Pear and almond flan

Preparation 15 minutes
Cook 40 minutes
Serves 6

Ingredients

240g tinned pears, drained
40g ground almonds
10 teaspoons table-top sweetener
2 medium eggs
150ml soya milk
1 ½ tablespoons soya single cream
½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1 teaspoon brandy / whisky
almond flakes, to decorate
Sunflower spread to grease
Icing sugar to sprinkle lightly, if preferred

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.  Grease an ovenproof dish with low fat spread.  Slice the tinned pears and arrange them neatly in the greased dish.  Set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk two eggs thoroughly until aerated and add the sweetener and vanilla bean paste into the mixture.  Then add the ground almond and mix until integrated.  Pour in the soya milk and soya single cream whilst stirring and lastly add the brandy or whisky.
  • Pour the entire mixture on top of the pears in the dish, and place in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until cooked.  After 25 minutes, sprinkle some almond flakes onto the flan and return to the oven for a further 15 minutes.  Use a skewer to check the centre of the flan, which should come out clean if cooked.