My daughter is pretty good about trying new foods. I can always tell when she doesn't like something because she will say it's 'interesting'.
These Pumpkin and Goat Cheese flans from Dorie Greenspan's Around My French Table were 'interesting'. I didn't hate them but didn't particularly love them either.
While the recipe calls for gorganzola, I don't like blue cheeses and substituted the infinitely milder goat cheese. I think that the bite of a stronger cheese is probably needed here to balance the natural sweetness of the pumpkin. The goat cheese added some tang, but not the counterbalance that I think was needed. I'm also not a huge fan of walnuts but can tolerate them and added a generous sprinkling. I also drizzled local honey over them straight out of the oven.
Super easy to make, these would certainly be a great choice when you are looking to impress someone. Would I make these again? Probably not, but I'm glad I tried them.