Savory Corn & Basil Pudding

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a lovely side dish that can be enjoyed for Brunch, lunch or dinner.. Great flavor. I increased the hot sauce from the original recipe so cut back if you like mild. This recipe with a few minor changes by me is from "Cooking Pleasures" the official magazine of the "Cooking Club of America"

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 ears corn, husks & silk removed,scraped
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 12 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon denzels hot pepper sauce or 12 teaspoon other hot pepper sauce
  • 12 cup lightly packed chopped fresh basil


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Generously butter a 4 cup low baking dish (gratin dish).
  3. Scrape your corn off the husks- To do this you run a paring knife down the middle of each row of corn, hold the ear over a large bowl and with the back of a spoon scrape the ear from top to bottom- this removes the juice and pulp but leaves the tough skins of the kernals behind.
  4. You should have apprx 1 1/2 cups of corn pulp.
  5. In a bowl whisk the flour, cornmeal& eggs until very smooth.
  6. Whisk in the egg yolks, milk, butter salt& hot pepper sauce.
  7. Stir in the basil& corn pulp.
  8. Pour into the baking dish bake 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
Most Helpful

5 5

We love corn pudding! Mine was (oops) borderline overcooked so be careful. This was delicious. Made for"I've saved all these recipes!" March Diabetic Tag.

5 5

I took this lovely casserole to a friend's brunch this morning. Everyone asked for the recipe. I used fresh supersweet corn from the farm stand and fresh basil from my garden. Also used 1/2 tsp. salt (VS 1/4 tsp.) The fresh basil is what made this special.

5 5

i love corn puddings and have several recipes posted, but i loved this one for the low fat content, ease of prep, and the short cooking time.i did use 1/4 c skim milk and 1/4 c half and half, otherwise followed the recipe adding extra hot sauce and a few twists of freshly ground nutmeg. i chopped up fresh basil from my garden, and totally forgot to add it, brain freeze! we really enjoyed this.