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Flan is a traditional dessert of Mexico. This one has some additional flavorings we really liked. The original recipe weighed in at less than 30% calories from fat, but we decreased it further by using low-fat milks in place of whole.

Recipe by Cooking Light March 2000


Recipe Summary

8 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • Combine sugar and water in a small, heavy saucepan, and cook over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Continue cooking 3 minutes or until golden, stirring constantly. Immediately pour into 8 (6-ounce) custard cups coated with cooking spray, tipping quickly until caramelized sugar coats the bottoms of cups.

  • Combine 2% reduced-fat milk and remaining ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Divide the mixture evenly among prepared custard cups. Place cups in the bottom of a broiler pan; add hot water to pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Remove cups from pan; cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and chill at least 8 hours.

  • Loosen edges of custards with a knife or rubber spatula. Place a dessert plate, upside down, on top of each cup, and invert onto plates. Drizzle any remaining caramelized syrup over custards.

Nutrition Facts

270 calories; calories from fat 19%; fat 5.7g; saturated fat 2.8g; mono fat 1.9g; poly fat 0.5g; protein 9g; carbohydrates 15.8g; cholesterol 115mg; iron 0.4mg; sodium 63mg; calcium 88mg.