Custard-Filled Cornbread

8 to 10 Serves

This custard-filled cornbread is an updated take on a flavorful classic. Serve it as a side dish or in place of bread at the dinner table—you won't be disappointed. It's satisfying, sweet, and deliciously creamy.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup yellow cornmeal

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for skillet

  • 2 large eggs

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt

  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 ½ teaspoons distilled white vinegar

  • 1 cup fresh or thawed frozen corn kernels

  • 1 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl; set aside. Generously butter a 10-inch cast-iron skillet, and place in the oven to preheat.

  2. Whisk eggs and melted butter in a large bowl. Whisk in sugar, salt, milk, and vinegar. Add flour mixture, and whisk until just smooth. Stir in corn kernels.

  3. Transfer batter to heated pan. Pour cream into center of batter; do not stir. Bake until pale golden brown and set, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack 15 minutes. Serve warm.

    Mike Krautter
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