Slightly firmer than a conventional flan but still super silky and smooth, these single-serving custards are an elegant way to feature the flavor of Key limes. Like Key lime pie filling, they get their silky texture from sweetened condensed milk. They’re ideal for entertaining because all of the elements may be made ahead, and in fact, the flan must be refrigerated for at least 8 hours before serving.
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Make Ahead Tips
The baked flans can be refrigerated in their ramekins (wrapped in plastic) for up to 2 days.
The flans can be unmolded and topped with meringue up to 1 hour before serving.
Serve with tropical fruits such as mango, passionfruit, or pineapple, if you like.
Very good. Pretty simple to put together and great for make ahead. I don't have a torch so I left them in the ramekins, put the meringue on top and put them under the broiler. Worked out fine. I agree the portions are too large.
Excellent - made 2 times. portions very big and rich - I made 1/2 portions the second time. I used 3 limes/1 lemon the second time as didn't have key limes. Also grated the peel and added in after straining step. Very nice addition to taste/texture. Both times caramel stuck and didn't transfer to the plates - I will add MORE water to the sugar next time. Meringue held nicely in the fridge in a pastry bag - took to a friend's house in a cooler.
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