If you are from or grew up in Kentucky there was (and still is) one major thing you looked forward to on the first Saturday of May_ the Kentucky Derby. Sure it’s about the big race, but the other thing you think about for months as the big day approaches is all the tasty food that’s served, like this Creamy Corn Pudding. I got this particular recipe out of the new Junior League of Louisville cookbook. I’ve been collecting Junior League cookbooks from around the country since I was a teenager. I just find something so real, tried and true about the recipes in them, as many have been passed down from generation to generation. When I was flipping through the new Louisville chapter cookbook, this recipe for corn pudding immediately caught my eye. I hadn’t made it in years and with fresh corn just coming into season (at least here in southern California), I couldn’t resist.
The cookbook’s recipe calls for canned creamed corn, which works perfectly well, but when you substitute fresh corn cut right off the cob, you get incredible corn flavor without the added sugar and unnecessary additives. The result is a totally irresistible pudding that’s sweet and creamy with a nice golden top.
I don’t live in Kentucky anymore, so this year we’re going to throw our own little Derby party and get all dressed up with big hats, seersucker suits and all have cold mint juleps in hand. This Creamy Corn Pudding will on hand as the perfect accompaniment to some ham, Strawberry Spinach Salad, fried chicken and of course, Derby Pie. I’m getting excited just thinking about it!
Creamy Corn Pudding
- 8 corn cobs
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 325F.
- Cut the corn kernels off the cobs and place in a blender.
- Add the sugar, flour, milk, eggs, nutmeg and salt on top of the corn in the blender, and puree for 10 seconds, just to get everything combined.
- Pour the mixture into a greased 8×8 inch baking dish, and drizzle the melted butter on top.
- Bake for 60-75 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
I googled how many cups does one ear of corn equal and found that it’s about 3/4 cup. I used frozen kernels, but it took almost double the time listed in the recipe to cook. I’m not sure if that’s why (I also subbed white whole wheat flour and honey for all purpose flour and sugar), but the end result was very good. Next time I’ll plan to start the pudding a lot sooner.
Catherine, how many cups of corn would I use if I made this recipe using frozen corn?
This looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe!
Oh YUM!!! I love corn pudding…..and greens…..and green beans cooked all day in bacon grease. sigh
Looks like something my son would enjoy.
I’m excited for my first Derby party! I love biscuits and gravy but am looking forward to trying Derby pie for the first time.
I love a good corn pudding and this recipe looks amazing!
Wow sounds amazing and what a party too! Can I come over?! 😉 What a great day it would be to enjoy delicious food made by you. Dont know much about southern food. But cornbread is delish.
Fried chicken and banana pudding! Yum!
Cornbread! Or fried chicken!
Someday I’ll get together a Kentucky Derby party. But my sons and I will be watching it for sure- he saw his first horse race at 18 months at Del amar
Sweet potato pie!
If you had to use canned corn, or frozen corn, approximately how many cups would you need?
Thank you. This looks delicious, by the way!
love corn bread!
Love peach cobbler made with fresh peaches.
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Sweet potatoe pie!!!!!!!! 🙂
sweet potato pie 🙂
I just love creamy sausage gravy over homemade biscuits! The South has won over this Philly girl.
I shared this on Pinterest!
Corn bread and fried chicken! Yum!
Sweet Potato Pie!
My favorite southern dish is the simple biscuits and redeye gravy.
Hushpuppies! My all time fav southern food.. Would love a “non fried” version of these to fee the kids.
Last Thanksgiving we cooked our whole meal from Southern Living cookbook and its was most delicious meal we have had in a long time.. It will be our new “go to” book for thanksgiving or Christmas meals for now on.
I haven’t tried that, but I think it would come out just fine! It doesn’t really set up like a cake… it stays more creamy, but I think you could put it into a cupcake pan and bake it for less time.
Yes I want to try this! Can you modify the recipe for cupcake sizes?
Chargrilled oysters, Georgia style.
Hands down, it has to be homemade Benedictine sandwiches with the crusts cut off. Done!
banana pudding and sweet tea!!
Chicken & Waffles…so good together!
Just love corn bread and sweet tea!
Biscuits and gravy!
banana pudding. you just can’t get it up here in new england!
I’ve visited Kentucky but haven’t been to the Derby yet! It’s on my bucket list.
Thank you Weelicious for great tips and ideas!
i love southern fried chicken, yum! thanks for the chance to win.
