Growing Out On A Limb

Fruit Flan

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A good friend of mine gave me this recipe a few years ago and I had forgotten about it until I needed something for an Easter dinner dessert.  It’s not the best time of year for fresh fruit but I managed to find strawberries, blueberries, and kiwis that worked fine.  (The original recipe says you can use canned fruit but personally, I wouldn’t make it if all I had was canned fruit to work with).




1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp icing sugar, sifted

1/2 cup butter, softened


1 pkg cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup whipping cream

3 cups fruit

Glaze (optional)

1/2 cup apricot jam, filtered through a sieve (other jams can be used, making sure it goes with the fruit you have chosen)

1 Tbsp lemon juice



Combine flour and icing sugar.  Cream butter in a bowl and gradually blend in the flour mixture.  Use your hands to form a smooth dough.  Press evenly onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch fluted flan pan with removable bottom.  Prick well with a fork and chill for 15 minutes.

Bake on bottom rack of oven at 425 degrees for 7 to 10 minutes or until lightly golden.  Cool completely in pan on rack.


Beat cream cheese, icing sugar, and vanilla until smooth.  Whip cream until stiff peaks form; fold into cheese mixture.  Spread evenly in baked crust.

Arrange fruit attractively over filling.


If desired, melt jam and lemon juice together until smooth and brush over fruit.  I forgot this step for Easter dinner (hey, it’s easy to do with two kids running around) and it was very yummy even without the glaze.

Serve at room temperature.



Author: furrychocolates

30-something living in New Brunswick, Canada. Married with two adorable boys, piano player and teacher, curler, and enjoy all types of sewing and crafting.

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