Pumpkin-Gorgonzola Flans

Pumpkin-Gorgonzola Flans

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe was a dessert called Paris-Brest.  This is not Paris-Brest.

I decided to do a make-up recipe this week instead of the scheduled dessert.  It just wasn’t a good week for a big dessert, so I will wait to make it when I have more people to help me eat it.

I made Pumpkin-Gorgonzola Flans.  I chose this recipe mostly because I had a stray can of pumpkin in the pantry I wanted to use up.  Also, this recipe didn’t really appeal to me, so I wanted to get it over with.

Pumpkin Gorgonzola Flans

Pumpkin-Gorgonzola Flans are a savory custard meant to be served as a starter.  They are really quite easy to make.  Canned pumpkin is mixed with eggs and heavy cream, and seasoned with salt and pepper.  After pouring this mixture into ramekins, it is topped with crumbled Gorgonzola and toasted walnuts.  Bake until cooked through and eat slightly warm or at room temperature.

This recipe surprised us!  I liked it better than I thought I would.  The Gorgonzola is a very important flavor in this dish; it really added to the overall taste.  My husband surprised me by liking this one a lot!  He said it was one of the better French Fridays dishes.

It was fun to get caught up on one of the first recipes the FFWD group made!  At this point I only have 8 recipes to get caught up on.  Definitely a doable number!

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9 responses to “Pumpkin-Gorgonzola Flans

  1. Oh, I loved these little flans. Husband was a little wary but was eventually won over too. Only 8 recipes to catch up on – I wish I was that close! Nice work!

  2. I liked these fland – it was a good choice for a makeup dish.

  3. I enjoyed these, but got mixed reviews from my tasters, as I recall. Great catch up!

  4. I remember liking these – such a pleasant surprise. Eight recipes is totally catch-up-able. One a month and you’ll be done by fall 🙂

  5. Great catch up! I so wanted to like these, and I’m really glad you did. I even made them two or three times, but even though I love every single ingredient, the combination somehow didn’t work for me, which really disappointed me. But, I am very pleased they were a hit at your house.

  6. Nana

    Wow, they look good. I am glad you both enjoyed them. I checked out
    all the recipes I have to make up and I think I added up to 17. Hopefully
    I can do them all by the time we finish this journey.

  7. They look great. Maybe I should try this one too – I have the ingredients in my pantry. Excellent catch-up:)

  8. Oh I love Gorgonzola! This is another recipe I have to make from this book!!!

  9. Oh boy do these look great…You make me want to revisit this recipe!

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