French Apple Flan Recipe (Low Fat)

There is no need to grease tins when cooking this type of pastry because of the high fat content of the dough. In some other recipes the tins may need to be greased.

SERVES: 10
PREP TIME: 15 min
COOK TIME: 40 min
READY TIME: 55 min
CALORIES: 211 per serving

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INGREDIENTS

  • 150 g (5 oz) plain flour
  • 50 g (2 oz) butter
  • 50 g (2 oz) caster sugar
  • 1 egg and 1 egg white, beaten together few drops vanilla essence
  • 1 kg (2 lb) cooking apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced and pureed
  • 2 red-skinned dessert apples, thinly sliced
  • 50 g (2 oz) caster sugar
  • 4 tablespoons apricot jam
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

INSTRUCTIONS

1 To make the pate sucree, sift the flour on to a cool work surface. Make a well in the centre and add the butter, sugar, egg and egg white and vanilla essence. Using the fingertips of one hand, work these ingredients together, then draw in the flour. Knead lightly until smooth, then cover and chill for l hour.

2 Roll out the pastry very thinly on a floured work surface and use to line a 25 cm/ 10 inch fluted flan ring. Fill the case generously with the apple puree, then arrange an overlapping layer of apples on top. Sprinkle with the sugar. Bake in a preheated oven, 190°C (375°F), Gas Mark 5, for 35—40 minutes.

3 Meanwhile, heat the jam with the lemon juice, then strain and brush over the apples. Serve hot or cold.

NUTRITION FACTS

Calories: 211 Kcal
Protein: 3 g
Fat: 5 g
Carbs: 41 g