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Corn Pudding

Corn Pudding

When I was a kid I was not too thrilled with puddings and just having the word pudding in the name was enough for me to lose interest. Now a days I have been enjoying exploring the world of puddings and when I came across the concept of a corn pudding I knew that I would just have to try it. I filed the bookmark away with all of the other corn recipes that were just waiting for corn season and I got the chance to make it just before I left on vacation. I found a lot of corn pudding recipes that called for canned corn so I guess I did not need to wait until corn season but since I had, I looked for a recipe that used fresh corn. I found a simple and tasty sounding recipe for corn pudding on A Yankee in a Southern Kitchen. Since I was not too familiar with pudding recipes I left it pretty much as it was, though since I was leaving on vacation later in the week I cut the recipe in half so that I would be able to finish it before going. The recipe below made enough for two individual sized servings. Based on the recipe it sounded pretty much like a custard with corn and that is exactly what it turned out to be. Given that I really like corn and custard the combination of the two was wonderful. The first night I enjoyed it warm from the oven and the second night I enjoyed it cool from the refrigerator. I am glad that I tried the corn pudding and I am looking forward to making it again.

Ingredients:
2 ears worth of corn kernels
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 egg (beaten)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon of melted butter
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

Directions:
1. Mix everything in a bowl.
2. Pour into a baking dish.
3. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until it is golden brown on top and set like a custard, about 30 minutes. (A knife inserted into the center should come out clean.)

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74 comments:

Sharon said...

We ate out last night and I asked my husband if we could order a side of corn pudding. He had no clue what it was! Now I'll have to try making it so I can convince him we should order it next time.

Anonymous said...

I discovered corn pudding about 14 years ago when I moved to Florida. It is now one of my favorites side dishes. Thank for the recipe.

Cakebrain said...

I love corn and I love pudding. What a great concept to combine the two! it looks really good to me!

soulchocolate said...

I have never been too thrilled with the whole idea of pudding either. I would choose a chocolate gateau over a chocolate pudding any day. But it is nice to know that individual tastes do change over time! That photo looks like I could sink my teeth right into it!

Daziano said...

Hmmmm looks delicious!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Nice crust Kev! Good thing you like puddings now, cause this way you can share them with us!

Marjie said...

I'm glad to see you posting side dishes, too. You can serve the same meat every night, but the side dishes change it up so well!

Debbie said...

Looks like a great side dish.. I think fried chicken would go great with this!

VeggieGirl said...

Enticing!

Helene said...

I don't remember ever eating corn pudding. On the other hand we had lot's of corn on the cob.

Jan said...

Puddings hold no fear for me, in England the term pudding refers to any dessert. Your pudding looks great, Kevin.

Dana McCauley said...

I like pudding. I like corn. I like the idea of corn pudding. Yet, this particular recipe just doesn't strike me. I think for me a corn pudding needs to be cheesy to be appealing.

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

This looks delicious. Nigella has a similar sounding recipe that I've tried before, it's real comfort food :)

Elra said...

Kevin,
I'll make this tomorrow for my brunch, I happen to have 3 fresh corn in my refrigerator, need to go to buy some heavy cream though. Can't wait to try it tomorrow.

Darius T. Williams said...

Looks good - and I love that suggestion for a sweet corn ice cream!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

HoneyB said...

I love corn pudding and could eat the whole thing. :) well, I would try to anyway!

Kitt said...

I wonder if this would work with milk instead of cream. Not because I think milk is healthier or anything, but because I don't want to make an extra trip to the store for cream.

I think a little cheese on top and run under the broiler might be good, too. Or a little bacon!

maybelle's mom said...

wow, i had the exact opposite reaction to the word pudding as a child. this looks delicious.

Maggie said...

This really feels like fall food!

Kim said...

Kevin, I am so glad you liked the corn pudding recipe. I am also glad you ate it warm and cold. This is one of my favorite recipes for corn that I have ever made.

Jaime said...

i had never had corn pudding until i met my husband... his mom makes it for thanksgiving dinner...i love it!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Beautiful! I think you could make this with frozen corn, too, which is all we have here in New England for 10 months of the year.

kamailesfood said...

I've never heard of corn pudding before, but it sounds interesting. I don't think I've ever had a savory pudding. I'll have to give this a try sometime.

eliza said...

that looks so good! must be good to eat a panful of that right now :)

Marie said...

Everyone I know, just loves corn pudding. I have always hated it. I think it's the consistency, but I could eat a can of creamed corn right from the can, without even heating it up! I know . . . ME<==wierd!

hot garlic said...

Welcome back!... a while ago. Your pics are breathtaking! I'm so jealous, I've got to get there. Someday...

You've been cooking up a storm! Everything looks so good, I just love your food!

And your new profile pic is hot!

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katie said...

Mmmm corn puddin'... That looks great, I have never seen corn pudding as an actual pudding-always more of a wet cornbread. This looks great and I love the nicely browned top!

Marcie said...

That photo looks so good! I am saving this recipe! :) Thanks!

Andrea said...

This looks delicious! I've never actually had corn pudding, but I love fresh corn (not such a fan of the canned stuff though).

Jan said...

OOh I think I would LOVE corn pudding!

Cheryl said...

I made corn pudding for the first time this summer also! Yours looks better tho!

Anastasia Dyakovskaya said...

I'm new to your blog and this recipe looks just great! I've noticed you've posted a few corn dishes lately, and wanted to share a feature that we did on corn on Kitchen Caravan, us being into whole grains and all :) Here's the link: http://kitchencaravan.com/season2/episode1
Hope you enjoy, and can't wait to try this pudding out! Yum!

