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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American

Sweet Corn Bread Pudding-RELOADED

ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour
Yield: 8
The canned cream corn called for in the original application has always bothered me. First, there's no standardization among brands, other than that they all taste like crap. I only used the stuff because I felt I need something relatively quick to make up for all the work I was asking people to do in regards to the turkey. Well, now it's frozen corn, which is a step in the right direction, and the sweetness comes from molasses, which also brings its particular funk...though not too much of it. A few other nips and tucks make this a far, far better side.
Photo by Lynne Calamia
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  • 2 cups frozen yellow corn
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup stone-ground yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices white sandwich bread, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced fresh rosemary

Specialized Hardware

Food processor
10-inch Cast-iron skillet
ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour
Yield: 8


  • Heat the oven to 350 F.
  • Put 1 1/2 cups of the corn in a food processor and process until corn is somewhat smooth, about 45 seconds. Transfer to a large bowl along with the remaining 1/2 cup of corn, the cream, cornmeal, cheese, eggs, molasses, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pepper. Stir to thoroughly combine, then stir in the bread until evenly coated with the batter. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in the skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onion and rosemary and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened but not browned, 5-7 minutes. Dump the onion mixture into the batter and stir evenly to combine.
  • Pour the batter into the skillet and smooth the top, then transfer to the oven. Bake until brown and set, about 40 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.
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