Valley Fig Growers

California Mission Fig & Olorosso Sherry Flan with Spiced Almond Brittle

Yield: 6 - 4oz. containers


Mission Fig & Olorosso Sherry Flan

2 ounces Olorosso sherry

2 ounces Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs, diced

4 ounces the girl & the fig spiced fig caramel

1 cup cream

¾ cup milk

½ vanilla bean

3 eggs

2 egg yolks

¼ cup maple syrup

1-½ ounces sugar

Spicy Almond Brittle

½ cup sugar

2 tablespoon corn syrup

1 tablespoon brandy

1 teaspoon salt

2 ounces butter

1/8 teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon smoked paprika

¼ teaspoon chili powder

¼ teaspoon chipotle powder

½ cup toasted almond slivers


Directions for California Mission Fig & Olorosso Sherry Flan

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the Olorosso sherry and figs in a saucepan and cook over low heat until sherry has been absorbed by figs. Mix together with caramel sauce.
  3. Place cream and milk into a saucepan. Split open vanilla bean and scrape contents into pan along with bean. Bring to a boil and turn off. Let steep for about 15 minutes or until the milk has a vanilla flavor; strain to remove vanilla bean. Meanwhile beat the eggs, yolks, maple syrup and sugar until smooth and slowly whisk in milk mixture.
  4. Spray ramekins with non-stick spray. Cover the bottoms of each ramekin with fig caramel. Ladle in milk and egg mixture. Place ramekins in water bath and cook for 25-35 minutes in 350 degree F. oven rotating every 15 minutes.

Directions for Spicy Almond Brittle

  1. Combine sugar, corn syrup, brandy & salt in a non-reactive sauce pan. Stir constantly on high heat until golden brown. Remove from heat and stir in butter & baking powder and work until incorporated. Add remaining ingredients. Spread out mixture on a silpat to 1/8” thickness. Break into desired pieces.
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