Dairy Farmers of Canada

Autumn Fruit Flan

This recipe is taken from the 1987 Milk Calendar. The shortbread crust is easy to make and just pats into the pan. The pears add a unique and delicious difference to the flavour and texture.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 45 min - 55 min
Yields 6 servings
autumn fruit flan

Ingredients

  • Shortbread Base
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) sugar
  • 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
  • Pear and Cream Cheese Filling
  • 3 pears (preferably Bartlett or Bosc)
  • 2 apples
  • 4 oz (125 g) Canadian Cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup (180 mL) Milk
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) slivered almonds

Preparation

Shortbread base:

Cream butter and sugar together until light. Beat in flour. Put into the bottom and up the sides of a 10-inch (25 cm) pie dish.

Pear and Cream Cheese Filling:

Peel, halve and core pears and apples. Slice. Place in crust, pulling the fruit slightly higher in the centre. Beat Cream cheese until smooth. Beat in sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating mixture smooth after each addition. Add milk and vanilla extract. Pour over fruit. Sprinkle with cinnamon and almonds.

Place in a preheated 425 °F (220 °C) oven and bake 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 °F (180 °C) and bake 35 to 40 min longer or until custard is set in the centre. Delicious warm or cold.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 520 Calories
Protein: 8 g
Carbohydrate: 64 g
Fat: 27 g
Fibre: 4.4 g
Sodium: 206 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 8 % / 88 mg
Selenium: 26 %
Vitamin A: 27 %
Vitamin B12: 20 %
Vitamin E: 20 %