Chocolate Orzo Flan | POPSUGAR Food


When you hear the words “dessert pasta,” a lot of strange combinations probably come to mind. We’re here to tell you that chocolate and pasta definitely do work together and can produce mouth-watering results! YouTube star Hannah Hart stops by to show us how to whip up this amazing recipe and tell us a little bit about her new YouTube series, While the Water Boils. This chocolate orzo flan brings together chocolate and orzo pasta for a rich, crunchy, lightly sweet dish that will make a dessert pasta fan out of you!

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Chocolate Orzo Flan

Chocolate Orzo Flan


  1. 2 3/4 cups whole milk
  2. 1/2 cup orzo pasta
  3. 3 1/2 ounces dark chocolate
  4. 6 tablespoons sugar, divided
  5. 1 egg, divided
  6. 1 roll phyllo dough
  7. Dark chocolate sauce for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Bring milk to boil, add orzo, and simmer until pasta is thoroughly cooked and mixture starts to thicken.
  3. Add in chocolate and 2 tablespoons sugar. Once dissolved, cool down to room temperature.
  4. In a bowl, whip egg yolk with 1 tablespoon sugar, and set aside.
  5. In a separate bowl, whip egg white with remaining sugar.
  6. Combine with yolk mixture and stir into chocolate/pasta mixture.
  7. Line 12 muffin pans with one sheet of phyllo dough in each tin and fill with chocolate/pasta mixture.
  8. Bake in the oven for approximately 18 minutes
  9. Let cool for 5 minutes, then top with chocolate sauce.

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