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Savory Sorrel Flan

Photo of Savory Sorrel Flan in casserole dish
Recipe Date: April 10, 2022
Difficulty: Easy
Measurements: Imperial (US)


  • 4 T Butter
  • 3/4 finely chopped shallots
  • 1/4 C white wine
  • 8 cups sorrel leaves (well rinsed, drained and leaf ribs and stems removed)
  • 12 eggs
  • 4 C heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 C chopped parsley
  • 1/2 ts ground nutmeg
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 C grated gruyere cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the shallots and sauté until translucent.  Add wine and cook until gone.  Add sorrel leaves and cook covered until wilted.  Remove from heat.
  • Whisk eggs and cream together in a large bowl.  Add the parsley, nutmeg and salt and pepper.
  • Spoon the sorrel mixture evenly over the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle the cheese over the sorrel mixture and pour the egg mixture over the cheese
  • Bake in the middle rack of the oven until golden and the center is just firm to the touch, about one hour.

Adapted from Silver Palate