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Parmesan Flan with Blistered Tomatoes and Arugula

savory parmesan flan
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time15 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cheese dish
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 265kcal


  • (4) 6 oz ramekins


Parmesan Flan

  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp cornstarch diluted in 1 tbsp water
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiana Reggiano cheese
  • tsp salt
  • tsp black pepper plus more to sprinkle on top
  • pinch nutmeg

Blistered Tomatoes

  • 20 grape tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • tsp salt
  • tsp black pepper


Parmesan Flan

  • preheat oven to 350
  • Put milk and heavy cream in saucepan
  • add cornstarch and water mixture
  • add whole pealed garlic clove, salt, pepper and nutmeg
  • warm milk on low flame until hot but not boiling
  • whisk eggs
  • slowly add milk mixture to eggs being careful not to cook the eggs
  • strain through fine sieve
  • blend in freshly grated parmesan cheese and gently mix until cheese is melted
  • grease 4 ramekins with spray or butter
  • fill ramekins 3/4 of the way up
  • put ramekins in a baking dish and then pour boiling water into baking dish until water is half way up ramekins. Be careful not to get water in flan.
  • place on baking sheet in oven for 20 minutes until flan is set
  • remove from oven and remove ramekins from water bath. Allow to rest for 15 minutes then turn ramekin over plate to release flan from ramekin. If it is a little stuck use a knife to gently run around edge of flan to release it from ramekin.

Blistered Tomatoes

  • Heat olive oil in pan over medium heat
  • add tomatoes, salt and pepper - Be careful, they wil splatter as they cook
  • shake tomatoes in pan until starting to brown and soften

Serve Parmesan Flan with Tomatoes, Arugula dressed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil and slices of Prosciutto di Parma (optional)


    Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 515mg | Potassium: 128mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 838IU | Calcium: 345mg | Iron: 1mg