Honey, Almond and Orange Flan

honey almond and orange flan

Honey, Almond and Orange Flan

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Pastry is very high in calories, but this pudding's unusual flan case is made out of almonds and dried dates bound together with honey - the most ancient of all sweeteners. It is based on a traditional Arabic recipe and is very easy to make, provided you have a blender or food processor.
Servings: 8
Calories: 427
Prep Time 15 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 8 oz unblanched almonds
  • 6 oz dried dates
  • 3 tablespoons honey

for the filling

  • 4 large oranges
  • 1 lb fromage frais

Instructions

  • Put the almonds in a food processor or blender and process them until almost smooth. Add the dates and blend again until they are finely chopped. Pour in the honey and process thoroughly once again.
  • Press the mixture into an 8 in (200 mm) flan dish and put in the refrigerator while making the filling.
  • Finely grate the rind of 2 oranges and add to the fromage frais. Peel all the oranges, removing the white pith, and cut across the core into slices.
  • Spread half the fromage frais over the base of the flan. Cover with most of the orange slices and top with the remaining fromage frais, spreading it evenly.
  • Finally, arrange the reserved orange slices on top and chill until ready to serve.
Calories: 427 kcal
Carbohydrates: 39 g
Protein: 15 g
Fat: 26g
Saturated Fat: 10 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 50 mg
Sodium: 634 mg
Potassium: 497 mg
Fiber: 7 g
Sugar: 29 g
Vitamin A: 389 IU
Vitamin C: 35 mg
Calcium: 389 mg
Iron: 2 mg
Dishes Desserts, Flans
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