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Hubbard Squash Flan

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 2 1/2 c Cooked winter squash puree
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 2 1/2 c Milk
  • 1/3 c Semolina
  • 1/3 c Cornmeal
  • 2 ts Butter
  • 5 Eggs; beaten
  • 2 tb Molasses
  • 1/2 ts Nutmeg
  • 1/2 ts Cinnamon
  • 1 md Onion
  • 1 tb Butter
  • 1/2 ts Ground ginger
  • 1/4 c Walnut pieces, small
  • 1 1/2 oz Roquefort cheese; crumbled


If blue Hubbard squash is not around your neighborhood, look for Tahitian
squash, Kabocha, buttercup, or any of the very sweet and flavorful winter
squashes. To cook any winter squash into a puree, seed and peel it and cut
the flesh into pieces. Simmer the squash in a heavy-bottomed pot with about
1 inch of water and a little salt, tightly covered, until it is falling
apart. Lift the lid and give it a stir now and then, adding a little water
if necessary. When the squash is completely tender, remove the lid, raise
th heat, and stir constantly as you cook away all the excess moisture. Then
mash the pulp with a potato masher or puree it in a food processor. The
finished puree should have the consistency of a thick applesauce. Another
method is to roast squash in the oven.

Heat the milk in a medium-sized saucepan and whisk in the semoline,
cornmeal, and 2 teaspoons of butter. Continue stirring with a whisk or a
wooden spoon until the mixture thickens, then remove it from the heat, let
it cool for about 5 minutes, and whisk in the beaten eggs a little at a

Stir in the squash puree, the molasses, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, nutmeg, and
cinnamon. Whisk all this together or process it in a blender for a few
secondsthe mixture should be silky smooth, with no lumps. Taste, and add
more salt if needed.

Peel and quarter the onion and slice it rather thickly. Saute the onion in
a tablespoon of butter with the ginger and a dash of salt until it begins
to color. Lower the heat and keep cooking the onion until it is an even
caramel color.

Stir the walnut pieces and the crumbled cheese gently into the squash
mixture; the cheese should not get too mushy and blend into the custard,
but rather should stay in distinct lumps. Pour the mixture into a large,
shallow buttered baking dish, and scatter the sauteed onions over the top.
Put the flan into a pre-heated 400 degree oven; after 10 minutes, lower the
heat to 350 degrees and bake for 40-45 minutes more.

Serve the flan hot or warm, with some Chipotle Sauce on the side.

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