Sweet potato pie, or casserole!
I just returned from Kentucky for our first ever visit to that state. It was wonderful. I liked the catfish dishes.
I am all about black eyed peas and collard greens!
I really love sweet tea and fried okra!
Corn bread with honey butter, yummy!!!
My mom’s corn pudding – I am in KY!
Shrimp and grits is my favorite southern dish!
corn bread with good honey butter! Yum!
chicken & dumplins!
chicken and dumplins!!
fried chicken, sweetpotato pie and homemade sweet ice tea .
Cornbread and beans or pecan pie.
Catherine- if you are using creamed can corn how much should you use?
Pimento cheese with fresh tomato slices on white bread!
FRIED GREEN TOMATOES!!!
Shrimp And Grits!!!
shrimp ‘n grits! yum
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Black-eyed peas with ham hock, and of course corn bread to go with it.
This looks great!
Pineapple casserole. The best! Sometimes called pineapple gratin.
I posted this on Facebook too.
This looks great!
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I love my mom’s biscuits and gravy
Looks yummy! I always love corn dish.
That corn pudding looks amazing! My fav southern dish is pimento cheese sandwiches! The secret is to add just a touch of jalapeño – yum!
Kentucky Hot browns!
My family loves biscuits with sausage gravy.
Shrimp and grits!
Cornbread and ranch style beans
Love it with a little bit of cheese and sour cream added in. :-). Will give this recipe a try!
Favorite southern recipe….that is hard! Sweet tea. Biscuits and gravy. Kentucky Hot Brown. Caramel Pie. Must. Stop. Now. 😉
Has to be pecan pie!
my grandma’s cornbread dressing! my parents learned to make it while she was still alive, so we can still eat it on the holidays…
I am going to make this tonight with my 8-pack of corn from Costco. So perfect! My favorite southern dish HAS to be mac and cheese. Thanks!
Do you think I could substitute white whole wheat flour and instead of sugar use pure maple syrup? If so, how much syrup would I use? Thank you! We are trying to eat as much un-refined foods as possible! Love your blog!
my favorite southern dish is a fantastic bacon and veggies dish that was passed on to me from my great-cousin JoAnn. I’ve modified it for my vegetarian diet (veggie bacon!) and it is still absolutely delicious!!
Can’t wait to try it!
Cornbread. My very favorite thing 🙂
Fried green tomatoes!
Yum! I am looking forward to trying this one out
This looks great – I cannot wait to try it!
my grandmothers cornbread dressing at thanksgiving is my favorite southern dish!
My son will love this!
They use corn in many sweet things in asia and it was really delicious! I’m sure this is yummy too!
Ham & beans, cornbread and fried potatoes!
I think this pudding!!
Yum! Corn pudding sounds great!
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Grits, grits, and more grits!
I love cornbread and baked beans!
My favorite southern recipe has to be southern sweet tea. Nothing better!
I love to put corn meal in many things. I have a 5 pound bag I dip into frequently! My fave southern dish is grits since it’s so easy. I eat them often too.
Shrimp and grits!
My daughter would love this! She absolutely loves corn. I will be making this, this weekend! I have shared this on google+ and Facebook!
My favorite southern dish is shrimp and grits.
I LOVE all things corn!
I love cheese grits!
I’m a west coast transplant from Kentucky with two small children, and love your blog. It’s hard to pick just one favorite southern dish, but if I had to choose one it would be shucked beans with cornbread.
I love grits!
Green beans with bacon or biscuits and gravy!
Love Savory cornbread with butter
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I pinned it. Manda Overturf
I am moving away from Kentucky (where I was introduced to corn pudding) and would love a Bluegrass cookbook. THanks for the giveaway!
I love ham and green beans.
This looks delicious!
Sweet potato pie! 🙂
My favorite is Ham & Beans with cornbread.
Can’t wait to try this recipe – with the corn blended in, my little guy might actually give it a try!
How much creamed corn does the recipe call for if not using freash corn?
Can you provide the amount of creamed corn called for? The Derby’s this weekend, but fresh corn isn’t in season yet.
I just found your blog as a I’m a former teacher here in Thailand and a friend of mine, who is currently teaching six year olds, asked me if I knew of any simple recipes she could make in class with her kids.
I’ve been looking at various sites to try to help her out, but she’ll love this one. Will be passing it on to her and I’m sure she’ll soon be trying some of your recipes. What a great site!!!!
Can’t wait for corn season here in ny!
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