Maple Almond Flan (South Beach Diet Phase 1)

"From most recent book. Haven't tried A traditional Spanish dessert, flan is a creamy custard baked with a sugar based caramel, which creates a toasty tasting sweet sauce. In this version, sugar free maple syrup is drizzled on top to create a similar effect. The maple taste is the perfect complement to toasted silvered almonds."
 
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
Ingredients:
9
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Heat the oven to 275. Spread almonds on baking sheet and toast, stirring once, until lightly golden brown, 8-10 minutes. Transfer almonds to a cutting board to cool. Roughly chop and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine evaporated milk and fat free milk wand heat over medium-low heat until scalded but not boiling. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together egg substitute, sugar substitute and almond and vanilla extracts. Whisk in 1/2 cup of heated milk mixture, then whisk in remaining milk mixture.
  • Divide flan into 4 6 ounce custard cups. Place cups in a baking pan and add enough hot water to come halfway up the cups. Bake until flan sets, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven, cool in pan, then chill in refrigerator 4 hours or overnight.
  • Half an hour before serving, remove flans from refrigerator. Just before serving, run a knife along edge of cups, and invert flans onto individual plates. Drizzle each with 1 T syrup and sprinkle evenly with almonds.

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