Light Vanilla Flan

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Chris from Kansas

This is a wonderful light custard recipe. I have made it many times and it cures my craving for the more sinful versions.

Top Review by ChrisG 2

i made this flan for a dinner party last night that was made up entirely of low fat dishes. i wasn't too confident about how this would be received and was i surprised. it is fabulous - everyone loved it. definitely not as rich as most flan but delicous and satisfying non the less. i'm just starting to try cooking "low fat" and i will definitely make this again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spray six 6-ounce custard cups with cooking spray.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar in a heavy saucepan; place over medium heat.
  4. Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar melts and syrup is light golden brown.
  5. Pour into custard cups; let cool.
  6. Combine milks in a medium saucepan and heat until bubbles form around edge of pan.
  7. Combine egg substitute, 1/4 cup sugar, salt, and almond extract; beat well.
  8. Gradually stir about 1 cup hot milk into egg mixture; add to remaining milk, stirring constantly.
  9. Pour mixture evenly into custard cups; cover with alumninum foil.
  10. Place custard cups in a shallow pan; pour hot water to a depth of 1 inch into pan.
  11. Bake at 325 for 25 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean.
  12. Remove cups from water, and chill at least 4 hours.
  13. To serve, loosen edges of custard with a spatula; invert onto plates.

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