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Easy, Insanely Delicious Corn Spoon Bread

Easy, Insanely Delicious Corn Spoon Bread

This spoon bread, from a new cookbook I worked on this past year (Cooking in Everyday English-The ABCs of Great Flavor at Home), has quickly become a favorite of everyone on my block. I am so excited to finally be able to share this particular recipe because it's easy to prepare and insanely delicious! It's the perfect accompaniment to barbecued ribs, grilled chicken, or pot roast. Make it once and watch your family beg for more.


Milk, 4 cups

Stone-ground yellow cornmeal, 2 cups

Fresh corn kernels, 2 cups

Sugar, 1⁄4 cup

Baking powder, 1 Tbsp.

Kosher salt, 2 tsp.

Large egg whites, 3

Large eggs, 3

Unsalted butter, 1⁄2 cup, divided

Honey, 1 Tbsp.


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine milk and cornmeal in a medium saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, 10 minutes or until mixture thickens. Remove from heat, and stir in corn kernels.

2. Combine sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Add cornmeal mixture, stirring with a whisk.


3. Beat egg whites at high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Add eggs to cornmeal batter, stirring with a whisk; fold in egg whites.

4. Heat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1⁄4  cup butter to pan, tilting to coat bottom. Cook over medium-low heat 3 minutes or until butter begins to brown. Pour batter into pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until set.

5. While spoon bread bakes, combine remaining 1⁄4 cup butter and honey in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat 2 minutes or until butter melts. Drizzle honey butter over top of bread. Serve immediately. 10 to 12 servings

Amanda Haas is a cookbook author, cooking video host, and the founder of One Family One Meal, a website that helps families menu plan, grocery shop, and cook on a budget. Her latest writing collaboration is with renowned chef Todd English. The book, Cooking in Everyday English is now available on Amazon and is loaded with family-friendly recipes. Amanda’s own One Family One Meal cookbook will be released in the fall of 2012.

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The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, POPSUGAR.

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ReneeHall82008 ReneeHall82008 5 years
There are soooo many delicious cornbread recipes out there. If this one is not for you, maybe you can try something else. I know I'll be adding this recipe to my arsenal.
karenchildress77694 karenchildress77694 5 years
can't wait to try this recipe sounds delicious!!!!
MishanneColeman MishanneColeman 5 years
I'm disappointed to read all of the negative comments. I thought this website was to build a supportive network for moms? Especially the negative comments from people who hadn't even tried the recipe. There is a such thing as constructive critism but you need to have tried the recipe before doing so OR how about just not posting anything?
SherylCarpenter SherylCarpenter 5 years
This sounds delicious and I can't wait to try it myself. As far as those who think this is time consuming, obviously they don't cook. I still some of my grandmothers (from scratch) recipes cause they taste sooooo... much better than any store bought item.
Jeanie3194643 Jeanie3194643 5 years
sounds good!
PatsyRhodes PatsyRhodes 5 years
Sounds like cake.....not cornbread & would definitely be too sweet to serve with BBQ Ribs or Pot Roast.
BARBARAWakeling BARBARAWakeling 5 years
I live in South Africa, visiting Australia - and I agree, if you dont like it you dont have to make it - but dont knock it. Have saved this to my computer and will try it out over Christmas with my Oz family. Thank you Amanda, I have saved a number of your recipes over the past 3 months that I have been visiting OZ. Barbara Wakeling
CarolynPayne59598 CarolynPayne59598 5 years
If I want cake I'll make a cake and not call it cornbread. :)
KristenReynard KristenReynard 5 years
For those who are used to opening a box of Jiffy cornbread mix I can see how this would look intimidating. Sure there are more steps to make this than many other cornbread recipes, but there are rewards to making things from scratch. I didn't realize eggs weren't economical.... ALSO, if there's too much of something like sugar/honey then why not adjust to taste and you still might like the results!
SusanKarger SusanKarger 5 years
I don't own a cast-iron skillet, can this be baked in other kind of pan?
DonnaBrichta DonnaBrichta 5 years
I agree with Theone.....and what some people see as easy, others might find time consuming and difficult. Don 't knock it....till you have tried it. I'm making it tomorrow to have with a large pot of chili....crock pot chili. So I will enjoy making something "from scratch" for my family. Thanks for the recipe.
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