Holiday, Side Dishes, Thanksgiving

Smokin’ and Grillin’ with AB: Savor the Sweet Symphony of Corn Pudding Elegance!

Greetings, fellow food enthusiasts! AB from Smokin’ and Grillin’ here, ready to take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey. Today, we’re diving into the heart of Southern comfort with a recipe that’s as sweet as a summer breeze and as comforting as a warm hug – the luscious Sweet Corn Pudding Casserole. Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure that combines the natural sweetness of corn with the creamy richness of a classic pudding. If you’re seeking a dish that effortlessly elevates any meal to a new level of delight, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s dive into the world of corn pudding and discover the magic in each spoonful.

Imagine a side dish that seamlessly bridges the gap between sweet and savory, creating a perfect complement to any main course. The Sweet Corn Pudding Casserole is not just a dish; it’s an experience. With its golden-brown crust, velvety interior, and the subtle sweetness of honey and vanilla, this corn pudding is a symphony of flavors that will leave your guests asking for seconds. It’s a versatile delight that suits both casual family dinners and festive gatherings. So, why should you make this dish? Because it’s the embodiment of Southern comfort, simplicity, and downright deliciousness.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Powdered sugar for dusting (optional, for serving)

Step-by-Step Guide:

1. Preheat and Prepare:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Grease a casserole dish (9×13 inches) for that perfect golden crust and easy cleanup.

2. Combine Wet Ingredients:

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter, sugar, honey, beaten eggs, milk, and vanilla extract until the mixture is well combined and invitingly smooth.

3. Blend Dry Ingredients:

  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. Ensure a thorough mix to avoid any unwelcome lumps in your delightful pudding.

4. Create the Batter:

  • Gradually introduce the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, stirring until a harmonious and smooth batter takes form. This is where the magic begins.

5. Add Corn Kernels:

  • Gently fold in the fresh or thawed corn kernels, allowing the sweetness of the corn to intertwine with the creamy batter in a dance of flavors.

6. Bake to Perfection:

  • Pour this delectable concoction into the greased casserole dish, spreading it evenly to ensure every bite is a perfect medley.
  • Slide the dish into the preheated oven and let it bake for 50-60 minutes or until the top boasts a golden brown hue, and a toothpick inserted into the center emerges clean, signaling perfection.

7. Cool and Dust (Optional):

  • Allow your creation to cool for a few minutes, letting the anticipation build.
  • If you’re feeling a bit fancy, dust the top with powdered sugar. It’s the finishing touch that adds a subtle sweetness and an irresistible visual appeal.

8. Serve and Enjoy:

  • Scoop generous portions onto plates, letting the warmth of the dish fill the air. Serve it warm as a delightful side dish that harmonizes perfectly with any main course. Get ready for a chorus of flavors that will leave you and your guests wanting an encore.

Expert Tips and Tricks:

  1. Corn Selection: While fresh corn is delightful, don’t shy away from using high-quality frozen corn, especially when fresh isn’t in season.
  2. Milk Variations: Experiment with different types of milk for varied richness. Whole milk provides a classic creaminess, but you can also try it with buttermilk for a tangy twist.
  3. Flour Consistency: Sift the flour before adding it to the wet ingredients to ensure a silky smooth batter.
  4. Honey Drizzle: Before serving, consider a light drizzle of honey on top for an extra touch of sweetness and visual appeal.

Variations:

  1. Pumpkin Spice Twist: Add a teaspoon of pumpkin spice for a warm, autumnal flavor.
  2. Coconut Bliss: Mix in shredded coconut for a tropical twist.
  3. Blueberry Burst: Toss in a cup of fresh blueberries for a burst of color and sweetness.

What to Serve With:

  1. Thanksgiving Turkey
  2. Grilled BBQ Chicken
  3. Baked Ham
  4. Roasted Pork Loin
  5. Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers
  6. Beef Brisket
  7. Honey Glazed Salmon
  8. Herb-Roasted Chicken
  9. Barbecue Pulled Pork
  10. Creamy Mushroom Risotto

Recipe Card

Corn Pudding

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a baking dish (9×13 inches) for that perfect golden crust.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to ensure an even distribution of dry ingredients.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together melted butter, milk, beaten eggs, and sour cream until smooth and well combined.

  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined. Gently fold in the fresh or frozen corn kernels, ensuring an even distribution.

  5. Transfer the batter to the greased baking dish, spreading it out evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until the top is golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  6. If desired, sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over the pudding during the last 10-15 minutes of baking. This adds a delightful cheesy crust.

  7. Once baked, remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley for a burst of color and freshness.

  8. Scoop out generous portions while the pudding is still warm. The creamy interior with a golden crust is irresistible.

Hey family,

My name is Aaron Brown. You can call me “A.B.”

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