Saturday, January 30, 2010

Low-Fat Flan Custard

This is a simple flan custard that we have been making for  years.  The fat and calories have been reduced but, the taste and creaminess of the custard has not been compromised.


Low-Fat Flan Custard
Serves 6

Ingredients:
1-1/3 cups sugar, divided
3/4 cup egg substitute
2- 12 ounce cans evaporated skimmed milk
1 teaspon vanila extract

Directions:
Place one cup of sugar in a large heavy skillet over medium heat; cook 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves (do not stir). Continue cooking until golden, and then stir well. Pour into a 9-inch round cake pan, tipping quickly until the sugar coats bottom of cake and, set aside.

Combine remaining 1/3 cup sugar, egg substitute, vanilla, and milk; stir well. Pour into prepared cake pan; place in a large shallow pan. Add hot water to pan to a depth of 1-inch. Bake at 350 degrees F. for one hour or until knide inserted near center comes out clean. Remove cake pan from water; let cool one hour on a wire rack. Cover and chill four hours.

To serve, loosen edges of flan wth a knife or rubber spatula. Place a serving plate, upside down, on top of cake pan. Serve.

Enjoy.
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60 comments:

Lea Ann said...

How timely for me. A friend just gave me the cutest little flan pan for a thank you gift. Can't wait to try this. Thanks Velva

KennyT said...

I love flan custard! Nice recipe, thanks Velva!

Chris said...

Flan is such an unattractive name for such a wonderful dessert. It sounds like the name for something you find between your toes:)

Yours looks excellent. What is the topping, a caramel sauce?

Jana said...

wow it looks so simple! I love flan! thanks=D

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This sounds like a perfect dessert for after a big meal. I love the dark rich cupcakes, too! I love dessert but I can't eat much sugar!

Sage said...

I am crazy for Crême Caramel but the fat content scares me. Love your recipe and am printing out right now; thank you.
Rita

My Little Space said...

Nice & flat! Looks great... and not too sweet as well. Thanks!

George Gaston said...

Velva, it is great to know that I can still have my favorite type custard and not feel guilty about fixing it. Your recipe is just the ticket. Many thanks...

SuziCate said...

ummmmmm, can't wait to try this. I made your baked ziti last night.Unbelievable..It was better than going to a nice Italian restaurant...absolutely wonderful...thanks. I did change it up a little, had to use half Moz and half cheddar because I didn't have enough moz and added chicken...still superb. Thanks!

Bob said...

I've never actually had a flan, it's something I've been meaning to make. Looks great!

Angie's Recipes said...

Not sure where I can actually find the egg substitute....this flan custard looks fabulous.

Katy ~ said...

Velva, this looks utterly divine. I can just imagine all that wonderful creamy, caramel flavor. Heaven.

Mary said...

This looks really wonderful. I adore custard in all forms. Thanks for such a healthy version. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Foodycat said...

I had no idea you could reduce the fat this way! I might have to use normal eggs though - I don't know where I'd find egg substitute.

Annalisa said...

Looks delicious,and what a great and simple recipe!It's wonderful!!!
Have a lovely weekend
Annalisa

Bridgett said...

This seems so easy! I would love to give this recipe a try.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

It looks so perfect! I have always wanted to make a flan.

Marguerite said...

Looks wonderful, but I may opt for the full calorie version! :) I also loved your Mint Patty Cakes, which look sinfully delicious!

HH said...

Sounds wonderful! I have been meaning to make flan for a long time. I don't think I can get the egg substitute though, will have to go for normal eggs.

Claudia said...

Absolutely heavenly Velva. A perfect non-rich dessert that still satisfies and is pretty!

Chef Aimee said...

I keep staring at the photo amazed its low fat - awesome! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us sweet toothies! :)

Karen said...

Oh, I love flan but haven't had it in ages. This looks so creamy.

3 hungry tummies said...

Your photo is stunning as always and I'll attempt this soon!

