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How To Make Sweet Southern Corn Pudding

Updated on September 12, 2014
Sweet Southern Corn Pudding
Sweet Southern Corn Pudding | Source

Southern Treat

Before I lived in Virginia, I had never heard of Corn Pudding. At first, the thought of corn in pudding sounded very odd. But once I tried it, I was delighted to know that it really does taste good! It uses creamed corn, which is sweet and creamy in itself. Add the rest of the ingredients, and it is a treat for your tastebuds.

Years ago, a friend of mine had some of this corn pudding while at work. A co-worker of his (her name was either Virginia or Dot. Unfortunately both names stick in my head, but I don't remember which one made it) brought it to share, and my friend liked it so much that he got the recipe from her. I ended up with it, and made it many times over the years. Once I moved up North several years ago, the recipe got shuffled away, and it wasn't until I was going through my recipes a few weeks ago that I rediscovered it. I made it, and it brought back lots of memories from back then. I have both good memories and bad memories of that period of my life, but ones that are associated with this recipe are sweet!

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4.8 stars from 10 ratings of Corn Pudding

Preparation: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45-60 minutes

Yield: About 3 1/2 cups, 3 servings of just over 1 cup each

Ingredients

  • 1/2-3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 can (about 14.75 oz) cream style corn
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a casserole dish (or any other oven-proof dish)
  3. Cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour, approximately. It is done once it is fairly solid and thick. If it still looks a little milky, it may look fine once you take it out and let it sit for a few minutes. But if it is still too watery in the center, leave in the oven for another 10-15 minutes
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The ingredients are readyMeasure sugar into a casserole dishAdd flour and saltAdd eggsAdd milkSprinkle on cinnamon and vanillaMix wellI use a whisk to mix itIt's ready to go in the oven
The ingredients are ready
The ingredients are ready | Source
Measure sugar into a casserole dish
Measure sugar into a casserole dish | Source
Add flour and salt
Add flour and salt | Source
Add eggs
Add eggs | Source
Add milk
Add milk | Source
Sprinkle on cinnamon and vanilla
Sprinkle on cinnamon and vanilla | Source
Mix well
Mix well | Source
I use a whisk to mix it
I use a whisk to mix it | Source
It's ready to go in the oven
It's ready to go in the oven | Source

A Plate of Corn Pudding

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This is the original recipe. You can see the stains and discoloration from years of use
This is the original recipe. You can see the stains and discoloration from years of use | Source

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My Alterations Over the Years

As you can see by the recipe, I altered it at one time or another. But the recipe I provided here is just a little bit different than both versions. Here's how (and feel free to alter this to your own liking):

  1. Sugar: I used her original 3/4 cup, because 1 cup is almost too sweet. While in Virginia, I had an insatiable sweet tooth, and for whatever reason changed it to 1 cup. I actually had it that way when I made it yesterday, and it tastes fine... just very sweet.
  2. I use Skim Milk nowadays, although it doesn't matter which kind you use in this recipe. Higher fat ones may make it a little creamier, but skim tastes fine, so use whatever you desire and have on hand.
  3. I have also added 1 Tablespoon of honey in the past. I love honey, and it could certainly be added in place of some of the sugar, but it's unnecessary to add honey on top of the sugar. It is already quite sweet!
  4. While in Virginia, I added a cinnamon and sugar mixture on top, but since there's plenty of sugar in the recipe, cinnamon alone works very well.

These are my alterations, and however you choose to make it, I hope you enjoy it!

If you have any tips or alterations of your own, or a story to tell about Corn Pudding (or something similar to it), feel free to share in the comment section. Thank you for reading my recipe!

Delicious Corn Dessert

Check out Xmags' recipe! It is tasty, and very refreshing on a hot day.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, I have heard of it but I've never had it...unless my Iowa relatives fed it to me when I was a youngster and I don't remember. The recipe seems simple enough. Maybe it's about time I take this off of my bucket list. :)

      Thanks for the recipe and I hope you are having a great week.

      bill

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      Cynthia Calhoun 4 years ago from Western NC

      Love me some corn puddin'. :) Wonderful hub and photos. I hope you had lots of fun cooking this. :)

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      Dil Vil 4 years ago from India

      Just looked at the ingredients and my mouth watered. Delicious recipe! Thanks for the pics to understand better.

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      Sheri Dusseault 4 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

      Sounds yummy! I will try it.

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Yummy recipe. This recipe sounds amazing with clear pics. Thanks for sharing.

