Indulge in the delectable flavors of the Channel Islands with our Guernsey Flan. Crafted with expertise and steeped in heritage, this sumptuous dessert offers a delightful blend of creamy custard nestled within a delicate pastry crust. Each bite captures the essence of Guernsey's culinary legacy, showcasing the island's rich history and cultural tapestry. Perfect for any occasion, our Guernsey Flan promises a taste of tradition that will transport you to the picturesque shores of this enchanting locale.

Here's a recipe for Guernsey Flan:


For the pastry crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and diced
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2-3 tablespoons cold water

For the custard filling:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the topping:

  • Assorted fresh fruits (such as berries, sliced kiwi, or sliced peaches)
  • Apricot jam or jelly for glazing (optional)


1- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

2- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and sugar for the pastry crust. Add the diced butter and rub it into the flour mixture using your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

3- Add the egg yolk and cold water to the mixture and stir until a dough forms. If the dough is too dry, add a little more cold water, one tablespoon at a time.

4- Roll out the pastry dough on a floured surface to fit a tart or pie dish. Gently press the dough into the dish, trimming any excess around the edges. Prick the base of the pastry with a fork.

5- Blind bake the pastry crust by lining it with parchment paper and filling it with pie weights or dried beans. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Then, remove the weights and parchment paper and bake for another 5 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

6- While the crust is cooling, prepare the custard filling. In a saucepan, heat the milk until just simmering.

7- In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar, egg yolks, and cornstarch until smooth and pale.

8- Gradually pour the hot milk into the egg mixture, whisking constantly to prevent curdling. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.

9- Remove the custard from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Let it cool slightly.

10- Pour the custard into the baked pastry crust and spread it out evenly.

11- Arrange the fresh fruits on top of the custard in a decorative pattern.

12- Optional: Heat the apricot jam or jelly in a small saucepan until melted. Brush the melted jam over the fruit to glaze.

13- Refrigerate the Guernsey Flan for at least 1 hour before serving to allow the custard to set.

14- Serve chilled and enjoy the delightful flavors of Guernsey!

Nutritional Values:

Here's an approximate breakdown of the nutritional values for the main ingredients used in the Guernsey Flan recipe:

For the pastry crust:

All-purpose flour (1 1/2 cups):

  • Calories: 570
  • Carbohydrates: 120g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Fat: 1.5g

benefits:Provides carbohydrates for energy and some protein.

Unsalted butter (1/2 cup):

  • Calories: 814
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fat: 92g

benefits:Adds richness and flavor to the crust, and provides fat-soluble vitamins.

Granulated sugar (1/4 cup):

  • Calories: 200
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Fat: 0g

benefits:Sweetens the crust and provides quick energy.

Egg yolk (1):

  • Calories: 55
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fat: 4g

benefits:Helps bind the dough together and adds richness and color.

For the custard filling:

Whole milk (2 cups):

  • Calories: 300
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Fat: 16g

benefits:Provides calcium for strong bones and teeth, protein for muscle growth and repair, and vitamin D for calcium absorption.

Granulated sugar (1/2 cup):

  • Calories: 400
  • Carbohydrates: 100g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Fat: 0g

benefits:Sweetens the custard and provides quick energy.

Egg yolks (4):

  • Calories: 220
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Fat: 18g

benefits:Add richness and creaminess to the custard and provide protein and essential nutrients.

Cornstarch (1/4 cup):

  • Calories: 100
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Fat: 0g

benefits:Thickens the custard filling and adds texture.

Vanilla extract (1 teaspoon):

  • Calories: 12
  • Carbohydrates: 0.6g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Fat: 0g

benefits:Enhances the flavor of the custard.

Please note that these values are approximate and can vary based on factors such as brand and specific ingredients used.


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