Orange-Scented Flan With Roasted Pineapple

recipe
Roasted pineapple can also be served over low-fat ice cream or angel food cake.

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge flan and about 1/2 cup pineapple)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 219
Caloriesfromfat 17 %
Fat 4.2 g
Satfat 1.9 g
Monofat 1.3 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 4.4 g
Carbohydrate 42.9 g
Fiber 1.5 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 67 mg
Calcium 72 mg

Ingredients

5 cups (1/2-inch-thick) chunks fresh pineapple
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon stick margarine or butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon minced fresh mint
2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1 vanilla bean, split or 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup water
3 large eggs
2 large egg whites

Preparation

Preheat oven to 450°.

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a 3-quart casserole. Bake at 450° for 40 minutes, stirring once. Remove from oven. Stir in mint; set aside. Reduce oven temperature to 325°.

Combine the milk, orange rind, and vanilla bean in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat; cook 10 minutes. Remove from heat; discard vanilla bean. (If using vanilla extract, remove milk mixture from heat; stir in extract.)

Combine 3/4 cup sugar and water in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat; cook until golden (about 15 minutes). Immediately pour into a 9-inch round cake pan, tipping quickly until the caramelized sugar coats bottom of pan.

Combine milk mixture, 3/4 cup sugar, eggs, and egg whites in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Place cake pan in a large shallow pan; add hot water to shallow pan to a depth of 1 inch. Cover with foil; bake at 325° for 50 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Remove cake pan from water; cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and chill at least 3 hours.

Loosen the edges of the flan with a knife or rubber spatula. Place a plate, upside down, on top of pan; invert flan onto plate. Drizzle any remaining caramelized syrup over flan. Cut flan into 8 wedges; top with pineapple mixture.

Note:

March 1998
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