Several centuries ago, Lavoisier intoned that “ is neither created nor destroyed, only transformed “. Although he was referring to the matter that makes up all bodies, he could well be talking about gastronomy. In the kitchen, there are no wastes or miracles, it is all a matter of creativity and affection. With this inspiration, we bring today this simple and exquisite applesauce flan . An ideal choice for a family dessert .
All of us really can’t resist the temptation to buy too much fruit when it’s at its best. Before they become too mature and spoil, what do we do? Compotes! Nutritionally we combine the properties of apples with those of eggs.
- 2 apples
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 nut of butter
For the flan:
- 300 ml of milk
- 3 eggs
- 4 tablespoons of sugar
- 2 slices of sliced bread or cake
- The applesauce
- Liquid caramel
How to Prepare Applesauce Flan:
- To make our flan, we must have the applesauce ready. First, we chop the previously washed apples into small pieces. Next, brown them with the butter and sugar in a frying pan. When it starts to caramelize, turn off the heat and set aside.
- While the compote rests and concentrates flavors, we prepare the flan dough. In a bowl, we beat the eggs with the sugar and, immediately, we add the milk and the pieces of cake or bread. Mix well.
- Now, we also add the applesauce and remove again so that the ice cubes are distributed evenly.
- We prepare the liquid caramel following the traditional recipe for flan and caramelize the mold we have chosen.
- Fill with the compote dough that we have prepared and take to the oven in a water bath for approximately 40 minutes. The oven temperature around 120º.
- Before removing the applesauce custard from the oven, check that it is cooked by inserting a toothpick inside (which should come out completely clean).
- Before unmolding, we let the preparation temper and then we put it in the fridge for at least four hours so that it settles well. After this time, we pour the flan into a bowl and we can serve it.
How would you serve this applesauce custard? Would you taste it only with a coffee in the afternoon or after dinner? Or do you prefer a more gluttonous version, with whipped cream and dulce de leche? Dare to prepare this recipe at home and share your creation with us in the comments!