Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

The oldtimers in Maine call their cast iron fry pans, "spiders". But thought naming this recipe "Spider Cornbread" might scare ya'! =0 =)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425 F degrees.
  2. Melt shortening over medium heat in a 10 inch cast iron fry pan for 3 minutes.
  3. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
  4. Add milk and egg.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Quickly stir in hot melted shortening to batter.
  7. Pour batter into hot skillet.
  8. Bake in hot oven for 20-25 minutes.
  9. Turn out on clean tea towel and serve.


Most Helpful

I rated this high for the simplicity of the recipe. Taste is delicous and they are moist and crumbly. I got to use the corn stick cast iron pan I've had forever and although the first batch some stuck, I let the second batch bake longer and they turned out of the pan fine.

Pastryismybiz June 28, 2006

This came out good but could have been a little sweeter for my taste. After taking out of oven, I rubbed the top with butter. The consistency was just right. I just might add a little more sugar next time.

Sharon A. H November 22, 2004

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