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      Sneha Sunny 4 years ago from India

      Even I never heard of a corn pudding! Interesting though. I'd like to try it out.

      Thanks for sharing! :)

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Kathryn, you and your hub topics rock! No, no, no! I don't mean that your food items come off as rocks. I meant...oh, never mind, I think you get what I meant. LOL!

      As much as I love this recipe and your writing, the thing I liked most about this hub was your decision to take a photo of the original recipe. That's what makes this whole experience genuine and authentic for me. Thanks for your transparent presentation! Love it! Aloha, my friend!

      Joe

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I have never had sweet corn pudding, but I'm intrigued now! Thanks for the great recipe.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Bill, this recipe is incredibly simple! It took longer than normal to cook last time, but I am patient. I ended up serving it as dessert, rather than with the meal, because I didn't want Andy to have to wait, and be hungry! For supper I made chicken with garlic powder, hot sauce, and freshly ground black peppercorn, with delicious butternut squash and kidney beans on the side.

      By the way, I still have a hub on creating several meals out of "one meal" in mind, like I mentioned to you a while ago. I have all sorts of pictures, I just need to compile them, and decide which way to go with it. I love meal planning, and cooking extra one day, using leftovers other days to create new and tasty meals.

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Bill, and I hope you like it if you decide to try it out.

      I'm having a pretty good week. A little busy, but productive. My job is part-time, and I have been getting decent hours, but I still have several hours of free time every day to write, so it is a good mix. I hope you and Bev are doing well. It is almost the weekend, so I hope you have a good one "planned" (haha, like you need to plan a weekend). Have a good one!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Cyndi, I'm glad you love corn pudding! I forgot how much I liked it until I made it.

      Thanks, I appreciate the compliments.

      I had a lot of fun making this! I forgot how simple it is to make.

      Thanks for reading and commenting, and I hope you have a beautiful evening. Here in Boston it is near 70 degrees!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      My Cook Book, you're welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed. I love providing photos. It is part of the fun of compiling articles, I think.

      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my article, and if you try it out someday, I hope you enjoy it!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Sheri, great, I hope you like it! I think it is very delicious.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Susan, thank you, I'm glad you like my recipe and pictures. It is very tasty! You're welcome, and thanks for reading and commenting. Have a good day!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Sneha, It is a very interesting recipe. When I first heard of it, I wasn't sure what to expect. But it is very tasty, and easy to make.

      I hope you get the chance to try it out, and if you do, I hope you like it as much as I do!

      You're welcome, and thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Love corn pudding! Your recipe looks delicious! Your recipe looks like mine, with the stains, etc., and that is a sign that it is a great recipe!

      Thanks for sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Joe, haha, you are funny. I know what you mean!

      I think taking photos is one of the most fun parts of getting the article ready. A recipe can just be a grouping of words unless you have an idea of what it looks like. There are so many recipes on HubPages (and many spectacular ones!), and I want to stand out a little. I'm glad you like! Other than that, finding photos online that resemble my recipes would take longer than actually taking photos myself.

      You're welcome, Joe, and thank you so much for reading and commenting. Your input is always very much appreciated, and I enjoy your "visits" to my page! Have a beautiful evening, and I hope today is as nice as it is here. It's near 70 degrees, and I'm loving it!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Rose, I'm glad I put up a recipe that intrigues you! If you try it, I hope you enjoy. It tastes very good, and is very much a comfort food.

      You're welcome, and thank you so much for reading and commenting!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Faith, thank you for visiting my page, and commenting. I'm glad you like my recipe!

      This recipe would have even more stains, except at one point I copied the recipe into a mini cookbook that has blank pages to fill. I don't think I have it anymore, and this recipe copy is so much more nostalgic to me.

      You're welcome. I read your story recently, and I am going to go back and comment on it now :) Have a beautiful evening!

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Corn Pudding, I have never heard of it before and If I hadn't read this recipe I wouldn't have believed either. Looks yummy and with your instructions and pictures, it make it look so easy to make. Given 5 stars.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Thanks, Indian Chef. It is a very unique dish, and it's very tasty. Thanks for your comments and rating. Have a wonderful weekend!

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      Xeng 4 years ago from Philippines

      So this is the article you mentioned. I've never tried making pudding before, and certainly haven't tried corn pudding yet. Will be trying this out soon! Thanks for this recipe Kathryn. :) Linked it to my corn article. :) Have a great weekend.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Thanks, Xmags, I just linked your recipe to mine. I can't wait to try your recipe!

