French Fridays with Dorie – Pumpkin-Gorgonzola Flans

by Jessica on November 19, 2010

Pumpkin-Gorgonzola Flans |

You already know about my love affair with pumpkin. We’ve had some good times. And we get along quite well… in breads, muffins, pies… heck, even drinks. But, baked with Gorgonzola?? Um, I’m not too sure about that. I’ve put this one off as long as I could, though (saving the best for last – I can’t wait for that Potato Gratin!). I forced myself to buy that expensive little container of bleu cheese and figured that I’d give the leftovers to dear ol’ Dad (aka the German ‘Iron Stomach’).

This one was definitely easy to put together… just whisk together your ingredients, pour into the ramekins and top with Gorgonzola and pecans. I did my best to eat an entire ramekin, but I could only get through half. Dad, as you know, ate his with gusto. This should be one of my new favorite side dishes, but I just can’t get past that cheese! Interesting fact: Gorgonzola is one of the oldest known bleu cheeses, having been created around 879 AD. Pretty neat… however, I’m still not a fan. They photograph well, though… 🙂

Pumpkin-Gorgonzola Flans |

#8 – Pumpkin-Gorgonzola Flans (pg. 146)
Source: Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan


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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ann (napangel) November 19, 2010 at 6:26 am

Your photos are beautiful, Jessica. I don’t care for bleu cheeses either, and I’m not a fan of any type of squash, so I didn’t care for this dish. But it was easy!


2 yummychunklet November 19, 2010 at 8:36 am

Your photos turned out so great! And, I’m glad your dad enjoyed his flan!


3 FrolickingNightOwl November 19, 2010 at 9:58 am

Not a huge fan here either. I think I have the same Easter ramekins … hehe. Not very fitting for pumpkin/fall dishes, but it looks beautiful and did photograph well.


4 flourchild November 19, 2010 at 10:05 am

Wow your pictures are lovely. Im glad you liked the flans. I made this recipe this week too and loved it. I changed it up some!


5 Sarah November 19, 2010 at 11:45 am

I won’t lie, those pumpkin flans are freaking me out. I’m letting my sister make them next week! Your pictures are gorgeous though!


6 Kathy November 19, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Your photos are terrific. Made me want to dig in. However these did not appeal to me either. Easy..Yes! Delicious…No! Not for me!


7 Jessica November 19, 2010 at 12:52 pm

Those look fantastic! I confess, too – I LOVE pumpkin. I LOVE gorgonzola cheese. I did not love them together. At least this one was so easy to make, right?


8 tia November 19, 2010 at 12:56 pm

looks delish!


9 Krissy November 19, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Beautiful photos. I also love pumpkin in the same ways as you. My taste buds needed something more with this recipe…needed those usual pumpkin spices and sugar.


10 Cher November 19, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Hey – at least they were gorgeous and your dad enjoyed his!


11 KY November 19, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Love your photos! The pecans look so good.


12 beth@thescreenporch November 19, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Jessica… You were right they do photograph lovely. The also look pretty tasty. Loved the post..B:)


13 Elaine November 19, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Your flans are so pretty! I’m glad your Dad enjoyed his.


14 stephirey November 19, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Love that first photo! It’s nice your Dad enjoyed them, so not a complete waste. I definitely loved how easy the recipe was.


15 Renee November 19, 2010 at 11:07 pm

I love Gorgonzola on salads so I’ve been enjoying the rest of my container. Maybe we’re just not flan people.


16 Lauren November 20, 2010 at 7:00 am

Your flans look absolutely gorgeous! I am also in love with pumpkin, and lately have been drawn to using it in savory recipes. That is an interesting tidbit about Gorgonzola… I think I prefer Roquefort, but then again I like pretty much any kind of cheese ;).


17 Lana November 21, 2010 at 2:58 am

I have been converted to a moldy cheese lover several years ago, and this dish was one of my favorites. But I can see the ambivalence:)

Great photos you have here!


18 Tracey November 21, 2010 at 5:41 pm

I’m with you – I prefer to keep my pumpkin sweet! Though they weren’t a favorite they really are pretty 🙂


19 Cakelaw November 21, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Your flans are very photogenic. Sorry they weren’t your thing. I am the opposite – I found the gratin boring but LOVED these.


20 Katrina November 26, 2010 at 10:35 pm

I feel the same about “moldy” cheeses as you and just can’t bring myself to make this one. If I decide to make it, I’ll try another cheese. Yep, yours do look good.


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