This corn pudding recipe is a simple side dish for your holiday table

Want to vary it? Add a seeded jalapeño to the mix, or stir in crumbled bacon just before baking.


  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • Scant 1/4 cup (about 1 ounce) rough chopped fresh onion
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 (15-ounce) can whole kernel corn
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) salted butter, melted, plus more for greasing the baking dish

Step 1

Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the milk and heat until it just begins to steam and tiny bubbles appear, about 3 minutes — this is called “scalding.” If you have an instant-read thermometer, the milk should be about 180 degrees.

Step 2

In the jar of a blender, in this order, combine the eggs, onion, flour, sugar, corn, butter and milk. This keeps the eggs and hot milk separated until blended, which prevents curdling. Pulse about 6 times, until the corn is well chopped but not pureed.

Step 3

Grease a 8-inch square baking dish. Pour the mixture into the dish and place it in the oven.

Bake for about 45 minutes, or until the pudding is set, a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, and the edges are just beginning to brown. The pudding still will be a bit jiggly.

Place the baking dish on the table and serve family style.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 193; Total Fat: 12 g; Saturated Fat: 6 g; Cholesterol: 116 mg; Sodium: 327 mg; Carbohydrates: 18 g; Dietary Fiber: 2 g; Sugar: 6 g; Protein: 6 g.

Recipe from Maureen Maloney.