      I like making pudding, and the corn pudding is pretty unique. I love it!

      I hope you have a wonderful weekend, as well. The weather here is going to be pretty mild, so I'll probably enjoy the great outdoors!

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      I have never heard of this and although I love corn, I'm a bit skeptical. I will take my own advice on new foods and try this! I will let you know how it goes. Thanks for sharing! Voted interesting, and pinned :)

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      I love corn but I have never made a corn pudding. It is not very common here in Germany. But there are many German recipes translated from American ones. Very nice recipe.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Insightful Tiger, I was skeptical at first, too, but I like it. If you try this, I hope you enjoy, despite your hesitation. I always like to try new things, too, and since I have joined this site, I have found so many new recipes to try! Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Janet, corn pudding is not common in every area of the U.S., either. It's different than many of the other pudding recipes out there, so it is very novel. Thanks, and have a wonderful weekend.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      My maternal grandmother used to make corn pudding, but I hadn't thought about it for years until reading your Hub. I'm happy to have your recipe with all it's healthier alterations. Thank you!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Thanks, Vespawoolf, I'm glad you like it. I'm also happy that it helped you remember something that your grandmother used to make. You're welcome, and have a fantastic Sunday!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      I've made corn pudding, but not this sweet. This sounds like something my family would enjoy...must give it a try!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I've never thought about corn pudding. The first thing I would want to do is look for corn that hasn't ben genetically modified :) Good of you to share this recipe and so will I!

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      My great grandmother (from Virginia) made this, and it was one of her specialties. This makes me hungry for it, and makes me think of her. Corn pudding is wonderful.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Kathryn, this is a recipe I have never heard of. I like cream of corn, cinnamon and vanilla, so for that simple fact I think it's worth a try. Very unique recipe. Voted up and sharing.

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      Tom Schumacher 4 years ago from Huntington Beach, CA

      Kathryn, I pretty much love all things corn and your "Sweet Southern Corn Pudding" recipe looks delicious. I'm excited to try it out. Thanks for sharing!! Voted up.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      What a pleasant surprise, to wake up and see so many comments on this hub! Thanks! I am getting ready for work, and when I get home tonight, I will respond to each of your comments. Have a fantastic Monday!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Stephanie, next time I try it, I'm going to make it with less sugar. It was quite sweet. It is tasty, though! If you try it, I hope your family enjoys it very much. Thanks for reading and commenting, and have a fantastic day!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Vocalcoach, thanks for reading, and for your input. I wouldn't even know how to go about finding corn that's not genetically modified. Would that be organic?

      Have a spectacular day!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      FlourishAnyway, it's nice when a recipe reminds us of someone. I have many recipes that are sentimental to me for that reason.

      I agree, corn pudding is very wonderful.

      Thank you for reading and commenting, and have a beautiful day!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Careermommy, it is a very unique recipe, I think, and if you like the ingredients I think you will like it!

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting, and for sharing. I appreciate your input.

      Have a good day, and I hope you have been enjoying pretty Spring weather!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Tom, I'm glad you're excited to try it out. I love corn, too, and when I first tried it I was surprised at how delicious it was. And when I made it again, I was delighted once again. I had forgotten how much of a "comfort food" factor there is to this food! If you try it, I hope you really enjoy it.

      Thanks for reading and commenting, and have a spectacular day!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I've never tried corn pudding so this is something that looks cool and worth trying. Corn with sugar should be an interesting combination.

      Voted up, interesting and rated 5 stars.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Sugar is a pretty good addition to corn, especially in this creamy dish. It's a very interesting pudding.

      Thanks for reading, commenting, and for the votes and rating, and have a good night.

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Oooh, this sounds so good. I am a southern girl but never have made corn pudding. It sounds so good and so traditional. Great Thanksgiving dish, right? Thanks!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Rebecca, it makes a great Thanksgiving side dish. I have made it on non-holidays, as well, but it makes a fantastic and comforting addition to a big heart meal. I hope you get the chance to try it sometime! It is delicious.

      You're welcome, and thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Sweet southern corn pudding looks so delicious and a must to try, a simple and easy to follow recipe thanks

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      DDE, this is very delicious! It is different than most pudding type recipes I have seen, and it is a comfort food. You're welcome, and thank you for commenting. If you try it, I hope you enjoy it.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      My mother made corn pudding when I was little and I loved it. Glad to see your recipe here and I'm saving it. It's my kind of recipe -- scrumptious, quick, and easy.

      Voted up, useful, pinned, and shared with followers!

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