Low-Fat Flan Custard
PUBLISHED ON: 01.30.2010
This is a simple flan custard that we have been making for years. The fat and calories have been reduced but, the taste and creaminess of the custard has not been compromised.
Low-Fat Flan Custard
1-1/3 cups sugar, divided
3/4 cup egg substitute
2- 12 ounce cans evaporated skimmed milk
1 teaspon vanila extract
1 teaspon vanila extract
Place one cup of sugar in a large heavy skillet over medium heat; cook 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves (do not stir). Continue cooking until golden, and then stir well. Pour into a 9-inch round cake pan, tipping quickly until the sugar coats bottom of cake and, set aside.
Combine remaining 1/3 cup sugar, egg substitute, vanilla, and milk; stir well. Pour into prepared cake pan; place in a large shallow pan. Add hot water to pan to a depth of 1-inch. Bake at 350 degrees F. for one hour or until knide inserted near center comes out clean. Remove cake pan from water; let cool one hour on a wire rack. Cover and chill four hours.
To serve, loosen edges of flan wth a knife or rubber spatula. Place a serving plate, upside down, on top of cake pan. Serve.
How timely for me. A friend just gave me the cutest little flan pan for a thank you gift. Can't wait to try this. Thanks Velva
I love flan custard! Nice recipe, thanks Velva!
Flan is such an unattractive name for such a wonderful dessert. It sounds like the name for something you find between your toes:)Yours looks excellent. What is the topping, a caramel sauce?
wow it looks so simple! I love flan! thanks=D
This sounds like a perfect dessert for after a big meal. I love the dark rich cupcakes, too! I love dessert but I can't eat much sugar!
I am crazy for Crême Caramel but the fat content scares me. Love your recipe and am printing out right now; thank you.Rita
My Little Space
Nice & flat! Looks great… and not too sweet as well. Thanks!
Velva, it is great to know that I can still have my favorite type custard and not feel guilty about fixing it. Your recipe is just the ticket. Many thanks…
ummmmmm, can't wait to try this. I made your baked ziti last night.Unbelievable..It was better than going to a nice Italian restaurant…absolutely wonderful…thanks. I did change it up a little, had to use half Moz and half cheddar because I didn't have enough moz and added chicken…still superb. Thanks!
I've never actually had a flan, it's something I've been meaning to make. Looks great!
Not sure where I can actually find the egg substitute….this flan custard looks fabulous.
Velva, this looks utterly divine. I can just imagine all that wonderful creamy, caramel flavor. Heaven.
This looks really wonderful. I adore custard in all forms. Thanks for such a healthy version. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary
I had no idea you could reduce the fat this way! I might have to use normal eggs though – I don't know where I'd find egg substitute.
Looks delicious,and what a great and simple recipe!It's wonderful!!!Have a lovely weekendAnnalisa
La Bella Cooks
This seems so easy! I would love to give this recipe a try.
It looks so perfect! I have always wanted to make a flan.
Looks wonderful, but I may opt for the full calorie version! 🙂 I also loved your Mint Patty Cakes, which look sinfully delicious!
Sounds wonderful! I have been meaning to make flan for a long time. I don't think I can get the egg substitute though, will have to go for normal eggs.
Absolutely heavenly Velva. A perfect non-rich dessert that still satisfies and is pretty!
I keep staring at the photo amazed its low fat – awesome! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us sweet toothies! 🙂
Oh, I love flan but haven't had it in ages. This looks so creamy.
3 hungry tummies
Your photo is stunning as always and I'll attempt this soon!
Wow – this looks so good and sounds so easy to make. I need to try it. By the way, I can completely identify with what you say in your \”About me\” section: I am also recently \”spending untold hours thinking, reading and boring my friends to tears with endless food chatter\” :-).
Your flan looks fabulous! Low fat! Can't wait to try this!
hello velva In french we call creme renversée : upside down flan ; this is so good !! cheers from Paris Pierre
I adore flan and this looks just fantastic!!
Sophie Sportende Foodie
A georgous & very easy to make low fat flan, Velva!!!A real treat!
how interesting that the egg substitute doesn't affect the consistency or resilience of the flan–it looks just as rich and spectacular as ever. great recipe, velva!
Yum – I've never tried making flan, but I love to eat it. I'll definitely have to try this out – thanks for the yummy looking recipe!
I have even made this with soy milk – now thats low fat – yours looks excellent – I love flan!
my fairly picky hubby just requested flan the other day. now i can make a lowfat one! fantastic!
I have not tasted Flan in so many years. Just looking at your photo reminded me how great it is. Thanks for the recipe.
Flan that's low fat? Perfect! Looks delicious!
Your flan looks gorgeous! I love lightened up dishes that retain all the flavor of the orginal…this looks really delicious!
This custard looks wonderfully delicious Velva! Will try making it very soon, I've saved it to my favorits!
chow and chatter
oh wow looks amazing Velva
Wow. One word..YUMMY!!Ok, more then one.. and no gluten.. I could so do this!! Yahoo!
I love flan, this one looks delicious. Last summer we were driving to a friends house, I was bringing the flan. My husband hit the breaks and the melted sugar went all over me and the car. It was still delicious..just very messy.
Can't wait to try it!
Same great flavor and less calorie, I'm in.Mimi
Oh yum. I can never get enough flan-lower cal all the better!
My Little Space
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Wow! Looks delicious and so easy! Gotta love that combination!!
Great idea! I have never used egg substitute in a flan or creme caramel but why not? I trust you when you say it is delicious!
Conor @ HoldtheBeef
Oh delicious! It's been too long between flans for me. Great to see a lower-fat version… it's so often the case that you get as much flavour with these variations 🙂
You had me at low-fat!! Looks great!
Looks simple and nice! Yum!
I've never dissolved sugar without a liquid..is that a misprint?
Renee Weir- Fontes
Love Flan! Thanks for watching out for my waist, Lord knows I haven't been!
I've been wanting to try a flan lately. It looks delicious Velva!
I've never had flan before. You could have fooled me though…that looks incredibly luscious, and not low-fat!
The Absence of Alternatives
I seriously love you, m'lady! Flan is my favorite dessert even though none in my family would even try it simply because of the name. (You know what it sounds like…) I may have to try making this at home. Thank you!!
Laura in Paris
Velva, what is the egg substitute made of?
Can I have a slice to confirm that no yumminess has been compromised? It certainly doesn't look like it.~ingrid
I am a huge flan fun 😉 This is a great recipe! LOW FAT…… I have to try it.
Now I have to make that…it's so tempting…
I love the way this is prepared. Seems so doable!!! And it looks wonderful too.
Oh, this is excellent. I am looking for lower cholesterol desserts!LL