Remember a while ago when I told you that my favorite dish that my mom makes is lasagna? It's true and I am looking forward to eating it in about a month for my birthday. But, there is another dish that my mom makes during the holidays that I looooove. I will just call it my favorite holiday dish, and it is her Corn Pudding. Mom would only make the dish during the holidays and I would easily finish off seconds and thirds. I am not sure if this dish is just regional to South Boston, Virginia the area she grew up in because besides my mom the only other people I knew who make it are my aunts and grandmother on my dad's side. Most people haven't heard of it and when I do a search on the web I find mostly savory versions of corn pudding.
This is a very sweet dish so it is an acquired taste, Michael and Caleb won't even eat it. This works out well for me, because whenever I bring home leftovers they are all mine and I don't have to share. This is the very first time I attempted the dish and not only did I receive my mom's approval, my sister and brother both went back for seconds. That is the best compliment I could receive. The measurements for the spices are just guesstimates. My mom's recipe says it serves 8 - 10, I think it serves 6 - 8.
2 cans fresh cut corn
2 tbsp flour
1 -2 cups of sugar
1 cup of milk
1/2 tsp salt
3-4 tbsp melted butter
3 -4 eggs beaten
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 - 2 tsp vanilla
I used 3 eggs and 2 cups of sugar.
Mix flour and corn thoroughly by hand.
Add sugar, milk, salt, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and butter. Mix well.
Add eggs and stir to blend. Pour into a greased casserole dish.
Place casserole dish in a pan of hot water. (I didn't have another pan big enough so I just placed the casserole dish in the oven and it turned out fine.
Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until firm. Once it was done baking I kept it warm in the slow cooker until it was time to eat. I didn't get a picture of the completed dish, but I did manage to capture a picture of the leftovers my family left for me.
Do you have a dish that you serve for Thanksgiving that is unique to your family?