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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.

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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.

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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 from WeeliciousPin
Creamy Corn Pudding from WeeliciousPin
Creamy Corn Pudding from WeeliciousPin


Creamy Corn Pudding

4 from 1 vote
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 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.
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Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. 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.

  2. Catherine, how many cups of corn would I use if I made this recipe using frozen corn?

  3. Oh YUM!!! I love corn pudding…..and greens…..and green beans cooked all day in bacon grease. sigh

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. I just love creamy sausage gravy over homemade biscuits! The South has won over this Philly girl.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Yes I want to try this! Can you modify the recipe for cupcake sizes?

  12. Hands down, it has to be homemade Benedictine sandwiches with the crusts cut off. Done!

  13. 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!

  14. I just returned from Kentucky for our first ever visit to that state. It was wonderful. I liked the catfish dishes.

  15. That corn pudding looks amazing! My fav southern dish is pimento cheese sandwiches! The secret is to add just a touch of jalapeño – yum!

  16. 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. 😉

  17. 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…

  18. 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!

  19. 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!

  20. 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!!

  21. my grandmothers cornbread dressing at thanksgiving is my favorite southern dish!

  22. They use corn in many sweet things in asia and it was really delicious! I’m sure this is yummy too!

  23. 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.

  24. My daughter would love this! She absolutely loves corn. I will be making this, this weekend! I have shared this on google+ and Facebook!

  25. 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.

  26. I am moving away from Kentucky (where I was introduced to corn pudding) and would love a Bluegrass cookbook. THanks for the giveaway!

  27. 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!

  28. Can you provide the amount of creamed corn called for? The Derby’s this weekend, but fresh corn isn’t in season yet.

  29. 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!!!!

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