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Cornbread Turkeys


These cornbread turkeys are a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, November Fall 2008


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels (from about 3 ears) or frozen (defrosted)
  • 1/3 cup minced jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • Honey Butter, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-cup turkey-shaped bundt pan with cooking spray; set aside. Melt 1/2 cup butter and let cool.

  2. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until melted. Add corn, jalapeno, and shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 4 to 6 minutes; set aside.

  3. Whisk together flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the mixture and add eggs; whisk eggs into flour mixture.

  4. Whisk together butter and buttermilk; stir into flour mixture, along with corn mixture and cheddar. Mix until well combined.

  5. Divide the batter evenly between two turkey halves; smooth top. Transfer to oven and bake, rotating pan halfway through cooking, until a cake tester inserted into the middle comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool slightly before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely. Serve with honey butter.

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