Mini Flan Tarts

Mini Flan Tarts
Staff Writer
David Vergne

A flan tart is a classic dessert. It is simple and traditional, and wonderful just a little warm. Enjoyed by kids of all ages. 

2
Servings
607
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the tarts

  • 1 frozen puff pastry sheet, thawed in the refrigerator
  • 1 1/4 Cup pastry cream (recipe below)

For the pastry cream

  • 2 Cups milk
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 Cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

Directions

For the tarts

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 

Use the bottom of an individual tart pan to trace 2 circles in the puff pastry the size of the tart pan. Press the dough into the pans and score the bottoms. Divide the pastry cream evenly between the tart shells. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown. Cool for 15 minutes, remove the tarts from the pans, and cool for another 15 minutes. 

For the pastry cream

In a medium saucepan on low heat, warm the milk. Add the vanilla and 1/2 the sugar, whisking gently constantly. Maintain at a simmer.

In a large bowl, combine the egg yolks and the rest of the sugar and mix well. Add the flour in 3 parts, whisking well after each addition. Add about 1/3 cup of the hot milk to the egg mixture and whisk. Transfer the egg mixture back to the saucepan and raise the heat to medium. Bring to a gentle boil, whisking, and cook for about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Use right away or let cool and store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
35g
50%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
17g
71%
Cholesterol
82mg
27%
Carbohydrate, by difference
56g
43%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
344µg
49%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
374mg
37%
Choline, total
24mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Fluoride, F
4µg
0%
Folate, total
76µg
19%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
48mg
15%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
360mg
51%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
19µg
35%
Sodium, Na
222mg
15%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
3µg
20%
Water
286g
11%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Flan Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Flan Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.