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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

415 calories; protein 8.7g 17% DV; carbohydrates 27.4g 9% DV; fat 30.7g 47% DV; cholesterol 210.3mg 70% DV; sodium 418mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2017
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 wonderful Southern spoon bread. Loved it as is. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2017
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 wonderful Southern spoon bread. Loved it as is. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2015
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 too heavy for our tastes. Read More