over the caramel.
9. Take a large roasting pan, fill it with enough water so that it comes halfway upside of pie plate.
10. Place it in oven and bake for about an hour, or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
11. Remove the pie plate from water and allow it to cool. Then, place it in refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight.
12. Take a knife, and run around the edge of pie. Invert large plate on top and carefully turn it over.

SERVING
13. Serve squash flan with caramel sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pumpkin
Interest: 
Fall, Party, Healthy
Occasion: 
Halloween
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
75 Minutes
Ready In: 
105 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 385 Calories from Fat 161

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 18 g27.5%

Saturated Fat 10.7 g53.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 195 mg65%

Sodium 140.3 mg5.8%

Total Carbohydrates 48 g16%

Dietary Fiber 0.73 g2.9%

Sugars 46.7 g

Protein 5 g9.9%

Vitamin A 6.4% Vitamin C 10.9%

Calcium 9% Iron 1.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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