Flan de Lucuma from Chile
What is it?
Lucuma is a fruit coming from a tree of the same name, originated
in the Andes. It is cultivated because the fruit is used in different
kind of desserts and ice creams. The Chilean variety of Lucuma comes
from a tree with a very fine wood, for that reason it has to be protected
in order to grow those trees to get the fruits.
4 egg whites
11/4 cup of sugar
4 egg yolks
1 cup of milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Boil the lucumas and once done, mash them, being careful of taking
out the seeds.
In a saucepan, put 1 cup of sugar and ½ cup water, let it boil
until it reaches the hard-ball stage. Put the egg whites in a large
bowl and beat them thoroughly until they get stiff and then slowly
pour in the syrup while beating constantly the egg whites. Thus you
make a cooked meringue. Fold in the mashed lucuma and put it all in
a baking dish and to the oven for 20 minutes on middle heat oven.
Once cool, unmold it into a serving dish
Prepare a vanilla cream, with the 4 well beaten egg yolks, add the
¼ cup of sugar and add the cup of milk previously boiled and
very hot, stirring it slowly meanwhile. Take this to the fire again
and let it boil once more until it thickens. Then let it cool, and
once very cold, serve it with the baked part of the dessert.
Ideal to be served with a cold white Chilean wine!
You can try this same recipe with peaches if you can’t have