Saturday, July 5, 2008

Rhubarb and Passion Fruit Flan

A creamy, custard-like topping hides the sweet stewed rhubarb and passion fruit filling in this irresistible baked dessert that's ever so easy to make. Serve with whipped cream, if desired. Recipe serves 4.


3 ounces (90 g) butter, melted
1 1/2 cups sweet cookie (biscuit) crumbs
1/2 pint (300 ml) carton thickened cream
1/3 cup milk
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
2 passion fruit
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup water


1. Combine butter and cookie crumbs in bowl. Press evenly over base and side of deep 9 inch (23 cm) flan tin. Bake in moderate oven 5 minutes; cool.
2. Spread filling over crust. Combine cream, milk, eggs, sugar and essence in bowl, beat with fork; pour over rhubarb. Bake in moderately hot oven about 30 minutes or until golden brown and set. Stand 10 minutes before serving.
3. Filling: Combine rhubarb, passion fruit pulp, sugar and water in pan, simmer, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until liquid has reduced and thickened; cool.

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