Orange flan with almonds

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 cups Light cream or half and half
1 teaspoon Vanilla
4 Whole eggs
2 Egg yolks
¼ cup Fresh or frozen orange juice (not concentrate)
1 cup Plus 3 tbsps sugar
1 teaspoon Grated orange rind
½ cup Water
2 cups Toasted almond slices

Makes 6 servings

Heat oven to 325 degrees.

Scald cream or half and half in heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat until liquid is reduced by one quarter, to 3 cups. Stir in vanilla and set aside.

Beat eggs and yolks in large bowl with orange juice, 2 tbsps sugar and orange rind. Gradually pour in hot cream while whisking vigorously.

Set aside.

Dissolve remaining sugar in water. Heat in heavy skillet until syrup is golden brown.

Pour caramel syrup into six custard cups, tipping and turning cups until insides are evenly coated. Let caramel sit until set.

Pour egg mixture into cups over caramel syrup. Place cups in large pan of hot water. Bake 25 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Unmold flans onto individual dessert plates so that caramel side is on top. Sprinkle with almond slices and serve.

Posted by: Bill McGimpsey

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