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Almond Coconut Flan

Almond Coconut FlanThis creamy caramel custard is baked, chilled and inverted onto a serving plate. It's easy and you can make it the day before serving.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking
2 tablespoons water
1 (13.5 ounce) can coconut milk
1 1/2 cups skim milk
3 large eggs
3 egg yolks
1/3 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3/4 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Combine 1/2 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking and water in a small heavy saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Continue cooking, without stirring, until mixture is golden in color (about 4 minutes). Immediately pour mixture evenly into a 9-inch cake pan. Mixture will harden and may crack slightly as it cools.
  3. Combine coconut milk and skim milk in a saucepan; bring to a boil.
  4. Beat eggs and yolks at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy. Gradually add 1/3 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking, beating until blended. Gradually add hot milks, beating until blended. Add almond extract and coconut; beat at low speed until blended. Pour mixture over caramelized Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking. Place cake pan in a roasting pan. Add hot water to a depth of 1-inch in the roasting pan.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Remove cake pan from water and cool on a wire rack at least 30 minutes; cover and chill for 8 hours or overnight. Loosen edges with a thin knife. Invert flan onto serving plate; sprinkle with toasted almonds.

Makes 10 servings.

Tip: To toast almonds, spread on an ungreased baking pan. Bake in a 350°F (175°C) oven 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally until lightly browned.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/10 of recipe): Calories: 280;Calories from Fat: 150; Total Fat: 17g; Saturated Fat: 10g; Cholesterol: 130mg;Sodium: 60mg; Total Carbs: 23g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 21g; Protein: 6g.

Exchanges Per Serving: 1 1/2 Starches, 3 Fats.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.