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Old 10-10-2005, 09:01 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Rec:Butternut Squash Flan

I wasn't quite sure where to put this recipe, the dessert section doesn't have a pudding/mousse or flan area so I thought I'd pop it in here for now

Butternut Squash Flan

1 2/3 cups sugar
6 eggs
2 cups butternut squash puree
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 cups heavy cream

In a small skillet combine 2/3 cup of the sugar with 1/4 cup water and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. continue to cook and stir until it is a deep caramel, Pour it into individual-sized ramekins, tilting them to coat the bottom evenly, and let the caramel harden.

In a bowl beat the eggs with the remaining 2/3 cup sugar, beat in the squash puree, salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cream, and pour the custard into the ramekins. Set them in a deep baking pan, add enough hot water to the baking pan to reach halfway up the sides of the loaf pan, and bake the flan in the middle of a preheated moderate oven (350 degrees F) for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let the flan cool and chill it, covered, overnight. Run a thin knife around the edge of the ramekin, invert a plate over the ramekin, and invert the flan onto the plates.


~Enjoy~

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Old 10-10-2005, 11:10 PM   #2
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Moved to the dessert section. There is a place below all the sub forums for miscellaneous stuff. This looks wonderful!
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Old 10-11-2005, 06:34 AM   #3
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Moved to the dessert section. There is a place below all the sub forums for miscellaneous stuff. This looks wonderful!
Thanks kitchenelf If you have some squash around it's really worth trying!
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mmmm, I love flan!!! I think I am going to try a pumpkin version based on this recipe... earlier this year a friend of us gave us a monster pumpkin and there are still some in the freezer!! Thanks for the idea!!
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Old 10-11-2005, 07:23 AM   #5
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mmmm, I love flan!!! I think I am going to try a pumpkin version based on this recipe... earlier this year a friend of us gave us a monster pumpkin and there are still some in the freezer!! Thanks for the idea!!
Good idea Licia! I'm a pumpkin fan too, especially in desserts. Let use know how it turns out if you do make it that way! Yes, it certainly is squash, gourd and pumpkin season - I think that you can almost always tell what is in season by the recipes we post here on DC
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Old 10-11-2005, 08:43 AM   #6
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This is a keeper for all of us squash fans on DC! I sure hope mish sees it!
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:02 PM   #7
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How did I miss this?! Adding yours to my 'must try' list. Thank you. PA, what a memory. Thought I posted this one, but can't find it. From one of my favorite magazines, Cooking Light:

Butternut Squash Flans


3 cups cubed peeled butternut squash
1/2 cup evaporated skimmed milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 eggs
1 egg white
Vegetable cooking spray
Ground nutmeg (optional)
Watercress sprigs (optional)

Place squash in a medium saucepan; cover with water, and bring to a boil. Cover and cook 15 minutes or until tender. Drain well.

Combine squash and next 6 ingredients (squash through egg white) in a blender, and process until smooth. Divide squash mixture evenly among 6 (6-ounce) custard cups coated with cooking spray.

Place cups in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan; add hot water to pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake at 325 for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Remove cups from water; let stand 5 minutes. Loosen edges of custard with a knife or rubber spatula. Invert custard cups onto individual plates. Sprinkle with nutmeg, and garnish with watercress, if desired.

Aren't they cute?
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Licia, I was thinking pumpkin also.
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Mish I really like the idea of taking the flan to a savoury level! Yes, they are so cute! I know that one famous female British chef is not a fan of tiny individual portions, but I think they are adorable! They off-set something like a big slice of pork roast (which I think would go smashingly with this recipe) so well. Thanks for posting this cool recipe Mish!!!
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