Gingerbread Apple Flan with Apple Custard

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 55 mins

Homey-good, and very different.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine flour, brown sugar, 1/3 cup of the granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, 1 ¾ tsps of the ginger, remaining spices and salt and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Add 2 of the eggs, molasses and 6 tblsps of the butter and blend until just combined.
  4. Scrape dough into buttered 9 or 10 inch springform pan and, with lightly-floured hands, pat it evenly onto the bottom and 2 inches up sides of pan.
  5. Arrange the apple slices, cored side down, in concentric circles over the gingerbread.
  6. Sprinkle them with remaining ¼ tsp ginger and bake for 30 minutes, or until apples are browned lightly.
  7. Whisk together remaining 2 eggs, ¼ cup sugar, 4 tblsps butter, rind and lemon juice and pour evenly over apples, being careful not to let any drip onto sides of pan.
  8. Bake another 20-25 minutes, or until custard is just set.
  9. Serve at room temperature.


Most Helpful

This was a great flan and I enjoyed it immensely. I just love the ginger taste in this. Thank you for a great flan.

Studentchef October 05, 2010

We didn't really care for this unfortunately. And I was very confused about the flan part? I love flan and this didn't resemble flan at all...

Dessmarie October 08, 2009

This is very tasty. I had to substitute orange juice for the lemon (my lemon was very much past its best). Wasn't entirely sure what to expect and felt dubious about the amount of custard until I saw the gingerbread puff up and make the area to be filled with custard much smaller.

Cat R. April 04, 2007

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