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Old 10-01-2005, 02:37 PM   #1
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Pumpkin Flans

Wasn't quite sure which catagory to post this under. Since I don't have a blowtorch, think this is a nice variation of creme brulee, without singing your eyebrows. How about a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side

Pumpkin Flan with Brown Sugar Crust

1/2 cup brown sugar
5 eggs
1 cup pumpkin puree
2/3 cup granulated sugar
Dash of salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 cups milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Sprinkle the bottom of 8 half-cup ramekins or other single-serving size baking dishes with half of the brown sugar.

In a mixer, beat the eggs. Add pumpkin puree, granulated sugar, salt and cinnamon. Stir in the milk, cream and vanilla extract.

Pour mixture into baking dishes. Set baking dishes into a large baking pan. Fill the pan with water so that it reaches halfway up the sides of the flan dishes. Bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven.

Remove flans from water or they will continue to cook. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes. You can prepare the flan up to this point ahead of time, even the day before. Refrigerate.

Heat oven to broil. Sprinkle the flans with the remaining brown sugar and pop under broiler for a couple of minutes or until nicely browned. Serves 8.

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Old 10-01-2005, 02:46 PM   #2
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cutting and pasting here. This sounds great, mish!
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Old 11-13-2005, 02:23 PM   #3
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Just stuck a pan of these in the oven. I added a couple of grates of nutmeg because....well, I just had to.

Can't wait to try one later today.
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Old 11-13-2005, 02:44 PM   #4
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YUUUUUUUMMMM! We love flan! Let us know how it turns out!
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Old 11-13-2005, 03:18 PM   #5
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gnam gnam!! I love flans and we have plenty of pumpkins waiting to be cooked... this will be very high on our "to be tried" list!! thanx!
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Old 11-13-2005, 03:23 PM   #6
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Hold up a sec, ladies. The oven timer just dinged and when I went to check them they were still quite liquidy - and I'm not just talking jiggly centers.

I just boosted the heat to 350 and set the timer for 20 minutes. Will report back.
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Old 11-13-2005, 03:31 PM   #7
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ok, waiting patiently...................... is it done yet?.................................. how 'bout now?........................... what's it look like?.................. now?................... is it still jigglin'?......................................... ..what about now? hmmm?
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Old 11-13-2005, 03:33 PM   #8
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mish, where are you? come 'splain what I might have done wrong.

(batting shan's hand away from oven) DON'T peek yet!
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Old 11-13-2005, 03:40 PM   #9
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Nope - not yet

just checked again and there's still too much surface jiggle. Another 15 minutes should do it, I think.

Shannon! Back away from this stove or I'll smack you with this wooden spoon.
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