Cooking Rookie said...

Wow - this looks so good and sounds so easy to make. I need to try it.
By the way, I can completely identify with what you say in your "About me" section: I am also recently "spending untold hours thinking, reading and boring my friends to tears with endless food chatter" :-).

Dishesdone said...

Your flan looks fabulous! Low fat! Can't wait to try this!

Pierre said...

hello velva
In french we call creme renversée : upside down flan ; this is so good !! cheers from Paris Pierre

cookbookapprentice said...

I adore flan and this looks just fantastic!!

Sophie said...

A georgous & very easy to make low fat flan, Velva!!!

A real treat!

grace said...

how interesting that the egg substitute doesn't affect the consistency or resilience of the flan--it looks just as rich and spectacular as ever. great recipe, velva!

Susan Fields said...

Yum - I've never tried making flan, but I love to eat it. I'll definitely have to try this out - thanks for the yummy looking recipe!

doggybloggy said...

I have even made this with soy milk - now thats low fat - yours looks excellent - I love flan!

teresa said...

my fairly picky hubby just requested flan the other day. now i can make a lowfat one! fantastic!

JG said...

I have not tasted Flan in so many years. Just looking at your photo reminded me how great it is. Thanks for the recipe.

Jen_from_NJ said...

Flan that's low fat? Perfect! Looks delicious!

Faith said...

Your flan looks gorgeous! I love lightened up dishes that retain all the flavor of the orginal...this looks really delicious!

Catherine said...

This custard looks wonderfully delicious Velva! Will try making it very soon, I've saved it to my favorits!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow looks amazing Velva

Mikki said...

Wow. One word..YUMMY!!
Ok, more then one.. and no gluten.. I could so do this!! Yahoo!

figtree said...

I love flan, this one looks delicious. Last summer we were driving to a friends house, I was bringing the flan. My husband hit the breaks and the melted sugar went all over me and the car. It was still delicious..just very messy.

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

Can't wait to try it!

Mimi said...

Same great flavor and less calorie, I'm in.
Mimi

Kathleen said...

Oh yum. I can never get enough flan-lower cal all the better!

My Little Space said...

Hi VElva, I have an award for you. Please feel free to stop by and collect the button. Have a nice day!

Erica said...

Wow! Looks delicious and so easy! Gotta love that combination!!

tasteofbeirut said...

Great idea! I have never used egg substitute in a flan or creme caramel but why not? I trust you when you say it is delicious!

Conor @ HoldtheBeef said...

Oh delicious! It's been too long between flans for me. Great to see a lower-fat version... it's so often the case that you get as much flavour with these variations :)

TKW said...

You had me at low-fat!! Looks great!

Pete said...

Looks simple and nice! Yum!

buffalodick said...

I've never dissolved sugar without a liquid..is that a misprint?

Renee Fontes said...

Love Flan! Thanks for watching out for my waist, Lord knows I haven't been!

Kim said...

I've been wanting to try a flan lately. It looks delicious Velva!

sophia said...

I've never had flan before. You could have fooled me though...that looks incredibly luscious, and not low-fat!

The Absence of Alternatives said...

I seriously love you, m'lady! Flan is my favorite dessert even though none in my family would even try it simply because of the name. (You know what it sounds like...) I may have to try making this at home. Thank you!!

Laura in Paris said...

Velva, what is the egg substitute made of?

Bailey said...

Looks delious

Ingrid said...

Can I have a slice to confirm that no yumminess has been compromised? It certainly doesn't look like it.
~ingrid

Erica said...

I am a huge flan fun ;-) This is a great recipe! LOW FAT...... I have to try it.

Spice said...

Now I have to make that...it's so tempting...

Live.Love.Eat said...

I love the way this is prepared. Seems so doable!!! And it looks wonderful too.

Lori Lynn said...

Oh, this is excellent. I am looking for lower cholesterol desserts!
LL

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