Recipes

Pear Flan

This is a simple style of flan, made without pastry and other than fresh pears and eggs everything else are store cupboard ingredients.

Can be served warm or at room temperature.

You will need:

Pre-heat oven to 180°c
Butter an ovenproof flan or pie dish
5/6 pears, peeled, cored and sliced (1kg max)
Butter ~ about 50g or 2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons white sugar

For the batter:

3 free range eggs
2 tablespoons of caster sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
6 tablespoons of self raising flour

Method

In a pan on the stove top melt the butter and sugar and gently heat. When it starts to caramelise toss in all the pear slices and agitate and stir to coat well and continue for a few minutes to soften and colour the pear slices.
Take off the heat.

In a bowl place all the batter ingredients and beat with a hand or electric whisk to combine to a thick batter.

Place the caramelised pears evenly over the base of the buttered pie dish and then pour over the thick batter.

Place in oven and cook for around 35 minutes.

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