Baked Spoon Bread

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This is an old southern dish that's good for holiday gatherings and family get-togethers. I love this recipe because it has such wonderful flavors in it, and I would serve it with fried chicken and green beans with sauteed sweet peppers.

1
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups light cream

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup cornmeal

  • 4 eggs, separated

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 pinch ground white pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter a casserole or souffle dish.

  2. Combine cream, butter, sugar, honey, and salt in a saucepan over low heat; cook and stir until butter melts, 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly stir cornmeal into cream mixture until thickened but not boiling, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour cornmeal mixture into a large bowl.

  3. Beat egg yolks, 1 at a time, into cornmeal mixture, ensuring egg yolk is fully incorporated before adding the next. Stir baking powder and white pepper into cornmeal-egg yolk mixture.

  4. Beat egg whites in a glass or metal bowl until stiff peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites will form sharp peaks. Fold egg whites into cornmeal-egg yolk mixture; pour into the prepared dish.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and puffed, about 35 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

If you do not have cornmeal then you can often substitute flour or cornstarch for it. But it all depends on the recipe. I would usually use cornstarch.

Half-and-half can be used in place of the light cream.

If you don't have white pepper, you can use black pepper.

You can also put bacon or pineapple or whatever you like in it.

You can put any kind of meat that is shredded, pulled apart, and cooked.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

415 Calories
31g Fat
27g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 415
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 210mg 70%
Sodium 418mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 163mg 13%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 206mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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