Summer Corn Pudding

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Summer Corn Pudding

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My summer corn pudding was a finalist in a recipe contest on food52 a few years ago. The challenge was “Your Best Corn Off the Cob”, if I remember correctly. I always have fresh basil growing in the garden this time of the year, but you could easily substitute fresh dill or even flat-leaved parsley.

I had kind of forgotten about this recipe and recently pulled it out to go on the menu for our Labor Day gathering, just around the corner.

LtC tip: this recipe can easily be doubled for a crowd by using a 9 X 13 baking dish for 50 minutes.

Summer Corn Pudding
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Serves: 4 servings
A simple corn pudding using fresh corn.
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels, about 2 large or 3 medium ears
  • 4 scallions chopped, white and light green portions only
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • ⅓ cup coarsely grated cheddar cheese, plus 2 Tablespoons
  • 1 pinch kosher pepper
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 4 large fresh basil leaves
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the corn and scallions and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs slightly. Add the honey, flour, milk and cayenne. Whisk to mix well.
  4. Add the corn-scallion mixture and the ⅓ cup grated cheddar. Add salt and pepper. Mix well.
  5. Roll the basil leaves into a little cigar, slice thinly and add to pudding. Stir.
  6. Pour the pudding into a square, greased baking dish or similar size gratin pan. Sprinkle top with reserved 2 Tablespoons cheddar.
  7. Bake 40 minutes. Allow pudding to rest 15 minutes before serving.


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18 Responses to Summer Corn Pudding

  1. Sunchowder -Wendy Read August 4, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    This looks so delish Liz, another keeper for me!

    • lizthechef August 4, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

      Thanks, Wendy – have a fun time with Jayne. I think she flew out of London this morning .

  2. sippitysup August 4, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    Summer is sneaking a way and I have yet to get creative with corn. On the cob is great, but I wanna cook something too. Thanks for the incentive. GREG

    • lizthechef August 4, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

      I know you will come up with something fabulous…

  3. Toni August 5, 2011 at 2:28 am #

    Just thinking of this makes me smile, when I’m back from vacation I’m going to make some

    • lizthechef August 5, 2011 at 2:34 am #

      Where are you going? We are off to the Bay Area this weekend.

  4. lizthechef August 5, 2011 at 2:33 am #

    I used to make this for Thanksgiving, mind-reader – but it’s better with summer corn…

  5. Oui, Chef August 8, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

    I’ve NEVER made corn pudding….what’s wrong with me? Thanks for the inspiration, this Summer will be the one! – S

  6. TasteFood August 8, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    I’ve never made corn pudding – now I will try with this recipe.

    • lizthechef August 13, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

      Hope you try it and enjoy – it is fine made with low-fat milk…

  7. Suzanne August 28, 2015 at 1:55 pm #

    I remember this recipe Liz. It sounds so good and I think it will be great at your labor day gathering. I have never made corn pudding before, it really does sound delicious,.

    • Liz August 28, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

      It’s a nice side dish for summer dinner parties.

  8. Mary Platis August 28, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

    Hi Liz! I love finding old recipes, especially ones like this. I was just eyeing the fresh corn at the store, and I also but extra. This recipe is just want I need.

    • Liz August 28, 2015 at 2:30 pm #

      Hope you enjoy it, Mary –

  9. Cathy | She Paused 4 Thought August 28, 2015 at 6:09 pm #

    I just made this tonight for my parents and we all loved it.

    • Liz August 28, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

      My favorite response – my folks would have loved it as well, Cathy – thank you for your enthusiasm.

  10. Jean | August 28, 2015 at 9:06 pm #

    Liz, I don’t do enough with fresh corn. Must try this lovely dish very soon!

    • Liz August 29, 2015 at 8:55 am #

      It’s such a great summer recipe during corn season – hope you try it.

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