This Spanish orange flan, or flan de Naranja, is made from just orange juice, sugar, and eggs, and it’s simple, smooth, rich, and creamy. A traditional dessert from Spain that’s loved the world over. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and Passover-friendly.
Simplicity can be sublime. Take this Spanish orange flan from Claudia Roden. Three ingredients. One stunning dessert. Originally published April 12, 2011.–Renee Schettler Rossi
Spanish Orange Flan Recipe
- Quick Glance
- 10 M
- 9 H
- Serves 8
- 2 1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange or clementine juice
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 10 large egg yolks
- 1. Preheat the oven to 300°F (148°C).
- 2. Heat the orange juice with the sugar in a saucepan, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat.
- 3. Lightly beat the eggs and egg yolks with a fork in a large bowl. Beating constantly, gradually add the citrus mixture in a slow, thin, steady stream and beat until well combined. Strain the mixture into another bowl, then ladle it into eight 6-ounce ramekins. Place the ramekins in a large shallow roasting pan and place it on an oven rack that’s pulled partway out. Carefully pour enough boiling water into the pan to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
- 4. Bake the orange flan for 30 minutes, or until the tops are set. Take the ramekins out of the pan and let cool to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 8 hours or until ready to serve.