Apple Flan with Yogurt: An Easy and Gourmet Recipe You Absolutely Must Try!
Welcome to this delicious culinary adventure with our easy apple and yogurt flan recipe. This irresistible dessert is not only tender but also healthy, since it contains no butter, oil or gluten. The icing on the cake? It’s ready in just 5 minutes! Get ready to delight your taste buds with this perfect marriage of creamy yogurt and juicy apple pieces. Follow our step-by-step guide to create this lovely masterpiece in no time.
The Best Apple Pie
So to put my own new Magimix to use, I decided to make a classic apple pie from scratch, using the food processor for every step. Now granted, people have been making apple pies since before the time of electricity. (Which – sidenote – it turns out that apple pie was actually the favorite dessert of Abraham Lincoln, who we’re talking about today on our Reads and Film sites in honor of the release of the film “Lincoln”!) But I have to tell you, even in the twenty-first century, having a great food processor sure makes cooking much quicker and easier. Oy.
Case in point.
When I was in college, the annual fundraiser for our leadership department was to bake a few hundred (yes, hundred) apple pies to sell at the rockin’ bluegrass festival held in town each fall. People from all over the world flocked to this festival, and once they were there, they flocked to our pies. They were fantastic! But after four years of putting in my pie-making shifts — manning the apple-corer for 4 hours, or serving in the pie dough line, or getting in the occasional late-night food fight 😉 — I was apple-pied-OUT. Seriously. It has been 8 years since I graduated college, and 8 years since I made an apple pie.
Until today. Just for you all. I thought it was time to break out my favorite recipe. But this time, instead of kneading the dough by hand, my Magimix whipped up my favorite all-butter pie crust in seconds. And then the handy grater thinly sliced all of my apples (can’t wait to use that attachment more). And then for the final touch, it whipped up some homemade whipped cream, with the press of a button. Seriously, I’m pretty sure this machine is going to change my cooking life.
And the good news is that I still have my pie touch! So if you’re looking for a foolproof, classic apple pie recipe, I’m convinced this is the best apple pie recipe around. And with the help of a food processor now, I promise it won’t be 8 years before I make another one. 😉
The success of an Apple and Yogurt Flan lies in the careful choice of ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need to create this divine dessert:
- 500 g of yogurt (4 yogurts of 125 g)
- 120 g of sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 apples
- 75 g cornstarch
- These simple ingredients, combined with love, will give rise to a flan with a creamy texture and balanced flavors.
The magic happens in the preparation stages of this Apple Yogurt Flan. Follow each step carefully for a perfect result:
Preheat the oven: Before starting, preheat your oven to 180°C. This will ensure even cooking and an ideal texture.
Mix eggs and sugar: Using a fork, quickly mix eggs and sugar. This preliminary step ensures a harmonious fusion of the basic ingredients.
Incorporate the Yogurts and Cornstarch: Add the yogurts to the preparation, then delicately incorporate the previously sifted Cornstarch. This prevents lumps from forming, ensuring a smooth and creamy consistency.
Prepare the apples: Peel and cut the apples into small pieces. These pieces will add delicious texture to every bite.
Assemble and bake: Pour the dough into a previously buttered and floured mold, or line it with baking paper. If you have a larger mold, feel free to double the quantities. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 45 minutes and let the magic happen.
Cooling and tasting: Wait patiently for the flan to cool before unmolding it. For the best experience, let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. You’ll be rewarded with even more delicate flavors the next day.
Follow these steps with enthusiasm and your Apple Yogurt Flan will be ready to delight your taste buds and amaze your guests.
Tips and tricks
Refine your pastry skills with these practical tips to perfect your Apple Yogurt Flan:
Choice of yogurt: Experiment with different types of yogurt such as stirred yogurt, Greek yogurt, natural yogurt or even cottage cheese. Each will bring a unique nuance to your dessert.
Sift the cornstarch: Be sure to sift the cornstarch before incorporating to avoid any lumps in the batter, ensuring a smooth and creamy consistency.
Apple Variations: Explore the varieties of apples available, each adding their own flavor and texture. A combination of sweet and tart apples can provide the perfect balance.
Adjust the amount of sugar: Depending on your preferences, adjust the amount of sugar for a more or less sweet result. This recipe is flexible to suit your personal tastes.
Overnight in the refrigerator: Wait until the next day and let the flan rest in the refrigerator to intensify the flavors and obtain an even more delicious texture.
Here are some ideas to enhance your Apple Yogurt Flan and personalize it according to your desires:
Adding cinnamon: Lightly sprinkle cinnamon on the flan before cooking for a warm and fragrant touch.
Red Fruit Garnish: Accompany the flan with fresh red fruits for an explosion of colors and tangy flavors.
Caramel Topping: Carefully drizzle caramel over individual pieces for a sweet and delicious touch.
Whipped cream: Serve the flan with a generous portion of whipped cream for an even more indulgent experience.