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Almond Flan - Flan de Almendras

The national dessert of Spain, flan is simple to make and a nice, light alternative to ice creams and cakes.

Prep Time: 25 min. plus chilling time

Cook Time: 1 hr.

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1 tbsp water
1 3/4 cups of sugar
1/2 cup ground Marcona almonds
3 cups milk
1 tsp grated lemon peel
6 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
Thinly sliced orange for garnish

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In a 9-inch baking pan, caramelize the sugar and water over low heat. When the sugar turns golden, remove from the heat and coat the bottom of the pan with the caramel.

In a blender, mix the rest of the ingredients (except the orange) until smooth. Pour the mixture into the caramelized baking pan, and place in a larger pan containing one inch of water. Bake at 350 F for about one hour until top is set and golden. Remove pan from the water and allow to cool.

Place a serving plate over pan and flip over. Remove the pan. Chill at least an hour before serving.

Serve with the orange slices as a garnish.

Recipe courtesy of Spain GourmeTour magazine.

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Ellie  Rated 5 Stars
"Me gustó esta comida. Flan es muy bueno, y este sabía muy bien. Esta receta es muy fácil y tiene buen sabor! Gracias!"

David  Rated 5 Stars
"Sounds wonderful. I have a question about the cooking time. Anyone know what it would be if you're using smaller (4 inch) flan molds? From La Tienda: Hi David - Thanks for your question, and it is a good one! Smaller pans would almost certainly require significantly less time, but we have not tried that adjustment with this recipe. I would suggest you follow the directions and check every ten minutes until it is set and golden. Let us know what you find out!"

Sally  Rated 5 Stars
"Very elegant distinctive and refined- nice gift from Nuns. Wait! Don't spray your flan mold-pan with olive oil as the other review suggests! Spanish olive oil has a wonderful decidedly vegetable and strong taste however lightly used - butter your cake tins or spray some taste-free oil. The recipe is divine - makes great flan - I used petite flan casseroles. Worth it."

Linda  Rated 5 Stars
"This recipe is so easy and delicious, you won't believe it! I just had a Spanish themed dinner party and everyone loved it. Just make sure it's completed cooled before you flip it out of the pan. And I would spray the pan or coat with a little olive oil next time. Give it a try, you won't be sorry."