As a good Latina, I love FLAN. For me it’s just the perfect dessert for everyone at home. My only concern about this decadent combination of milk, sugar, eggs and vanilla, is about all the sugar and fatty ingredients it has.
So to quiet my mind I came up with the idea of baking a FAT FREE FLAN, and here is the result a beautiful Flan in the shape of a Christmas Tree, that I decorated along with my son. You can get the Christmas tree baking dish for less than $6 in any store.
Do you want the recipe?
Here it goes. I write better than I bake, so it has to be easy!
1 Can of FAT FREE Evaporated Milk
1 Can of FAT FREE Condensed Milk
1 Spoon of Vanilla
1 Cup of brown sugar
1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place a pan filled with water inside. Make sure to choose the correct size as the baking dish will be immersed in it for the “Baño María” cooking.
2. Heat the cup of sugar and a teaspoon of water in a sauce pan. Stir until the sugar melts and turns caramel colored. Pour the caramel into the baking dish to coat bottom and sides completely.
3. Mix the rest of the ingredients with an electric mixer and pour into the baking dish previously caramelized.
4. Immerse the baking dish in the boiling water pan that is at the oven. Let it cook for 90 minutes.
To remove: Let it stand for 20 minutes. Remove the sides with a knife. Cover with a big plate and invert.
Your Christmas tree flan is ready! Let it cool for another 30 minutes. Let your kids help you to decorate. Use Sparkle gel! Easy to use and mess free!
Evaporated Milk – 300 calories
Condensed Milk – 1100 calories
6 Medium Eggs – 360 calories
1 Vanilla Spoon – 5 calories
1 Cup of brown sugar – 800 calories
Total : 2565 calories (10 portions)
You got a delicious FLAN for less than 300 calories per person. Now, enjoy it!