-Anastasia from Kitchen Caravan
www.kitchencaravan.com

Manger La Ville said...

I used to hate all puddings as well. But I love a savory pudding. I heard some restaurants were making corn puddings and corn souffles. Can't wait to try. Although I might have to wait until next summer.

Nazarina A said...

OOOOH Thanks, I have already eaten with my eyes!

Esi said...

I've never had corn pudding, but I like the crusty top on this.

We Are Not Martha said...

Yummm! Sara made the corn dip (that you posted) again last night and I ate way too much. And now here's another awesome corn dish!! Yay :)

Sues

CookiePie said...

Oh wow, that looks fantastic!

Gloria said...

I like this Kevin, look really tasty I like corn pudding!! xGloria

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

I like it that most of your recipes are really simple! With just a few steps, it is not so daunting!

Alexa said...

That looks yummy. I am getting all my corn from the CSA now with the weird weather we've been having. I'll have to try this pudding when I get my next batch.
By the way Kevin, the side pics of your trip are beautiful... makes me want to get away.:-)

Bobby said...

Interesting recipe, I have never had corn pudding before that I can remember. It looks and sounds really good.

noobcook said...

Just look at that corn pudding, so soft and melting and inviting :D

Mochachocolata Rita said...

wow, this is a great way to cook corn...i shall give it a try :)

The P & A Food Chronicles said...

If you like corn stuf, you should try my Corn Flan its' heavnely

chefectomy said...

Kevin, this recipe looks good but if you have a chance do some research on Indian or Mexican Corn Pudding. Usually a spice or pepper (like a roasted poblano) is added and that brings a unique complexity to the dish (if you like that kind of thing...).

Pam said...

Corn, cream butter? Can I please come for dinner? This looks and sounds fantastic.

Syrie said...

Kevin, I love puddings and I love corn -- this is a perfect recipe for me. Thank you!

Peabody said...

Corn pudding kicks butt. I feared it as a kid but love it as an adult.

Prudy said...

That looks phenomenal. I love that your back in the swing of things. I love coming to your blog. Gorgeous pics, a bit of text, wonderful recipes. It's perfect.

Elly said...

Oh my, this looks so incredibly good. I was never a big fan of corn fluff and corn pudding until the last couple years. Now I can't get enough. There is an Ina recipe I really want to try and this one looks great too!

mikky said...

your corn pudding looks amazingly delicious!!! yum... :)

Jeanine said...

That looks good, Kevin. Sounds delicious!

Deborah said...

I like fresh corn much, much better than canned corn. And I didn't like pudding much as a child either, but I do now!

Shreya said...

Wow, Kevin! This looks so good:-) Love pudding, and I have never had corn pudding.

Corinne said...

This sounds very interesting. I love adding sweet flavors to my polenta for a tasty breakfast or mid morning snack, this reminds me of cornbread for dessert... I shall have to try this one day... bookmarking.

Nina Timm said...

I left before you were back from your holiday and now I am shocked to see how many of your delicious recipes I missed... all of them look utterly delicious!!!!

Dawn said...

Kevin this rocks. You need to try your hand at homemade corn relish.

MaryBeth said...

My husband loves corn, he would dive right into this dish. Looks yummy!

CookinsForMe said...

Corn pudding is a favorite dish of mine but it's way too high in carbs for me to eat it often. About every five years I make a small amount and eat just a few bites of it. However, I agree with Dana McCauley about the cheese. I add cheese to my corn pudding but I'll try your recipe next time as it sounds just scrumptious.

Beachlover said...

I never have corn pudding b4.I have corn mix with rice flour steam cake but never pudding..Look interesting,must try since it's corn season now!

Maria said...

I enjoy a good savory corn pudding. Yours looks off the charts!

giz said...

I've never heard of corn pudding until today. Very interesting. And if you say it tastes exactly the way you expect it to - that's cool too.

Pearlsofeast said...

it is simple and looks tempting.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Kevin....

I never thought about corn pudding...but you make it sound and look yummy!!! you can't beat fresh corn....

p.s. I am hoping you will bake some cupcakes one of these days and dedicate them to me...hehehe

Hugs
Diana

Rosie said...

I have only ever made corn pudding once Kevin *blush* After viewing yours I must try this again - looks wonderful!

Rosie x

Katie said...

This looks really good and I love corn souffles. This is a must try.

Kevin said...

Dana: I am going to have to try a corn pudding with cheese.

chefectomy : Mexican corn pudding sounds good as well!

Anna at Mediocre Chocolate said...

I loooove corn pudding. My favorite is a toss-up between my great-grandmother's recipe and Ina Garten's Sagaponack Pudding. Your looks delicious!

culinarycory said...

I love this, I'm always trying to find new side dish recipes. Sounds easy to make.

Karen said...

Love corn pudding! You reminded me that I haven't had it in ages... will have to make some!

Jeanne said...

Hey - my mom used to make somethign similar to this (and we weren't American but South African!) I'm definitely going to try this - maybe cheese it up a little ;-)

Suzer said...

Mmmm I haven't had this in ages, so may have to try it again. Have you considered trying out and sharing with us some traditional Canadian recipes?

Genderwarrior said...

I LOVE this recipe. I have made it a few times, and like it more every time. I was originally unsure about the nutmeg, but it is perfect - don't skimp on it! I also add in a tablespoon or so of coarse cornmeal to give the pudding a bit more body. Thanks so much for the share, (and the middle of the night trip to the fridge snack).

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