Summer brings us the most wonderful gifts. Tantalisingly sweet, highly colourful fruit are just one of the many perks. An apricot flan is a delicious way to celebrate the season and markets are just brimming with apricots right now, so I suggest you try this, pronto!
It’s the perfect time for this delectable fruit. Soft and juicy, ripe golden apricots are ‘the ultimate’ for this superb apricot flan.
A HEALTHY FLAN WITH NO BUTTER OR OIL!
An added bonus which is hard to believe is that this recipe contains no oils or fats apart from greasing the tin!
Apricot Flan is a fast one to whip up and is extremely tasty with a lovely light texture. You can substitute the apricots for peaches or nectarines or use a combination. I promise you that many hearts can be won over with this wonderful recipe.
STILL GOT TOO MANY APRICOTS AND NEED SOME MORE IDEAS?
If you have an over abundance of these simply delectable apricots, may I suggest you try Claudia’s Delicious Stuffed Apricots with Cream recipe.
If these summer fruits are not in season, then drained, tinned fruit can be substituted and you will still have a marvellous apricot flan.
- Oil or butter to grease pan
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar to spread over greased pan
- 3 eggs separated into yolks and whites
- ½ cup / 135g strained yogurt or thick cream
- ¾ cup granulated sugar or a little more if your apricots are not fully ripe
- 1 tsp vanilla essence or almond essence
- A pinch of salt
- 1½ cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- Up to ½ cup milk
- 8 sliced apricots or 3 large peaches
- 2 Tbsp granulated suger, extra
- Grease a 26 to 28cm flan dish
- Sprinkle 2 Tbsp sugar over the base of the flan dish and turn it round to spread the sugar evenly over base and sides
- Heat oven to 175C
- Whip up the whites with the salt in a medium-large sized bowl until they become stiff
- Slowly add the yolks, one at a time, mixing after each addition
- Add the remaining sugar after lining the flan tin with sugar
- Add the yogurt and vanilla, mixing well
- Add the flour and baking powder, mix well until there are no lumps
- If batter looks a little thick then add some milk, not more than ½ cup
- Pour into the flan dish
- Place the fruit slices evenly on the top of the batter
- Sprinkle the extra sugar on top
- Place in oven and watch until batter goes golden, test with toothpick, around 20 mins, however this may take up to 30 mins depending on your generosity with the amount of fruit as well as your oven. If you follow the amounts given here, these timings given here should work.