Mini Flan Tarts

Staff Writer
Mini Flan Tarts
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
1732
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. 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
121g
100%
Sugar
65g
N/A
Saturated Fat
55g
100%
Cholesterol
667mg
100%
Protein
28g
55%
Carbs
131g
44%
Vitamin A
878µg
98%
Vitamin B12
2µg
36%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
15.2%
Vitamin C
0.9mg
1.5%
Vitamin D
6µg
2%
Vitamin E
3mg
17%
Vitamin K
26µg
32%
Calcium
441mg
44%
Fiber
2g
9%
Folate (food)
97µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
269µg
67%
Folic acid
101µg
N/A
Iron
5mg
28%
Magnesium
61mg
15%
Monounsaturated
49g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
6mg
31%
Phosphorus
544mg
78%
Polyunsaturated
10g
N/A
Potassium
587mg
17%
Riboflavin (B2)
1mg
72%
Sodium
488mg
20%
Sugars, added
46g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.8mg
54.1%
Zinc
3mg
20%