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Baked Spoon Bread

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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55 m servings 415
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  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; 30.7 27.4 8.7 210 418 Full nutrition

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I used to go to town with my Mom 50 years ago and we always ate at the S&W Cafeteria in Lynchburg Va. I always got spoon bread and love it. This recipe tastes and lloks just like that wonderfu...

I tried this recipe to use up light cream I had on hand. I usually use another recipe that is similar, but with 2% milk. This had good taste -I like the addition of honey- but was ultimately t...