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Caramel Apple Flan with Toasted Pepitas

Caramel apple flan with toasted pepitas. [Photograph: Anna Markow]

Cooking apples in a rich buttery caramel and adding a scattering of toasted pepitas ensures this dessert really screams out "autumn" on the plate.

For even more apple flavor and sticky goodness, I recommend adding a little apple cider reduction to the plate: simply reduce cider in a saucepan over medium heat until bubbly and thick, then allow to cool to an almost jellied set.

Note: See my notes on baking flan from my sweet corn flan recipe.

About the Author: Anna Markow is a pastry chef obsessed with doing things that no one else does and giving unusual ingredients their time to shine. You can follow her sometimes-pastry-related thoughts on Twitter @VerySmallAnna.

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