|Main ingredient(s)||Shortcrust pastry|
- Not to be confused with Flan (custard), also known as flan de leche or crème caramel
Flan, in Britain, is an open pastry or sponge case containing a sweet or savoury filling. A typical flan of this sort is round, with shortcrust pastry.
The English word "flan" and the earlier forms "flaune" and "flawn" come from Old French flaon (modern French flan), in turn from early Medieval Latin fladōn-em, derived from Old High German flado, a sort of flat cake, probably from an Indo-European root for "flat" or "broad".