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Gingered Pumpkin Flans

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From EatingWell:  November 1997

A touch of fresh ginger adds dimension to these pumpkin flans.

6 servings | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 3 1/2 hours

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Put a kettle of water on to heat for the water bath.
  2. Combine 3/4 cup sugar with 1/3 cup water in a small heavy saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally until sugar melts. Increase heat to medium-high and cook, without stirring, until caramel turns amber, 5 to 7 minutes. (Watch so that it does not burn.) Carefully pour caramel into six 3/4-cup ramekins and tilt to coat insides evenly. Set aside.
  3. Whisk eggs, egg whites and remaining 1/3 cup sugar in a mixing bowl until smooth. Add pumpkin puree, ginger and vanilla; whisk until smooth. Stir in low-fat and evaporated milks. Pour into prepared ramekins. Skim off any air bubbles.
  4. Place a folded kitchen towel in a roasting pan. Place ramekins on towel. Add enough boiling water to the pan to come halfway up the outsides of the ramekins.
  5. Bake flans until a knife inserted in their centers comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Remove ramekins from water and let cool on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours.
  6. To serve, run a knife around the edge of each flan and invert into shallow dessert bowls.

Nutrition

Per serving : 230 Calories; 2 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 74 mg Cholesterol; 45 g Carbohydrates; 9 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 116 mg Sodium; 252 mg Potassium

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 other carbohydrate

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