Apricot Yogurt Flan

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Jan. 10, 2012

Ingredients

Finely crushed graham cracker crumbs/Finely crushed shortbread crumbs 2 2/3 Cup (42.67 tbs)
Finely chopped walnuts 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Butter 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , melted
Butter 1 Teaspoon (Additional For Greasing)
For filling
Dried apricots 1 Cup (16 tbs) , soaked in boiling water for 2 hours
Powdered gelatin 1 Tablespoon
Natural yogurt 2/3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
Apricot jam 2 Tablespoon

Directions

MAKING

1) Mix together the crumbs and walnuts and the melted butter.

2) Evenly press the mixture over the base and up the sides of an 8-inch loose-based metal tart pan a ceramic quiche dish.

3) Cover the mixture and place in the fridge while making the filling.

4) Drain the apricots and reserve 2/3 cup of the soaking liquid.

5) Into a small heatproof bowl, put 2 tablespoons of the liquid and sprinkle over the gelatin. Leave to soak for about 5 minutes, till spongy and then stand in a bowl in a pan of gently simmering water for about 2 minutes, occasionally stirring, till the gelatin has dissolved.

6) In the meantime, keep 3 apricots aside for garnish and puree the remaining , along with the soaking liquid, in a blender.

7) Pour the puree into a bowl and stir in the dissolved gelatin.

8) Stir in the yogurt lightly to give a swirled effect.

9) Uncover the crumb shell and spread the jam all over the base. Spoon the apricot yogurt filling and put the flan back in the fridge for about 2 hours, till the filling is set.

SERVING

10) If using a tart pan, remove the sides carefully and unmold the preparation onto a serving plate. Slice the reserved apricots lengthwise, arrange them attractively in a star pattern in the center and serve the flan while it is still chilled. Makes a good dessert.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4