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Try this for the holidays - Famous Corn Pudding Recipe on ASpicyPerspective.com. Known as "Damn Good Corn Pudding" in Asheville, NC. #thanksgivingJust in time for Thanksgiving, I’m sharing a Famous Corn Pudding Recipe from one of Asheville’s beloved restaurants!

This Thanksgiving - Famous Corn Pudding Recipe on ASpicyPerspective.com. Known as "Damn Good Corn Pudding" in Asheville, NC. #thanksgiving

12 Bones Smokehouse is an undeniable Asheville, North Carolina icon, serving up sumptuous ribs, pulled pork, chicken, turkey, brisket and a slew of southern sides, like tangy collard greens, and this famous corn pudding recipe.

This seemingly humble eatery has received national awards and praises from high caliber sources including: Southern Living Magazine, Good Morning American, The New York Times, and numerous national BBQ competitions. It’s even had repeat visits from the President of the United States.

Making this Famous Corn Pudding Recipe on ASpicyPerspective.com. Known as "Damn Good Corn Pudding" in Asheville, NC. #thanksgiving

The owners guard their recipes with great care. Yet, I’m happy to tell you they’ve shared their “Damn Good Corn Pudding” recipe with us, to share with you… And just in time for Thanksgiving!!

Even if you have a tried-and-true stuffing recipe, I encourage you to set it aside this year and make this famous corn pudding recipe. You won’t be sorry.

How to Make this Famous Corn Pudding Recipe on ASpicyPerspective.com. Known as "Damn Good Corn Pudding" in Asheville, NC. #thanksgiving

12 Bones’ Famous “Damn Good” Corn Pudding Recipe is an amalgamation of traditional cornbread dressing and a custard-like corn pudding.

It’s tender, rich, and melts in your mouth, with just a touch of heat from poblano peppers. It is a true southern’s dream dish.

Famous Corn Pudding Recipe on ASpicyPerspective.com. Known as "Damn Good Corn Pudding" in Asheville, NC. #thanksgiving

I’ll admit, while in the pan the top is not much to look at. Yet scoop into its tender folds and all the flavors are suddenly revealed.

This famous good corn pudding recipe is extremely quick to assemble. Pop it in the oven and move onto other holiday preparations.

AWESOME! Famous Corn Pudding Recipe on ASpicyPerspective.com. Known as "Damn Good Corn Pudding" in Asheville, NC.

With a sumptuous texture and hint of heat, this corn pudding recipe pairs perfectly with Thanksgiving turkey and potatoes!

Famous Corn Pudding Recipe

Yield: 8+ servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 stick melted butter (1/2 cup)
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 – 14 ounce can of creamed corn
  • 2 fresh poblano peppers, seeded and diced
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Pour the eggs, butter, cream and creamed corn in an electric mixer.
  3. Mix well and add the poblanos and corn. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix until just combined. It should resemble cake batter.
  4. Grease a large 11 X 15 inch rimmed baking dish. (You could use two smaller dishes.) Pour the pudding mixture into the pan and place it in the oven. Lightly tent the pan with foil.
  5. Bake for 1 hour, until the center is just set. (30-40 minutes for smaller pans) You may want to take the foil off the last 10-15 minutes so the top will be golden.

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26 Responses to “Famous Corn Pudding Recipe”

  1. Karlynposted December 12, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    I made this yesterday for a holiday party, and it was a HUGE hit! I had so many requests for the recipe, so I know I will make it again and again. However, I had to substitute 2 Anaheim chili's as I couldn't find poblano, but it worked out perfect.


  2. Tobyposted December 17, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    love the sexy simplicity of your blog…and I adore good corn pudding :)

    I'll be poking back in from time to time! Cheers



  3. Sarah Pposted December 22, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Do you think it would work to substitute half and half for the heavy cream? Or does it need the extra fat to thicken up? I've made it once with heavy whipping crea,m, but I picked up a bottle of half and half to make this again for Christmas dinner!


  4. A SPICY PERSPECTIVEposted December 22, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    I'm sure the half&half would be fine. It might take a few more minutes in the oven though!


  5. Chrisanposted January 3, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    This is always my go-to side when I'm at 12 Bones. Thanks for getting the recipe!

    I made this for my Thanksgiving meal with 1 1/3 cup milk & 2/3 cup heavy cream. Tasted great and I didn't feel quite as guilty.

    Oh and I couldn't find poblanos, so I substituted with 2 anaheims and half a jalapeno.



  6. Reneeposted January 22, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    This looks amazing. I love to make corn pudding/stuffing. Can not wait to try this version. I love the idea of using a poblano pepper. I bet it would be good with a pinch of smoky paprika too! 12 Bones looks like a fun place to eat.


  7. Jessicaposted May 20, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Thank you soooo much for posting this — and 12 Bones too!! I am addicted to it right now and live just a little too far to go to the restaurant as often as I’d like. I’ve tried to figure out what is in it -made 3 other recipies -nothing comes close! I’m making this right now! I’ll let you know how it turns out!


    • Jessica — September 29th, 2013 @ 11:15 am



  8. Lynnposted July 15, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    3 TABLESPOONs + 1 teaspoon seems like an awful lot of baking powder. Has anyone tried this?
    Usually in baking it is 1 teaspoon per cup of flour not 5 t. per cup!


    • Sommer — July 17th, 2013 @ 6:00 am

      That’s their recipe… and it turns out lovely! :)


  9. Jenn Baker (@jbakernyc)posted November 23, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I haven’t had good corn pudding in years so thanks for this! I will definitely attempt during the holidays.


  10. vicki mehaffeyposted November 28, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Making this Thanksgiving. If it turns out well, I will take a picture & post it.


  11. Stephanieposted December 18, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Have had at 12bones and love it! Wondering if you have tried assembling the day before baking? Looking for a make ahead for Christmas. Thanks!


  12. Art Manposted March 22, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Hello All, your Biggest fan here, lol… Hope you are all well. I was wondering if we could make the Corn Pudding recipe Gluten Free by replacing the All Purpose wheat flour with something like Soy Flour, Rice Flour, Tapioca Flour etc…? Thanks so much for this recipe, i love it! Stephen


    • Sommer — March 23rd, 2014 @ 9:48 am

      Hi! You know, I’ve never tried that, but I would guess a good gluten free baking mix would work just as well. :)


    • Becky — July 15th, 2014 @ 11:26 am

      Try almond flour – it’s just crushed almonds. We’ve used it for banana bread and it was great. Lends a little sweetness so may want to cut back on the added sugar.


  13. Kathyposted November 22, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Can this recipe be made ahead? Frozen?


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  15. BusyWorkingMamaposted November 24, 2015 at 9:25 am

    This looks delicious!  Printed it off to try and also bookmarked it for future reference!


  16. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted November 24, 2015 at 11:59 am

    my stomach is now growling


  17. Liz @ The Lemon Bowlposted November 24, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing!!! Perfect for thanksgiving! 


  18. Carolposted November 24, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Thanks for this recipe! It’s a Thanksgiving tradition in my family. We love 12 Bones; we go there every time we’re in Asheville. (From the person who PM’d you last night in a panic!! :) )


  19. Lizposted November 25, 2015 at 6:56 am

    I MUST have this on my Thanksgiving table! It looks like the perfect Thanksgiving side dish!


  20. Jenny FlakePposted November 25, 2015 at 7:57 am

    This looks so great Sommer!  Fun flavors!


  21. Heather Christoposted November 25, 2015 at 10:11 am

    I love corn pudding- I can’t have it anymore, but I sure can drool!


  22. Mariaposted November 25, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Looks perfect for a cold day!


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