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Apple and Sour Cherry Flan - Baked


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  • 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 6-8 tablespoons of ice water


  • 4 peeled and sliced apples (choose from Cortland, Empire, Spartan)
  • 1 can of sour cherries
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cloves
  • Lemon juice (for preventing apples from turning brown)

Crumb topping

  • 1/4 cup of oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons of cold, cubed butter


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

Apple and Sour Cherry Flan - unbaked

Flan Pan filled with apple mixture and sour cherries

  1. Combine all the dry ingredient including the butter for the pie crust into a food processor
  2. Gradually add 2 tablespoons of ice water at a time and pulse the food processor
  3. Continue adding ice water and pulsing til just mixed
  4. Remove from food processor and roll out to be 2 inches larger than flan pan
  5. Place into the flan pan and trim edges
  6. Chill dough lined pan in refrigerator while you assemble the filling and topping
  7. For the filling sprinkle apples with a little lemon juice to prevent apples from turning brown
  8. Combine the apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, flour and sugar and toss together
  9. Remove flan pan from refrigerator and pour filling mixture into the pan
  10. Add the sour cherries, distributing them evenly
  11. For the topping, combine all ingredient, oatmeal, flour, brown sugar cinnamon and cold butter and with your fingers mix butter with dry ingredients until it looks like course meal.
  12. Sprinkle topping over the filling

    Apple and Sour Cherry Flan - with topping

    Flan with topping before baking

  13. Put flan onto a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F. and cover edges with foil to prevent burning. Cook for another 15 minutes or until the apples are cooked.
  14. Remove and allow to cool
  15. Serve with a scoop of ice cream or whipping cream