Recipe For Apple Flan

It is not often that I made a dessert twice, other than my chocolate cake, which I used to make every weekend. But I made this apple flan twice so that I could get a photograph of it. The flan was baked for my chopping board chit chat for Woolworths, but they chose not to use the recipe. We had the first attempt at a dinner party at my friend Erica’s house, and the second attempt we enjoyed on the Sunday for tea.

Apple Flan
Apple Flan

Apple Flan
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box short crust pastry
  • 8 apples, cored
  • Lemon juice for drizzling
  • 30mls sugar - I used fructose
  • 5mls cinnamon
  • 50g butter, melted
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 200° Celsius
  2. Butter and flour a 25cm flan tin
  3. Roll out the pastry to 30cm round
  4. Gently place into the flan tin and bake blind for 20 minutes
  5. Thinly slice the apples and cut in half
  6. Drizzle well with lemon juice
  7. Mix together the sugar and the cinnamon
  8. Place as many layers as you can of the apples in concentric circles on the pastry – make sure you overfill the flan as the apples will drop when they cook down
  9. Sprinkle one teaspoon of the cinnamon sugar over each layer
  10. Pour over the butter
  11. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes
  12. Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar over the top as you take it out the oven
  13. Leave to cool before trimming the edges and removing the apple flan

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50 thoughts on “Recipe For Apple Flan

  1. Yummy, Tandy! Chocolate cake every weekend? You are so blessed with “staying thin” genes!

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    1. I no longer bake every weekend as Dave is trying to lose weight 🙂

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  2. I love to savour & good flan often & yours with apples looks really tasty & delicious!

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  3. This flan looks perfect 😀
    I adore its flavours and appearance!

    Happy Easter!
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. thank you CCU – and a happy Easter as well 🙂

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  4. I love the delicious simplicity of this dessert-apples and good pastry! 😀

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    1. It is a real winner each time I think 🙂

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  5. Looks delicious!

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    1. thanks Greg 🙂

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  6. A simple apple recipe is so perfect after a big meal. Having an orchard, you know I’ll tell all the people that I share this recipe with that it came from faraway South Africa. That will definitely get their attention here in New England.

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    1. thank you Karen! I hope all your lucky guests enjoy this. I am sure your apples will be amazing in this dessert 🙂

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  7. Yummy!
    Very simple and it looks delicious 🙂

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    1. thanks, it is really simple 🙂

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  8. looks delicious!

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    1. thank you 🙂 and thanks for the visit!

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  9. Yumm, any time you put baked apples in a crust–you can’t go wrong!

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    1. I so agree 🙂

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  10. It’s funny, one of my coworkers and I were JUST talking about apple-y desserts and how delicious they are…and now this! Perfect timing.

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    1. I love perfect timing! Our bean cassoulet was amazing, thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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  11. Oh this apple flan looks gorgeous, and I must admit it also looks sinful :). I would definitely love to eat this with a lot of ice cream lol

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    1. That sounds perfect for this apple dessert 🙂

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  12. That looks gorgeous and like a great comfort-food dessert!

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    1. thank you so much 🙂

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  13. Hi Tandy, this looks great i will most certainly try it ASAP

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    1. let me know how it works out please Usha 🙂

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  14. Gorgeous. And you have set me thinking: I have just been given a consignment of rhubarb from a friend’s garden. I wonder if it would be possible to combine it with apples in a flan?

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    1. I have never used rhubarb, but it sounds perfect! Please let me know how it works out Kate 🙂

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  15. Tandy, this looks so great! Flan here looks very different! 🙂

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    1. I love the fact that different words can lead to different meanings – it makes photo’s that much more worthwhile taking 🙂

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  16. I love easy tarts like this Tandy – looks scrumptious.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. thanks Mandy 🙂

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  17. Well here is the friend who first got to try it, and believe me, tasting is believing! This remains my favourite thing that Tandy has ever cooked for me, and the competition has been stiff! Gonna give this one a bash, if I can get it right, anyone can!

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    1. lol – you are too kind and such a great friend! thanks for the visit last night 🙂 I broke the flute this morning – sooooooo tired! been up since 3am 🙁 love you muchly

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  18. I love it hot out of the oven with a bit of ala mode… Actually, I have to let you in a secret, this would be a favorite breakfast for me… I know it would not score as the healthiest one, but a tasty one at that….Take care, BAM

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    1. OK, I love your secret – and I can indulge that way as well 🙂

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  19. That looks gorgoeus – I love apple desserts. And I´ll have to show Big Man a photo as I´ve been trying to explain to him for years that Flan in English is not Creme Caramel (as in Spanish) but this gorgeous dessert 🙂

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    1. so glad my photo will help explain the English to him 🙂

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  20. Hi Tandy, the chunks of apples look perfect and oh so tempting!

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    1. thank you!

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  21. Fruity and very easy to make! I will substitute fructose with stevia and try it for lunch this Sunday!

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    1. please let me know how that works out, as I have never used stevia before 🙂

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  22. i’m lazy, i always make my mother’s crumble topapple pie. but i vary the fillings, pears and fruit mince are a favourite

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    1. I have never made a crumble!

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      1. its so easy!

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  23. Apple and cinnamon is always a lovely combination!

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    1. it is a go to combination for me 🙂

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  24. This sounds so simple, Tandy. i must try it, although we don’t often eat desserts except when we go to my sister’s for Sunday lunch. 😉

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    1. well, I would be honoured if you made this for a family lunch 😉

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  25. I’m looking for the “love” button, but can seem to only find the “like” button. Guess it will have to do.

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    1. You have made my day! thank you 🙂

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