If bread pudding has lost its dessert flare, try this tasty, unique corn pudding! Made traditionally with corn, cream, eggs and all the musts for a delicious dessert, this pudding elevates with a salsa to die for! Avocado, tomatoes and queso fresco make a delicious topping for your new dish! Incorporating fresh Hass avocados in your family's everyday recipes helps to increase your fruit and vegetable intake. They're delicious, heart-healthy, and a source of naturally good fats.
- 6 ea. ears of corn
- 6 ea. eggs
- 1 c. milk
- 1 c. breadcrumbs
- 1/4 c. heavy cream
- 3 T. olive oil
- 1 T. sugar
- Non-stick cooking spray to taste
- 3 ea. Poblano peppers
- 1 ea. Avocados From Mexico, diced
- 1 ea. 15 oz. can chopped tomatoes, drained
- 1 ea. onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 c. queso fresco cheese, crumbled
- 1 T. vegetable oil
- 1/4 t. cumin
- 1/4 t. oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Casserole: Preheat the oven to 350°F. / Remove corn kernels from ears and grind in a food processor. / In a medium bowl, mix the ground corn, oil, eggs, milk, cream, sugar and salt. / Grease a 9x5x3 pan, then sprinkle the breadcrumbs coating the the base. Evenly pour the corn mixture on top of breadcrumbs. / Bake for approximately 30-45 minutes.
- Sauce: Place the poblano peppers on a foil-lined baking sheet and cook for 15-20 minutes at 400°F, or until the skin starts to bubble (can cook before or after cooking corn casserole; before might be better then lower oven temperature). / Place the peppers in a plastic bag closed for 5-8 minutes to let cool, then remove and peel the remaining skin off. / Cut the peppers in half and remove seeds. Then continue to cut into strips and thinly slice the onion. / In a skillet, heat oil to medium-high heat and sauté the peppers and onion until tender, approximately 2-3 minutes. Then add the tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste and cook for 10 minutes and remove from heat. Drain excess fluid and let cool 2-3 minutes. / Once corn pudding is cooked, top the sauce evenly distributed. Garnish with cheese and avocado and serve.
Did you know the avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable? Learn more about the amazing avocado, including its rich history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes!