Healthy living

Apricot custard flan

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves: 6


  • Olive or canola oil spray
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 825 g canned apricots in natural juice, drained well
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 200 °C (180 °C fan forced). 

2. Spray a 22 cm diameter shallow ovenproof dish with oil. 

3. Combine flour, sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla in a bowl and mix well. 

4. Place apricots cut side down into dish, then pour egg mixture on top and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake for 30 minutes or until custard is set. Stand for 5 minutes before serving.


Alternatively bake individual serves in 4 small 1-cup capacity ovenproof dishes for 25 minutes.

You can put the ingredients for the custard batter into a blender jug or food processor bowl and process for 30 seconds.


  • Use 600 g of any kind of fresh seasonal fruit or canned fruit (drained of natural juice) including peaches, plums, pears, apples, pitted cherries or frozen berries.

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