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Makeover Pecan Corn Pudding Recipe

Makeover Pecan Corn Pudding Recipe

Every bit as rich and creamy as the original recipe, this magical makeover has crunchy pecans, loads of cheese and a touch of jalapeno. Destined to become a favorite! —Sharon Beshoar, Montrose, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat butter, melted
  • 2 cans (one 14-3/4 ounces, one 8-1/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded sharp reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cornmeal and baking soda. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, buttermilk and butter. Add cream-style corn, corn and onions. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • 2. Pour half the mixture into a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with cheese and jalapenos. Top with remaining batter; sprinkle with pecans.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, 45-50 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Serve warm. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 269 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 79 mg cholesterol, 465 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.