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Corn Pudding

This is a dish that has become a staple at our holiday meals.  My husband's aunt began making corn pudding for us several years ago and we've been hooked ever since.  

I went to make corn pudding a few weeks ago and didn't have her recipe on hand so I found this one from The Red Apple Inn that uses fresh corn and what a difference it makes!  I also added a bit of thyme for more depth of flavor and cooked it to perfection in my cast iron skillet.  

Do you have any side dishes that always make appearances at the holidays?

  1.  tablespoons unsalted butter
  2. 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 3/4 cups whole milk
  6. 4 cups fresh corn kernels (from 8 medium ears of corn)
  7. 3 large eggs
  8. 1 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°. In a medium saucepan, melt 5 tablespoons of the butter. Add the flour, sugar and salt and cook over moderately high heat for 1 minute, whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in the milk and cook over moderately high heat, whisking, until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the corn and cook over moderately high heat until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs. Gradually whisk in the hot white sauce. Add the corn and fresh thyme.
  4. Lightly grease a 9-inch cast-iron skillet and heat on the stovetop. Pour in the corn mixture and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the pudding is cooked through and golden. Let cool slightly.
MAKE AHEAD The corn pudding can be baked earlier in the day and reheated in a 325° oven.


  1. That looks really good! I dont think I've ever had corn pudding but it sounds like something I would like!

  2. Good morning from Tokyo!

    What a delightful looking dish~and so season appropriate. We have a few gatherings coming up...mind if I borrow your recipe? We have other Southern expats that would love this taste of home!



  3. This sounds delicious! Thank you for posting!

  4. This sounds wonderful! I can't say that I have ever had corn pudding and I am ususally not a pudding fan - but I would like to try this! You should enter this into our fresh corn blogger recipe contest: The deadling is May 1st - we would love to have you enter!

  5. This recipe looks amazing. I'm pretty much a Corn Whore. May I suggest a "Pin It" button to make it easier for us to pin?