Butternut Squash Flan with Parmesan Sage Sauce Recipe

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Butternut Squash Flan with Parmesan Sage Sauce
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  1. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Roast squash, cut sides down, in a lightly oiled shallow baking pan until neck is tender, about 1 hour. Remove from oven and reduce oven temperature to 325°F. Cool squash to warm.
  3. Butter an 8- by 2-inch round cake pan. Line bottom with a round of parchment or wax paper and butter paper.
  4. Scoop flesh from squash, discarding skin, and purée in a food processor until smooth, about 45 seconds. Put 2 cups purée in a bowl, then whisk in whole eggs, 1 cup half-and-half, 2 tablespoons cheese, 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper until combined.
  5. Pour squash mixture into cake pan and bake in a water bath until just set and a wooden pick or skewer comes out almost clean, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from water bath and cool flan in pan on a rack 15 minutes. Invert a flat plate over flan, then invert flan onto plate and carefully remove parchment.
  6. Meanwhile, bring whole sage leaves and remaining cup half-and-half just to a simmer in a 1- to 2-quart heavy saucepan, then remove from heat and let steep, covered, 10 minutes.
  7. Remove sage, carefully squeezing leaves to extract liquid, and discard leaves.
  8. Whisk yolks into half-and-half and cook over moderately low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until sauce is thick enough to coat back of spoon and registers 170 to 175°F on thermometer, about 4 minutes (do not let boil).
  9. Immediately pour sauce through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, then add remaining 1/2 cup cheese and chopped sage, stirring until cheese is melted. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  10. Cut flan into wedges with a thin knife, wiping knife clean after each slice. Serve flan with sauce.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 155.96 Kcal (653 kJ)
Calories from fat 97.78 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.86g 17%
Cholesterol 118.99mg 40%
Sodium 86.62mg 4%
Potassium 314.56mg 7%
Total Carbs 9.58g 3%
Sugars 1.14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
Protein 6.97g 14%
Vitamin C 12.6mg 21%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 19%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 107.6mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 106.55 Kcal (446 kJ)
Calories from fat 66.8 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.42g 17%
Cholesterol 81.29mg 40%
Sodium 59.18mg 4%
Potassium 214.91mg 7%
Total Carbs 6.54g 3%
Sugars 0.78g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.82g 5%
Protein 4.76g 14%
Vitamin C 8.6mg 21%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 19%
Iron 0.8mg 6%
Calcium 73.5mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.8
  • 4

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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