Corn and Comte Pudding

Sweet Corn and Comté Pudding

Serves 8

This recipe captures the freshness of sweet in-season corn, and pairs it with the savory umami flavors of Comté cheese, a match made for the ages! Serve this delectable side dish with smoked or grilled meats and a selection of pickled vegetables for a comforting, memorable meal.
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Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine French
Keyword comte cheese, corn pudding

Ingredients

  • 4 large ears of corn husks removed – or 3 cups grated fresh corn off the cob
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups shredded Comté cheese divided
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚f
  2. Butter a 2 quart glass or ceramic baking dish. (Optional: divide into 8 small ramekins and reduce baking time to 25 minutes – keeping a close eye to ensure they don’t overbake!)
  3. In a medium bowl using a box grater, grate the fresh corn off the cob. Using the back of a knife, scrape any remaining juice from the cob before discarding.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, whipping cream, milk, and cream cheese. Add in the flour, sugar, melted butter, and salt.
  5. Add the fresh corn and ¾ cup of the Comté cheese to the egg mixture, and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake for 1 hour.
  6. After the first hour, sprinkle the remaining ½ cup Comté on top of the pudding, and continue baking for another 10-15 minutes, or until the pudding is just set, and the cheese has melted and lightly browned.
  7. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving, so the pudding has a chance to set.

Recipe Notes

This Corn and Comté pudding lends itself well to other flavors like roasted jalapenos, roasted garlic, and fresh herbs. Add 2-3 tbsp of your preferred ingredient to spice up this dish, and complement the rest of the meal.