Lemon Verbena Flans with Raspberry Sauce


This simple flan is an easy but elegant way to showcase the delicate flavor of lemon verbena.

  • SERVINGServings


  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon verbena leaves or 1/2 cup dried
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries


  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Bring milk to a boil in medium saucepan. Remove from heat; add lemon verbena leaves. Steep leaves in milk 15 minutes, and strain.
  3. Whisk together eggs and sugar in large bowl. Pour milk into egg mixture, whisking constantly. Fill four 4-oz. ramekins with mixture, and place in 9x9-inch baking pan. Set pan on middle rack in oven, and fill pan about halfway with hot water.
  4. Bake 1 hour, or until flans are set. Remove from water bath, and cool. Chill in refrigerator.
  5. Melt raspberry jam with 1 1/2 Tbs. water over medium-low heat or in microwave oven on high power about 30 seconds. Unmold flans onto dessert plates, and drizzle with jam. Garnish with fresh raspberries, and serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 4
  • Calories: 210
  • Carbohydrate Content: 38 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 110 mg
  • Fat Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 95 mg
  • Sugar Content: 35 g